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Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School 2013

Lerici (SP), Italy

September 16th - 20th, 2013


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The aim of Ph.D. School is to address young researchers to the forefront of research activity on Smart Cities & Internet of Things, by presenting state-of-the-art research together with the current and future challenges in building smart cities in an efficient and sustainable way, in order to provide a thorough overview of the main topics about Smart Cities and IoT and their envisioned integration. International speakers from academia and industry will give lectures tailoring their research field for an interdisciplinary audience. A dedicated discussion panel will focus on the interaction and the collaboration between academia and industry in order to depict the future vision of Smart Cities and IoT. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their research activities during a dedicated session. The school will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of one of the most beautiful italian locations.

Keynote Speakers and Lecturers

Prof. Mischa Dohler

Mischa Dohler is Chair Professor in Wireless Communications at King's College London, UK. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc, Senior Member of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of ETT. He frequently features as keynote speaker and had press coverage by BBC and Wall Street Journal. He is a tech company investor and also entrepreneur, being the cofounder, former CTO and now with the Board of Directors of Worldsensing. He is fluent in 6 languages.

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Prof. Andrzej Duda

He is a Professor at Grenoble INP-Ensimag and a head of the Drakkar group at LIG Lab. He is also in charge of Corporate Relations at Grenoble INP - Ensimag.

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Olivier Dupont

Olivier Dupont is Corporate Development Consulting Engineer, Emerging Counties, Office of CTO at Cisco.

Dr. Simon Duquennoy

Simon Duquennoy is a senior researcher at SICS, the Swedish Institute of Computer Science.

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Dr. Luca Veltri

He is assistant professor at University of Parma (Italy), where is currently working and where he teaches classes on Telecommunication Networks and Network Security. His main research fields are: P2P systems, Future Internet, and Network Security.

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Claudio De Paoli

De Paoli has over thirteen years' experience in the field of computer security, contributing in the growth of this important and complex sector, both nationally and internationally, through the writing of articles and books and attending to the main official events of this area and organizing conferences on specific topics of this complex discipline.

Prof. Roberto Verdone

He is a Full Professor of Telecommunications at DEIS (the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems of the University of Bologna, Italy).

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Dr. Chiara Buratti

She is Research Associate at DEIS (the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems of the University of Bologna, Italy), affiliated with Radio Networks. Intel Early Career Faculty Member. Her Research Interests are Wireless Sensor, Wireless Local/Personal Area and Body Communication Networks.

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Dr. Christos Efstratiou

Christos Efstratiou is a Senior Research Associate in the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

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Dr. Màrius Montón

Dr. Màrius Montón manages WorldSensing's R&D department since 2010 and is assistant professor at UAB Engineering School.

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Prof. Luis Muñoz

He is head of the Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory belonging to the Communications Engineering Department (DICOM) at the University of Cantabria, Spain.

Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati

He is the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Strategy Program Director at the Centre for Atomic Energy (CEA) in Grenoble.

School Organizers

People interested in receiving further information about the school can contact:

Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School Organization
Università degli Studi di Parma - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Viale G.P. Usberti, 181/A
43124 Parma (PR) Italy

Tel: +39 0521 905741
Fax: +39 0521 905758

E-mail: phdschool2013.unipr [at]