in conjunction with the 7th IEEE Conference on Smart Computing (SmartComp)

August 23, 2021


Due to uncertainties associated with the pandemic, SMARTCOMP 2021 will be held as a virtual conference.


SSC 2021 – Technical Program


Each presentation will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions and answers. Please, go to for presenter instructions.


04:30PM CET

Technical Session 1

Antonio Bordonaro; Federico Concone; Alessandra De Paola; Giuseppe Lo Re; Sajal K. Das – Modeling Efficient and Effective Communications in VANET through Population Protocols

Alessandro Bria; Luigi Ferrigno; Luca Gerevini; Claudio Marrocco; Mario Molinara; Paolo Bruschi; Mattia Cicalini; Giuseppe Manfredini; Andrea Ria; Gianni Cerro; Roberto Simmarano; Giovanni Teolis; Michele Vitelli – A false positive reduction system for continuous water quality monitoring

Alessio Bechini; Alessandro Bondielli; Jose Luis Corcuera; Pietro Ducange; Francesco Marcelloni; Alessandro Renda – Mining the Stream of News for City Areas Profiling: a Case Study for the City of Rome

Francesco Colace; Marco Lombardi; Domenico Santaniello; Carmine Valentino – Recommender Systems and Digital Storytelling to enhance tourism experience in Cultural Heritage sites

Luca D’Agati; Francesco Longo; Giovanni Merlino; Antonio Puliafito – BLE-enabled on-site diagnostics for an IoT/Cloud-controlled Energy Substation

Marco Zecchini; Alessandra Anna Griesi; Ioannis Chatzigiannakis; Dimitrios Amaxilatis; Orestis Akrivopoulos – Identifying Water Consumption Patterns in Education Buildings before, during and after COVID-19 lockdown periods

Carlo Scaffidi; Salvatore Distefano – A Remotely Configurable Hardware/Software Architecture for a Distance IoT Lab


07:00PM CET



07:30PM CET

Keynote Session

Prof. Rafael Asorey-Cacheda – Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena in Spain – “Deploying low-cost air quality monitoring networks from scratch”


08:30PM CET

Technical Session 2

Andrea Augello; Salvatore Gaglio; Giuseppe Lo Re; Daniele Peri – Simulation and Test of UAV Tasks With Resource-Constrained Hardware in the Loop

Fabrizio De Vita; Giuseppe Sollazzo; Dario Bruneo; Orazio Pellegrino; Gaetano Bosurgi – A Cloud Platform for Collecting and Processing Road Pavement Multi Sensor Data

Ethan L Perry; Qi Han – Assemble, Control, and Test (ACT): A Management Framework for Indoor IoT Systems

Giuseppe Tricomi; Carlo Scaffidi; Giovanni Merlino; Francesco Longo; Salvatore Distefano; Antonio Puliafito – From Vertical to Horizontal Buildings Through IoT and Software Defined Approaches

Maria Diamanti; Maria Tsampazi; Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou; Symeon Papavassiliou – Energy Efficient Multi-User Communications Aided by Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces and UAVs

Mario Casillo; Francesco Colace; Francesco Marongiu; Cristina Elia; Angelo Lorusso; Domenico Santaniello – An IoT-based Framework to Protect Cultural Heritage Buildings



A smart city represents an improvement of today’s cities both functionally and structurally, that strategically utilizes many smart factors, such as information and communications technology (ICT), to increase the city’s sustainable growth and strengthen city functions, while ensuring citizens’ quality of life and health. Cities can be viewed as a microcosm of “objects” with which citizens interact daily: street furniture, public buildings, transportation, monuments, public lighting and much more. Moreover, a continuous monitoring of a city’s status occurs through sensors and processors applied within the real-world infrastructure.

The Internet of Things (IoT) concept imagines all these objects being “smart”, connected to the Internet, and able to communicate with each other and with the external environment, interacting and sharing data and information. Each object in the IoT can be both the collector and distributor of information regarding mobility, energy consumption, air pollution as well as potentially offering cultural and tourist information. As a consequence, cyber and real worlds are strongly linked in a smart city. New services can be deployed when needed and evaluation mechanisms will be set up to assess the health and success of a smart city.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together innovative developments in areas related to sensors and smart cities, including but not limited to:

  • computing and sensing infrastructures
  • cost (of node, energy, development, deployment, maintenance)
  • communication (security, resilience, low energy)
  • adaptability (to environment, energy, faults)
  • data processing (on nodes, distributed, aggregation, discovery, big data)
  • distributed data collection and storage in Smart Cities
  • self-learning (pattern discovery, prediction, auto-configuration)
  • deployment (cost, error prevention, localization)
  • maintenance (troubleshooting, recurrent costs)
  • applications (both new and enjoying new life)
  • smart users experience
  • trust and privacy
  • crowdsourcing, crowdsensing, participatory sensing
  • cognition and awareness
  • cyber-physical systems
  • smart tourism

Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages with a font size of 10 using the IEEE conference template. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files. All submitted papers will be subject to single blind peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and submit their manuscripts in PDF format via EDAS. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper. Failure to present the paper at the workshop will result in the withdrawal of the paper from the Proceedings.

Important dates

Paper Submission: 09 May 2021 extended to 1 June 2021 (firm deadline)
Acceptance Notification: 21 June 2021
Camera-ready submission: 30 June 2021

Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Dario Bruneo, University of Messina, Italy

Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy

Publicity Chair:

Giovanni Cicceri, University of Messina, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

Arianna Brutti, ENEA, Italy
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
Fabrizio De Vita, University of Messina, Italy
Riccardo Di Pietro, University of Catania, Italy
Essia Hamouda Elhafsi, California State University San Bernardino, USA
Luca Ferretti, University of Modena, Italy
Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy
Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina, Italy
Roberto Morabito, Ericsson Research, Finland
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Riccardo Petrolo, Athonet, Italy
Carlo Puliafito, University of Pisa, Italy
Francesca Righetti, University of Pisa, Italy