Luca Mottola

Luca Mottola

"The purpose of abstraction is not to be vague,
but to create a new semantic level in which one can be absolutely precise"

E. W. Dijkstra - from the Humble Programmer, 1972.
(Read also another interesting article about abstraction).

I am an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and a Senior Researcher at
SICS Swedish ICT. My research is about designing, building, and validating
networked embedded software to power the operation of cyberphysical systems, the "Internet of Things", wireless sensor networks, and drone sensor networks! I try not just to talk and to write about these systems, but also to build and deploy them!

Awards and Recognition

See also press coverage during the Universal Exposition in Milan, held in 2015: @Expo News: "Internet of Things and Smart Agriculture", @Expo Magazine: "Ten Innovators Talk About Visions of 2050", and @Expo Magazine: "More Team-play for Drones!"

What's New?

ACM/IEEE IPSN 2018 General Chair!
I had the pleasure to be appointed as the ACM/IEEE IPSN 2018 general chair.
IPSN will take place in Porto (Portugal), April, 2018.
Submission deadline is October 6th, 2018!

ACM SENSYS 2017 PC Co-chair!
Together with Niki Trigoni, I'll be co-chairing the 2017 edition of the
ACM International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems,
to be held in Delft (The Netherlands), November, 2017!

Co-organizing the 1st Doctoral School on Transiently Powered Computing!
The school will survey fundamental and applied aspects of systems operating over time-varying and unpredictable energy sources, as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in this area. Apply at!

IEEE Pervasive Special Issue: Real-World IoT Deployments!
Together with Florian Michahelles, Fahim Kawsar, and Simon Mayer, I'll be guest-editor for a IEEE Pervasive Special issue on Real-World IoT Deployments. Check out the CfP here!
Deadline is January 1st, 2018!

The paper "Software Adaptation in Wireless Sensor Networks",
co-authored with Mikhail Afanasov and Carlo Ghezzi, has been accepted
on ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems!

Scientific events I'm currently involved in:
ACM SENSYS 2017 (PC co-chair):
ACM International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems.
IEEE INFOCOM 2018 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.
IEEE ICDCS 2018 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems.
NASA/ESA AHS 2017 (PC member):
NASA/ESA International Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems.
IEEE DCOSS 2017 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems.
ENSSYS 2017 (PC member):
International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems.

Editorial board member:
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN): 2016 - present.

Previously, I was also involved in ACM MOBISYS (PC member - 2017),
(PC co-chair - 2017; PC member - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), ACM/IEEE IPSN - part of CPSWEEK (PC member - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017; poster/demo chair - 2013), IEEE INFOCOM (PC member - 2016, 2017, 2018), IEEE ICDCS (PC member - 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018), IEEE RTSS (PC member - 2013, 2014), IEEE Percom (PC member - 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), ACM EWSN (PC co-chair - 2017; PC member - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016; poster/demo chair - 2011, 2016), IEEE DCOSS (PC co-chair - 2015; PC member - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), IEEE SRDS (PC member - 2010, 2014, 2015), NASA/ESA AHS (PC member - 2015, 2017), and SESENA (PC co-chair - 2011; PC member - 2010, 2012), among the others.

Recent Selected Publications

These papers are representative of my current and past investigation (more under publications):


"Dott. Paolo Mottola" scholarship
The Italian Association for Liver Research is offering a scholarship
to carry out research on liver tumors.

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