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 Assistant 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 systems such as wireless sensor networks, cyberphysical systems, and the "Internet of Things"! To that end, I try not just to talk and to write about these systems, but also to build and deploy them!

Awards and Recognition

What's New?

New SENSYS paper!
Our paper about "Team-level Programming of Drone Sensor Networks" has been accepted at the 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SENSYS)!

Tutorial on Cyberphysical System Software!
I'll be giving a tutorial on "Engineering Cyberphysical System Software" at the
22nd ACM International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE),
to be held November 16 to 21, 2014 in Hong Kong!

SENSYS Doctoral Colloquium!
I'll be co-chairing the ACM SENSYS 2014 Doctoral Colloquium, to be held on
November 6th, 2014 in Memphis (TN, US). Abstract submissions are open!

Scientific events I'm currently involved in:
IEEE RTSS 2014 (PC member):
35th IEEE Real-time Systems Symposium.
IEEE ICDCS 2015 (PC member):
35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems.
IEEE PERCOM 2015 (PC member):
13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications.
ACM SENSYS 2014 (PhD colloquium co-chair):
12th ACM International Conference on Embedded Networked Systems.
ACM MOBIQUITOUS 2015 (PC member, Poster/demo chair):
12nd ACM International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems:
Computing, Networking and Services.
IEEE SRDS 2015 (PC member):
34rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems.
SmartCity 2015 (PC member):
1st International Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Informatics
(co-located with IEEE INFOCOM).

Previously, I was also involved in ACM SENSYS (PC member - 2011, 2012, 2013), ACM/IEEE IPSN (PC member - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; poster/demo chair - 2013), IEEE ICDCS (PC member - 2011, 2014), IEEE RTSS (PC member - 2013, 2014), IEEE Percom (PC member - 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015), EWSN (PC member - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014; poster/demo chair - 2011), IEEE DCOSS (PC member - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), IEEE SRDS (PC member - 2010, 2014), and SESENA (PC co-chair - 2011; PC member - 2010, 2012), among the others.

Selected Publications

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

Students and Collaborators

If you are interested in researching the embedded systems of the future and have a passion for making things concrete and not just on paper, drop me a line. Several thesis topics both at M.Sc. and Ph.D level, as well as smaller projects are available around these themes!

Right now, I have the pleasure to work with a number of smart people around here:

Past students and collaborators who contributed to several of the works that appear here are:


"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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