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?

Communications of the ACM paper!
The follow-up of our ACM MOBISYS Best Paper Award and ACM SigMobile Research Highlight paper on Reactive Control for Autonomous Drones will appear on
Communications of the ACM!

Member of the selection committee for ACM SigMobile ToT Award!
The ACM SigMobile Test-of-Time Awards recognize papers that have had a sustained and significant impact in the SIGMOBILE community over at least a decade.

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!
New deadline is January 15th, 2018!

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!

New IEEE TSE paper!
Our paper "makeSense: Simplifying the Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks into Business Processes" has been accepted for publication on
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering!

Scientific events I'm currently involved in:
ACM SIGMOBILE Test of Time Award 2018 (Committee member)
The SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award recognizes papers that have had a sustained and significant impact in the SIGMOBILE community over at least a decade.
ACM SENSYS 2018 (PC member):
ACM International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems.
IEEE INFOCOM 2018 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.
IEEE ICII 2018 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet.
IEEE ICDCS 2018 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems.
ENSSys 2018 (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 SIGMOBILE Test of Time Award (Committee member - 2018), ACM MOBISYS (PC member - 2017), ACM SENSYS (PC co-chair - 2017; PC member - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018), 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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