2020 Edition

Chair: Sergio Saponara

Proceedings: LINK

Special Issues: [Sensors, Energies]


Online,  November 19-20, 2020


  1. Cecilia Metra, IEEE Computer Society Past President 2020, Safety and Reliability Challenges to Enable a Smarter World
  2. John Davis, Barcelona Super Computing, RISC-V, Enabling a Wide Open Future of HPC
  3. Alessandro Massa, Leonardo, Surveillance by sensors, drones and satellites
  4. Paolo Gai, Huawei, Towards intelligent fully-connected automotive systems

Session 1 – AI and ML Techniques

  1. Romina Molina, Valeria Gonzalez, Jesica Benito, Stefano Marsi, Giovanni Ramponi and Ricardo Petrino, Implementation of Particle image velocimetry for silo discharge and food industry seeds
  2. Alessio Gagliardi, Marco Villella, Luca Picciolini and Sergio Saponara, Analysis and Design of a Yolo like DNN for Smoke/Fire Detection for Low-cost Embedded Systems
  3. Edoardo Ragusa, Christian Gianoglio, Filippo Dalmonte and Paolo Gastaldo, Video Grasping Classification Enhanced with Automatic Annotations
  4. Abdussalam Elhanashi, Sergio Saponara, and Alessio Gagliardi, Enabling YOLOv2 Models to Monitor Fire and Smoke Detection Remotely in Smart Infrastructures
  5. Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria, Joseph Doyle and Fouad Sakr. Exploring Unsupervised Learning on Mainstream Microcontrollers

Session 2 – Environmental Monitoring and E-health

  1. Yurii Shkilniuk, Maksym Gaiduk and Ralf Seepold, Unobtrusive accelerometer-based heart rate detection
  2. Marco Carminati, Davide Di Vita, Luca Buonanno, Giovanni Montagnani and Carlo Fiorini. A Lightweight SiPM-Based Gamma-Ray Spectrometer for Environmental Monitoring with Drones
  3. Patrick Locatelli, Asad Hussain, Andrea Pedrana, Matteo Pezzoli, Gianluca Traversi and Valerio Re, Winter: A Novel Low Power Modular Platform for Wearable and IoT Applications
  4. Federica Zonzini, Matteo Zauli, Antonio Carbone, Francesca Romano, Nicola Testoni and Luca De Marchi, Hardware-oriented Data Recovery Algorithms for CS-based Vibration Diagnostics

Session 3 – Electronics for Health and Assisted living

  1. Francesco de Gioia, Massimiliano Donati, Luca Fanucci, Automatic generation of 3D printable tactile paintings for the visually impaired
  2. Miltos Grammatikakis, Anastasios Koumarelis, Efstratios Ntallaris, Validation of Soft Real-Time in Remote ECG Analysis
  3. Miltos Grammatikakis, Anastasios Koumarelis and Angelos Mouzakitis, Software Architecture of a User-Level GNU/Linux Driver for a Complex E-Health Biosensor
  4. Marco Marini, Gabriele Meoni, Davide Mulfari, Nicola Vanello, Luca Fanucci, Enabling smart home voice control for Italian people with dysarthria: preliminary analysis of frame rate effect on speech recognition
  5. Giovanni Mezzina, Daniela De Venuto, Brain-actuated Pick-Up and Delivery Service for Personal Care Robots: Implementation and Case Study

Session 4 – Digital Techniques for Mechatronics, Energy and Critical Systems

  1. Marica Poce, Giovanni Casiello, Lorenzo Ferrari, Lorenzo Flaccomio Nardi Dei and Sergio Saponara, Creation of a Digital Twin Model, Redesign of Plant Structure and New Fuzzy Logic Controller fo the Cooling System of a Railway Locomotive
  2. Mattia Stighezza, Valentina Bianchi and Ilaria De Munari, HDL code generation from SIMULINK environment for Li-Ion cells State of Charge and parameter estimation
  3. Hariom Dhungana, Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta and Alessandro De Gloria, Performance Comparison of Imputation Methods in Building Energy Data sets
  4. Giuseppe Galioto, Antonino Sferlazza and G. Costantino Giaconia, Design and validation of a FPGAbased HIL simulator for minimum losses control of a PMSM
  5. Nikos Mouzakitis, Michele Paolino, Miltos Grammatikakis and Daniel Raho, x86 System Management Mode (SMM) evaluation for Mixed Critical Systems

Session 5 – RF, Photonic Circuits and IoT for Communications

  1. Yonas Muanenda, Stefano Faralli, Philippe Velha, Claudio Oton and Fabrizio Di Pasquale, A Novel Pulse Compression Scheme in Coherent OTDR using Direct Digital Synthesis and Nonlinear Frequency Modulation
  2. Francesco Cosimi, Gabriele Ciarpi, Sergio Saponara, Design and Analysis of RF/High-speed SERDES in 28nm CMOS technology for Aerospace Applications
  3. Alessandro Torrisi, Kasım Sinan Yıldırım and Davide Brunelli, Enabling Transiently-Powered Communication via Backscattering Energy State Information
  4. Paolo Prosperi, Gabriele Ciarpi and Sergio Saponara, Analysis and Design of Integrated VCO in 28n CMOS Technology for Aerospace Applications
  5. Massimo Ruo Roch, Maurizio Martina, vrLab: A Virtual and Remote low cost electronics lab platform

Short Session 1 – Mechatronics, Energies and Industry 4.0

  1. Valerio Vita, Luca Pugi, Lorenzo Berzi, Francesco Grasso, Raffaele Savi, Massimo Delogu and Enrico Boni. Mechatronic Design Optimization of an Electrical Drilling Machine for Trenchless Operations in Urban Environment
  2. Matteo Petrelli, Sandro Giannetti, Francesco Cosimi, Pierpaolo Dini, and Sergio Saponara. Analysis and Design of a Non-linear MPC Algorithm for Vehicle Trajectory Tracking and Obstacle Avoidance
  3. Marco Ducci, Alessandro Peruzzi and Luca Pugi. Impact of Combined Roto-Linear Drives on the Design of Packaging Systems: Some Applications
  4. Andrea Carloni, Federico Baronti, Roberto Di Rienzo, Roberto Roncella and Roberto Saletti. Preliminary study of a novel Lithium-ion battery low-cost maintenance system
  5. Roberto Di Rienzo, Federico Baronti, Daniele Bellucci, Andrea Carloni, Roberto Roncella, Marco Zeni and Roberto Saletti. Low cost and flexible battery framework for micro-grid applications
  6. Luca Fronda, Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria and Paolo Cesario. Survey of positioning technologies for in-tunnel railway maintenance

Short Session 2 – IoT, AI and ICT applications

  1. Riccardo Berta, Andrea Mazzara, Francesco Bellotti, Alessandro De Gloria and Luca Lazzaroni. Edgine, a Runtime System for IoT Edge Applications
  2. Gian Carlo Cardarilli, Luca Di Nunzio, Rocco Fazzolari, Daniele Giardino, Marco Matta, Marco Re and Sergio Spanò, An Action-Selection Policy Generator for Reinforcement Learning Hardware Accelerators
  3. Ali Daher, Hussein Chible, Marco Muselli, Ali Rizik and Daniele D. Caviglia. Porting Rulex Machine Learning Software to the Raspberry Pi as an Edge Computing Device
  4. Luis Guillermo García Ordóñez, Maria Liz Crespo, Sergio Carrato, Andres Cicuttin, Werner Florian, Romina Molina, Bruno Valinoti and Stefano Levorato. High Voltage Isolated Bidirectional Network Interface for SoC-FPGA Based Devices
  5. Maksym Gaiduk, Ralf Seepold, Natividad Martinez Madrid, Juan Antonio Ortega, Massimo Conti, Simone Orcioni, Thomas Penzel, Wilhelm Daniel Scherz, Juan José Perea, Ángel Serrano Alarcón and Gerald Weiss. A comparison of objective and subjective sleep quality measurement in a group of elderly persons in a home environment
  6. Michela Borghetti, Tiziano Fapanni, Nicola Francesco Lopomo, Emilio Sardini and Mauro Serpelloni. A Preliminary Study on Aerosol Jet-Printed Stretchable Dry Electrode for Electromyography.