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Proceedings: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Applepies 2016 

Proceedings: IN PRESS


Luca Benini

Giovanni Busatto and Paolo Mattavelli


Long-range Radio for Underground Sensors in Geothermal Energy Systems
E. Bedeschi, D. Brunelli, M. Ferrari, F. Tinti and A. Barbaresi

Low dose-rate, high total dose testing for rad-hard CMOS I/O circuits
C. Pace, L. Fragomeni, A. Parlato, A. Solano, N. Marchese and D. Fiore

Flora Monitoring with a Plant-Microbial Fuel Cell
D. Brunelli, P. Tosato and M. Rossi

Embedding Monitoring Systems for Cured-In-Place Pipes
L. Mistretta, G. C. Giaconia, A. Valenza, E. Napoli, C. Gianguzzi, V. Lo Presti and F. Di Puma

Engaging Self-Powered Environmental Sensors Via Serious Gaming
M. Pozzi and P. Sgardelis

Delay Tolerant Wireless Sensor Network for Animal Monitoring: the Pink Iguana Case
P. Loreti, L. Bracciale, A. Catini and G.e Gentile

Testing of DC/DC Converters for 48 V Electric Vehicles
Sisto, S. Saponara, G. Ciarpi, F. Iacopetti and L. Fanucci

A Serious Game Architecture for Green Mobility
P. Kumar Paranthaman, G. Dange, F. Bellotti, R.Berta, A. De Gloria and E. Di Zitti

Design and Implementation of a Engine Control Unit for a CFR Spark Engine
C. Maniscalco, V. Di Majo, E. Pipitone and G. C. Giaconia

Maximizing Power Transfer for Dynamic Wireless Charging Electric Vehicles
V. Cirimele, O. Smiai, P. Guglielmi, F. Bellotti, R. Berta and A. De Gloria

Developing ICT Solutions for Dynamic Charging of Electric Vehicles
O. Smiai, F. Bellotti, R. Berta, A. De Gloria, M. Marchesoni and A. Winder

High Resolution Time Domain Reflectometry for Dielectric State Monitoring in High Voltage Cables
G. Randazzo, A. Di Stefano and G. C. Giaconia

Embedded System for Prosthetic Interface Mapping of Lower Limbs Amputees
M. Rossi, L. Lorenzelli and D. Brunelli

Wideband mmWave Antenna for Wireless Network-onChip/Network-on-Board Communications
S.Saponara and B. Neri

Compressive Sensing Reconstruction for Complex System: a Hardware/Software Approach
S. Acciarito, G. C. Cardarilli, L. Di Nunzio, R. Fazzolari, G. Khanal and M. Re

Wake up for Power Line Communication in street lighting networks
P. Golchin, P. Tosato and D. Brunelli

Failure effect analysis of patch-clamp electronic instrumentation in electrophysiology experiments
S.Saponara, F. Fusi, S. Saponara and Massimo Macucci

Aalorimetry based system for measuring the power losses of switching power devices
D. Iero, F. Della Corte and M. Merenda

An Emulator for Approximate Memory Platforms Based on QEmu
G. Stazi, F. Menichelli and M. Olivieri

Performance Evaluation of Non Volatile Memories with a Low Cost and Portable Automatic Test Equipment
G. Alieri, G. C. Giaconia, L. Mistretta, F. La Rosa and A. A. Cimino

Failure analysis of plastic packages for low-power ICs
S. Saponara, L. Fanucci and G. Ciarpi

A contactless, energy-neutral power meter for Smart City Applications
C. Villani, S. Benatti, D.Brunelli and L. Benini

Towards a Virtual Reality Interactive Application for Truck Traffic Access Management
A. Cavallo, A. Robaldo, F. Bellotti, R. Berta, I. Carmosino and A. De Gloria

RFID Eavesdropping Using SDR Platforms
F.Le Roy, T. Quiniou, A. Mansour, R. Lababidiand, D. Le Jeune

Emerging Applications of Whispering Gallery Mode Photonic Resonators
C. Ciminelli, G. Brunetti, F. Dell’Olio, F. Innone, D. Conteduca and M. N. Armenise

Non Destructive Ultrasound Equipment to Evaluate the Concrete Compressive Strength
V. Meacci, S. Ricci, A. Bruehwiler and D. Lootens

Pulse compression: from radar to real-time ultrasound systems
A. Ramalli, A. Dallai and E. Boni

ZnO-rGO Composite Thin Film Resitive Switching Device
G. M. Khanal, G. C. Cardarilli, S. Acciarito, L. Di Nunzio, R. Fazzolari, A. Cristini, G. Susi, M. Re and A. Chakraborty

Experimental evaluation of 3D Ultrasound Palmprint recognition techniques based on curvature methods and under skin principal lines
Iula and D. Nardiello

Applepies 2015 

Proceedings: LINK

Rome,  May 5-6, 2015


Internet of Things
Flavio Scarrà, Vice President of Technical Marketing, Digital & Imaging & Photonics Groups at STMicroelectronics, San Francisco U.S.A.


A New FPGA-based Architecture for Iterative and Space-variant Image Processing
S. Marsi, S. Carrato and G. Ramponi

Test Equipment and Methodology
C. Pace, J. L. Hernandez Ambato

A SystemVerilog-UVM methodology for the design, simulation and verification of complex readout chips in High Energy Physics applications
S. Marconi, E. Conti, P. Placidi, A. Scorzoni, J. Christiansen and T. Hemperek

An optimization device for Series Parallel connected PV plants
E. Riva Sanseverino, C. Giaconia, V. Li Vigni, P. Di Buono, P. Romano, M. Iannello and V. Tirrasi

New X-ray radiation sensor for dosimetry imaging
C. Pace, E. Pikhay, A. Santaniello, Y. Nemirovsky, Y. Roizin, Tower Jazz, Migdal Haemek and Technion

System-level Analysis for Integrated Power Amplifier Design in mmWave Consumer Wireless Communications
S. Saponara and B. Neri

Embedded Electronic Systems for Tactile Data Processing
A. Ibrahim, M. Valle, H. Chible and L. Noli

Embedded System for In-Line Characterization of Industrial Fluids
S. Ricci, V. Meacci, B. Birkhofer and J. Wiklund

Sensormind: virtual sensing and complex event detection for Internet of Things
D. Brunelli, G. Gallo and L. Benini

A Low-Cost, Open-Source Cyber Physical System for Remotely Controlled Precision Agriculture
D. Cimino, A. Ferrero, L. Queirolo, F. Bellotti, R. Berta and A. De Gloria

A short term simulator for vessel manoeuvres prediction
P. Neri and B. Neri

Assessment of Driver Behavior Based on Machine Learning Approaches in a Social Gaming Scenario
G. Dange, P. Paranthaman, M. Samaritani, F. Bellotti, R. Berta and A. De Gloria

A Smart LED Light Control System for Environmentally Friendly Buildings
M. Magno, T. Polonelli and L. Benini

Narrowband Delay Tolerant Protocols for WSN Applications: Characterization and parameters optimization
C. S. Malavenda, F. Menichelli and M. Olivieri

UDOO-based environmental monitoring system
G. Borrello, E. Salvato, Z. Marinkovic and N. Donato

Smart Wearable Sensing System For The Detection Of Human Motion Disorders
F. Irrera, P. Lorenzi, G. Romano, R. Rao, A. Kita, M. Serpa, F. Filesi, M. Bologna, A. Suppa and A. Berardelli

Microwave Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection: A COTS-Based Prototype
A. Pulimeno, M. Vacca, M. R. Casu, J. A. Tobon Vasquez, F. Vipiana, D. Jahier Pagliari, R. Solimene and L. P. Carloni

A low cost and portable device for home care breath sensing
D. Germanese, M. D’Acunto, A. Benassi, R. Leone, M. Magrini, P. Paradisi, M. Righi, D. Puppi and O. Salvetti

A Novel Technique for the CMRR Improvement in a Portable ECG System
P. Di Buono, L. Mistretta and C. Giaconia

Enabling technologies for the in-house monitoring of vital signs in chronic patients
M. Donati, A. Celli, A. Benini, L. Fanucci and S. Saponara,

Hardware Design, Measuring Tissue Compression: A Circuit for Sensing and Signal Conditioning
S. Hermann, P. Thomas, M. Burke and R. Reilly, P. Thomas

Wearable Speech Enhancement System for Motor Impaired People
A. Palla, L. Fanucci, R. Sannino and M. Settin

A Wireless Personal Sensor Node for Real Time Dosimetry of Interventional Radiology Operators
D. Magalotti, P. Placidi, L. Servoli, A. Scorzoni, S. Fabiani, L. Bissi, A. Calandra, M. Paolucci and G. Verzellesi

A portable system for the monitoring of Dissolved Oxygen in aquatic environment
L. Lombardo, J. Zhang, S. G. Leonardi, D. Aloisio, G. Neri, D. Li and N. Donato

RF-powered HF-RFID analog sensors platform
D. Iero, C. Felini, M. Merenda and F. Della Corte

Real-time and wireless diagnostics of high concentration solar cells with a dedicated CMOS IC
C. Felini, M. Merenda and F. Della Corte, D. Verdilio, M. Carpanelli and G. Borelli

A wireless sensor node based on Microbial Fuel Cell
S. Acciarito, G. C. Cardarilli, L. Di Nunzio, R. Fazzolari and M. Re

Autonomous Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring of Aerostructures
A. Corniani, S. Faccini, E. Turri, N. Testoni and L. De Marchi

Applepies 2014 

Proceedings: LINK

Rome,  May 5-6, 2014


Moore? No Moore! The new Renaissance is here
Flavio Scarrà, Vice President of Technical Marketing, Digital & Imaging & Photonics Groups at STMicroelectronics, San Francisco U.S.A.


Analysis of Spread-Spectrum Clocking Modulations Under Synchronization Timing Constraint
Davide De Caro, Michele De Martino, Nicola Petra, Antonio G.M. Strollo

Towards a Frequency Domain Processor for Real-Time SIFT-based Filtering
Giorgio Lopez, Ettore Napoli, Antonio G.M. Strollo

Implementation of a Spread-spectrum-based Smart Lighting System on an Embedded Platform
Maurizio Martina, Massimo Ruo Roch, Flavio Ghirardi

High Speed VLSI Architecture for Finding the First W Maximum/minimum Values
Guoing Xiao, Waqar Ahmad, Syed Azhar Ali Zaidi, Massimo Ruo Roch, Giovanni Causapruno

Fully Integrated 60 GHz Transciever for Wireless HD/WiGig Short-range Multi-Gbit Connections
Sergio Saponara, Bruno Neri

A Robust Tracking Algorithm for Super-resolution Reconstruction of Vehicle License Plates
Stefano Marsi, Sergio Carrato, Giovanni Ramponi

A GPU 3D Segmentation framework for Medical Imaging
Francesca Galluzzo, Luca De Marchi, Nicola Testoni,Guido Masetti

Design and Implementation of a Portable fNIRS Embedded System
Diego Agrò, Riccardo Canicattì, Maurizio Pinto, Giuseppe Morsellino, Alessandro Tomasino, Gabriele Adamo, Luciano Curcio, Antonino Parisi, Salvatore Stivala, Natale Galioto, Alessandro Busacca, Costantino Giaconia

Pathological Voice Analysis via Digital Signal Processing
Francesco Lo Bue, Natale Galioto, Costantino Giaconia

A Real-time FPGA-based Solution for Binary Image Thinning
Daniele Davalle, Berardino Carnevale, Sergio Saponara, Luca Fanucci, Pierangelo Terreni

Augmented Reality tools for Structural Health Monitoring applications
Luca De Marchi, Alessandro Ceruti, Nicola Testoni, Alessandro Marzani and Alfredo Liverani

Low cost FMCW Radar Design and Implementation for Harbour Surveillance Applications
Stefano Lischi, Riccardo Massini, Luca Musetti, Daniele Staglianò, Fabrizio Berizzi, Bruno Neri, Sergio Saponara

Healthcare System for Non-invasive Fall Detection in Indoor Environment
Marco Mercuri, Carmine Garripoli, Peter Karsmakers, Ping Jack Soh, Guy A. E. Vandenbosch, Calogero Pace, Paul Leroux, Dominique Schreurs

Open platforms for the advancement of ultrasound research
Enrico Boni, Luca Bassi, Alessandro Dallai, Gabriele Giannini, Francesco Guidi, Valentino Meacci, Alessandro Ramalli, Stefano Ricci, Piero Tortoli

2D and 3D Palmprint extraction by an Automated Ultrasound System
Antonio Iula, Gabriel Hine, Alessandro Ramalli, Francesco Guidi, Enrico Boni

Developments and Applications of Electronic Nose Systems for Gas Mixtures Classification and Concentration Estimation
Calogero Pace, Letizia Fragomeni, Walaa Khalaf

AA-Battery Sized Energy Harvesting Power Management Module for Indoor Light Wireless Sensor Applications
Alessandro Vinco, Rashid Siddique, Davide Brunelli, Wensi Wang.

Low cost electrical current sensors with extremely wide measurement range
Natale Galioto, Francesco Lo Bue, Leonardo Mistretta, Costantino Giaconia

Squeeze the lemon: balancing as a mean to use every drop of energy in a Lithium-battery
Federico Baronti, Roberto Roncella, Roberto Saletti

Advancements on Silicon Ultrasound Probes (CMUT) for Medical Imaging Applications
Giosue Caliano, Alessandro Stuart Savoia

Self-powered Active Cooling System for High Performance Processors
Maurizio Rossi, Luca Rizzon, Matteo Fait, Roberto Passerone, Davide Brunelli

c-Walker: a Cyber-Physical System for Ambient Assisted Living
Luca Rizzon, Federico Moro, Roberto Passerone, David Macii, Daniegle Fontanelli, Payam Nazemzadeh, Michele Corrà, Luigi Palopoli, Domenico Prattichizzo

A Framework for Network-On-Chip Comparison Based on OpenSPARC T2 Processor
Giovanni Causapruno, Alessandro Audero, Sergio Tota, Mariagrazia Graziano, Massimo Ruo Roch

A Platform-based Emulator for Mass-storage Flash Cards Evaluation in Embedded Systems
Francesco Menichelli, Mauro Olivieri

Machine Learning-based System for Detecting Unseen Malicious Software
Federica Bisio, Claudia Meda, Paolo Gastaldo, Rodolfo Zunino, Stefano Nasta

A Model-Based Methodology to Generate Code for Timer Units
Marco Marazza, Francesco Menichelli, Mauro Olivieri, Orlando Ferrante, Alberto Ferrari

Applepies 2013

Proceedings: LINK

Rome,  March 7-8, 2013


Trends in High Performance  Architectures for cloud connected devices
Marcello Coppola, ST-Microelectronics

Trends tecnologici nell’industria europea degli apparati elettronici per lo spazio
Massimo Comparini, Thales Alenia Spazio

CMOS Image Sensor: scattered notes from microelectronics process technology to product device application platform
Andrea Gunnella,  Micron

Integrazione tra piattaforme hardware standard commerciali (COTS) e elettronica custom attraverso la Progettazione Grafica di Sistemi
Marco Castellano, Sales Manager Centro Sud Italia, National Instruments


Wireless and ad Hoc Sensor Networks: an Industrial Example Using Delay Tolerant, Low Power Protocols for Security-Critical Applications
Claudio S. Malavenda, Francesco Menichelli, Mauro Olivieri

A Novel Wireless Sensor Network for Electric Power Metering
Natale Galioto, Daniele Rizzo, Francesco Lo Bue, Costantino Giaconia

CH4 Monitoring with ultra-low power Wireless Sensor Network
Davide Brunelli, Maurizio Rossi

A Reconfigurable Functional Unit For Modular Operations
Gian Carlo Cardarilli, Luca Di Nunzio, Rocco Fazzolari, Salvatore Pontarelli and Marco Re

High Performance Bit-Stream Decompressor for Partial Reconfigurable FPGAs
Gian Carlo Cardarilli, Marco Re, Ilir Shuli

A Simple FPGA Physically Unclonable Function Based on Ring Oscillators
Tommaso Addabbo, Ada Fort, Santina Rocchi, Valerio Vignoli

SuperCap-based Energy Back-up System for Automotive Electronic Control Unit
Sergio Saponara, Roberto Saletti, Roberto Roncella, Luca Fanucci, Marco Marlia, Emauele Leonardi and Corrado Taviani

Gamification for safe and green driving and community building
Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria

Integrated front-end electronics for Silicon PhotoMultiplier readout in medical imaging applications
Nahema Marino, Sergio Saponara, Luca Fanucci, Federico Baronti, Roberto Roncella, Francesco Corsi, Cristoforo Marzocca, Gianvito Matarrese, Francesco Ciciriello, Francesco Licciulli, Maria Giuseppina Bisogni,  Alberto Del Guerra.

BASIC32: a new ASIC for Silicon Photomultiplier Detectors
Fabio Ciciriello, Francesco Corsi, Francesco Licciulli, Cristoforo Marzocca, Gianvito Matarrese, Alberto Del Guerra, Maria Giuseppina Bisogni

Spatial Sound Rendering for Assisted Living on an Embedded Platform
Luca Rizzon, Roberto Passerone

A dosimetric device based on a CMOS image sensor for Interventional Radiology
Elia Conti, Daniel Magalotti, Pisana Placidi, Lucia Bissi, Massimiliano Paolucci, Daniele Passeri, Andrea Scorzoni, Leonello Servoli

A new space Digital Signal Processor design
Massimiliano Donati, Sergio Saponara, Luca Fanucci, Walter Errico, Annamaria Colonna, Giuseppe Piscopiello, Giovanni Tuccio, Maximilian Odendahl, Rainer Leupers, Sergey Yakoushkin, Antonio Spada, Vincenzo Pii, ElenaCordiviola, Francesco Nuzzolo,  Frederic Reiter

A Learning Machine for Embedded Systems
Davide Anguita, Alessandro Ghio and Luca Oneto

Reconfigurable implementation of a CNN-UM platform for fast dynamical systems simulation
Gianluca Borgese, Calogero Pace, Pietro Pantano, Eleonora Bilotta

A multi harvester with hydrogen fuel cell for outdoor applications
Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Danilo Porcarelli

Energy Autonomous Low Power Vision System
Davide Brunelli, Alberto Tovazzi, Massimo Gottardi, Michele Benetti , Roberto Passerone, Pamela Abshire

Applepies 2012

Proceedings: DOWNLOAD

Rome,  June 11-12, 2012


CyberPhysical and CyberBio systems: new opportunities
Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli, University of California at Berkeley

Integrazione tra piattaforme hardware standard commerciali (COTS) e elettronica attraverso la Progettazione Grafica di Sistemi
Marco Castellano, National Instruments

Automotive Applications – Electronics Engineer. The key competences oriented to system and product
Walter Nesci, Magneti Marelli


A general purpose GPS/Inertial system for motion parameters monitoring
Gianluca Borgese, Luigi Rizzo, Giuseppe Artese and Calogero Pace

Scenario Emulator for the Compressive Sampling Evaluation on Radar Applications
Ilir Shuli, Gian Carlo Cardarilli, Marco Re, Filippo De Stefani, Francesco Peluso and Valerio Tocca

Thermal Conductivity Detector for Gas-Chromatography: Acquisition System and Experimental Measurements
Fabio Rastrello, Pisana Placidi, Andrea Scorzoni, Enrico Cozzani, Marco Messina, Ivan Elmi, Stefano

Seismic monitoring: a challenging electronic application
Giacchino Fertitta and Costantino Giaconia

Smart Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks
Davide Anguita, Luca Ghelardoni and Alessandro Ghio

Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks Including Hardware/Software Interaction
F. Menichelli, M.Olivieri

Wireless Sensor Network platform for research and applications
Luciano Lavagno and Mihai Teodor Lazarescu

A versatile electronic platform for cellular analysis
Marco Vergani, Marco Carminati, Giorgio Ferrari and Marco Sampietro

Digital Pseudo-Chaos in a FPGA for Random Number Generation
Tommaso Addabbo, Massimo Alioto, Santina Rocchi and Valerio Vignoli

Innovative Electronic Systems for Vehicular and Nautical Applications
Roberto Saletti, Sergio Saponara, Luca Fanucci, Federico Baronti, Roberto Roncella and Pierangelo Terreni

A Software Defined Radio Transponder for Low-Orbit Satellite Communications
Daniele Davalle, Luca Fanucci, Bruno Neri, Roberto Saletti, Sergio Saponara and Pierangelo Terreni

Modeling, co-simulation and testing of WirelessHART-based industrial applications
Paolo Ferrari, Alessandra Flammini, Daniele Marioli and Emiliano Sisinni

Embedded Systems Architectures for video processing applications
Stefano Marsi and Giovanni Ramponi

Auto-regressive and Approximating Support Vector Regression for Long-Term Load Forecasting
Davide Anguita, Luca Ghelardoni and Alessandro Ghio

Activity Recognition Using Smartphone Inertial Sensors
Davide Anguita, Alessandro Ghio, Luca Oneto and Jorge Luis Reyes-Ortiz

Image Display and Dynamic Range Control
Gabriele Guarnieri, Stefano Marsi and Giovanni Ramponi

ARS: elderly people ict Assistance and life Renovation and Stimulation
Massimiliano Scaccia, Paolo Mondini, Salvatore Esposito, Paolo Fallavollita, Roberto Paccapeli, Fabrizio Cimini and Marco Balsi

Videogame player status detection through Brain-Computer Interaction
Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria

Effects on power saving in embedded processors using Reconfigurable Accelerators
Luca Di Nunzio, Gian Carlo Cardarilli, Rocco Fazzolari and Marco Re

Advanced System Level Techniques to Lower the Power Consumption and Increase the Reliability in Complex Digital Systems
Pietro Albicocco, Gian Carlo Cardarilli, Alberto Nannarelli, Massimo Petricca and Marco Re

Forensic Image Processing with Synchrotron Radiation
Sergio Carrato