Riunione annuale 2019

Pavia, 26-28 Giugno 2019

La Riunione Annuale 2019 si terrà a Pavia dal 26 al 28 Giugno 2019.

Nel seguito è disponibile il programma preliminare ed attraverso questo link è possibile registrarsi.

Attraverso questi link sono disponibili informazioni su: sede della riunione, alberghi e come raggiungere la sede.

E' ancora aperta la call per contributi poster per studenti di dottorato e giovani ricercatori: call raggiungibile a questo Link!

Gli sponsor dell'evento sono raggiungibili attreverso questo link.


Programma preliminare

mercoledì 26 giugno 2019 giovedì 27 giugno 2019 venerdì 28 giugno 2019
8:30-9:30  Tutorial on Deep Learning (Prof. Marco Gori)
9:30-10:45 Best GTTI PhD Award 9:30-10:45  Tutorial Blockchain (Prof. Ivan Visconti)
10:45-11:15 Pausa caffè 10:45-11:15 Pausa caffè
11:15-12:45 GTTI junior session 11:15-12:45 Evoluzione del sistema universitario, formazione e classificazione dei saperi
12:45-14:15 Pranzo Visita al Museo dell'Università (due turni, minimo 40+40 minuti) 12:45-13:00 Sessione di chiusura
13:00-14:00 Pranzo (da confermare)
13:15-13:45 Opening session
13:45-14:30 Keynote 1: Dr. Renato Lombardi (Millimeter-wave technology and research trends for 5G Access and Wireless Transmission applications - An industry view) 14:15-15:15 Keynote 2: Prof. Emil Björnson, Linköping University (MIMO for 5G and beyond)
14:30-16:30 Didattica: Nuove sfide e percorsi formativi 15:15-16: 00  Assemblea CNIT
16:30-17:00 Pausa caffé 16:00-16:30 Pausa caffè
17:00-17:30 Consiglio scientifico direttivo GTTI 16:30-


Tavola rotonda: A world of sensors
17:30-18:30 Assemblea GTTI
19:00-20:00 Aperitivo di benvenuto 20:00-22:30 Cena sociale ufficiale


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Keynote on Millimeter-wave technology and research trends for 5G Access and Wireless Transmission applications
An industry view, by Dr. Renato Lombardi

Abstract: High interest in millimeter-wave bands has risen in the recent years due to the enormous amount of under-utilized bandwidth that lies in this part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The significant advantages offered by the propagation characteristics in terms of frequency re-usability and large channel bandwidths, make millimeter-wave suitable for the very high capacities required by 5G enhanced Mobile BroadBand (10 Gpbs peak throughput and 10 Mbps/m2) both for the Radio Access Network and the Backhaul.
The millimeter-wave bands can be suitably used for the access networks to increase the throughput to the User Equipment and the backhaul/front-haul of the base stations. At the same time the use of millimeter-wave bands, thanks to very compact antenna size that makes products ``blend'' in the environment, allows the densification of the cells in dense urban scenarios.
From the considerations outlined so far it is relatively easy to evince the importance that the research will play in the next years in the many areas that will be necessary to cover in order to develop systems capable to operate at very high capacity with spectral efficiency, high performance, at frequencies up to 175 GHz in medium term and above 240 GHz in the long term.

Bio: Renato Lombardi received the Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico of Milano, Italy. He joined Huawei in 2008, as a founder and head of the Huawei Italy Research Center in Milan. He is also Vice President of Huawei’s Microwave Product Line. In these roles, he oversees the research and development of microwave / millimeter-wave technologies for wireless communications and the implementation of innovative mobile broadband backhauling solutions all over the world.
In 2011, he was awarded the title of “Fellow of Huawei”.
Renato has more than 25 years of experience in the microwave industry. He previously led the Siemens Microwave Business and Product Management and then appointed Head of Research and Development. He was member of the integration team of for the Siemens and Nokia joint venture in 2006, and later became the Head of Product Management of the Microwave Business Line. In 2015 Renato Lombardi has been elected Chairman of the ETSI Industry Study Group mWT (millimeter-Wave Transmission).

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Didattica: Nuove sfide e percorsi formativi

- Collaborazioni didattiche nelle aree informatica e telecomunicazioni, Politecnico di Milano (relatore: Matteo Cesana)
- Esperienza Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Data Science, Università Sapienza di Roma (relatore: Sergio Barbarossa)
- Stato di avanzamento della revisione della Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni (LM-27) (relatore: Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari)
- Riflessioni sulle collaborazioni fra informatica e telecomunicazioni, dal punto di vista dell’Ingegneria Informatica (LM-32) (relatore: Paolo Atzeni, Presidente Gruppo Informatica e Università di Roma TRE)
- Discussione e/o Interventi brevi di alcune sedi

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Keynote on MIMO Technology for 5G and Beyond, by Prof. Emil Björnson

Abstract: A Over the past decade, Massive MIMO has gone from being a wild multi-antenna concept for improving the data rates in future cellular networks to mainstream technology. Massive MIMO is a core technology in 5G or, at least, this is what operators and manufacturers are claiming. But how close to the theoretical predictions will the 5G Massive MIMO technology actually perform? In this keynote, we will first answer this question and thereby reveal the main weaknesses of the MIMO technology in 5G. We will then take a look at potential technology evolutions that might address these weaknesses in beyond 5G networks. This includes cell-free networking, holographic beamforming, metasurfaces, and machine
Bio: Emil Björnson (S'07-M'12-SM'17) received the M.S. degree in engineering mathematics from Lund University, Sweden, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2011. From 2012 to 2014, he held a joint post-doctoral position at the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio, SUPELEC, France, and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He joined Linköoping University, Sweden, in 2014, where he is currently an Associate Professor and a Docent with the Division of Communication Systems.

He has authored the textbooks Optimal Resource Allocation in Coordinated Multi-Cell Systems (2013) and Massive MIMO Networks: Spectral, Energy, and Hardware Efficiency (2017). He is dedicated to reproducible research and has made a large amount of simulation code publicly available. He performs research on MIMO communications, radio resource allocation, machine learning for communications, and energy efficiency. Since 2017, he has been on the Editorial Board of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING since 2016.

He has performed MIMO research for over ten years and has filed more than ten MIMO related patent applications. He has received the 2014 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from IEEE ComSoc EMEA, the 2015 Ingvar Carlsson Award, the 2016 Best Ph.D. Award from EURASIP, the 2018 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2019 EURASIP Early Career Award, and the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize. He also co-authored papers that received Best Paper Awards at the conferences, including WCSP 2009, the IEEE CAMSAP 2011, the IEEE WCNC 2014, the IEEE ICC 2015, WCSP 2017, and the IEEE SAM 2014.


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Tutorial on Learning From Constraints, by Prof. Marco Gori 

Abstract: Learning and inference are traditionally regarded as the two opposite, yet complementary and puzzling components of intelligence. In this talk we point out that a constrained-based modeling of the environmental agent interactions makes it possible to unify learning and inference within the same mathematical framework. The unification is based on the abstract notion of constraint, which provides a representation of knowledge granules gained from the interaction with the environment. The agents are based on a deep neural network architecture, and their learning and inferential processes are driven by different schemes for enforcing the environmental constraints.
Logic constraints are also included thanks to their translation into real-valued functions that arises from the adoption of opportune t-norms. Computational models like graph neural networks can be incorporated in the proposed framework thanks the expression of structured domains by constraints.
The basic ideas are presented by simple case studies ranging from learning and inference in social nets, missing data, checking of logic constraints, and pattern generation. The theory offers a natural bridge between the formalization of knowledge and the inductive acquisition of concepts from data.
Bio: Marco Gori received the Ph.D. degree in 1990 from Università di Bologna, Italy, working partly at the School of Computer Science (McGill University, Montreal). In 1992, he became an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Università di Firenze and, in November 1995, he joint the Università di Siena, where he is currently full professor of computer science.
His main interests are in machine learning with applications to pattern recognition, Web mining, and game playing. He is especially interested in bridging logic and learning and in the connections between symbolic and sub-symbolic representation of information.  He was the leader of the WebCrow project for automatic solving of crosswords, that outperformed human competitors in an official competition which took place during
the ECAI-06 conference. As a follow up of this grand challenge he founded QuestIt, a spin-off company of the University of Siena, working in the field of question-answering.
He is co-author of "Web Dragons: Inside the myths of search engines technologies," Morgan Kauffman (Elsevier), 2006, and “Machine Learning: A Constrained-Based Approach,” Morgan Kauffman (Elsevier), 2018.
Dr. Gori serves (has served) as an Associate Editor of a number of technical journals related to his areas of expertise, he has been the recipient of best paper awards, and keynote speakers in a number of international conferences. He was the Chairman of the Italian Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and the President of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence.
He is a fellow of the IEEE, EurAI, IAPR. He is in the list of top Italian scientists kept by the VIA-Academy (http://www.topitalianscientists.org/top_italian_scientists.aspx)

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Tutorial on Blockchain, by Prof. Ivan Visconti

Abstract: The goal of this tutorial is to overview the rise of Blockchain Technology. The first part will focus on the “permissionless” setting that has become popular through the spread of cryptocurrencies and new crowdfunding mechanisms. The second part will instead focus on the permissioned setting and the challenges concerning the use of blockchains when data are confidential and/or transactions refer to physical assets.
Bio: Ivan Visconti is an associate professor of computer science at the Computer and Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics Department of the University of Salerno.
His main research topics are Cryptography and Blockchain Technology. Currently Ivan Visconti is the coordinator of the initiative CifrisChain that includes Italian cryptographers interested in blockchains and is an associate Editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (T-IFS). Moreover he is the scientific coordinator for University of Salerno of the H2020 European project "PRIViLEDGE" (Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography in Distributed Ledgers) that focuses Blockchain Technology.


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Tavola rotonda: A world of sensors

1. “Compressive Processing as an innovative paradigm for new generation sensors and devices”, Andrea Massa (Università di Trento, Centrale Supelec (Paris), and Tsinghua (Bejing))
2. "Sistemi di tracking EO avionici di ultima generazione: un esempio di collaborazione operativa tra Università e Industria", Aldo Riccobono, Alessio Tarli, Federico Natali (Leonardo SpA);
3. ”Innovative applications in health and food industry through 3D microwave sensing and imaging”, F. Vipiana (Politecnico di Torino)
4. "Wearable and Nearable Biosensors and Systems for Healthcare", Marco Di Rienzo, (Fondazione Don Gnocchi Milano)
5. “Smart Manufacturing - soluzioni wireless di oggi, domani e dopodomani”, Roberto Verdone (Università di Bologna)

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Call for Poster Submissions (CNIT/GTTI)

The scientific program of the meeting will host a space dedicated to the contributions of PhD Students and young Researchers (less than 3 years after graduation) in the following thematic areas (CNIT/GTTI):
• Transmission
• Signal Processing
• Telecommunication Networks
• Remote Sensing
with particular emphasis on works on application driven and/or interdisciplinary approaches related to telecommunications.

Interested parties are invited to send their contributions in the form of a brief description of the research that has been undertaken (for PhD students it will be sufficient to transmit a copy of the research annual activity report produced to the Doctorate College for admission at the end of the first or second year, or a description
of max 1 page for students enrolled in the first year) and a brief curriculum vitae (including a list of publications). Each proposal should specify the thematic area of interest.

The selected students will present their research activities in the form of posters and a short introductory oral presentation, scheduled on June 27, according to the meeting program.

Among the selected contributions, the Scientific Committee will indicate some that will be specifically assessed by a special joint commission CNIT/GTTI for the award "Premio Francesco Carassa 2019," contributed with 750€ by CNIT for each awardee.

Before the Poster Session, the authors will have one minute each to introduce, using two slides, the content of their work, in order to interest the scientific community and the experts present at the meeting in visiting the location of the poster.

Each poster must be printed on an A1 sheet.

The documentation must be submitted, formatted as a single pdf file, using the following website:

Important dates
Submission deadline: May 28, 2019 31/05/19 (extended deadline)
Notification of admission: June 6, 2019 07/06/19

The Scientific Committee
Gennaro Boggia (coordinator), Polytechnic University of Bari
Roberto Bruschi, University of Genoa
Claudia Campolo, University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria
Fabiola Colone, University “La Sapienza” of Rome
Nicola Conci, University of Trento
Fulvio Gini, University of Pisa
Virginia Pilloni, University of Cagliari
Alberto Signoroni, University of Brescia
Stefano Tomasin, University of Padua