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Abstract registration (Optional):
Dec 12, 2012 (11:59 PM EST)

Submission Deadline:
Jan 7, 2013 (11:59 PM EST)

Notification of acceptance:
Feb 8, 2013

Camera-ready version:
March 3, 2013

LANMAN Workshop Day:
Apr 10-12, 2013

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Keynote #3

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Gianluigi Ferrari

Title : Seamless (and cloudy) integration of heterogeneous networks: from vertical handover to mobile offloading

In this talk, we will present an overview of an ongoing research activity on the integration of heterogeneous networks. In particular, we will show the journey from the design of a "device-based" vertical handover algorithm, to its evolution to an Android APP, denoted as BabelTen and available on Google PlayStore, which takes advantage of the cloud to make vertical handover really seamless. We will then present large scale experimental results on the interaction between WiFi and 3G networks, discussing on the evolution of the proposed activity towards efficient mobile data offloading for 4G systems.

Gianluigi Ferrari is an Associate Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Parma. He was a visiting researcher at USC (Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2000-2001), CMU (Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2002-2004), KMITL (Bangkok, Thailand, 2007), and ULB (Brussels, Belgium, 2010). Since 2006, he has been the Coordinator of the Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (WASN) Lab in the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Parma.
As of today he has published more than 170 papers in leading international journals and conferences, and 16 book chapters. He is coauthor of 7 books, including Detection Algorithms for Wireless Communications, with Applications to Wired and Storage Systems (Wiley: 2004), Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: A Communication-Theoretic Perspective (Wiley: 2006-technical best seller), LDPC Coded Modulations (Springer: 2009), and Sensor Networks with IEEE 802.15.4 Systems: Distributed Processing, MAC, and Connectivity (Springer: 2011). He edited the book Sensor Networks: where Theory Meets Practice (Springer: 2010). His research interests include digital communication systems analysis and design, wireless ad hoc and sensor networking, adaptive digital signal processing. He participates in several research projects funded by public and private bodies.
He is a co-recipient of: a best student paper award at IWWAN'06; a best paper award at EMERGING'10; an award for the outstanding technical contributions at ITST-2011; the best paper award at SENSORNETS 2012. The WASNLab team won the first Body Sensor Network (BSN) contest, held in conjunction with BSN 2011. He acts as a frequent reviewer for many international journals and conferences. He acts also as a technical program member for many international conferences. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals. He was a Guest Editor of the 2010 EURASIP JWCN Special Issue on “Dynamic Spectrum Access: From the Concept to the Implementation.” He is an IEEE Senior Member.