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Paolo Bellavista

Full Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-INF/05 Information Processing Systems


Keywords: Edge Cloud Computing Mobile Middleware Industrial IoT Big Data Online Stream Processing Wireless Sensor Networks Cloud Continuum Orchestration



  • Architectures and systems to support mobile, context-aware, and pervasive applications
  • Middleware for dynamic and adaptive mobile services in pervasive computing scenarios and integrated wired-wireless systems in general. Application domains:
  • Integrated management of networks, systems, and services
  • Federation of cloud infrastructures and resources, with special focus on Quality of Service and dynamic resource migration
  • Efficient and scalable integration, with exploitation of dynamically determined localities, of sensors/actuators and cloud computing for Cyber Physical Systems, with special focus on edge/fog computing techniques
  • Online stream processing of big data for cloud-Internet of Things environments
  • Wireless sensor networks and smart space services, with special focus on smart buildings and high scalability in wide-scale urban environments
  • Opportunistic and completely decentralized urban monitoring via vehicular ad-hoc sensor networking
  • Resource replication and dissemination in mobile ad-hoc and dense networks
  • Framework extensions and services for scalability in IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and, more in general, for cloud-based virtual network functions in 4G/5G ecosystems
  • Provisioning of continuous and context-aware services with guarantees/indications of Quality of Service towards mobile users and devices, e.g., by considering predictive and proactive management of horizontal/vertical handovers
  • Opportunistic and cooperative sharing of resources in highly decentralized and heterogeneous environments (integration/federation of heterogeneous subnetworks, simultaneous exploitation of different network interfaces, sharing incentives, …)
  • Mobile agent systems and related standards for open and interoperable programming environments

The above research topics are covered also via the coordination and supervision work of a research group, namely Mobile Middleware Research Group – [] . This group, which is coordinated by Antonio Corradi and me, consists of around 6-8 people, including Ph.D. students, PostDoc collaborators and research grant staff, who actively contribute to our research activities and projects, as demonstrated by the list of co-authored publications included in the following parts of this cv.

For additional in-depth details about the current research topics of major interest, please refer to the personal Web pages and the short cv linked from there.

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