in conjunction with the 8th IEEE Conference on Smart Computing (SmartComp)

June 20, 2022

Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

SSC 2022 will be a hybrid event

Technical Program


Each presentation will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions and answers.



10:00 Helsinki time (CET + 1)

Technical Session 1

Mario Casillo, Francesco Colace, Brij B. Gupta, Angelo Lorusso, Francesco Marongiu, Domenico Santaniello, “A Deep Learning approach to protecting Cultural Heritage buildings through IoT-based systems”

Miki Sirola, Olli-Pekka Rinta-Koski, Le Nguyen Ngu Nguyen, Jaakko Hollmén, “Principal Component Analysis visualizations in state discovery by animating exploration results”


11:00 Helsinki time (CET + 1)



11:30 Helsinki time (CET + 1)

Technical Session 2

• Michele Vitelli, Mario Molinara, Mattia Cicalini, Giuseppe Manfredini, Paolo Bruschi, Claudio Marrocco, Luigi Ferrigno, Alessandro Bria, Andrea Ria, “An Open Source C code generator and a Tiny Machine Learning toolchain for the SENSIPLUS platform”

• Federico Concone, Cedric Ferdico, Giuseppe Lo Re, Marco Morana, “A Federated Learning Approach for Distributed Human Activity Recognition”

Loreto Pescosolido, Emilio Ancillotti, Andrea Passarella, “Performance evaluation of switching between WiFi and LiFi under a common virtual network interface”


12:30 Helsinki time (CET + 1)



13:30 Helsinki time (CET + 1)



14:00 Helsinki time (CET + 1)

Keynote Session

Roberto Rossi – Business development Manager Thales Italia spa

“Data, competences, interdisciplinarity and technologies: the right mix for smart cities”


15:00 Helsinki time (CET + 1)

Technical Session 3

Francesca Righetti, Carlo Vallati, Andrea Tubak, Nirmalya Roy, Bipendra Basnyat, Giuseppe Anastasi, “Assessing the Feasibility of Exploiting Edge Computing for Real-Time Monitoring of Flash Floods”

Zakaria Benomar, Luca D’Agati, Francesco Longo, Giovanni Merlino, Antonio Puliafito, “Managed ELK deployments at the Edge with OpenStack and IoTronic: an italian Smart City case study”


16:00 Helsinki time (CET + 1)



16:30 Helsinki time (CET + 1)

Technical Session 4

• Mario Molinara, Carmine Bourelly, Luigi Ferrigno, Luca Gerevini, Michele Vitelli, Andrea Ria, Roberto Simmarano, Francesco Magliocca, Luca Ruscitti, Anna Trynda, Piotr Olejnik, “A new dataset for detection of illegal or suspicious spilling in wastewater through low-cost real-time sensors”
• Lorenzo Adreani, Carlo Colombo, Marco Fanfani, Paolo Nesi, Gianni Pantaleo, Riccardo Pisanu, “A Photorealistic 3D City Modeling Framework for Smart City Digital Twin”
• Enrico Landolfi, Angelo Lorusso, Francesco Marongiu, Domenico Santaniello, Alfredo Troiano, Carmine Valentino, “A Multilevel Approach for Smart Buildings Management”








A smart city represents an improvement of today’s cities both functionally and structurally, that strategically utilizes many smart factors, such as information and communications technology (ICT), to increase the city’s sustainable growth and strengthen city functions, while ensuring citizens’ quality of life and health. Cities can be viewed as a microcosm of “objects” with which citizens interact daily: street furniture, public buildings, transportation, monuments, public lighting and much more. Moreover, a continuous monitoring of a city’s status occurs through sensors and processors applied within the real-world infrastructure.

The Internet of Things (IoT) concept imagines all these objects being “smart”, connected to the Internet, and able to communicate with each other and with the external environment, interacting and sharing data and information. Each object in the IoT can be both the collector and distributor of information regarding mobility, energy consumption, air pollution as well as potentially offering cultural and tourist information. As a consequence, cyber and real worlds are strongly linked in a smart city. New services can be deployed when needed and evaluation mechanisms will be set up to assess the health and success of a smart city.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together innovative developments in areas related to sensors and smart cities, including but not limited to:

  • computing and sensing infrastructures
  • cost (of node, energy, development, deployment, maintenance)
  • communication (security, resilience, low energy)
  • adaptability (to environment, energy, faults)
  • data processing (on nodes, distributed, aggregation, discovery, big data)
  • distributed data collection and storage in Smart Cities
  • self-learning (pattern discovery, prediction, auto-configuration)
  • deployment (cost, error prevention, localization)
  • maintenance (troubleshooting, recurrent costs)
  • applications (both new and enjoying new life)
  • smart users experience
  • trust and privacy
  • crowdsourcing, crowdsensing, participatory sensing
  • cognition and awareness
  • cyber-physical systems
  • smart tourism

Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages with a font size of 10 using the IEEE conference template. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files. All submitted papers will be subject to single blind peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and submit their manuscripts in PDF format via EDAS. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper. Failure to present the paper at the workshop will result in the withdrawal of the paper from the Proceedings.

Important dates

Paper Submission: 25 March 2022 extended to 15 April 2022
Acceptance Notification: 30 April 2022
Camera-ready submission: 16 May 2022

Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Dario Bruneo, University of Messina, Italy

Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy

TPC Co-Chairs:

Carlo Puliafito, University of Pisa, Italy

Fabrizio De Vita, University of Messina, Italy

Publicity Chair:

Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, USA

Giovanni Cicceri, University of Messina, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

Francesco Betti Sorbelli, University of Perugia, Italy

Luiz Bittencourt, University of Campinas, Brazil

Arianna Brutti, ENEA, Italy

Michele Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy

Federico Concone, University of Palermo, Italy

Riccardo Di Pietro, University of Catania, Italy

Essia Hamouda Elhafsi, California State University San Bernardino, USA

Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy

Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina, Italy

Roberto Morabito, Ericsson Research, Finland

Giovanni Nardini, University of Pisa, Italy

Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Riccardo Petrolo, Athonet, Italy

Francesca Righetti, University of Pisa, Italy