Wireless solutions for IoT-based measurements over wide areas


Emiliano Sisinni

Emiliano Sisinni

University of Brescia, Italy

Diego Silva

Diego Silva

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Federico Tramarin

Federico Tramarin

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


The importance of distributed measurements systems is increasing. The use of IoT paradigm can be successfully applied to metrology as demonstrated by recent advances of Industry 4.0. However, the scenarios where sensors and instruments are placed on a wide area or on mobile systems remain extremely challenging.
In such cases, the use of wireless interconnections is often mandatory because of intrinsic incompatibilities (mobile device cannot use wires) or high cost of wired infrastructure to cover large (geographical) area.
In the recent years, the 5G revolution began promising superior performance for mobile systems, including the one used in industrial and public applications. In parallel, specialized wireless protocols for low power Wide Area Network have been introduced. The combination of new technology can have a very positive impact on instrumentation and sensor networks for production and monitoring of product in the era of “digital twins”.
This special session is focused on wireless solutions for mobile scenarios or situations where instruments and sensors are deployed on a possibly wide area.


Submissions are welcomed on (but not limited to):

  • LPWAN systems for measurements
  • In Vehicle measurements systems
  • Continues tracking of product data after sale (digital twin)
  • Short range wireless networks of sensors
  • Bluetooth LE applications to measurements
  • 5G/4G applications to measurements
  • Distributed mobile IOT devices and systems
  • Measurement systems for buildings and smartcities
  • Large scale deployment of sensors (e.g. environment monitoring, fire detection)
  • Cloud architecture to manage scalable measurement systems and measurement data platform in large deployment scenario.
  • Applications of measurement sensors and systems to large process plants in Industry


Emiliano Sisinni was born in 1975. He obtained the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering in 2000 at the University of Brescia. In 2004, he got the Ph.D. in “Electronic Instrumentation” at the same University. He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Brescia. He is guest professor at Mid Sweden University since the AY2016/2017. Prof. Sisinni currently serves in the Editorial Board of several international journals. His main research topic is the development and the performance evaluation of digital networks for industrial communications, with particular attention to wireless solutions. He has also been involved in the development of digital signal processing of sensory data based on microcontrollers, DSPs and FPGAs. Since 2008 he seats in the committee SC65C - WG16 and WG17 and the TC65C - WG 17 of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission).

Diego Silva is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. He has experience in Computer Engineering, with emphasis on Industrial Automation, where he has been developing projects for the Brazilian industry since 2003 in various topics such as alarm management, connectivity and industrial protocols, asset management and data visualization. In addition, he has also been involved in technological development projects in the areas of education and building automation. His interests include Industry 4.0, IoT, IIot, signal processing, big data, cloud computing, among others. He did postdoctoral studies at the University of Southern California between 2015 and 2016, where he delved into the subject of Digital Signal Processing in Graphs and he was an official Visiting Professor to the University of Brescia in 2018.

Federico Tramarin received the Dr. Eng. degree in electronic engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Currently, he is an Associate Professor with the “Enzo Ferrari” Engineering Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. His current research interests include performance analysis and measurements on network systems, with particular focus on real-time industrial systems, wired and wireless communications, and cyber–physical systems. Prof. Tramarin currently serves in the Editorial Board of several renowned international journals. He is a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Technical Committee on Factory Automation, and a TPC Member of several IEEE international conferences. He was also actively involved in the standardization activities of the IEEE 61158 standard for industrial hard real-time communication.


Special Session 12


Italy Section
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
Region 08 - Europe,Middle East,Africa
Italy Section SEN Chapter
Italy (North) Section IE/IA/PEL Joint Chapter
Italy Section SMC Chapter
Italy Section C Chapter
Italy Section EMB Chapter
Italy Section IM Chapter

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