Enabling a User-friendly and Dependable Internet of Things

  • Di Francesco, Mario (Principal investigator)
  • Bufalino, Jacopo (Project Member)
  • Kortoci, Pranvera (Project Member)
  • Palomäki, Roope (Project Member)
  • Premsankar, Gopika (Project Member)
  • Ranjbaran, Sara (Project Member)
  • Montoya Freire, Maria (Project Member)
  • Toro Betancur, Veronica (Project Member)

Project Details


As a massive number of smart objects are becoming part of the Internet of Things, the most compelling challenges are no longer represented by the sheer interconnection of heterogeneous devices; they are rather to ensure that these devices can easily be installed and operated in a scalable, reliable and secure way. This project specifically addresses such challenges by building usable and secure methods to configure, manage and maintain a large number of Internet-connected devices, with the ultimate goal of improving the dependability of services built on top of the Internet of Things. The proposed research takes a multi-disciplinary approach lying at the intersection of networking, distributed systems, security, and human-computer interaction.
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2020

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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  • Incentivizing Opportunistic Data Collection for Time-Sensitive IoT Applications

    Kortoçi, P., Mehrabi, A., Joe-Wong, C. & Di Francesco, M., 6 Jul 2021, 2021 18th IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking, SECON 2021. IEEE, 9 p. 9491593. (Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks workshops; vol. 2021-July).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    4 Citations (Scopus)
    72 Downloads (Pure)
  • Modeling Communication Reliability in LoRa Networks with Device-level Accuracy

    Toro Betancur, V., Premsankar, G., Slabicki, M. & Di Francesco, M., 10 May 2021, INFOCOM 2021 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications. IEEE, 10 p. 9488783. (Proceedings / IEEE INFOCOM).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    10 Citations (Scopus)
    1013 Downloads (Pure)
  • Advances in cloud computing, wireless communications and the internet of things

    Premsankar, G. & Di Francesco, M., 2020, Analytics for the Sharing Economy: Mathematics, Engineering and Business Perspectives. Springer, p. 71-94 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    4 Citations (Scopus)
    82 Downloads (Pure)