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2nd Workshop on Networked Sensing Systems for a Sustainable Society (NET4us 2023)
In conjunction with ACM MOBICOM - The 29th Annual International Conference On Mobile Computing And Networking, Oct. 6th, 2023, Madrid, SPAIN

Workshop details:

The workshop will take place on Friday morning, Oct. 6th, 2023 at the Mobicom location in Madrid, Room Gran Via. The overall program of the conference is available here:


09:00-09:15 Workshop welcome

09:15-10:00 Keynote by Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

  • Title: Visible Light Communication: the Journey from OpenVLC to Battery-free Applications

  • Visible Light Communication (VLC) has emerged in the last few years as a promising technology not only for high-speed communication but also for serving a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that may leverage the pervasive lighting infrastructures. Integrating VLC in lighting environments for IoT requires the design of both networked and intelligent luminaries as well as new IoT devices. A common experimental platform is necessary to lower the entrance barriers of VLC and speed up the research development. In order to close this gap, we have introduced the OpenVLC initiative almost 10 years ago, which has now become a reference platform for VLC-based IoT research. In this talk, we will first review our journey on how we keep improving the platform for the community, while providing exemplary case studies on how we have applied it to our research. We will then look at designs of IoT systems that leverage the low baseline energy consumption of LEDs to jointly deliver lighting and networked communication to battery-free IoT devices, and how we are using it in the context of greenhouse applications.

10:00- 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:10 Workshop papers

  • Machine Learning Performance at the Edge: When to Offload an Inference Task
    Olga Chukhno (University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria); Gurtaj Singh (University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria); Claudia Campolo (University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria); Antonella Molinaro (University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria); Carla Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino)

  • EmbHD: A Library for Hyperdimensional Computing Research on MCU-Class Devices
    Alexander Redding, Xiaofan Yu, Shengfan Hu, Pat Pannuto, Tajana Rosing (University of California, San Diego)

  • AgriAdapt: Towards Resource-Efficient UAV Weed Detection using Adaptable Deep Learning
    Octavian M. Machidon, Andraž Krašovec, Alina L. Machidon, Veljko Pejović (University of Ljubljana); Daniele Latini (GEO-K s.r.l.); Sarathchandrakumar T. Sasidharan, Fabio Del Frate ("Tor Vergata" University of Rome)

  • Evaluating the use of machine learning algorithms in environmental sensing for energy saving
    Giovanni Delnevo, Gianni Tumedei, Vittorio Ghini, Catia Prandi (University of Bologna)

  • Energy-Efficient Cooperative Caching Scheme for Green ICWSN: Preliminary Analysis and Testbed Development
    Shintaro Mori (Fukuoka University)

Note for authors:

  • each paper has assigned a time slot of 20 minutes including Q&A