Towards a Hyper-connected World: Opportunities and Challenges

Armir Bujari
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Claudio Enrico Palazzi 
Dipartimento di Matematica, Università degli Studi di Padova,

The exponential growth of connected devices, big data and cloud computing is creating an hyper-connected world, fostering innovative use cases, opportunities and challenges in our society and daily lives. The successful advent of this hyper-connected scenario depends on the capability to integrate technologies such as Internet of Things, Mobile-to-Mobile communication, connected vehicles/drones, cloud computing, edge computing, data gathering/dissemination and social networks. This course discusses various case studies in this field in order to understand its (interdisciplinary) research potentiality.

- Overview and taxonomy
- Mobile-to-Mobile communication and services
- Vehicular/Flying Networks
- Pervasive data gathering and dissemination
- Open discussion about case studies

Introductory readings
The following references are intended only to provide an idea about the subject through a quick look to the reported use cases and are not to be considered as a reading assignment:
M. Settembre, “Towards a hyper-connected world”, in Proc. of the 15th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium (NETWORKS), Rome, Italy, Oct 2012.
“5G Services and Use Cases” – 5G Americas White Paper, Nov 2017

Course requirements

Examination modality

Course material, enrollment and last minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

30 Nov 2020, 10:30-13:30 (room 1BC45)
01 Dec 2020, 10:30-13:30 (room 1BC45)

Room 1AD100 (please notice that this is not the same room used for the other courses in this program), Dept of Mathematics; Zoom link in case of quarantined students will be in the Moodle page of the course.

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