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Overview of the lab

The SPEME (Smart, PErvasive and Mobile systems Engineering) Lab has a global “mission” the development of innovative methods and systems for engineering distributed intelligent, pervasive, mobile, multimedia and multisensorial systems. The SPEME Lab is therefore open to networks of public and private actors, involved in the ICT sector and its correlated multiple application domains, with specific focus on the scientific and technological context of the Internet of Things and Smart Systems of Systems, such as Smart Home, Smart Health and Smart City, in their respective expertise areas.

Overview of the activities

The SPEME Lab focuses its activities in the context of smart, pervasive and mobile systems engineering with the aim of defining, innovating and empowering development methodologies and advanced technologies. The main activities of the Lab involve: basic and applied research, industrial research and experimental development, knowledge transfer, advanced technical consultancy, and academic and professional learning programs. The current research lines are both methodological and experimental and include the following themes: (i) Agent-based computing: methodologies, languages and tools for the development and validation of distributed agent-based systems; (ii) Wireless sensor and actuator networks: definition of programming frameworks and energy efficient network protocols; (iii) Internet of Things: development and management of smart large-scale cyberphysical objects; (iv) Wearable computing: programming environments and human-centered systems based on wireless body sensor networks; (v) Signal processing of physiological signals: algorithms for human activity and emotion recognition; and (vi) Content distribution network: architectues and protocols for the cooperative control and efficient delivery of contents. The research outcomes are applied in innovative and strategic application domains, such as mobile health care, environmental monitoring, home/building automation and energy saving, smart environments and Smart Cities, and biomedical sensor systems and networks. The Laboratory has many collaborations with international and national universities, research centers and companies, both in the frameworks of research projects and in the context of shared research and experimental development activities. The SPEME Lab is also able to provide full-fledged, innovative solutions and integrated services, on the basis of speficic requirements and need of interested subjects.