Anna Marina Scapolla

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This paper investigates the application of Grid technologies to the execution of remote interactive laboratory measurements. The authors introduce the state-of-art in the field of Grid technologies application to instrument control, and propose an operative model to set up remote interactive measurements. The model implies the abstraction of actual(More)
A new model for sharing real laboratories on the Internet and creating a virtual on-line laboratory has been developed and validated in the field of electronic measurements. Testing theories through practice is an important approach to scientific teaching, and appropriate solutions have not yet been found to support this activity in Web-based education. The(More)
Due to demographic reasons the percentage of elderly citizens in developed countries is rapidly increasing and as a consequence prevention of age-related problems is getting more important. Falls are amongst the most frequent causes for injuries to the aging population and many efforts have been concentrated in fall detection and prevention. This paper(More)
This paper proposes a service-oriented middleware to access heterogeneous remote laboratory equipment and experimental settings through the network. The Web service paradigm is used to expose the functionality of the instruments and to compose measurement workflows in a multilevel architecture that enables high flexibility, scalability, and(More)
Testing theories through practice is an important approach to teaching, especially in scientific and technical curricula. Often, lack of resources and logistics problems makes practice impossible. During these last years, several attempts to find an alternative to in-laboratory experiments have been proposed from many researchers. In this paper we present(More)
The remote control of instrumentation is not enough to set up a remote laboratory. Several pedagogical, technical, and structural issues must be faced to obtain modular and scalable systems. This paper reports our experience in developing a remote laboratory system to teach electronics to information engineering students. Our target is to develop proper(More)
Laboratory activities are essential components of engineering education and professional practices. Nowadays, simulation-based laboratory and Internet-controlled remote laboratories are available in many educational institutions: this new scenario offers the potential for a deeper integration of practice with traditional lectures, and for a much wider and(More)
Many projects addressing the creation of online laboratories have been developed recently. They have a common goal: to enable students and professional learners to get hands-on experience without moving from the places where they are. Nevertheless, the found solutions are often very different among them, and interoperability between different online(More)
—Remote access to real laboratories can enhance traditional educational paths with practical experiences. However, most of the existing remote laboratories cannot communicate with each other and they are not yet completely integrated with common educational platforms such as Learning Management Systems. These problems could be tackled by offering to end(More)