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Recently there has been quite a number of independent research activities that investigate the potentialities of integrating social networking concepts into Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The resulting paradigm, named Social Internet of Things (SIoT), has the potential to support novel applications and networking services for the IoT in more effective(More)
—The actual development of the Internet of Things (IoT) needs major issues related to things' service discovery and composition to be addressed. This paper proposes a possible approach to solve such issues. We introduce a novel paradigm of " social network of intelligent objects " , namely the Social Internet of Things (SIoT), based on the notion of social(More)
A wide variety of applications for road safety and traffic efficiency are intended to answer the urgent call for smarter, greener, and safer mobility. Although IEEE 802.11p is considered as the de facto standard for on-the-road communications, stakeholders have recently started to investigate the usability of Long Term Evolution (LTE) to support vehicular(More)
—This paper addresses the design of an adaptive resource allocation policy for the efficient delivery of multicast services in Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems. The proposed approach overcomes the intrinsic inefficiencies of Conventional Multicast Scheme (CMS) related to the different channel quality experienced by the involved users. The basic idea is to(More)
Conventional cellular systems efficiency is currently being challenged by the continuously changing and more demanding world of mobile services and communications. The major problems in conventional cellular communication systems are the limited autonomy of battery-powered mobile devices and the low data rate of currently available services. In this work a(More)
— Focus of this paper is on an integration framework between UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANET), specifically designed to increase the effectiveness of cellular networks in supporting multicast transmissions. The aim is to overcome the scalability constrains of cellular system by enriching it through(More)