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This work reports the experience on the design and deployment of a WSN-based system for monitoring the productive cycle of high-quality wine in a Sicilian winery. Besides providing the means for pervasive monitoring of the cultivated area, the project described here is aimed to support the producer in ensuring the overall quality of their production, in(More)
In recent years, reduction of energy consumption in buildings has increasingly gained interest among researchers mainly due to practical reasons, such as economic advantages and long-term environmental sustainability. Many solutions have been proposed in the literature to address this important issue from complementary perspectives, which are often hard to(More)
The design of a wireless sensor network is a challenging task due to its intrinsically application-specific nature.Although a typical choice for testing such kind of networks requires devising ad-hoc testbeds, this is often impractical asit depends on expensive, and hard to maintain deployment of nodes. On the other hand, simulation is a valuable option, as(More)
—Energy efficiency has nowadays become one of the most challenging task for both academic and commercial organizations, and this has boosted research on novel fields, such as Ambient Intelligence. In this paper we address the issue of timely and ubiquitous monitoring of building complexes in order to optimize their energy consumption, and present an(More)
Article Accepted version It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from the work. Abstract Practical applications of Ambient Intelligence cannot leave aside requirements about ubiquity, scalability, and trasparency to the user. An enabling technology to comply with this goal is represented by Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs);(More)