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Before a wider adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) vision occurs, many urgent technological and social challenging issues still need to be addressed, including device interoperability, systems autonomy, privacy and security concerns, which could have a significant impact on several aspects of everyday-life or potential end-user. Due to the very large(More)
The main aim of this study was to set up a new animal model to study insulin resistance. Wistar rats (6 or 7 per group) received the following for 4 wk in experiment 1: 1) vehicle, 2) 2 microg/day subcutaneous dexamethasone, 3) metformin (400 mg x kg(-1) x day(-1) os), and 4) dexamethasone plus metformin. In experiment 2 the rats received the following: 1)(More)
The Internet of Things (IoT) concept attracts considerable interest from the academia and industry. This paper provides a set of proof-of-concept prototype descriptions, based on such IoT exploitation, which aim at gathering real-time data along the manufacturing processes that enables a responsive production management and maintenance, including energy(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs), consisting of a large number of nodes to detect ambient environment, are widely deployed in a predefined area to provide more sophisticated sensing, communication, and processing capabilities, especially concerning the maintenance when hundreds or thousands of nodes are required to be deployed over wide areas at the same(More)
In recent years there has been a huge discussion about the IoT (Internet of Things) concept, and even more about IoT within industrial environment. The real IoT is a network of devices with local intelligence (sensors, lights, gas pumps, HVAC systems), which shares access & control mechanisms to push and pull status and command information from the(More)
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are considered a key instrument to improve efficiency and flexibility of industrial processes. This paper provides an experience report about the application of an ICT-based approach, derived from the Internet-of-Things (IoT) concept, to logistics in industrial manufacturing environments, aimed at enhancing(More)
Cloud computing and, in particular, cloud storage, has successfully boosted a variety of applications, in several domains; with proven acceptance and benefits by end users. While peculiar features of the cloud, e.g., redundancy, scalability and accessibility, are still highly desirable, several new scenarios are nowadays emerging, which call for additional(More)
Modern Information and Communication Technologies are definitely a key factor to develop the green and sustainable applications that the so-called "smart city" needs. Effective management of resources, gathering and interpreting data as well as ecological considerations are prerequisites to turn such a vision into reality. The European FP7 project DIMMER(More)
—The computing technology ecosystem is today facing with the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation, driven by radical technological and methodological changes, which include communications paradigms among devices as well as instruments to enable the creation of added-value services on top of them. Although a number of platforms are today available to address(More)
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