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We have witnessed the Fixed Internet emerging with virtually every computer being connected today; we are currently witnessing the emergence of the Mobile Internet with the exponential explosion of smart phones, tablets and net-books. However, both will be dwarfed by the anticipated emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), in which everyday objects are(More)
The OpenWSN project is an open-source implementation of a fully standards-based protocol stack for capillary networks, rooted in the new IEEE802.15.4e Time Synchronized Channel Hopping standard. IEEE802.15.4e, coupled with Internet-of-Things standards, such as 6LoWPAN, RPL and CoAP, enables ultra-low power and highly reliable mesh networks which are fully(More)
—Industrial low-power wireless mesh networks are shifting towards time-synchronized medium access control (MAC) protocols which are able to yield over 99.9% end-to-end reliability and radio duty cycles well below 1%. In these networks, motes use time slots to communicate, and neighbor motes maintain their clocks' alignment, typically within 1 ms.(More)
Recent standardization efforts on low-power wireless communication technologies, including time-slotted channel hopping (TSCH) and DASH7 Alliance Mode (D7AM), are starting to change industrial sensing applications, enabling networks to scale up to thousands of nodes whilst achieving high reliability. Past technologies, such as ZigBee, rooted in IEEE(More)
In this paper we present SR-1, a simulation-based heuristic algorithm for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem (CVRP). Given a CVRP instance, SR-1 uses an initial "good solution", such as the one provided by the classical Clarke and Wright heuristic, in order to obtain observations for the variable "distance between two consecutive nodes in a route".(More)
The workload supported by Virtual Organizations (VO) is limited by the quantity of available resources. VOs with scarce resources or peer-to-peer based VOs — due to the dynamicity of available resources — may need extra resources to carry out a given task. Conversely, many Internet-connected computers have surplus bandwidth, storage and computational(More)
A challenge of Grid computing is to provide automated support for the creation and exploitation of virtual organisations (VOs), involving individuals and different autonomous organizations, to which resources are pooled from potentially diverse origins. In the context of the presented work, virtual organizations trade grid resources and services according(More)