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I am Ciprian Dobre, Professor of Computer Science, at the University Politehnica of Bucharest (Habil. since 2014, Dr. since 2008 with Cum laudae). My scientific interests are related to pervasive distributed systems. I am leading the activities within Laboratory on Pervasive products and services, and MobyLab. My research involves topics related to mobile wireless networks and computing applications, pervasive services, context-awareness, and people-centric sensing. My contributions are in the areas of mobile applications and smart technologies to reduce urban congestion and air pollution, context-aware applications, opportunistic networks and mobile data offloading, monitoring and high-speed networking. I am/was Director and/or PI for national and international research projects, and received the IBM Faculty Award, CENIC Awards, and Best Paper Awards.

Book on “Enhanced Living Environments: Algorithms, Architectures, Platforms, and Systems”
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Our last book on “Enhanced Living Environments: Algorithms, Architectures, Platforms, and Systems” was published with Springer. Enjoy the download for free! https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-10752-9.

CfP IEEE Communications Magazine
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IEEE Communications Magazine
Series on INTERNET OF THINGS AND SENSOR NETWORKS
https://www.comsoc.org/commag/cfp/internet-things-and-sensor-networks

The Internet of Things (IoT) undergoes a fundamental transformation as an increasing diversity of intelligent devices are being connected to it. Underpinning this global development, the Series on IoT and Sensor Networks of the IEEE Communications Magazine aims at bringing together the latest industrial and academic progress, research, and development efforts within the rapidly maturing IoT ecosystem. The Series profoundly explores the concept of IoT and sensor networks, highlights the recent activities and achievements therein, as well as provides insights into the theoretical and practical matters related to breakthroughs in this field from different perspectives. We welcome contributions on the emerging IoT topics that support prospective ‘critical’ IoT applications as well as on further evolution of the conventional ‘massive’ sensor network based enablers.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the magazine’s submissions Website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/commag-ieee.Manuscripts should be tutorial in nature and should not be under review for any other conference or journal. They should be written in a style comprehensible and accessible to readers outside the specialty of the article. Mathematical equations should not be used. For detailed submission guidelines please refer to the magazine website for the list of guidelines that must be followed by all submissions to the IEEE Communications Magazine: https://www.comsoc.org/commag/paper-submission-guidelines

CfP Sensors – Special Issue “From Sensors to Ambient Intelligence for Health and Social Care
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Sensors – Special Issue on FROM SENSORS TO AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Deadline: 30 April 2019
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/Sensors_Ambient_Inteligence_for_Health

The particular feature of this direction is that the sensory-data has to be analysed in relation to models coming from not only Ambient-Assisted Living, but from social sciences, psychology, or medical disciplines. Most efforts towards the realization of ambient-assisted living systems are based on developing pervasive platforms that integrate sensory readings and use Ambient Intelligence to construct a safe environment. The missing interaction of multiple stakeholders that need to collaborate for the provision of environments supporting a multitude of care services (actuators), as well as barriers to innovation in the markets concerned, the government, and the health and care sector, are innovations that have not yet taken place on a relevant scale.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

CfP MEDEA 2019 – Workshop on “Monitoring and EviDEnce-based protocols, applications and platforms for active living and Aging”
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Workshop on “Monitoring and EviDEnce-based protocols, applications and platforms for active living and Aging”
together with 22nd International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS22)
28-30 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania
Paper submission deadline: March 12, 2019
https://cscs22.hpc.pub.ro/workshops/

Ambient and Assisted Living (and the other term Active Assisted Living, AAL) applications and services rely on the use of Information and Communications Technologies’ (ICT) achievements supporting true assisted living environments. Such enhanced environments promote the provision of infrastructures and services for the independent or more autonomous living, via seamless integration of ICT within homes and residences and medical procedures. For this to become reality, we need advances in developments associated with the Internet of Things, towards designing services designed to better help and support people, or as a general term, to better live their life and interact with their environment.

MEDEA will focus on management approaches, applications and technologies to satisfy these requirements and thus enable a widespread usage of AAL systems. It will cover different aspect related to the planning and the operation of AAL monitoring platforms and the corresponding applications and services. Proposed mechanisms, architectures and technologies can be evaluated against metrics related to the different stakeholders in the AAL environments. The research topics cover several areas in the design, planning and operational phase.

Paper submissions must present original, research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 word abstract and a list of up to 5 key words. There is a length limitation of 6 pages for full papers and 2 pages for short papers (including title, abstract, figures, tables, and references). Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

Keytalk during IEEE EUC 2018
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Ciprian Dobre gave a talk on “Integrated and validated evidence-based Internet of Things (IoT)” during the 16th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2018), that took place at Bucharest, Romania, during 29 and 31 October 2018.

Best Poster Award at IM 2017
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The team Ciprian Dobre, Florin Pop and Catalin Gosman, was awarded the Best Poster Award during the conference IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2017) for their work on “Privacy-preserving data aggregation in Intelligent Transportation Systems”.

Award of the Romanian Academy of Sciences
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The “Gheorghe Cartianu” Award of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, in the Science and Information Technology domain, was awarded in 2016 to the Group of Work “Optimising communication in people-centric ad-hoc networks”, authors Dr. Radu-Ioan Ciobanu and Prof. Ciprian Dobre.

Interview in Elsevier
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In 2016, Ask And Academic sat down and discussed with Ciprian Dobre about the Pervasive Computing domain. Find out more…