The PLASMA (Programming LAnguages, SysteMs and Architectures) Group

The PLASMA group is engaged in cutting-edge research on novel programming languages, systems and architectures, and in their implementation in emerging application domains. In particular, the main aim is to define novel methodologies, techniques and frameworks for the rapid development of distributed applications.

The PLASMA group operates in the SenSys laboratory and the spin-off SenSysCal.

The research activity is currently focused in the following research areas:


Aug 2013: Prof. Fortino will be the General Chair of ICST/EAI/ACM Bodynets 2014.

Jun 2013: IEEE CSCWD 2015 will be held in Calabria. The General Chair will be Prof. Fortino.

Jun 2013: Newsletter on SPINE by Prof. Fortino on IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter.

Jun 2013: Co-Chair of Workshop on Cloud-assisted Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (C-SmartCPS) jointly held with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC-2013), Dec 18-21, 2013 Sorrento Peninsula, Italy

May 2013: Vice-Chair of BodyNets 2013 and Co-Chair of Special Track on Cloud-assisted CyberPhysical Systems (CCPS) in ACM BodyNets 2013, Sept 30-Oct 2.

Apr 2013: Signed the contract with Wiley for the authored new Book "Wearable Systems and Body Sensor Networks: from modeling to implementation", authors: G. Fortino, S. Galzarano, R. Gravina

Feb 2013: Since October 2012 Prof. Fortino is Founder Editor, with Prof. A. Liotta (TU/e) of the Springer Book Series on "Internet of Things: Technology, Communications and Computing" - Book proposals are welcome.

Jan 2013: ** Prof. Fortino is member of the Editorial Board of Information Fusion (Elsevier) **

Jan 2013: ** Bilateral Joint-Project "Smart Personal Mobility Systems for Human Disabilities in Future Smart Cities" with Wuhan University of Technology funded by Italian and Chinese Governments**

Dec 2012: ** Website of MAS&S 2013 is ON **

Dec 2012: ** New Events for 2013: Workshops and Special Issues **

Oct 2012: ** Prof. Fortino is elevated to IEEE Senior member **

Oct 2012: ** Prof. Fortino is member of the Editorial Boards of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier) and Multi-Agent and Grid Systems (IOS Press) **

Sep 24-26: International Symposium IDC 2012

Aug 2012: Special Issue on FGCS Journal on "Integration of Cloud Computing and Body Sensor Networks"

Jun 2012: Special Issue on CERA Journal: best papers from IDC 2012

Jun 2012: Special Issue on ACM/Springer MONET Journal on "Wireless Technology for Pervasive Healthcare"

Apr 2012: ** Prof. Fortino is nominated Guest Professor at Wuhan University of Technology (China) until 2015 **

Apr 2012: IDC 2012 ** Extended Deadline April, 30 **

Mar 2012: Workshop on "Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation" @ FedCSIS 2012 ** Deadline April, 22 **

Mar 2012: Special Session on "Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks" @ IEEE SMC 2012 ** Extended Deadline May, 16 **

Feb 2012: Special Issues on Information Fusion on "Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks"

Nov 2011: Special Issues and Conferences/Workshop organized by the PLASMA group

Mar 2010: PLASMA Group participates to FP7 CONET Project

Nov 30 2010: SenSysCal S.r.l. in Technest (in italian)

Apr 16 2010: Foundation of SenSysCal S.r.l., spin-off of the University of Calabria.

Feb 10 2010: The PLASMA group site is on!!!

PhD Theses

Dr. Stefano Galzarano, "Autonomic Computing-Based Wireless Sensor Networks", 2013

Dr. Raffaele Gravina, "A Domain-Specific Approach for Programming Wireless Body Sensor Network Systems", 2011

Dr. Antonio Guerrieri, "High-level Frameworks for the Development of Wireless Sensor Network Applications", 2011

(MSc Thesis) Mr. Stefano Galzarano, "A lightweight framework for task oriented programming of signal processing applications on wireless sensor networks", 2010.