This page shows the MedComNet 2023 program, including program at a glance and detailed program. All the times in the program refer to Central European Summer Time (CEST, GMT+2)). To know when the event takes place in your timezone, simply click on the time (service courtesy of

Important information for authors: Authors of long papers should prepare a 20+5 min. presentation while authors of short papers should prepare a 12+3 min. presentation.

Program at a glance

June 13, 2023
June 14, 2023
June 15, 2023
  • 9:00-9:45 – K3: Invited talk: Efficient Collaborative Optimization and Execution of Neural Models for Real-Time Applications
    Speaker: Prof. Marco Levorato, University of California Irvine (USA)
  • 9:45-10:15 – O1: Oral presentations 1 (Tutorials)
  • 10:15-10:45 – C6: Coffee break
  • 10:45-12:45 – O2: Oral presentations 2 (Young researchers)
  • 12:45-14:00 – L3: Lunch
  • 14:00-15:40 – O3: Oral presentations 3 (Young researchers)
  • 15:40-16:10 – W2: Concluding remarks and goodbye
  • 16:10-18:25 – G3: Get together / networking time

Detailed program

S1: Network security and privacy
Chair: Leonardo Badia (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
  1. Deep Ensemble-Based Efficient Framework for Network Attack Detection
    Furqan Rustam (University College Dublin, Ireland), Ali Raza (Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Pakistan), Imran Ashraf (Yeungnam University, Korea (South)), Anca Delia Jurcut (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  2. PHOENIX: A Cloud-Based Framework for Ensemble Malware Detection
    Giorgio Bernardinetti (CNIT & University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy), Pasquale Caporaso (CNIT, Italy), Dimitri Di Cristofaro (SECFORCE LTD, United Kingdom (Great Britain)), Francesco Quaglia (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy), Giuseppe Bianchi (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
S2: Vehicular and aerial networks
Chair: Renato Lo Cigno (University of Brescia & CNIT – Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Telecomunicazioni, Italy)
  1. Impact of Persistence on the Age of Information in 5G NR-V2X Sidelink Communications
    Alexey Rolich (University of Rome Sapienza, Italy), Ion Turcanu (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg), Alexey Vinel (Halmstad University, Sweden), Andrea Baiocchi (University of Roma Sapienza, Italy)
  2. Data Injection in a Vehicular Network Framed Within a Game Theoretic Analysis
    Laura Crosara (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy), Mattia Brocco, Chiara Cavalagli, Xianlong Wu and Elvina Gindullina (University of Padova, Italy), Leonardo Badia (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
  3. Route Optimization for UAV-To-UAV Communication Systems Leveraging Throughput and Energy Consumption
    Mingzhi Xu and Haowen Xu (Sun Yat-Sen University, China), Kuan Wu (Sun Yat-sen University, China), Jianchao Chen (Sun Yat-Sen University, China), Ming Jiang (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
S3: Energy efficiency and optimization
Chair: Antonio Di Maio (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  1. Parameter Prioritization for Efficient Transmission of Neural Networks in Small Satellite Applications
    Olga Kondrateva (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany), Stefan Dietzel (Merantix Momentum GmbH, Germany), Ansgar Lösser (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany), Björn Scheuermann (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  2. Evaluation of Power Consumption in 5G Networks at Sub-6 GHz and mmWave
    Mattia Brambilla, Mattia Cerutti and William Colombo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Massimo Tornatore (Politecnico di Milano & University of California, Davis, Italy)
  3. LSTM-Based Viewport Prediction for Immersive Video Systems
    Gioacchino Manfredi (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy), Saverio Mascolo, Luca De Cicco and Vito A Racanelli (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
  4. Rethinking LiFi for Carbon Neutral Sunlight-Based Communication
    Javier Talavante (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain), Borja Genoves Guzman (University of Virginia, USA), Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
S4: Localization, 5G, and beyond
Chair: Marco G Ajmone Marsan (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
  1. Toward Open Integrated Access and Backhaul with O-RAN
    Eugenio Moro (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Gabriele Gemmi (University of Venice, Italy & Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain), Michele Polese (Northeastern University, USA), Leonardo Maccari (University of Venice, Italy), Antonio Capone (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University, USA)
  2. User Localization for Rescue Operations Exploiting the Cross-Cross-Correlations of Signals from Multiple Sensors
    Luca Pallotta (University of Basilicata, Italy), Gaetano Giunta (University of Roma Tre, Italy), Danilo Orlando (Universita’ degli Studi Niccolo’ Cusano, Italy)
  3. From Experiments to Insights: A Journey in 5G New Radio Localization
    Ivan Palamà (University of Rome Tor Vergata & CNIT, Italy), Giuseppe Santaromita (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain), Yago Lizarribar (IMDEA Networks, Spain), Lorenzo Maria Monteforte (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy), Stefania Bartoletti (University of Rome Tor Vergata and CNIT, Italy), Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain), Giuseppe Bianchi and Nicola Blefari-Melazzi (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
S5: Security of wireless networks
Chair: Eugenio Moro (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  1. Friendship Security Analysis in Bluetooth Low Energy Networks
    Andrea Lacava (Northeastern University, Italy & Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy), Pierluigi Locatelli (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy), Francesca Cuomo (University of Rome Sapienza, Italy)
  2. Performance Evaluation of a Fuzzy Logic-Based IDS (FLIDS) Technique for the Detection of Different Types of Jamming Attacks in IoT Networks
    Michael Savva and Iacovos Ioannou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), Vasos Vassiliou (University of Cyprus & CYENS Center of Excellence, Cyprus)
  3. Adversarial Obstruction of Millimeter Wave Links
    Leonardo Badia (Universitα degli Studi di Padova, Italy), Vincenzo Mancuso and Marco G Ajmone Marsan (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
S6: Edge, fog and cloud computing
Chair: Sebastian Troia (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  1. Machine-Learning-Based 5G Network Function Scaling via Black- and White-Box KPIs
    Raffaele Bolla (University of Genoa, Italy), Roberto Bruschi (CNIT, Italy), Franco R. Davoli (University of Genoa & National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Italy), Chiara Lombardo (University of Genoa & CNIT- Research Unit of the University of Genoa, Italy), Jane Frances Pajo (Telenor Research and Innovation, Norway), Beatrice Siccardi (DITEN – University of Genoa, Italy)
  2. TCP Connection Management for Stateful Container Migration at the Network Edge
    Yenchia Yu, Antonio Calagna and Paolo Giaccone (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Carla Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino & CNIT, IEIIT-CNR, Italy)
  3. Efficiency of Distributed Selection of Edge or Cloud Servers Under Latency Constraints
    Vincenzo Mancuso (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain), Leonardo Badia (Universitα degli Studi di Padova, Italy), Paolo Castagno (University of Turin, Italy), Matteo Sereno (University of Torino, Italy), Marco G Ajmone Marsan (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
S7: IoT
Chair: Torsten Ingo Braun (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  1. Low-Latency Massive Access with Multicast Wake Up Radio
    Andrea Zanella (University of Padova, Italy & CNIT, Italy), Anay Ajit Deshpande and Federico Chiariotti (University of Padova, Italy)
  2. Collecting Channel State Information in Wi-Fi Access Points for IoT Forensics
    Fabio Palmese and Alessandro E. C. Redondi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  3. The Golden Modulation for Massive IoT
    Lorenzo Vangelista (University of Padova, Italy), Bruno Jechoux (TCL Communication, France), Jean Xavier Canonici (Ternwaves, France), Michele Zorzi (University of Padova, Italy)
S8: Next generation networks
Chair: Vincenzo Mancuso (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
  1. Optimal RIS Allocation in Multi-User MIMO Communications
    Silvia Palmucci and Andrea Abrardo (University of Siena, Italy), Marco Moretti (Università di Pisa – Dipartimento Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Italy)
  2. Network-Controlled Repeaters vs. Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for 6G mmW Coverage Extension: A Simulative Comparison
    Reza Aghazadeh Ayoubi (Politecnido di Milano, Italy), Marouan Mizmizi and Dario Tagliaferri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Danilo De Donno (Huawei Technologies – Italy Research Center, Italy), Umberto Spagnolini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  3. Multi-AP Coordinated Spatial Reuse for Wi-Fi 8: Group Creation and Scheduling
    David Nuñez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Malcolm Smith (Cisco Systems, Canada), Boris Bellalta (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
SS: Special Session: Networking for a better Quality of Life
Chair: Carla Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino & CNIT, IEIIT-CNR, Italy)
  1. Communication and Sensing for Two-Wheelers’ Safety in an Autonomous Shuttle Scenario
    João Perpétua (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal), Pedro Rito and Susana Sargento (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal), Miguel Luis (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa & Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal), Francisco Castro (Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, Portugal)
  2. Personality Detection and Prediction Using Smartphone Sensor Data
    Dimitris Xenakis (Uni Bern, Switzerland), Eric Samikwa, Jesutofunmi Ademiposi Ajayi, Antonio Di Maio, Torsten Ingo Braun and Katja Schlegel (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  3. Networking for Democratization of Data Ownership
    Hidenori Nakazato, Mingyu Ma and Jichen Xu (Waseda University, Japan)
  4. Towards Contactless Remote Health Monitoring Using Ambient RF Sensing
    Mayar Ahmed, Heyam Hassan and Tamer Khattab (Qatar University, Qatar)
O1: Oral presentations 1 (Tutorials)
Chair: Ion Turcanu (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg)
  1. Tutorial: Joint Communication and Sensing – A Networking and User-Centric Perspective
    Renato Lo Cigno (University of Brescia & CNIT – Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Telecomunicazioni, Italy)
  2. Tutorial: Using Open Data and GPUs for Network Planning
    Leonardo Maccari (University of Venice, Italy)
O2: Oral presentations 2 (Young researchers)
Chair: Michele Segata (University of Trento, Italy)
  1. Strategic Status Updates in an Eavesdropping Game
    Laura Crosara (Universitα degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
  2. Agile Security Assessment of 5G Networks: Integrating SCAS Tests as DevSecOps
    Francesco Mancini (CNIT / University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
  3. Overcoming TCP Challenges in SD-WAN with an Adaptive Reinforcement Learning Approach
    Luca Borgianni (University of Pisa, Italy), Davide Adami (CNIT Pisa Research Unit, University of Pisa, Italy), Stefano Giordano (University of Pisa, Italy)
  4. Faster Software Packet Processing on FPGA NICs with eBPF Program Warping
    Giacomo Belocchi (University of Rome Tor Vergata & Axbryd, Italy)
  5. eHDL: Turning eBPF/XDP Programs into Hardware Designs for the NIC
    Alessandro Rivitti (Universitα di Roma Tor Vergata & Axbryd, Italy)
  6. Network Softwarization at the Edge with SD-WAN
    Sebastian Troia (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  7. RAN Functional Splits in NTN: Architectures and Challenges
    Riccardo Campana (University of Bologna, Italy)
  8. Improve IoT Gateways Forensic Capabilities with HomeSniff
    Antonio Boiano (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  9. Service Orchestration in the Cloud Continuum for Intelligent Automation
    Gianluca Davoli (University of Bologna, Italy)
  10. Leveraging Machine Learning for Intelligent Service Provisioning in the Fog
    Gaetano Francesco Pittalà (University of Bologna, Italy)
  11. LoRaWAN Security, from Privacy Preservation to Protocol Vulnerabilities: the EU ELEGANT case
    Pietro Spadaccino (La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
  12. Bridging ns-3 and O-RAN with ns-O-RAN
    Andrea Lacava (Northeastern University, Italy & Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy)
O3: Oral presentations 3 (Young researchers)
Chair: Renato Lo Cigno (University of Brescia & CNIT – Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Telecomunicazioni, Italy)
  1. Dynamic Topology Control in Integrated Access and Backhaul
    Gabriele Gemmi (University of Venice, Italy & Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  2. Network Systems Testing Meets AI: How to Cut off Development Costs
    Andrea Vignali (Universitα di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
  3. Shaping Next-Generation mm-Wave RAN Topologies with Smart Radio Devices and Goal-Driven Network Planning
    Paolo Fiore (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  4. Exploring Cloud Native Readiness of 5G Core Components: Are We There Yet?
    Ludovico Funari (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
  5. AI-Based NOMA for 6G NTN
    Bruno De Filippo (University of Bologna, Italy)
  6. A Deep Learning Approach to Forecasting Network Traffic Peaks with Football Events
    Andrea Pimpinella (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  7. High-Frequency Campus: The First Commercial 5G mmWave Deployment for Academic Research
    Marcello Morini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  8. Overview and Evaluation of Digital Beamforming Schemes for Non-Terrestrial Networks in 6G Systems
    M Rabih Dakkak (University of Bologna, Italy)
  9. Experimental O-RAN Secure Local Indoor Positioning
    Ivan Palamà (University of Rome Tor Vergata & CNIT, Italy)
  10. Static or Dynamic Malware Analysis? A Third Way: Just-In-Time Executable Page Check
    Pasquale Caporaso (University of Rome Tor Vergata & CNIT, Italy)