CfP RTSI 2016

March 23, 2016

2nd International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry (RTSI 2016) Bologna, Italy, 7-9 September 2016. The RTSI 2016 is Organized by the IEEE Italy Section and Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita' di Bologna, Italy. There are technical sessions on:

  • * New Frontiers in Adaptive Computing Systems
  • * Security and Privacy in Emerging Scenarios



The primary purposes of the RTSI series of events are:

  • - to promote and to strengthen partnerships and cooperation between academia and industry;
  • - to increase the public understanding and awareness of how engineering and technology can positively affect people quality of life;
  • - to promote discussion between the research community and related government bodies about effective and successful research policies;
  • - to disseminate recent advancements, research/technology solutions, and novel applications;
  • - to discuss inter-disciplinary ideas and to promote cross-fertilizing cooperation between researchers working in different research areas.




  • CHAIR: Sara Foresti - Universita' degli Studi di Milano)



  • Carlo Blundo, Universita' di Salerno, Italy
  • Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Fabio Martinelli, CNR, Italy
  • Melek Onen, EURECOM, France
  • Gerardo Pelosi, Plitecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Marco Prandini, Universita' di Bologna, Italy




DESCRIPTION: The recent evolution of ICT enables people to perform tasks and access data/services anywhere at any time, since people (and things) can always be connected to the Internet. These emerging scenarios provide unprecedented advantages for final users, which however come at the price of novel security and privacy risks. Today, more and more data are stored and elaborated in the cloud (under the control of a third party), home and personal appliances are accessible form outside (making them more vulnerable to attacks), sensors track users' locations and activities (and exchange data). These are only a few examples of how emerging scenarios are changing the security and privacy risks to which we are exposed. This technical session aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in discussing and finding solutions to the security and privacy issues characterizing emerging scenarios.




CHAIR: Marco Santambrogio - Politecnico di Milano




DESCRIPTION: As the push for parallelism and adaptability continues to increase the complexity of computing systems, system design has become incredibly complex; optimizing for performance and power efficiency is now nearly impossible for the application programmer. To assist the programmer, a variety of techniques for optimizing performance and power at runtime have been developed, but many employ the use of speculative threads or performance counters. These approaches result in stolen cycles, or the use of an extra core, and such expensive penalties can greatly reduce the potential gains. Within this context imagine a revolutionary computing system that can observe its own execution and optimize its behavior around a user's or application's needs. Imagine a programming capability by which users can specify their desired goals rather than how to perform a task, along with constraints in terms of an energy budget, a time constraint, or simply a preference for an approximate answer over an exact answer. Imagine further a computing system that performs better according to a user's preferred goal the longer it runs an application. Such an architecture will enable, for example, a handheld radio or a cell phone that can run cooler the longer the connection time. Or, a system that can perform reliably and continuously in a range of environments by tolerating hard and transient failures through self healing. Adaptive computing systems are the key technology to succeed in doing this. They will be able to configure, heal, optimize, improve interaction and protect themselves without the need for human intervention, exploiting abilities that allow them to automatically find the best way to accomplish a given goal with the resources at hand. Within this context, imagine a revolutionary computing system that can observe its own execution and optimize its behavior around the external environment, user's and application's needs. Research in adaptive computing systems leverages the new balance of resources to improve performance, utilization, reliability and programmability. Within this context, the proposed session is intended to present innovative works in this challenging area.



Submission of draft papers: 29 March 2016

Notification of acceptance: 28 April 2016

Final submission: 10 June 2016

Early registration: 11 July 2016



Prospective Authors of papers are invited to submit a draft paper (typically 2-4 pages for the draft version, 4-6 pages for the final paper, in standard IEEE two-column format) via EDAS by suggesting the related Technical Session. The paper should contain a complete description of the proposed technical contribution along with some results, suitably framed

in the related state of the art. Each paper will be reviewed in terms of relevance with respect to the scope of the event, originality and quality of the technical content, overall organization and writing style. Papers must be prepared according to the instructions reported on the RTSI 2016. Submission of papers implies intention to register and present the related content at the conference. Proceedings papers presented at the Conference will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore digital library.



  • Ermanno Cardelli, IEEE Italy Section Chair
  • Paolo Ciancarini, Universita' di Bologna



  • Paolo Ciancarini, Research Association GRIN
  • Maria Domenica Di Benedetto, Research Association SIDRA
  • Andrea Lacaita, Research Association GE
  • Stefano Selleri, Research Association SIEM
  • Nino Mazzeo, Research Association GII
  • Carlo Alberto Nucci, Research Association GUSEE
  • Sergio Palazzo, Research Association GTTI
  • Dario Petri, IEEE Italy Section Past-Chair and
  • Research Association GMEE
  • Riccardo Pietrabissa, Research Association GNB
  • Alberto Tenconi, Research Association CMAEL
  • Fabio Villone, Research Association ET



Tiziana Tambosso, IEEE Italy Section Vice-Chair