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Received: 15 January 2018
Accepted: 20 April 2018
First Online: 4 May 2018
: Paolo Bellavista (email@example.com) is an associate professor of mobile and distributed systems at the University of Bologna, Italy. His research activities span from mobile computing to pervasive ubiquitous middleware, from vehicular sensor networks to big data adaptive stream processing and adaptive scalable multimedia, from IoT middleware for cloud integration to resource management in SDN, with specific focus on scalability aspects in wide-scale smart city deployment environments. He has published more than 70 magazine/journal articles and more than 90 conference/workshop papers in those fields, reporting results from several national- and EU-funded projects. He serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE TNSM, IEEE TSC, Elsevier JNCA, Elsevier PMC, Springer WINET, and Springer JNSM. See also ExternalRef removed for additional details and the complete publications list.Carlo Giannelli graduated from the University of Bologna (Italy), where he received a Ph.D. in computer engineering in 2008. He is now an assistant professor in computer science at the University of Ferrara (Italy). His primary research activities focus on software-defined networking, heterogeneous wireless interface integration, and hybrid infrastructure/ad hoc and spontaneous multi-hop networking environments based on social relationships. See also ExternalRef removed for additional details and the complete publications list.Dr. Lagkas is a full-time lecturer at the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, since 2012. He is the research director of the Computer Science Department and leader of the ICT Research Track at the South-East European Research Centre, since 2017. He serves as the Chair of the Faculty’s ICT Committee. He has been an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece, from 2007 to 2013. He has also served as Laboratory Associate and Scientific Associate at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki from 2004 to 2012. His research and teaching mainly focus on the Computer Networks scientific field. He has worked as a freelancer computer programmer; he is an IEEE and ACM member and fellow of the Higher Education Academy in UK.Dr. Lagkas’ research interests are in the areas of wireless communication networks, QoS in medium access control, mobile multimedia communications, power saving/fairness ensure for resource allocation in wireless sensor-cooperative-broadband networks as well as in hybrid fiber-wireless networks, IoT distributed architectures, e-health data monitoring, 5G systems, and computer-based educational technologies with relevant publications at a number of widely recognized international scientific journals and conferences. He has edited two books titled “Wireless Network Traffic and Quality of Service Support: Trends and Standards” and “Evolution of Cognitive Networks and Self-Adaptive Communication Systems”.He also participates in the Editorial Boards of the Computer Networks Journal (published by Elsevier), the Telecommunication Systems Journal (published by Springer) and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (published by Springer).Dr. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis is an assistant professor in the Informatics and Telecommunications Department of University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece, since 2016. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He has published over 100 papers in international journals, conferences, and book chapters. He has been involved in several national, EU, and international projects His research interests include optical and wireless networks, fiber-wireless networks, traffic engineering, optimization, scheduling, resource allocation, and development of analytic frameworks for systems, and applications.
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