Renato Lo Cigno


I'm coordinating the netCommons a H2020 project on Community Networks and Alternative Internets. We have warmed up the engines and the project is starting to roll out deliverables, results and outreach to the society. Stay tuned.

I've been the General Chair for WONS 2016, restarting, after one year sabbatical, this small, focussed, high quality workshop on Wireless On-demand Networks and Services. It has been a hige success and proceedings are available both from IEEE Xplore and from IFIP Digital Library.
Next year WONS will be in the US, near Yellowstone. Visit WONS 2017 site and plan your submission!!

Open Source Systems for P2P Streaming: visit PeerStremer the home of the streming system for research, entertainment and beyond, which we support in the aftermath of the EU FP7 NAPA-WINE Project. PeerStreamer is contributing to the CONFINE project with the experiments of the OSPS Open Call 1 project awarded to my group.

PLEXE is a platooning extension to Veins developed by My PhD Michele Segata in cooperation with Paderborn University. I think it is today the most reliable and complete simulator for platooning communications and dynamics.

Do you like the painting in my office? The one with humans in search? Yes? then go to the home page of the painter Luisa Tartaglia to see more. Never been in my office? Well visit her all the same, it's an experience.

I'm Associate Professor at DISI (Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione), University of Trento, Italy, where I am one of members of the "Systems & Networks" Research Program.

Formerly I have founded the Networking Research Program which ended its original mission in 2010.

I was born in Ivrea, Italy, in 1963, where I studied until High School. I graduated from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) with a master degree in Electronic Engineering in July 1988. I worked in Politecnico, in the Telecommunication Networks Group (yes, you are right, networks are my research area!!) of the Electronics deparment until 2002. From june 1998 to february 1999 I spent a sabbatical period as a visiting scholar at the Computer Science Department of UCLA, where I worked with Mario Gerla and his Network Research Lab (yes, once again networks!!).

My research interests and in analysis, evaluation and design of telecommunications and computer networks, spanning from optical networks, to wireless, to overlays such as P2P an Anonymous Networks.

Apart from research and teaching, at the University I hold the position of Rector Delegate for Informatics and Telecommunication services, controlling policies and strategies for the development and implementation of ICT-based services at the service of the University life.

I am co-author of over 150 papers published in international journals and presented in leading international conferences, you can browse through my publications: many are available in PDF together with some slides.

I am member of IEEE and ACM, I served as Area Editor for Computer Networks (Elsevier), and I have been (and currently are) in the Organizing or TPC committees of leading conferences, from Infocom to Mobysis, Globecom, ICC, VNC, MSWiM and more.

I am currently chair of the Steering Commettee of WONS, a small, focused, annual, IFIP and IEEE sponsored workshop on wireless, on-demand networks and systems.