Luca Bedogni research work focuses on the efficient utilization of White Space spectrum, particularly regarding the TV White Space scenario. He also worked on MAC protocols for Vehicular Networks, in the IEEE 802.11p and IEEE 1609.4 protocols.

He studies Machine-to-Machine communication over TV White Spaces, in the challenging indoor environments.

In addition, he also work on the possible utilization of TV Gray Spaces, focusing on the underlay spectrum access paradigm in Cognitive Wireless Networks, in which secondary devices might transmit on the same frequencies actually used by the primary users, by granting them a sufficient protection.

Further information about his research work can be found on:

Vehicular Networks

During the first period of his PhD studies, he worked on efficient techniques to develop MAC protocols and enhancements for the IEEE 802.11p family and for the IEEE 1609.4 protocol. He enhanced a MAC protocol, called DBA-MAC, to distribute broadcast messages in dense scenarios for Vehicular Networks. He then continued on the same topic, proposing a method to improve the reliability and QoS of the IEEE 802.11p protocol, targetting the multi-channel scenario described by the 1609.4 protocol. More details can be found in the following publications:

  • M. Di Felice, L. Bedogni, L. Bononi, “Group Communication on Highways: An Evaluation Study of Geocast Protocols and Applications”, on Elsevier’s Ad Hoc Networks Journal, 2013
  • M. Di Felice, L. Bedogni, L. Bononi, “DySCO: A DYnamic Spectrum and COntention Control Framework for Enhanced Broadcast Communication in Vehicular Networks” on Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWAC 2012), Oct. 21-25, 2012, Paphos, Cyprus Island DOI Link Best paper award at MOBIWAC 2012
  • M. Di Felice, L. Bedogni, L. Bononi, “Dynamic Backbone for Fast Information Delivery in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: An Evaluation Study”, on Proceedings of the 8-th ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (ACM PE-WASUN 2011), Miami, Fl, USA, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2011 DOI Link

IoT and M2M communication

The core of his PhD thesis targets the utilization of TV White Space spectrum for M2M communications in indoor scenarios. Particular applications examples for this technology are the smart grid paradigm, the internet of things (IoT), and home appliances such as video streaming over the house. He uses and develops strategies and methods for Cognitive Wireless Networks to build networks of cooperating devices that operate in this challenging yet powerful spectrum band. More details can be found in the following publications:

  • Luca Bedogni, Marco Di Felice, Fabio Malabocchia, Luciano Bononi, “Indoor Communication over TV Gray Spaces based on Spectrum Measurements”, to appear on Proceedings of WCNC 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, June 6th-9th 2014
  • Luca Bedogni, Angelo Trotta, Marco Di Felice, Luciano Bononi, “Machine-to-Machine Communication over TV White Spaces for Smart Metering Applications”, on Proceedings of ICCCN’13 , Nassau, Bahamas, 2013 DOI Link

Mobile computing

Dott. Luca Bedogni works on mobile applications for next generation smartphone. In particular, he developes and study the context-awarness of smartphone, by using sensor such as the accelerometer and the gyroscope, along with the GPS. More details can be found in the following publications:

  • L. Bedogni, M. Di Felice, L. Bononi, “By Train or By Car? Detecting the User’s Motion Type through Smartphone Sensors Data” on proceedings of the 5th IFIP International Conference Wireless Days 2012 (WD 2012), November 21-23, 2012, Dublin, Ireland DOI Link

In the media and outreach

Funding campaign @ UNIBO

TV White Spaces seminar @ QMUL

EDTP – Executive digital transformation program