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Special Session on
Wireless Sensor Networks for Precise Agriculture
 - WSN4PA 2020

28 - 29 February, 2020 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 9th International Conference on Sensor Networks - SENSORNETS 2020


Luca Maiolo


Brief Bio
Luca Maiolo received the Master degree in Physics in 2003 and the Ph.D. on “Realization and characterization of polysilicon based electronic devices on fexible substrates for electronics on plastic” in 2008, both from “Università degli studi di RomaTre”. In the biennium 2004-2005 he was a research assistant at Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, working on fabrication and electrical characterization of polycrystalline thin film transistors for large area electronics applications. In 2009 he joined to Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department of Italian Institute of Technology in Genova, as post-doctoral fellow, where he developed and tested tactile flexible sensors for humanoid robot. Currently, he works as researcher at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of the National Research Council (CNR-IMM). His activity is mainly focused on fabrication and characterization of smart systems and innovative sensors based on advanced materials integrated on ultrathin flexible substrates. His main interests span from the fabrication of smart sensors for precise agriculture, biomedical applications and biotechnological market to investigation on novel sensing materials for the design of reliable and low-cost sensing platforms. He is co-founder of the interdisciplinary group TechforBio for the development of advanced devices and sensors in biomedical applications. He serves as Review Editor for Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Materials and Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. Rapporteur for the Italian Ministries of Economic Development and Education University Research in the panel of Nanotechnologies. He has participated as principal investigator or unit leader in several European and National projects, and bilateral calls with Israel, USA and India.
Davide Polese
Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi

Brief Bio
Davide Polese received his master degree in mathematical engineering in 2008 and his PhD degree in engineering of sensorial and learning system on “Bio-inspired signal processing for chemical sensor array” in the 2012 both from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. In 2013, he joined to Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of the National Research Council (CNR-IMM) as post-doctoral researcher. His research activities were focused on the developing of Wireless Sensor Network (FACTOTHUMS project) and the design of a system for recording and stimulation of the cerebral tissue (Corticonic European project). From 2017, he works as permanent researcher at Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of the National Research Council. His main research activities are focused on characterization of chemical sensors materials, data analysis and development of wireless sensors networks for precise agriculture. He is member of the program committee of the International Sensor Networks conference “SENSORNETS” from 2018 and of the technical program committee member of the IEEE SENSORS 2019 conference. He serves as Review Editor for Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Materials and Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.


The continuous monitoring and responding to the variability in within-field crops is a key requirement in modern agriculture also called Precise Agriculture. Wireless Sensor Network make available a tool for the pervasive monitoring of the condition of the crop measuring characteristics such as: air quality, nutrients, irradiation, chemical pollutant, soil humidity and so on. Nevertheless, the effect of the atmospheric agents, the crop treatments, the long-term operation in large field make the implementation of the sensor network challenging.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Energy efficiency
  • Data analysis
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Chemical and Physical sensors
  • Energy harvesting


Paper Submission: December 27, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)


Cipriano Bartoletti, Università RomaTre, Italy
Massimiliano Benetti, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Domenico Cannatà, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi (CNR-IMM), Italy
Diana Di Luccio, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Fabio Leccese, Università degli Studi "Roma Tre", Italy
Fabio Leccese, Università degli studi di roma 3, Italy
Luca Maiolo, IMM-CNR, Italy
Maurizio Palmisano, Istituto per i Sistemi Agricoli e Forestali del Mediterraneo, Italy
Enrico Petritoli, Private, Italy
Armando Piccardi, Università degli studi Niccolò Cusano, Italy


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


SENSORNETS Special Sessions - WSN4PA 2020