Short Bio

Carlo Vallati is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa. He received a Master's Degree (magna cum laude) and a PhD in Computer Systems Engineering in 2008 and 2012, respectively, from the University of Pisa. In 2010, he visited the Computer Science department of the University of California at Davis. He is co-author of +90 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been involved in several research projects both supported by private industries and public institutions. He has served as a program committee member for more than 40 international conferences and workshops and as Workshop Chair for the IEEE IoT-SoS and IEEE SmartSys workshops. He served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE SMARTCOMP 2020 and as General Vice-Chair for IEEE PerCom 2022. He is on the editorial board of two international journals, the "Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments", Springer and "Ad Hoc Network", Elsevier. He is the coordinator of the Cloud Computing, Big Data and Cybersecurity Crosslab founded in the framework of the Departments of Excellence (“Dipartimenti di Eccellenza”) funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (“Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca”).

Current Research Interests

  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • IoT cloud platforms
  • Resource allocation and reliability in wireless sensor networks
  • Routing in wireless sensor networks
  • Network simulation and performance evaluation

Editorial Activities

Organizing committee member

Editorial Boards

Guest Editor


  • 2023 - 2024, SAFE: Study and development of a platform for workplace safety. Principal Investigator. 46000 euro Funded by the University of Pisa via the PRA 2022-2023 open call.
  • 2021 –2022, EdgeFlooding: Exploiting Edge computing for Real-Time Monitoring and Detection of Flash Floods. Principal Investigator. 74120 euro Funded by the NGIatlantic initiative via the 3rd open call.
  • 2022 – 2023, Smariers regional project Smart Railway Infrastructures: Efficiency, Reliability and Safety, Principal Investigator of the University of Pisa research unit – subcontract of the research unit ISTI-CNR, 60000 euro funded by Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione 'Alessandro Faedo' - ISTI
  • 2017-2018, ECOAP - Experimental assessment of congestion control strategies for the Constrained Application Protocol. Funded under the Fifth WiSHFUL Open Call, H2020 GA No. 645274. Principal Investigator, Grant 45000 Euro.
  • 2011-2015, Secondlife - Second Life of the Public Services – Sistema per la creazione e gestione di servizi di pubblica utilità attraverso la virtualizzazione degli oggetti nel web delle cose, progetto finanziato dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico nell’ambito del Fondo per l’innovazione tecnologica
  • 2012-2015 BETaaS: Building the Environment for the Things as a Service. FP7-ICT-2011-8. Funded by the European Union 7th Framework Program.
  • 2010-2011 Development of a protocol for Dynamic Frequency Selection in wireless mesh networks. Funded by Fluidmesh Networks (Milan, Italy)
  • 2006-07 Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.16e. Funded by Nokia Research Centre (Helsinki, Finland).


  • C. Vallati. "The 6TiSCH Architecture for Industrial Wireless IP-based Networks: Overview and Open Research Issues", 13 March 2017, Computer Science Department, Missouri Science and Technology University, USA
  • C. Vallati. "QoS support in the BETaaS platform", BETAaaS workshop co-located with Global Wireless Summit 2014, 11 May 2014, Aalborg, Danemark
  • G. Stea, C. Vallati. "Resource allocation in LTE", 2 Apr 2012, University of Pisa, Italy.
  • C. Vallati. "LTE, tutorial and research prospective", 4 Mar 2011, Dept. of Computer Science, UC Davis, CA, USA
  • C. Vallati. "Channel assignment in wireless mesh networks", 12 Dec 2010, Dept. of Computer Science, UC Davis, CA, USA