Research activities, both fundamental and experimental, at the SMARTECH Department focus on technologies related to WSNs, WLANs and dense cellular networks. In particular, SMARTECH aims to provide advanced PHY layer solutions, cooperative network coding-assisted protocols, cognitive aware radio resource management schemes, network management protocols and power demand algorithms in order to improve the energy efficiency of the wireless technologies.

Experimental activities include the development of a flexible platform called IoTWORLD with sensors and actuators for smart environments and a flexible tool for implementing MAC protocols. Key applications focus on Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Video Surveillance and m-Health. More info at