1st International Workshop on Smart Water Management (SmartWater) 2024

    Scope of the workshop

    The intersection of water scarcity and rapid urbanization, exacerbated by climate change and aging infrastructure, poses significant challenges to global water supply. However, the proliferation of sensor technology, IoT, and advancements in machine learning and edge computing provide us with powerful tools to monitor, assess, and manage our water resources more effectively.

    This workshop invites research papers that delve into the innovative use of sensor networks and IoT in water distribution management. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the deployment of sensor devices, energy assessment, radio coverage, energy consumption, and novel techniques for water monitoring. We encourage contributions that investigate novel algorithms in edge and serverless computing, and the cloud-edge continuum. We also welcome experimental work that evaluates contemporary serverless and edge approaches and their applications. The workshop's focus extends to machine learning techniques for processing data at the edge or in a serverless manner.

    We are especially interested in papers that address leakage detection, utility clustering, energy assessment, graph analysis, and machine learning. Papers applying network sensing in assessing and monitoring water quality, quantity, availability, and management to ensure water leakage detection via serverless and edge processing are particularly encouraged.

    We welcome papers that explore innovative remote sensing and modeling techniques for water resource management. This could include detecting, quantifying, and monitoring water supply system, identifying potential threats, and other themes related to water resources and environmental management at various spatial scales.

    We look forward to receiving papers that span a wide range of innovative technologies, policies, and emerging systems analysis approaches, applications, and practices for improved monitoring, modeling, digitalization, and management of water resources and infrastructure.

    This workshop will be held exclusively in-person.

    Topics of interest:

    Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    • Deployment and energy efficiency of sensor networks in water distribution
    • IoT applications for water management
    • Leakage detection techniques and their energy implications
    • Machine learning applications for data processing at the edge or in serverless manner
    • Dataset creation and usage for water management
    • Exploring the role of IoT sensors in the digital transformation
    • Advantages of merging IoT sensors with artificial intelligence
    • Case studies highlighting the implementation of smart water distribution networks

    Important Dates

    • Paper submission deadline: March 21, 2024April 14, 2024 (firm)
    • Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2024
    • Camera-ready deadline: May 2, 2024
    • Workshop:  June 3, 2024

    Paper submission

    Submitted papers should be written in English by following the IEEE conference format (double-column, 10pt font), with a maximum length limit of 6 (six) printed pages, including all figures, references, and appendices.

    Papers should be submitted through EDAS in PDF through the following link:

    Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere will be considered for publication in the proceedings.

    Papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

    At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work in the workshop.

    TPC Co-Chairs

    • Tiziana Cattai, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    • Domenico Garlisi, University of Palermo, Italy


    • Daniele Croce (University of Palermo, Italy)
    • Santaromita Giuseppe (IMDEA, Spain)
    • Pierluigi Locatelli (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
    • Redemptor Jr Laceda Taloma (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
    • Gabriele Restuccia (University of Palermo, Italy)
    • Fabio Palemese (Polimi, Italy)
    • Alessandra Dino (CNIT, Italy)
    • Stefania Bartoletti (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)
    • Haifa Touati (University of Gabes, Tunisia)
    • Anotnino Pagano (CNIT, Italy)
    • Fabrizio Giuliano (CNIT, Italy)
    • Ilenia Tinnirello (University of Palermo, Italy)
    • Francesca Cuomo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
    • Vincenzo Taormina (University of Palermo, Italy)
    • Avi Ostfeld (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
    • Vicenç Puig (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain)

    Technical Program (Monday, June 3, 2024)

    09:00 - 09:10 


      Tiziana Cattai (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Domenico Garlisi (University of Palermo, Italy)
    09:10 - 09:45 


      Smart Freshwater systems: from theory to practice, moving from smart to intelligent
      Vasilis Kanakoudis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
    09:45 - 11:15 

    Session 1: Smart Water Management Solutions

      Session Chair: Domenico Garlisi (University of Palermo, Italy)
      Water Leak Detection and Classification using Multiple Sensors
      Daniele Ugo Leonzio (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
    Paolo Bestagini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
    Marco Marcon (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
    Gian Paolo Quarta (Onyax S. R. l, Vigevano, Italy)
    Stefano Tubaro (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
      Comparative Analysis of Energy Consumption in Simulated LoRa Water Meter Reconfiguration vs. Real-world Readings
      Michal Gorawski (Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of PAS, Baltycka 5, Gliwice, Poland)
    Rafał Marjasz (Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, PAS, Poland)
    Krzysztof Grochla (Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of PAS, Poland)
    Artur Frankiewicz (AIUT Sp. z O. O., Poland)
      UNet-WD: Deep Learning for Multi-Appliance Water Disaggregation
      Redemptor Laceda Taloma, Jr. (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Danilo Comminiello (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Patrizio Pisani (Unidata SpA, Italy)
    Francesca Cuomo (University of Rome Sapienza, Italy)
      A Tool to Facilitate the Design of Smart Contracts in Smart Water Distribution Networks
      Dimitrios Amaxilatis (Spark Works Ltd., Ireland)
    Tiziana Cattai (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Antonino Pagano (University of Palermo, Italy)
    Ioannis Chatzigiannakis (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Redemptor Laceda Taloma, Jr. (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Domenico Garlisi (University of Palermo & CNIT Italian National Consortium for Telecommunications, Italy)
    Themistoklis Sarantakos (Spark Works Ltd., Ireland)
    Varvara Vythoulka (University of Patras, Greece)
    Christos Zaroliagis (University of Patras, Greece)