Davide Conzon Application 2015

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I am reapplying for membership in XSF. My name is Davide Conzon xmpp:davide.conzon@gmail.com. I live in Italy and I work for the research centre Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB).


Work e-email address: conzon AT ismb DOT it

Personal e-mail address and JID: davide.conzon AT gmail DOT com


I attended the Polytechnic of Turin from 2002 to 2007, where in 2005 I received the Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and in 2007 the Master of Science in computer engineering. I was working as researcher in ISMB since 2007, initially in the Service and Application lab, then since 2011 in the Pervasive Technologies Area (PerT), as main responsible of an XMPP based middleware for the Internet of Things, bringing the concept of virtual network to real objects. My research interests are focused in applications for Internet of Things. In this field, I had worked in various research projects initiatives, mainly funded by EU Commission and by Italian regional government. During years, I gained valuable development expertise with different programming languages, including C, C++, QT, Java (with OSGi) and a deep knowledge of the XMPP protocol and its use as communication channel for distributed applications. Furthermore, I have explored the interaction and interconnection of wireless technologies (Bluetooth, ZigBee and RFID) and WSAN (Wireless Sensors and Actuation Network). You can find some more info on my official curriculum.

XMPP Projects

I'm working with XMPP since 2009, particularly in the use of XMPP as communication protocol for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. I’m the first reference person (design and development leader) of the ISMB internal development of an IoT middleware based on XMPP, which has been used as reference communication platform in several national and European projects. The software is not yet released as open-source, but a number of research papers about it are today available. Here it is the list of the related publications (if you are interested in reading the full text of the papers, please contact me):

Why I'm applying

I'm really interested in the new XMPP-IoT standardization effort: I'm sure that, thanks to the introduction of these new XEPs, it will be possible to promote the XMPP adoption in the IoT community, addressing the issues indicated by the promoters of other protocols. For this reason, and thanks to my experiences within the IoT-focused projects ecosystem, I would like to be part of this XSF. I guarantee my fully engagement and my proactivness in the contribution to the definition of the XMPP-IoT extensions, to foster the promotion of XMPP as the concrete leading standard solution for IoT applications.