Sara Paiva

Title: Smart Mobility: Trends, Challenges and Case Studies


Sara Paiva is an Assistant Professor and Diretor of ADiT-Lab – Applied Digital Transformation Laboratory at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, in Portugal. Sara holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Vigo and finished post-doctoral studies at University of Oviedo, under advanced driving assistants.  She is IEEE Senior Member, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Marketing Committee, General Co-Chair of the EAI International Convention on Smart Cities 360º since 2020 and a member of the organizing committee of IEEE Smart Cities International Conference since 2021. She is Editorial Board Member of Sustainable Cities and Societies, Associate Editor of MONET and WINET, among many other editorial roles. Sara edited more than 15 books with Springer, CRC Press, Cambridge Scholar, and several special issues in impact factor journals. She has authored and co-authored more than 80 scientific publications in journals and conferences and is a frequent reviewer of international journals and international conferences as well as keynote speaker in International Conferences. Her main line of research is focused on mobile computing applied to smart inclusive mobility in smart cities and Mobility-as-a-Service architectures.

Dr. Nishu Gupta

Title: Architectural Framework on IoT Ecosystem and Security Aspects


For the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) technology continues to not only gain popularity and importance, but also witnesses the true realization of everything being smart. With the advent of the concept of smart everything, IoT has emerged as an area of great potential and incredible growth. An IoT ecosystem centers around innovation perspective which is considered as its fundamental core. Accordingly, IoT enabling technologies such as hardware and software platforms as well as standards become the core of the IoT ecosystem. However, any large-scale technological integration such as the IoT development poses the challenge to ensure secure data transmission. Perhaps, the ubiquitous and the resource-constrained nature of

IoT devices and the sensitive and private data being generated by IoT systems make them highly vulnerable to physical and cyber threats.


Dr. Nishu Gupta is a Senior Member, IEEE. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow (ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship) in the Department of Electronic Systems, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, Norway. He is also a visiting researcher at the University of Oviedo, Gijón, Spain under the research group on Systems for Multimedia and the Internet of Things (SMIOT). He served as a Member, Zero Trust Architecture working group of MeitY-C-DAC-STQC project under ‘eGovernance Standards and Guidelines’, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. Recently, he won the Electronics, MDPI 2022 Travel Award. Before his current fellowship program, he has served as an Assistant Professor in the Electronics and Communication Engineering department at College of Engineering and Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India (Accredited by ABET, IET; QS Rating 4 Star; NIRF 34; NAAC ‘A++’).

Dr. Nishu Gupta received his Ph.D. degree in 2016 from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India which is an Institute of National Importance as declared by the Government of India. He is specialized in the field of Computer Communication and Networking. His major work is in the area of IoT based enhance safety applications in vehicular communication. He received his Master’s degree (M.Tech.) from Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India (formerly Delhi College of Engineering) and Bachelor’s degree (B.Tech.) from BBDNITM Lucknow, affiliated to U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, India.

Dr. Nishu is the recipient of Best Paper Presentation Award at the 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has published 5 patents and more than 55 research articles in IEEE Transactions, SCI and Scopus Indexed Journals. Dr. Gupta has supervised numerous theses at Master level and projects at Bachelor level in his main line of work. He has authored and edited several books with international publishers like Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley and Scrivener. Dr. Nishu is on the Editorial board of various Internationally reputed Journals and Transactions. He serves as reviewer of more than twenty SCI indexed Journals and Transactions such as IEEE Transactions on ITS, IEEE Access, IET Communications, etc. He was awarded twice for Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by, Elsevier.

Dr. Gupta has Chaired several International Conferences and played key role in successfully organizing various international events. He is the Organizing Chair of the 3rd EAI/Springer International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Cyber Physical Systems (IC4S 2022). He is in academic cum research collaboration with several academicians and researchers across the globe. He has served as Head of ECE department; Chief Coordinator of Institute Innovation Cell, under MHRD-IIC, Govt. of India at his previous organization, besides holding many other key positions in the academic, administration and research fields.

His research interest includes Cognitive Radio Networks, Vehicular Communication, Driving Behaviour Analysis, Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Efficiency, Traffic Pattern Prediction, Intelligent Transportation, Smart Cities, Security in Sensor Networks and Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles, eHealth and mHealth, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Human-Machine Interaction.