Research


Journal Papers

[J4] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, Rodríguez-Doncel Victor
Decentralized Personal Data Marketplaces: How Participation in a DAO Can Support the Production of Citizen-Generated Data, Sensors, MDPI. August 2022.
[J3] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele, Rodríguez-Doncel Victor
Data governance through a multi-DLT architecture in view of the GDPR, Cluster Computing, Springer. July 2022.
[J2] Zichichi Mirko, Serena Luca, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
Complex queries over decentralised systems for geodata retrieval, IET Networks, Wiley. March 2022.
[J1] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
A Framework based on Distributed Ledger Technologies for Data Management and Services in Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Access, IEEE. May 2020. (pp. 100384 - 100402).

International Standard

[S1] ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Technical Committee,
ISO/IEC 21000-23 Information technology — Multimedia framework (MPEG-21) — Part 23: Smart Contracts for Media , 2022.

Book Chapters

[B1] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
Blockchain-based Data Management for Smart Transportation, Handbook on Blockchain, Springer Nature. Duc A. Tran, My T. Thai, Bhaskar Krishnamachari (Editors). 2022.

Conference and Workshops Papers

[C27] Bigini Gioele, Zichichi Mirko, Lattanzi Emanuele, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
On the Decentralization of Health Systems for Data Availability: a DLT-based Architecture, Proc. of the 2023 IEEE 20th Annual Consumer Communications \& Networking Conference (CCNC 2023). 8 – 11 January 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (pp. 1-6).
[C26] Rossini Martina, Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano,
Smart Contracts Vulnerability Classification Through Deep Learning, in Proc. of the 20th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2022). 6-9 November 2022, Boston, United States (pp. 1-2).
[C25] Serena Luca, Li AoXuan, Zichichi Mirko, D'Angelo Gabriele, Ferretti Stefano, Tang Su-Kit,
Simulation of the Internet Computer Protocol: the Next Generation Multi-Blockchain Architecture, in Proc. of the 2022 IEEE/ACM 26th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2022). 26-28 September 2022, Alès, France (pp. 1-8).
[C24] Casale-Brunet Simone, Zichichi Mirko, Hutchinson Lee, Mattavelli Marco, Ferretti Stefano,
The impact of NFT profile pictures within social network communities, in Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT 2022). 7-9 September 2022, Limassol, Cyprus (pp. 1-11).
[C23] Bigini Gioele, Zichichi Mirko, Lattanzi Emanuele, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
Decentralized Health Data Distribution: a DLT-based Architecture for Data Protection, in Proc. of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (IEEE Blockchain 2022). 22 - 25 August 2022, Espoo, Finland (pp. 1-7).
[C22] Zichichi Mirko, Serena Luca, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
DLT-based Data Mules for Smart Territories, in Proc. of the 31st International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2022). 25 - 27 July 2022, Honolulu, Hawaii (pp. 1-7).
[C21] Serena Luca, Zichichi Mirko, D'Angelo Gabriele, Ferretti Stefano
On the modeling of P2P systems as temporal networks: a case study with data streaming, in Proc. of the 2022 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM). 18-20 July 2022, San Diego, CA, USA (pp. 1-12).
[C20] Li AoXuan, Serena Luca, Zichichi Mirko, Tang Su-Kit, D'Angelo Gabriele, Ferretti Stefano,
Modelling of the Internet Computer Protocol Architecture: the Next Generation Blockchain, in Proc. of the 4th International Congress on Blockchain and Applications (Blockchain 22). 13 - 15 July 2022, L'Aquila, Italy (pp. 1-10).
[C19] Zichichi Mirko, Serena Luca, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
Incentivized Data Mules Based on State-Channels, in Proc. of the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC). 2 - 5 May 2022, Virtual (pp. 1-2).
[C18] Pocher Nadia, Zichichi Mirko
Towards CBDC-based Machine-to-Machine Payments in Consumer IoT, in Proc. of the 37th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC). 25 - 29 April 2022, Brno, Czech Republic (pp. 1-8).
[C17] Liuwen Yu, Zichichi Mirko, Réka Markovich, Amro Najjar
Intelligent Human-input-based Blockchain Oracle (IHiBO), in Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART). Special Session on Super Distributed and Multi-agent Intelligent Systems (SDMIS). 3-5 February 2022, Virtual Event (pp. 1-12).
[C16] Liuwen Yu, Zichichi Mirko, Réka Markovich, Amro Najjar
Enhancing Trust in Trust Services: Towards an Intelligent Human-input-based Blockchain Oracle (IHiBO), in Proc. of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). 3-6 January 2022, Hawaii, USA (pp. 1-10).
[C15] Liuwen Yu, Zichichi Mirko, Réka Markovich, Amro Najjar
Argumentation in Trust Services within a Blockchain Environment, in Proc. of the 33rd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC) and the 30th Belgian Dutch Conference on Machine Learning (BENELEARN). 10-12 November 2021, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (pp. 1-21).
[C14] Serena Luca, Zichichi Mirko, D'Angelo Gabriele, Ferretti Stefano
Simulation of Hybrid Edge Computing Architectures, in Proc. of the 2021 IEEE/ACM 25th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT). 27-29 September 2021, Valencia, Spain (pp. 1-8).
[C13] Zichichi Mirko, Serena Luca, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
Governing Decentralized Complex Queries Through a DAO, in Proc. of the Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT). 9-11 September 2021, Rome, Italy (pp. 1-6).
[C12] Serena Luca, Zichichi Mirko, D'Angelo Gabriele, Ferretti Stefano
Simulation of Dissemination Strategies on Temporal Networks, in Proc. of the 2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM), Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS). 19-22 July 2021, Fairfax, VA, USA (pp. 1-12).
[C11] Zichichi Mirko, Serena Luca, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
Towards Decentralized Complex Queries over Distributed Ledgers: a Data Marketplace Use-case, in Proc. of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN). 3rd International Workshop on Social (Media) Sensing. 19-22 July 2021, Athens, Greece (pp. 1-6).
[C10] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
MOVO: a dApp for DLT-based Smart Mobility, in Proc. of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN). 3rd International Workshop on Social (Media) Sensing. 19-22 July 2021, Athens, Greece (pp. 1-6).
[C9] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele, Rodríguez-Doncel Victor,
Personal Data Access Control Through Distributed Authorization, in Proc. of the 2020 IEEE 19th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA). November 2020, Boston, MA, USA (pp. 1-4).
[C8] Distefano Biagio, Pocher Nadia, Zichichi Mirko,
MOATcoin: Exploring Challenges and Legal Implications of Smart Contracts Through a Gamelike DApp Experiment, in Proc. of the 3rd Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (CryBlock), co-located with the 26th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom). September 25th, 2020, London, United Kingdom (pp. 1-6).
[C7] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
Are Distributed Ledger Technologies Ready for Intelligent Transportation Systems?, in Proc. of the 3rd Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (CryBlock), co-located with the 26th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom). September 25th, 2020, London, United Kingdom (pp. 1-6).
[C6] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
On the Efficiency of Decentralized File Storage for Personal Information Management Systems, in Proc. of the 25th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC). 2nd International Workshop on Social (Media) Sensing. July 2020, Rennes, France (pp. 1-6).
[C5] Zichichi Mirko, Contu Michele, Ferretti Stefano, Rodríguez-Doncel Victor,
Ensuring personal data anonymity in data marketplaces through sensing-as-a-service and distributed ledger, in Proc. of the 3nd Distributed Ledger Technologies Workshop (DLT2020), co-located with ITASEC 2020. February 2020, Ancona, Italy (pp. 1-16).
[C4] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
A Distributed Ledger Based Infrastructure for Smart Transportation System and Social Good, in Proc. of the 2020 IEEE 17th Annual Consumer Communications \& Networking Conference (CCNC). January 2020, Las Vegas, USA (pp. 1-6).
[C3] Zichichi Mirko,
Location Privacy and Inference in Online Social Networks, in Proc. of the Seventh JURIX 2019 Doctoral Consortium, co-located with the 32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX). December 2019, Madrid, Spain (pp. 1-10).
[C2] Zichichi Mirko, Rodriguez-Doncel Victor, Ferretti Stefano,
The use of Decentralized and Semantic Web Technologies for Personal Data Protection and Interoperability, in AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems XI-XII. JURIX 2019 Workshop. December 2019, Madrid, Spain (pp. 328-355).
[C1] Zichichi Mirko, Contu Michele, Ferretti Stefano, D'Angelo Gabriele,
LikeStarter: a Smart-contract based Social DAO for Crowdfunding, in Proc. of the IEEE INFOCOM 2019 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS). 2nd Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (CryBlock 2019). April 2019, Paris, France (pp. 313-318).

Theses

[MSc] Zichichi Mirko, Ferretti Stefano,
A Distributed Ledger based infrastructure for Intelligent Transportation Systems, University of Bologna. July 2019, Bologna, Italy.
[BSc] Zichichi Mirko, Cossentino Massimo, Sabatucci Luca, De Simone Giada,
Tecniche di Monitoring di Servizi per la Soddisfazione Parziale dei Requisiti, Università degli Studi di Palermo. October 2017, Palermo, Italy.

Projects

Zichichi Mirko,
[desp3d] The PhD Thesis Software Repository, A set of software modules that support the work behind the PhD thesis. May 2022.
Zichichi Mirko,
k-DaO, Implementation of a k-DAO in Ethereum that governs the exchange of data with an aggregator. May 2022.
Zichichi Mirko,
TruDaMul Smart Contracts, TruDaMul is a decentralized application that combines the use of Distributed Ledger Technologies and Decentralized File Storages, mostly for verifying the correct behavior of all the participants and to incentivize them in Data Mule-based communications. August 2021.
Zichichi Mirko,
Reference Software for ISO/IEC 21000-23 Smart Contracts for Media, Implementation of the standard specification composed of conversion modules, smart contracts, demo and APIs. July 2021.
Zichichi Mirko,
Hypercube DAO Contracts, Implementation of a DAO in Ethereum that governs a P2P network of nodes maintaining a Distributed Hash Table. May 2021.
Zichichi Mirko,
Intelligible Identity and Certificate, Implementation of the Intelligible models for verifying the authenticity of digital certificates and online identity assertions, namely Intelligible Identity and Intelligible Certificate, based on the use of DLTs, smart contracts and standards for mark-up and identification of legal documents. April 2021.
Zichichi Mirko,
Umbral-rs, Implementation of the Umbral threshold proxy re-encryption scheme, built with Rust taking as reference the Python version createdby the Umbral authors. September 2020.
Zichichi Mirko,
MPEG-21 Media Contract Ontology to Smart Contracts, Demo for the MPEG21 MCO to Smart Contract UPM Response to N19504, based on Ethereum Smart contracts. The transformation from an MCO contract into a smart contract is performed by considering payments as transactions and actions to be performed on IP entities in the form of assets, i.e. Non Fungible Tokens. September 2020.
Zichichi Mirko,
Personal Data Decentralized Access Control tests, Assessing the feasibility of lesser-used cryptographic methods in the field of access control, with particular attention to personal information. July 2020.
Zichichi Mirko, Contu Michele, Rak Richard
Capitalism 2.0, A Multichain application for reporting, verifying and monitoring environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact assessments. May 2020.
Zichichi Mirko,
IPFS-Sia Rio Buses, Collection of data and scripts regarding the evaluation of IPFS and Sia performances in a vehicular scenario. May 2020.
Zichichi Mirko, Biagio Distefano
MOATCoin, A smart contract that combines a variation of a standard ERC20 token with a voting contract. January 2020.
Zichichi Mirko,
IOTA Rio Buses, Collection of data and scripts regarding the evaluation of IOTA network performances in a vehicular scenario. October 2019.
Zichichi Mirko,
Movo, An android app prototype that allows to share vehicle data using IOTA and Ethereum Smart Contracts. July 2019.
Zichichi Mirko,
Mycropayments, A POC to use IOTA Masked Authenticated Messaging for Ethereum State Channels. June 2019.
Zichichi Mirko,
middleMAM, WebRTC channel supported by IOTA Masked Authentication Messaging. April 2019.
Zichichi Mirko, Contu Michele
LikeStarter, Blockchain-based decentralized platform that combines social interactions with crowdfunding mechanisms, allowing any user to raise funds while becoming popular in the social network. November 2018.
Zichichi Mirko,
i4canti, Agents model to study ideas influence between individuals. September 2018.

Resources

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