Publications by authors named "Guiomar Corral"

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An Integral Pedagogical Strategy for Teaching and Learning IoT Cybersecurity.

Sensors (Basel) 2020 Jul 17;20(14). Epub 2020 Jul 17.

Engineering Department, Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), La Salle, 08022 Barcelona, Spain.

Internet of Things (IoT) has become a fundamental content of any engineering program due to the emerging need of experts in this field. However, the complexity of technologies that interact in IoT environments and the amount of different professional profiles required to design, implement and manage IoT environments, considering cybersecurity as a must, has led to a huge challenge in the educational world. This paper proposes an integral pedagogical strategy for learning IoT cybersecurity structured in three different stages, in a higher education institution. These stages focus not only on the content about IoT and cybersecurity but also on the competencies to acquire, the most suitable learning methodologies and the expected learning outcomes. The association of these concepts in each stage is detailed. Examples of courses are explained, the related competencies and learning outcomes are specified, and the contents and methodologies to achieve the expected results are described. An analysis of student results and stakeholder evaluations is provided to verify if the pedagogical strategy proposed is suitable. Furthermore, students' feedback is included to corroborate the innovation, the suitability of the acquired skills, and the overall student satisfaction with the related courses and consequently with the proposed IoT cybersecurity pedagogical strategy.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20143970DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7411857PMC
July 2020

Prototyping a Web-of-Energy Architecture for Smart Integration of Sensor Networks in Smart Grids Domain.

Sensors (Basel) 2018 Jan 30;18(2). Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Engineering Department, Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), La Salle, 08022 Barcelona, Spain.

Sensor networks and the Internet of Things have driven the evolution of traditional electric power distribution networks towards a new paradigm referred to as Smart Grid. However, the different elements that compose the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) layer of a Smart Grid are usually conceived as isolated systems that typically result in rigid hardware architectures which are hard to interoperate, manage, and to adapt to new situations. If the Smart Grid paradigm has to be presented as a solution to the demand for distributed and intelligent energy management system, it is necessary to deploy innovative IT infrastructures to support these smart functions. One of the main issues of Smart Grids is the heterogeneity of communication protocols used by the smart sensor devices that integrate them. The use of the concept of the Web of Things is proposed in this work to tackle this problem. More specifically, the implementation of a Smart Grid's Web of Things, coined as the Web of Energy is introduced. The purpose of this paper is to propose the usage of Web of Energy by means of the Actor Model paradigm to address the latent deployment and management limitations of Smart Grids. Smart Grid designers can use the Actor Model as a design model for an infrastructure that supports the intelligent functions demanded and is capable of grouping and converting the heterogeneity of traditional infrastructures into the homogeneity feature of the Web of Things. Conducted experimentations endorse the feasibility of this solution and encourage practitioners to point their efforts in this direction.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s18020400DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5855060PMC
January 2018

DERMA: a melanoma diagnosis platform based on collaborative multilabel analog reasoning.

ScientificWorldJournal 2014 21;2014:351518. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Clinic Hospital, Rosselló 149, 08036 Barcelona, Spain.

The number of melanoma cancer-related death has increased over the last few years due to the new solar habits. Early diagnosis has become the best prevention method. This work presents a melanoma diagnosis architecture based on the collaboration of several multilabel case-based reasoning subsystems called DERMA. The system has to face up several challenges that include data characterization, pattern matching, reliable diagnosis, and self-explanation capabilities. Experiments using subsystems specialized in confocal and dermoscopy images have provided promising results for helping experts to assess melanoma diagnosis.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3918694PMC
December 2014
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