prof. dr. sc. Ivana Podnar Žarko

Full professor, Department of Telecommunications

Function: Research Support Centre Manager, Department of Telecommunications

Location:
Public phone number:
6129-761
Internal phone number:
261

Evaluation of selected technologies for the implementation of meter data management system

Krivić, Petar ; Guberović, Emanuel ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Čavrak, Igor
2020.
IoT '20: The 10th International Conference on the Internet of Things

Demystifying Distributed Ledger Technologies: Limits, Challenges and Potentials in the Energy Sector

Hrga, Alen ; Capuder, Tomislav ; Podnar Zarko, Ivana
2020.
IEEE Access

The symbIoTe Solution for Semantic and Syntactic Interoperability of Cloud-based IoT Platforms

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Mueller, Szymon ; Płociennik, Marcin ; Rajtar, Tomasz ; Jacoby, Michael ; Pardi, Matteo ; Insolvibile, Gianluca ; Glykantzis, Vasileios ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Kušek, Mario ; Soursos, Sergios
2019.
2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS)

Technical Analysis of an Initial Coin Offering

Hrga, Alen ; Benčić, Federico Matteo ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2019.
2019 15th International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL)

Aurora: a robust and trustless verification and synchronization algorithm for distributed ledgers

Benčić, Federico Matteo ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Hrga, Alen
2019.
2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain

DL-Tags: DLT and Smart Tags for decentralized, privacy-preserving and verifiable supply chain management

Benčić, Federico Matteo ; Skočir, Pavle ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2019.
IEEE access

A Regulatory View on Smart City Services

Weber, Mario ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2019.
Sensors

Distributed Ledger Technology: Blockchain Compared to Directed Acyclic Graph

Bencic, Federico Matteo ; Podnar Zarko, Ivana
2018.
2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)

Interoperable IoT Solutions in Agriculture

Ježić, Gordan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2018.
AgroARCA - Pametna poljoprivreda - upotreba novih tehnologija u poljoprivredi

Collaboration Mechanisms for IoT Platform Federations Fostering Organizational Interoperability

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Yuste, Joaquin Iranzo ; Ruggenthaler, Christoph ; Sanchez Murillo, Jose Antonio ; Garcia, Jo˜ao ; Skočir, Pavle ; Soursos, Sergios
2018.
2018 IEEE Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS)

Interoperability and Decentralization as Key Technologies for Future Smart Urban Environments

Plociennik, Marcin ; Drobics, Mario ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Katsaros, Konstantinos ; Soursos, Sergios ; Gojmerac, Ivan
2018.
2018 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)

Autonomous data acquisition in the hierarchical edge-based MCS ecosystem

Marjanović, Martina ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2018.
2018 IEEE 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2018)

Distributed Ledger Technology: Blockchain Compared to Directed Acyclic Graph

Bencic, Federico Matteo ; Podnar Zarko, Ivana
2018.
2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)

Edge computing architecture for mobile crowdsensing

Marjanović, Martina ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ;
2018.
IEEE Access

Air and Noise Pollution Monitoring in the City of Zagreb by Using Mobile Crowdsensing

Marjanović, Martina ; Grubeša, Sanja ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2017.
25th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2017)

Modeling Aggregate Input Load of Interoperable Smart City Services

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Marjanović, Martina ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2017.
The 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems

Approaches to Fuse Fixed and Mobile Air Quality Sensors

Dünnebeil, Gerhard ; Marjanović, Martina ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2017.
International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems

Towards an IoT Framework for Semantic and Organizational Interoperability

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Soursos, Sergios ; Gojmerac, Ivan ; Garrido Ostermann, Elena ; Insolvibile, Gianluca ; Plociennik, Marcin ; Reichl, Peter ; Bianchi, Giuseppe ;
2017.
1st Global IoT Summit

Adaptable secure communication for the Cloud of Things

Vasić, Valter ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Mikuc, Miljenko ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2017.
Software : practice & experience

Extended Abstract: Energy-efficient Mobile Crowd Sensing for the Internet of Things

Marjanović, Martina ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2016.
24th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks

Bridging IoT islands: the symbIoTe project

Gojmerac, Ivan ; Reichl, Peter ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Soursos, Sergios
2016.
E&I. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Semantic interoperability in IoT-based automation infrastructures

Herzog, Reinhard ; Jacoby, Michael ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2016.
AT-Automatisierungstechnik

IoT Platforms Initiative

Kubler, Sylvain ; Främling, Kary ; Zaslavsky, Arkady ; Doukas, Charalampos ; Olivares, Eneko ; Fortino, Giancarlo ; Palau, Carlos E. ; Soursos, Sergios ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Fang, Yiwei ; Krčo, Srdjan ; Heinz, Christopher ; Grimm, Christoph ; Broering, Arne ; Mitić, Jelena ; Olstedt, Kathleen ; Vermesan, Ovidiu
2016.

Towards the Cross-Domain Interoperability of IoT Platforms

Soursos, Sergios ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Zwickl, Patrick ; Gojmerac, Ivan ; Bianchi, Giuseppe ; Carrozzo, Gino
2016.
2016 European Conference on Networks and Communications

A Mobile Crowd Sensing Ecosystem Enabled by CUPUS: Cloud-based Publish/Subscribe Middleware for the Internet of Things

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Marjanović, Martina ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2016.
Future generation computer systems

Energy-aware and quality-driven sensor management for green mobile crowd sensing

Marjanović, Martina ; Skorin-Kapov, Lea ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2016.
Journal of network and computer applications

Comparison of the CUPUS middleware and MQTT protocol for smart city services

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Marjanović, Martina ; Skočir, Pavle ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2015.
The 13th International Conference on Telecommunications

A High Throughput Processing Engine for Taxi- Generated Data Streams

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Marjanović, MArtina ; Skočir, Pavle ; Ježić, Gordan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2015.
The 9th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems

Real Time Analysis of Sensor Data for the Internet of Things by means of Clustering and Event Processing

Hromic, Hugo ; Serrano, Martin ; Hayes, Conor ; Antonic, Aleksandar ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Le Phuoc, Danh ; Decker, Stefan
2015.
2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2015)

OpenIoT: Open Source Internet-of-Things in the Cloud

Soldatos, John ; Kefalakis, Nikos ; Hauswirth, Manfred ; Serrano, Martin ; Calbimonte, Jean-Paul ; Riahi, Mehdi ; Aberer, Karl ; Jayaraman, Prem Prakash ; Zaslavsky, Arkady ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Skorin-Kapov, Lea ; Herzog, Reinhard
2015.
Lecture notes in computer science

The OpenIoT Approach to Sensor Mobility with Quality-Driven Data Acquisition Management

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Marjanović, Martina ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Skorin- Kapov, Lea
2015.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9001

Time- and Space-Efficient Sliding Window Top-k Query Processing

Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Aberer, Karl
2015.
ACM transactions on database systems

Tuning Machine Learning Algorithms for Content- Based Movie Recommendation

Brbić, Maria ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2015.
Intelligent Decision Technologies: An International Journal

Networked mobile sensors serving citizens

Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2014.
KOM 2014 - Konferencija o elektroničkim komunikacijskim tehnologijama i normama u informatici

OpenIoT: An open-source platform for the Internet of Things

Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Skorin- Kapov, Lea ; Bilas, Vedran
2014.
CASE 23

Urban Crowd Sensing Demonstrator: Sense the Zagreb Air

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Bilas, Vedran ; Marjanović, Martina ; Matijašević, Maja ; Oletić, Dinko ; Pavelić, Marko ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Skorin-Kapov, Lea
2014.
22th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2014)

Energy Efficient and Quality-Driven Continuous Sensor Management for Mobile IoT Applications

Skorin-Kapov, Lea ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Marjanović, Martina ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2014.
10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Mobile Publish/Subscribe System for Intelligent Transport Systems over a Cloud Environment

Nasim, Robayet ; Kassler, Andreas J. ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Antonić, Aleksandar
2014.
The International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC 2014)

A Mobile Crowdsensing Ecosystem Enabled by a Cloud- based Publish/Subscribe Middleware

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Rožanković, Kristijan ; Marjanović, Martina ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ;
2014.
The 2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud

IoT Data Management Methods and Optimisation Algorithms for Mobile Publish/Subscribe Services in Cloud Environments

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Serrano, Martin ; Hauswirth, Manfred
2014.
European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’2014)

Top-k/w publish/subscribe : A publish/subscribe model for continuous top-k processing over data streams

Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Aberer, Karl
2014.
Information systems

Publish/Subscribe Middleware for Energy-Efficient Mobile Crowdsensing

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Antonić, Aleksandar ; Pripužić, Krešimir
2013.
1st International Workshop on Pervasive Urban Crowdsensing Architecture and Applications (PUCAA), collocated with with Ubicomp 2013

Inferring Presence Status on Smartphones: The Big Data Perspective

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Jakobović, Domagoj
2013.
IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2013

Building an IPTV VoD Recommender System: An Experience Report

Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Podobnik, Vedran ; Lovrek, Ignac ; Čavka, Marko ; Petković, Ivan ; Stulić, Petra ; Gojčeta, Mario
2013.
12th International Conference on Telecommunications

The development of science and high education in the area of telecommunications and informatics in Croatia

Sinković, Vjekoslav ; Kos, Mladen ; Lovrek, Ignac ; Mikac, Branko ; Matijašević, Maja ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Kušek, Mario
2012.
MIPRO 2012, 35. međunarodni skup

Search engines: technology, challenges and delusions

Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2012.
MIPRO 2013, 35. međunarodni skup

Recommendation of YouTube Videos

Brbić, Maria ; Rožić, Eugen ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2012.
35th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics

Follow me! — A rich presence application for smartphones

Antonić, Aleksandar ; Slivar, Ivan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2012.
20th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM)

A Hybrid Approach to News Recommendation

Rožanković, Kristijan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2012.
MIPRO 2012, Savjetovanje CTI - Telekomunikacije i informacije

Regulatory Aspects of Internet Television

Kasipović, Igor ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2012.
MIPRO 2012, Savjetovanje CTI - Telekomunikacije i informacije

Presence@FER: An Ecosystem for Rich Presence

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Kušek, Mario ; Pripužić, Krešimir ; Antonić, Aleksandar
2011.
11th International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL 2011)

Distributed Processing of Continuous Sliding-Window k-NN Queries for Data Stream Filtering

Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Aberer, Karl
2011.
World wide web-internet and web information systems

Towards Consolidated Presence

Hauswirth, Manfred ; Euzenat, Jerome ; Friel, Owen ; Griffin, Keith ; Hession, Pat ; Jennings, Brendan ; Groza, Tudor ; Handschuh, Siegfried ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Polleres, Axel ; Zimmermann, Antoine
2010.
6th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom 2010)

Query-Driven Indexing for Scalable Peer-to-Peer Text Retrieval

Skobeltsyn, Gleb ; Luu, Toan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin ; Aberer, Karl
2009.
Future Generation Computer Systems

AlvisP2P: scalable peer-to-peer text retrieval in a structured P2P network

Luu, Toan ; Skobeltsyn, Gleb ; Klemm, Fabius ; Puh, Maroje ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin ; Aberer, Karl
2008.
Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB)

Scalable Content-Based Ranking in P2P Information Retrieval

Puh, Maroje ; Luu, Toan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin
2008.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Top-k/w Publish/Subscribe: Finding k Most Relevant Publications in Sliding Time Window w

Pripužić, Krešimir ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Aberer, Karl
2008.
The 2nd International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS)

Workshop on large-scale distributed systems for information retrieval

Junqueira, Flavio ; Plachouras, Vassilis ; Silvestri, Fabrizio ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana
2007.

Web Text Retrieval with a P2P Query-Driven Index

Skobeltsyn, Gleb ; Luu, Toan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin ; Aberer, Karl
2007.
SIGIR '07: 30th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval

Query-Driven Indexing for Scalable Peer-to-Peer Text Retrieval

Skobeltsyn, Gleb ; Luu, Toan ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin ; Aberer, Karl
2007.
Infoscale: the Second International Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Query-Driven Indexing for Peer-to-Peer Text Retrieval

Skobeltsyn, Gleb ; Luu, Toan ; Podnar Zarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin ; Aberer, Karl
2007.
16th International World Wide Web Conference

The CIKM 2006 Workshop on Information Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Networks

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Silvestri, Fabrizio
2007.

Deliverable 4.2: ALVIS Peers: Prototype for Distributed Retrieval

Luu, Toan ; Klemm, Fabius ; Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin ; Aberer, Karl
2006.

Report on abstract model and P2P protocols

Podnar Žarko, Ivana ; Rajman, Martin ; Luu, Toan ; Klemm, Fabius ; Aberer, Karl
2006.

Podnar Žarko, Ivana; Mueller, Szymon; Płociennik, Marcin; Rajtar, Tomasz; Jacoby, Michael; Pardi, Matteo; Insolvibile, Gianluca; Glykantzis, Vasileios; Antonić, Aleksandar; Kušek, Mario; Soursos, Sergios The symbIoTe Solution for Semantic and Syntactic Interoperability of Cloud-based IoT Platforms // Proc. 2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) Aarhus, Denmark, 2019. pp. 1-6 doi:10.1109/GIOTS.2019.8766420
(best paper award)

Benčić, Federico Matteo; Skočir, Pavle; Podnar Žarko, Ivana. DL-Tags: DLT and Smart Tags for decentralized, privacy-preserving and verifiable supply chain management. // IEEE Access. 7 (2019) , 1; 46198-46209 (journal article).

Benčić, Federico Matteo; Podnar Žarko, Ivana; Hrga, Alen.  Aurora: a robust and trustless verification and synchronization algorithm for distributed ledgers // 2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain Atlanta, USA, 2019. pp. 1-7

Marjanović, Martina; Antonić, Aleksandar; Podnar Žarko, Ivana; Edge computing architecture for mobile crowdsensing // IEEE Access, 6 (2018), 1; 10662-10674 doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2799707 (journal article).

Pripužić, Krešimir; Podnar Žarko, Ivana; Aberer Karl. Time and Space Efficient Sliding Window Top-k Query Processing. // ACM transactions on database systems 40 (2015) , 1; 1-44

Biography

Ivana Podnar Žarko is Full Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (UNIZG-FER) where she teaches courses on distributed information systems and Internet of Things. She received her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from UNIZG-FER, in 1996, 1999 and 2004, respectively.

She is affiliated with the Department of Telecommunications at UNIZG-FER from 1997. She was a guest researcher and research associate at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. She was promoted to Full Professor in December 2017 and currecntly leads UNIZG-FER's Internet of Things Laboratory.

Prof. Žarko has participated in 9 research projects in the last 5 years funded by national and EU funds and was the Technical Manager of the H2020 project symbIoTe: Symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments (2016-2018). She is currently leading two national projects: IoT-Field funded by European Structural and Investment Funds, and IoT4us funded by Croatian Science Foundation. She is also participating as a researcher in the Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems, which is the first national center of excellence in the field of technical sciences in Croatia.

She has co-authored more than 70 scientific journal and conference papers in the area of large-scale distributed systems, IoT, and Big data processing. Recently she focuses on research problems related to IoT interoperability and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). She has served as a program committee member for many international conferences and workshops (e.g., IEEE Globecom, IEEE 5G World Forum, Global IoT Summit, IEEE ICC) and is co-organizing a series of research workshops Int. Workshop on Interoperability and Open Source Solutions for the IoT (InterOSS-IoT) from 2014. She was a track chair of the 19th Annual IEEE/ACM Int. Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2019) and member of the editorial board of Automatika: Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications since 2016.

Prof. Ivana Podnar Žarko is a member of IEEE and was the Chapter Chair of IEEE Communications Society, Croatia Chapter (2011-2014). She has received an award for engineering excellence from the IEEE Croatia Section in 2013 and the Science Award of UNIZG-FER’s in 2020 for outstanding achievements in research and innovation in the last 5 years.

Teaching duties

University undergraduate

University graduate

Postgraduate doctoral study programme

Postgraduate spec. study

Competences

  • Computers and information processing
    Edge computing Big Data applications Distributed computing Collaborative work Crowdsourcing Distributed information systems Publish-subscribe
  • Computational and artificial intelligence
    Context awareness Cooperative systems
  • Communications technology
    Overlay networks Peer-to-peer computing Crowdsourcing Internet of Things

Personal data

Graduation year:
1996.
mr.sc. graduation year:
1999.
PhD graduation year:
2004.
Employed in this institution since:
1997.

List of select projects

symbIoTe:  Symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments, H2020 RIA project H2020-ICT-2015, no. 688156, (01/2016-12/2018), Role in project: Technical Manager.

OpenIoT: Open Source Solution for the Internet of Things into the Cloud, FP7 project ICT-2011.1.3, no. 287305, (06/2013-02/2015), Role in project: leader of the FER research team in project.

HUTS: Human-centric Communications in Smart Networks - research project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (10/2014–09/2017). Role in project: researcher.

ACROSS: Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems - FP7-REGPOT project (2013-2014). Role in project: researcher.