Student Research Competition 




  • Improving Location Services with Prediction
    Jeremy Powell and Tracy Camp (Colorado School of Mines, US)
  • Opportunistic Bandwidth Allocation with SDR
    Michael Ford, Benjamin Olsen, and Haiyun Luo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US)
  • Progress Routing: An Efficient, Beacon-Less Geographic Routing Protocol
    Ed Krohne and Tracy Camp (Colorado School of Mines, US)


  • Achieving Generic Asymmetric Sensing Architecture
    Yu Gu and Tian He (University of Minnesota Twin Cities, US)
  • Deflect: Interference-aware Fast Path Adaptation in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Vishnu Navda (Stony Brook University, US), Samrat Ganguly (NEC Labs, US), and Samir Das (Stony Brook University, US)
  • Energy-Efficient Frame Dropping Policies for Multimedia
    Robin Snader, Albert F. Harris III, and Robin Kravets (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US)
  • Geographic Forwarding and Adaptive Load Balancing in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Paolo Casari (University of Padova, Italy), Michele Nati, Chiara Petrioli (Rome University °∞La Sapienza°±, Italy), and Michele Zorzi (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Hybrid Sensor and Mesh Networks
    Gaurav Sharma (Purdue University, US), Ravi R. Mazumdar (University of Waterloo, Canada), and Ness B. Shroff (Purdue University, US)
  • Managing Delay and Jitter through Multi-Hop Path-Aware Distributed Transmission Scheduling
    Justin Yackoski and Chien-Chung Shen (University of Delaware, US)
  • Mitigating the Gateway Bottleneck via Transparent Cooperative Caching in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Saumitra M. Das, Himabindu Pucha, and Y. Charlie Hu (Purdue University, US)
  • Obfuscating Temporal Context of Sensor Data by Coalescing at Source
    Abhishek Ray Chaudhuri and Amiya Bhattacharya (New Mexico State University, US)
  • On the (In)Feasibility of Fine Grained Transmit Power Control
    Vivek Shrivastava, Dheeraj Agarwal, Arunesh Mishra, Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin Madison, US), and Tamer Nadeem (Siemens Corporate Research, US)
  • Structures of User Association Patterns in WLAN
    Wei-jen Hsu, Debojyoti Dutta, and Ahmed Helmy (University of Southern California, US)
  • Traffic-Aware Channel Assignment in Wireless LANs
    Eric Rozner, Yogita Mehta (University of Texas at Austin, US), Aditya Akella (University of Wisconsin Madison), Lili Qiu (University of Texas at Austin, US)
Regular Student Posters
  • CAESAR: an Urban Location Service for VANETs
    Francesco Giudici (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • Cross-Layer Protocol Design for Delay/Fault-Tolerant Mobile Sensor Networks (DFT-MSN)
    Yu Wang (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, US), Feng Lin (Sichuan University, China), and Hongyi Wu (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, US)
  • PAN-on-Demand: Self-organizing wireless networks for mobile power management
    Manish Anand and Jason Flinn (University of Michigan, US)
  • Secure Multicast Routing in Wireless Networks
    Reza Curtmola (John Hopkins University, US) and Cristina Nita-Rotaru (Purdue University, US)
  • SMOCK: A Scalable Method of Cryptographic Key Management in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    Wenbo He, Ying Huang, Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US), Whay c. Lee (Motorola Labs, US)
  • The feasibility of leveraging a power save protocol to improve performance in ad hoc networks
    Laura Marie Feeney and Christian Rohner (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • TRAC: An Architecture for Real-Time Dissemination of Vehicular Traffic Information
    Shravan Rayanchu, Sulabh Agrawal, Arunesh Mishra, Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin Madison, US), S. Ganguly (NEC Labs, US)


The undergraduate SRC submission deadline has been extended to August 25, 2006.

Yaling Yang, the winner of the Student Research Competition at MobiCom '05, placed 2nd in this year's ACM SRC Grand Final. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her advisor is Prof. Robin Kravets.


The ACM Student Research Competition (sponsored by Microsoft Research) held at MobiCom 2006 will consist of two categories: undergraduate and graduate. Students whose submissions are accepted by the SRC committee will receive up to $500 for their conference travel, depending on need and eligibility. Selected abstracts will be published at ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, Special Section on MobiCom'06 posters. The top three winners from each category will receive plaques with their names engraved and the prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

Winners are also automatically advanced to the ACM SRC Grand Finals to compete with the winners from other ACM SIG conferences. The winners of the Grand Finals will be recognized at the annual ACM Awards Banquet.


SRC submissions should describe recent research conducted primarily by students or a recent development that involves a substantial amount of work achieved primarily by students. Research and development projects that fall in the general area of wireless networking and mobile computing are acceptable. Please refer to the MobiCom CFP for a detailed list of interest areas. Each submission should include the authors' names, affiliations, email addresses, research advisors' names, ACM student member number, SRC category (undergraduate or graduate), and an extended abstract. Note that if any member of the team is a graduate student the submission must be classified into the graduate category. The extended abstract should be formatted the same way as other regular student poster submissions.

The submissions are first reviewed by the SRC committee. Based on their research quality and significance, the SRC committee accepts SRC candidates to enter the first round of competition during the poster session at the conference. The SRC committee then evaluates the SRC poster presentations, with the additional criteria of oral and visual clarity, and selects three finalists from each category. Each finalist will give a formal presentation, in the same style as the regular conference paper presentations. The SRC committee finally votes and ranks the finalists. The winners will be announced at the conference banquet.

   To Participate 

Complete a submission to the Student Poster Program by June 30, 2006 August 25, 2006, and indicate that you would like to participate in the SRC. Candidates accepted by the SRC committee should be prepared to attend the poster session and, if selected for further competition, give a formal presentation about their research at the conference. Current ACM student membership and student status as of the submission deadline are required for the lead student.


  1. Will the $500, $300, $200 received by the winners in each of the two categories be *in addition* to the $500 travel grant?

    A: Yes, the cash prizes are in addition to the travel grants. Travel grants are awarded to all accepted SRC poster presenters, but prizes are only awarded to the top three from each category.

  2. Is the submission of "extended abstracts" a "dual-submission" to the Student Poster Program?

    A: Yes, SRC posters are considered parts of the Student Poster Program. However, there will be regular student posters that do not compete in SRC.

  3. How will a candidate know he/she has won the $500 conference travel grant, and then to attend the conference using the $500?

    A: We will send out the notification of the acceptance to the SRC program around the end of July. The travel grant checks will be distributed at the conference.

  4. "Selected abstracts" will be published in MC2R; but are these the winners of the first round (or the finalists)?

    A: Not exactly. We usually publish more poster abstracts than the SRC finalists, depending on the quality of the student posters and the page budget from MC2R. We select poster abstracts from the pool of all student posters, including both SRC posters and regular student posters.

  5. I am a PhD student. Can I participate?

    A: Yes, as a PhD student you qualify for the graduate students category.

  6. Is the ACM student membership required for SRC?

    A: Yes, the lead author of an SRC submission must be a student with ACM membership. If the student is not an ACM member yet, he/she can join ACM before the submission deadline to be eligible. ACM membership is not required for regular student poster submissions.

   SRC Committee 

Victor Bahl
Khaled Boussetta
Anjum Farooq
Sneha Kasera
Tom La Port
Sung-Ju Lee
Mark Lewin
Baochun Li
Haiyun Luo
Songwu Lu
Dario Maggiorini
Elena Pagani
Oriana Riva

Microsoft Research, USA
Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin, France
Telcordia Tech., USA
University of Utah, USA
Penn State University, USA
HP Labs, USA
Microsoft Research, USA
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
University of California at Los Angeles, USA
University of Milano, Italy
Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
University of Helsinki, Finland


Baochun Li, University of Toronto,
Haiyun Luo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Dario Maggiorini, University of Milano,






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