Extended Abstract Posters and Student Research Competition 


   Poster Session for Extended Abstracts


  • Revisiting Minimum Cost Reliable Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Gentian Jakllari (University of California,Riverside, US); Stephan Eidenbenz (Los Alamos National Laboratory, US); Nicolas Hengartner (Los Alamos National Laboratory, US); Srikanth Krishnamurthy (University of California, Riverside, US); Michalis Faloutsos (University of California Riverside, US)

  • Practical Network Coding in Wireless Networks
    Qunfeng Dong (University of Wisconsin - Madison, US); Jianming Wu (University of Wisconsin - Madison, US); Wenjun Hu (University of Cambridge, UK); Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge, UK)

  • SecNav: Secure Broadcast Localization and Time Synchronization in Wireless Networks
    Kasper Rasmussen (ETH Zurich, CH); Srdjan Capkun (ETH Zurich, CH); Mario Cagalj (FESB, University of Split, HR)

  • Real-Time Implications of Multiple Transmission Rates in Wireless Networks
    Vartika Bhandari (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US); Vivek Raghunathan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US); Bach Bui (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US); Marco Caccamo (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US)

  • Towards context-aware wireless spectrum agility
    Ashwini Kumar (University of Michigan, US); Kang G. Shin (University of Michigan, US)

  • Altruistic Cooperation for Energy-Efficient Multi-Channel MAC Protocols
    Tie Luo (National University of Singapore, SG); Mehul Motani (National University of Singapore, SG); Vikram Srinivasan (National University of Singapore, SG)

  • Self-healing, Multi-radio Wireless Mesh Networks
    Kyu-Han Kim (University of Michigan, US); Kang G. Shin (University of Michigan, US)

  • Superposition Coding for Wireless Mesh Networks
    Li (Erran) Li (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, US); Ramachandran Ramjee (Microsoft Research, IN); Harish Viswanathan (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, US); Yanjun Sun (Rice University, US); Jingpu Shi (Rice University, US); Richard Alimi (Yale University, US); Yang Richard Yang (Yale University, US)

  • Authentication on the Edge: Distributed Authentication for a Global Open Wi-Fi Network
    Nathanael Thompson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US); Haiyun Luo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US); Petros Zerfos (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, DE); Jatinder Singh (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, DE); Zuoning Yin (University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US)

  • Mining Behavioral Groups in Large Wireless LANs
    Wei-jen Hsu (University of Florida, US); Debojyoti Dutta (University of Southern California, US); Ahmed Helmy (University of Florida, US)

  • Interference Mitigation in Wireless LANs using Speculative Scheduling
    Nabeel Ahmed (University of Waterloo, CA); Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, US); Srinivasan Keshav (University of Waterloo, CA); Arunesh Mishra (University of Wisconsin, US); Konstantina Papagiannaki (Intel Research, US); Vivek Shrivastava (University of Wisconsin-Madison, US)

  • Cross-layer Jamming Detection in Wireless Broadcast Networks
    Jerry Chiang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US); Yih-Chun Hu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US)

  • Understanding the Effect of Access Point Density on Wireless LAN Performance
    Mesut Ali Ergin (Rutgers University, US); Kishore Ramachandran (Rutgers University, US); Marco Gruteser (Rutgers University, US)

  • Channel-aware Rate Adaptation via Reciprocity
    Glenn Judd (Carnegie Mellon University, US); Peter Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon University, US); Xiaohui Wang (Carnegie Mellon University, US)

   Student Poster Session and Research Competition

Undergraduate Category

  • A Measurement Study and Characterization of a Downtown-Wide Commercial Wireless Mesh Network.
    P. Luell, S. Wong, A. Mishra and S. Banerjee

Graduate Category

  • Mobi-Herald: Alert Propagation in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    Y.Huang, W. He, K. Nahrstedt and W. Lee

  • Heterogeneous Multi-Channel Wireless Networks: Routing and Link Layer Protocols
    V. Bhandari and N. H. Vaidya

  • Explosions in Pocket Switched Networks
    V. Erramilli, A. Chaintreau, M. Crovella and C. Diot

  • Exploiting Environmental Properties for Wireless Localization
    S. Chen, Y. Chen and W. Trappe

  • Super-diffusive Behavior of Mobile Nodes from GPS Traces
    S. Kim, C. Lee and D. Eun

  • QMesh: a QoS Mesh Network with Mobility Support
    E. Bortnikov, T. Kol and A. Vaisman

  • TraNS: Realistic Joint Traffic and Network Simulator for VANETS
    M. Piorkowski, M. Raya, A. Lugo, P. Papdimitratos, M. Grossglauser and J. Hubaux

  • Gender-based Feature Analysis in Campus-wide WLANs
    U. Kumar, N. Yadav and A. Helmy

  • Resisting Traffic Analysis in MANETs without a Network-Wide Anonymity Protocol
    C. Gray, J. Byrnes and S. Nelakuditi

  • A Call to Arms: It's time for REAL mobility models
    C. Walsh, A. Doci and T. Camp

  • Profile-Cast: Behavior-Aware Mobile Networking
    W. Hsu, D. Dutta and A. Helmy

  • On the Feasibility of High-power Radios in Sensor Networks
    M. Bakht, C. Sengul, A. Harris III, T. Abdelzaher and R. Kravets

  • An Energy-Efficient Fault-Tolerant Monitoring System for Wireless Sensor Networks
    C. Liu and G. Cao

  • Deconstructing Wireless Errors: Collision or 'Bad' Channel?
    S. Rayanchu, D. Agrawal, A. Mishra and S. Banerjee

  • UnChannelize the Channels in WLAN
    Y. Yuan, P. Bahl, R. Chandra, T. Moscibroda and Y. Wu



The ACM Student Research Competition held at MobiCom 2007 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. We expect that two page descriptions of selected posters will be published in ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R). The top three winners from each category will receive plaques with their names engraved and the prizes of $500, $300 and $200, respectively.

Winners also automatically advance 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.

  Submission Requirements - Submissions are now closed 

The submission (a pdf file) for the student poster session and the research competition should be an extended abstract of length at most TWO pages, including all figures and references. The extended abstract must include the names of the authors, affiliations and email addresses. Please email the pdf file to both the Co-chairs (Paolo Penna -- paolo.pennagmail.com and S. S. Ravi -- ravics.albany.edu).

When the extended abstract is sent, the following information should also be provided.

    (a) In the body of your email message, please indicate whether you want your submission to be considered for the Student Research Competition.

    (b) Please indicate whether each student author is an undergraduate or a graduate student. Note that if any of the authors is a graduate student, then the submission will be considered under the graduate category.

The two page extended abstract (as a pdf file) and the information mentioned in items (a) and (b) above are the only things that are needed by the deadline of June 29, 2007.

All submissions will be reviewed by a committee. If your submission is selected for the student poster session, you will receive information regarding the size of the poster board etc. so that you can prepare a poster for the student poster session.

A subset of the posters selected for the student poster session will be entered into the Student Research Competition (SRC). The committee will evaluate the SRC poster presentations, with the additional criteria of oral and visual clarity, and select 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 will finally vote and rank the finalists. The winners will be announced at the conference banquet.

Please note that if your poster is selected for the research competition, you will need to attend the conference. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will also be required to make a presentation. 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" are likely to 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 

Stephan Eidenbenz
Michalis Faloutsos
Wendi Heinzelman
Thomas Kunz
Thomas Moscibroda
Ioanis Nikolaidis
Paolo Penna
S. S. Ravi
Paolo Santi

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
University of California Riverside, USA
University of Rochester, USA
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Microsoft Research, USA
University of Alberta, Canada
University of Salerno, Italy
University at Albany - SUNY, USA
CNR, Italy


Paolo Penna (University of Salerno, Italy) paolo.pennagmail.com
S. S. Ravi (University at Albany - SUNY, USA) ravics.albany.edu






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