Demos and Exhibits 


The following demos were presented at MobiCom 2008:

  • Ad Hoc Social Networking using MAND,
    Patrick Stuedi, Oriana Riva, and Gustavo Alonso (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

  • An Agile Radio Framework for Unmanaged Wireless Environments,
    Zhou Wang (European Microsoft Innovation Center, Germany); Thomas Moscibroda and Ranveer Chandra (Mircosoft Research, USA); Alain Gefflaut and Andreas Steinmetzler (European Microsoft Innovation Center, Germany); and Victor Bahl (Mircosoft Research, USA)

  • Continuous Monitoring of Wide-Area Wireless Networks: Data Collection and Visualization,
    Justin Ormont, Jordan Walker, and Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA)

  • Cross-Layer Rate Adaptation using WARP,
    Joseph Camp, Ahmed Khattab, Chris Hunter, Patrick Murphy, Ashu Sabharwal, and Edward W. Knightly (Rice University, USA)

  • A Demonstration of Video over a Cooperative PHY layer Protocol,
    Shashi Raj Singh, Thanasis Korakis, Pei Liu, and Shivendra S. Panwar (Polytechnic Institute of NYU, USA); and Akhtar Siddiqui (IIT Kanpur, India)

  • DT-Talkie: Push-to-Talk in Challenged Networks,
    Md. Tarikul Islam (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

  • Energy-Efficient Wireless Communication based on Directional Transmission from Mobile Access,
    Hasan Dumanli and Lin Zhong (Rice University, USA)
    Student Demo Competition Finalist

  • Evolution: A Dynamic TDMA MAC for Multi-Hop Wireless Networks Implemented on the FreeMAC Framework,
    Ashish Sharma, Elizabeth M. Belding (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

  • GAnGS: Gather, Authenticate 'n Group Security,
    Ahren Studer, Jonathan M. McCune, Cynthia Kuo, and Adrian Perrig (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); Chia-Hsin Chen, Bo-Yin Yang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan); Yan-Hao Lai (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan); and Tzong-Chen Wu (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)

  • A General Framework for Data Dissemination Simulation for Real World Scenarios,
    Emmanuel Muller, Philipp Kranen, Michael Nett, Felix Reidl, Thomas Seidl (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

  • HyberLoc: Demonstrating Secure Localization in Hybrid Sensor Networks,
    Mohamed Adel, Mohamed Ibrahim, Karim Abulmakarem, Moustafa Youssef (Nile University, Egypt); and Mohamed Eltoweissy (Virginia Tech, USA)

  • Intrusion Detection in Tactical Multi-Hop Networks,
    Nils Aschenbruck and Elmar Gerhards-Padilla (University of Bonn, Germany); and Marko Jahnke, Gabriel Klein, and Alexander Wenzel (FGAN-FKIE, Germany)

  • Mobile Opportunistic Video-on-Demand: Enhancement of Multi-channel Switching,
    Hayoung Yoon, Jungsil Yoon, and JongWon Kim (Gwangju Institute of Technology, South Korea); and Robert Hsieh (NICTA, Australia)
    Student Demo Competition Finalist

  • Nuzzer-D: Demonstrating Device-free Passive Localization for Wireless Environments,
    Ahmed El-Roby, Mohamed Fahmy, May Moussa, Moustafa Youssef (Nile Universty, Egypt)

  • Octopus: A Dashboard for Sensor Networks Visual Control,
    A.G. Ruzzelli, R. Jurdak, M. Dragone, A. Barbirato, G.M.P. O'Hare (University College Dublin, Ireland); and S. Boivineau and V. Roy (École polytechnique de l'université de Nantes, France)

  • Radio Tomographic Imaging,
    Joey Wilson and Neal Patwari (University of Utah, USA)

  • SpotSmart: The Demo of A Mobile Shopping Assistant,
    Dong Jun Lan and Pei Ni Liu (IBM China Research Lab, China); and Leslie Liu, Lexing Xie, Randy Moulic (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)

  • Using Signal Propagation Emulation to Support Repeatable and Fully Controlled Wireless and Mobile Experiments,
    Kevin Borries, Xiaohui Wang, Mei-Hsuan Lu, George Nychis, Dan Stancil, and Peter Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)


If you have a cool demo of your ideas, come and showcase it in MobiCom this year in the Student demo competition and win the best demo awards! See instructions below.

Proposals for research demonstrations and exhibits are strongly solicited. Research demonstrations should be innovate research prototypes that show new research related to the practice of mobile computing or wireless and mobile networking.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with mobility, limited bandwidth, limited power and/or intermittent connectivity
  • Applications and services for mobile users
  • Fundamental aspects of mobile computing and wireless networking
  • Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
  • Location-dependent applications and protocols
  • Modeling, measurement and simulation aspects of mobile networks
  • Mobile ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and networking
  • Performance of mobile and wireless networks and systems
  • Security, privacy, and fault-tolerance of mobile/wireless systems
  • Wireless access technologies for mobile nodes (e.g., multi-radio and mesh systems, personal area networks)
  • Implementations and experimental mobile systems
   Student Demo Competition 

This year all research demo submissions with a student lead will be automatically entered into a Student Research Demo competition. The goal of this competition is to encourage students to build systems and prototypes validating their research results, and through the demo, make it more accessible to the wider community. During MobiCom, demos will be judged by an evaluation committee and one will be selected for the Best Demonstration Award. Demos will primarily be judged on originality, execution, and illustration of the core research ideas.

   Submission Instructions 

Submit a summary of the proposed demo (maximum of 3 pages, including figures if needed, PDF only) to the Research Demo Chair (Brian Levine, E-mail: brian at cs dot umass dot edu).

Please indicate "MobiCom 2008 Research Demo Submission" as the subject of the email. All submissions will be acknowledged.

The summary should include:

  • Goals of the demo and the basic idea that it supports.
  • Equipment to be used for the demo.
  • Space needed.
  • Setup time required.
  • Additional facilities needed including power and Internet/wireless access.
  • Indicate a URL with any extra information, if needed.
  • Indicate whether the demo is eligible for the student demo competition by identifying the lead student(s) and their affiliations.
We encourage the submission of demos and exhibits that will be of interest to the community from researchers in academia and industry.

Important Dates
Submissions due:
August 1, 2008 (5 pm EST)
Notification of acceptance:
August 5, 2008

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