MobiCom 2009 / Beijing, China / September 20-25, 2009


 Advance Program 


Please note that the times of some items below have changed slightly from earlier versions of the Advance Program.
   Monday, September 21 

8:00am-6:00pm Registration Open
All Day Concurrent Workshops
(See individual workshop pages for schedule and other details):
6:00pm-8:00pm Welcome Reception
  • Come enjoy refreshments, visit with old friends, and meet new ones, before the main conference starts Tuesday morning. The Welcome Reception will be held at Houhai No. 5, a bar and restaurant located in the heart of the scenic Houhai area. Houhai No. 5 was built from a historical Siheyuan or courtyard house. Its style is a spacious traditional Beijing courtyard with modern features such as a glass roof and an open balcony that overseas Lake ShiChahai, representing a unique design where the West meets the East. Busses will be running beginning at 5:45pm Monday evening to Houhai No. 5 for the reception.

   Tuesday, September 22 

8:00am-6:00pm Registration Open
8:30am-9:00am Conference Opening Session
9:00am-10:00am Keynote Presentation:
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-12:30pm Spectrum Access/Usage
Session Chair: Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access in DTV Whitespaces: Design Rules, Architecture and Algorithms,
    Supratim Deb and Vikram Srinivasan (Bell Labs Research India, India); and Ritesh Maheshwari (Stony Brook University, USA)
  • Mining Spectrum Usage Data: a Large-scale Spectrum Measurement Study,
    Dawei Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Sixing Yin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Qian Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Mingyan Liu (University of Michigan, USA); and Shufang Li (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
  • A Quorum-based Framework for Establishing Control Channels in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks,
    Kaigui Bian, Jung-Min Park, and Ruiliang Chen (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Throughput-efficient Sequential Channel Sensing and Probing in Cognitive Radio Networks under Sensing Errors,
    Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz (University of Arizona, USA)
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-3:30pm Communication Efficiency
Session Chair: Ranveer Chandra (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • SAM: Enabling Practical Spatial Multiple Access in Wireless LAN,
    Kun Tan (Microsoft Research Asia, China); He Liu (Microsoft Research Asia and Tsinghua University, China); Ji Fang (Microsoft Research Asia and Beijing Jiaotong University, China); Mi Chen (Microsoft Research Asia and Southeast University, China); Jiansong Zhang and Wei Wang (Microsoft Research Asia, China); and Geoffrey M. Voelker (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Order Matters: Transmission Reordering in Wireless Networks,
    Justin Manweiler (Duke University, USA); Naveen Kumar Santhapuri (University of South Carolina, USA); Souvik Sen and Romit Roy Choudhury (Duke University, USA); Srihari Nelakuditi (University of South Carolina, USA); and Kamesh Munagala (Duke University, USA)
  • Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Efficient Opportunistic Retransmission Protocol,
    Mei-Hsuan Lu, Peter Steenkiste, and Tsuhan Chen (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Esense: Communication through Energy Sensing,
    Kameswari Chebrolu and Ashutosh Dhekne (IIT Bombay, India)
3:30pm-4:00pm Break
3:30pm-7:30pm Demos and Posters
6:00pm-7:00pm Open SIGMOBILE Business Meeting
  • An open meeting to discuss issues relevant to SIGMOBILE, the ACM Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data, and Computing. ACM SIGMOBILE is the sponsor of this conference. This open meeting covers issues such as future SIGMOBILE conference activities, publications, budget, and membership. Everyone interested is welcome and encouraged to attend.

   Wednesday, September 23 

8:00am-2:30pm Registration Open
8:00am-9:30am Network Capacity
Session Chair: Mingyan Liu (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
  • Capacity of Large Scale CSMA Wireless Networks,
    Chi-Kin Chau (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom); and Minghua Chen and Soung Chang Liew (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Scheduling Partition for Order Optimal Capacity in Large-Scale Wireless Networks,
    Yi Xu and Wenye Wang (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Mobility Increases the Connectivity of K-hop Clustered Wireless Networks,
    Qingsi Wang and Xinbing Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China); and Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University, USA)
9:30am-9:50am Break
9:50am-11:50am Sensor Networks
Session Chair: David B. Johnson (Rice University, USA)
  • Opportunistic Flooding in Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks with Unreliable Links,
    Shuo Guo and Yu Gu (University of Minnesota, USA); Bo Jiang (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA); and Tian He (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Compressive Data Gathering for Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Chong Luo and Feng Wu (Microsoft Research Asia, China); Chang Wen Chen (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA); and Jun Sun (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Data Fusion Improves the Coverage of Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Guoliang Xing (Michigan State University, USA); Rui Tan (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Benyuan Liu (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA); Jianping Wang and Xiaohua Jia (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); and Chih-Wei Yi (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Lifetime and Coverage Guarantees Through Distributed Coordinate-Free Sensor Activation,
    Gaurav Kasbekar (University of Pennsylvania, USA); Yigal Bejerano (Bell-Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA); and Saswati Sarkar (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
11:50am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm Keynote Presentation
1:30pm-3:00pm Lower-Layer Primitives
Session Chair: Sneha Kasera (University of Utah, USA)
  • Neighbor Discovery in Wireless Networks and the Coupon Collector's Problem,
    Sudarshan Vasudevan, Don Towsley, and Dennis Goeckel (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA); and Khalili Ramin (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • FARA: Frequency-aware Rate Adaptation and MAC,
    Hariharan Rahul (MIT, USA); Farinaz Edalat (RKF Engineering Solutions, USA); and Dina Katabi and Charles Sodini (MIT, USA)
  • Optimal Beam Scheduling for Multicasting in Wireless Networks,
    Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Kishore Ramachandran, and Sampath Rangarajan (NEC Labs America, USA)
3:00pm-9:00pm Social Event and Conference Dinner Banquet
  • Join us for dinner at the Great Wall of China!  We will leave the hotel and have the social event and dinner at Juyongguan (Juyong Pass), one of the most renowned passes of the Great Wall of China. Stretching over many thousands of miles, the Great Wall of China was originally created after the unification of China in the third century BC. It was further extended, rebuilt, and enhanced during succeeding Dynasties, with much of what remains of the Wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). The Wall is one of the great wonders of the world and was enlisted as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987.

    Throughout history, Juyong Pass has been an important military stronghold, situated in a valley surrounded by mountains. The pass is also a beautiful scenic spot, with beautiful flowers and lush trees covering the mountains around the pass. We will travel to the Great Wall at Juyongguan by bus, where there will be time for climbing the Wall and socializing with friends, in addition to dinner. At night, it's a bit cold at the pass, so we recommend you bring a coat with you, in addition to comfortable shoes for walking and climbing.

   Thursday, September 24 

8:00am-6:00pm Registration Open
8:00am-10:00am Wireless Networks Potpourri
Session Chair: Lili Qiu (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • A Scalable Micro Wireless Interconnect Structure for CMPs,
    Suk-Bok Lee, Sai-Wang Tam, Ioannis Pefkianakis, Songwu Lu, and Mau-Chung Chang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA); Chuanxiong Guo (Microsoft Research Asia, China); Glenn Reinman (University of California, Los Angeles, USA); Chunyi Peng (Microsoft Research Asia, China); and Mishali Naik, Lixia Zhang, and Jason Cong (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Glia: A Practical Solution for Effective High Data rate WiFi-Arrays,
    Sandeep Kakumanu and Raghupathy Sivakumar (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Link Layer Behavior of Body Area Networks at 2.4 GHz,
    Anirudh Natarajan and Buddhika De Silva (National University of Singapore, Singapore); Kok Kiong Yap (Stanford University, USA); and Mehul Motani (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Challenge: Ultra-Low-Power Energy-Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs),
    Maria Gorlatova, Peter Kinget, Ioannis Kymissis, Dan Rubenstein, Xiaodong Wang, and Gil Zussman (Columbia University, USA)
10:00am-10:30pm Break
10:30am-12:30pm Mobile Systems
Session Chair: Peter Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • SurroundSense: Mobile Phone Localization via Ambience Fingerprinting,
    Martin Azizyan, Ionut Constandache, and Romit Roy Choudhury (Duke University, USA)
  • Fine-Grained I/O Access Control of the Mobile Devices Based on Xen Architecture,
    Sung-Min Lee, Sang-Bum Suh, Bokdeuk Jeong, Sangdok Mo, and Brian M. Jung (Samsung Electronics, Korea)
  • A Fundamental Scalability Criterion for Data Aggregation in VANETs,
    Björn Scheuermann (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany); Christian Lochert (PSI Transcom GmbH, Germany); and Jedrzej Rybicki and Martin Mauve (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • CENTAUR: Realizing the Full Potential of Centralized WLANs through a Hybrid Data Path,
    Vivek Shrivastava (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA); Nabeel Ahmed (University of Waterloo, Canada); Shravan Rayanchu and Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA); Srinivasan Keshav (University of Waterloo, Canada); Konstantina Papagiannaki (Intel Research, USA); and Arunesh Mishra (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm N^2 Women Lunch:
  • Networking Networking Women (N^2 Women) is a discipline-specific community for researchers in the communications and networking research fields. The main goal of N^2 Women is to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. N^2 Women is a program of ACM SIGMOBILE and is supported by the IEEE Communications Society. Those interested may attend this separate N^2 Women lunch.
1:30pm-3:00pm Panel: Network Science: Hype or Reality
  • Moderator: Jie Wu (Temple University, USA)
  • Panelists: Anthony Ephremides (University of Maryland, College Park, USA), Chuanxiong Guo (Microsoft Research-Asia, China), Peter Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), and Taieb Znati (NSF, USA)
3:00pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-5:30pm Security and Localization
Session Chair: Kun Tan (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
  • OpenLIDS: A Lightweight Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Mesh Networks,
    Fabian Hugelshofer, Paul Smith, Nicholas Race, and David Hutchison (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
  • On the Effectiveness of Secret Key Extraction from Wireless Signal Strength in Real Environments,
    Suman Jana, Sriram Premnath, Mike Clark, Sneha Kasera, and Neal Patwari (University of Utah, USA); and Srikanth Krishnamurthy (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Localization with Snap-Inducing Shaped Residuals (SISR) - Coping with Errors in Measurement,
    H. T. Kung, Chit-Kwan Lin, Tsung-Han Lin, and Dario Vlah (Harvard University, USA)
  • Hiding Stars with Fireworks: Location Privacy through Camouflage,
    Joseph Meyerowitz and Romit Roy Choudhury (Duke University, USA)
5:30pm-7:00pm ACM Student Research Competition Presentations

   Friday, September 25 

8:00am-6:00pm Registration Open
All Day Concurrent Workshops
(See individual workshop pages for schedule and other details):

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