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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 (Day 1)

08:45 - 09:00
Introductory Remarks
General Co-Chairs: Per Gunningberg, Uppsala University, Lars-Åke Larzon, Uppsala University, SE
Steering Committee Chair: Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research, US
Program Co-Chairs: Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University, US, Nigel Davies, Lancaster University, UK

Announcement and presentation of the SIGMOBILE's 2006 Outstanding Contribution Award winner,
Prof. Daniel P Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University, US

09:00 - 10:00
Session Chair: Ramon Caceres, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA.

Enhancing Security of Corporate Wi-Fi Networks Using DAIR
Paramvir Bahl (Microsoft Research, US); Ranveer Chandra (Microsoft Research, US); Jitendra Padhye (Microsoft Research, US); Lenin Ravindranath (Anna University, IN); Manpreet Singh (Cornell, US); Alec Wolman (Microsoft Research, US); Brian Zill (Microsoft, US)

LIGER: Implementing Efficient Hybrid Security Mechanisms for Heterogeneous Sensor Networks
Patrick Traynor (Penn State University, US); Raju Kumar (Penn State University, US); Hussain Bin Saad (Penn State University, US); Guohong Cao (Pennsylvania State University, US); Tom La Porta (Penn State University, US)

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00
Session Chair: Dushyanth Narayanan, Microsoft Research, UK.

FireWxNet: A Multi-Tiered Portable Wireless System for Monitoring Weather Conditions in Wildland Fire Environments
Carl Hartung (University of Colorado, Boulder, US); Carl Seielstad (University of Montana, US); Saxon Holbrook (University of Montana, US); Richard Han (University of Colorado, US)

Feedback-Based Context Grouping for Community Driven Adaptation
Iqbal Mohomed (University of Toronto, CA); Jim Cai (University of Toronto, CA); Sina Chavoshi (University of Toronto, CA); Eyal de Lara (University of Toronto, CA)

Efficient and Transparent Dynamic Content Updates for Mobile Clients
Trevor Armstrong (University of Toronto, CA); Olivier Trescases (University of Toronto, CA); Cristiana Amza (University of Toronto, CA); Eyal de Lara (University of Toronto, CA)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Mesh Networks
Session Chair: Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research, USA.

A Feasibility Study of Mesh Networks for an All-Wireless Office
Jakob Eriksson (University of California, Riverside, US); Sharad Agarwal (Microsoft Research, US); Paramvir Bahl (Microsoft Research, US); Jitendra Padhye (Microsoft Research, US)

Fast Handoff for Seamless Wireless Mesh Networks
Yair Amir (Johns Hopkins University, US); Claudiu Danilov (Johns Hopkins University, US); Michael Hilsdale (Johns Hopkins University, US); Raluca Musaloiu-Elefteri (Johns Hopkins University, US); Nilo Rivera (Johns Hopkins University, US)

Measurement Driven Deployment of a Two-Tier Urban Mesh Access Network
Joseph Camp (Rice University, US); Joshua Robinson (Rice University, US); Christopher Steger (Rice University, US); Edward W. Knightly (Rice University, US)

15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00
Works in Progress
Session Chair: Brian Noble, University of Michigan, USA.

Short, pithy, and fun, Work in Progress reports introduce interesting new or ongoing work. Work in Progress reports are five-minute presentations with at most one minute for questions; the time limits
will be strictly enforced. We are particularly interested in presenting students' work.

This year, we plan to acknowledge the best presentations in the following categories: Most Entertaining, Most Controversial, and Most Tantalizing - this last category is for talks that most whet our appetites for the eventual full paper.

If you have work you would like to share, a cool idea that is not quite ready for publication, or a tale of caution for the community, send a one- or two-paragraph summary to For full consideration, (and a chance at the best talk slots!), send a one-paragraph summary to, on or before Friday, June 9th, 2006. A schedule of presentations will be posted by the end of lunch on Tuesday, and speakers meeting the deadline will be notified in advance of the conference. Last-minute submissions will be accommodated only on a space-available basis.

17:00- 20:00 Reception with Posters and Demos
Reception at the University main building with Posters and Demos

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 (Day 2)

08:45 - 09:00
Introduction of Keynote Speaker and Other Remarks (GCs and PCs)

09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker

Lessons from Wearable Computing and Beyond

Prof. Daniel P Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University, US

The confluence of decades of computer science and computer engineering research in multi-modal interaction such as speech and gesture recognition; machine learning such as classification and feature extraction; software such as web browsers and distributed agents; electronics such as energy efficient microprocessors and head mounted displays; and design methodology in user centered design and rapid prototyping have enabled a new class of computers - wearable computers. We will review over 15 years of experience in developing and deploying wearable computers in domains as diverse as manufacturing, maintenance, operations, and medical monitoring leading to lessons that are not taught in the classroom. These experiences are summarized in categories for easier recall: User, Corporal, Attention, Manipulation, and Power (UCAMP). We will  conclude with a projection of future directions in human based mobile computers.

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00
Research Tools
Session Chair: Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto, Canada.

SATIRE: A Software Architecture for Smart AtTIRE
Raghu Kiran Ganti (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US); Praveen Jayachandran (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US); Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, US); John Stankovic (University of Virginia, US)

MiNT-m: An Autonomous Mobile Wireless Experimentation Platform
Pradipta De (State University of New York, Stony Brook, US); Rupa Krishnan (Stony Brook University, US); Ashish Raniwala (State University of New York, Stony Brook, US); Krishna Tatavarthi (Stony Brook University, US); Nadeem Syed (Stony Brook University, US); Jatan Modi (Stony Brook University, US); Srikant Sharma (Stony Brook University, US); Tzi-Cker Chiueh (State University of New York at Stony Brook, US)

Pegboard: A Framework for Developing Mobile Applications
Danny Soroker (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, US); Ramon Caceres (IBM Research, US); Daniel Dig (University of Illinois, US); Andreas Schade (IBM, CH); Susan Spraragen (IBM, US); Alpana Tiwari (IBM, US)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Location and Sensing
Session Chair: Roy Want, Intel Research, USA.

ARIADNE: A Dynamic Indoor Signal Map Construction and Localization System
Yiming Ji (Auburn University, US); Saad Biaz (Auburn University, US); Santosh Pandey (Auburn University, US); Prathima Agrawal (Auburn University, US)

PinPoint: An Asynchronous Time-Based Location Determination System
Moustafa Youssef (University of Maryland, US); Adel Youssef (University of Maryland, US); Udaya Shankar (University of Maryland, US); Chuck Rieger (MobileComNetworks, Inc., US); Ashok K. Agrawala (University of Maryland, US)

Building Realistic Mobility Models from Coarse-Grain Traces
Jungkeun Yoon (University of Michigan, US); Brian Noble (University of Michigan, US); Mingyan Liu (University of Michigan, US); Minkyong Kim (Dartmouth College, US)

15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30
Wireless Troubleshooting
Session Chair: Mark Corner, University of Massachusetts, USA.

MOJO: A Distributed Physical Layer Anomaly Detection System for 802.11 WLANs
Anmol Sheth (University of Colorado, US); Christian Doerr (University of Colorado, US); Richard Han (University of Colorado, US); Dirk Grunwald (University of Colorado, US); Douglas Sicker (University of Colorado, US)

WiFiProfiler: Cooperative Diagnosis in Wireless LANs
Ranveer Chandra (Microsoft Research, US); Venkata Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research, US); Ming Zhang (Microsoft Research, US)

18:30 - Conference Dinner
Dinner at Saluhallen

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (Day 3)

08:45 - 09:00
Introduction of Keynote Speaker and Other Remarks (GCs and PCs)

09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker

Mobile and fixed applications in a converging world

Erik Ekudden, Vice President Technology and Standardization, Ericsson AB, Sweden.

With the success of mobile 2G and 3G networks users are increasingly turning to mobile applications for all of their personal communication. The phenomenal mobile subscriber growth, on one hand,  and the capabilities in device platforms in terms of bandwidth, processing power, memory, and displays, on the other hand are the key ingredients for true mass-market mobile multimedia applications. The next step is mobile mass-market interaction with content. In the homes, the computing and multimedia capabilities are at the center of the next wave of rich consumption, communication and control applications. The combination of mobile and fixed system characteristics in a converged world will bring users value, richness, control and ease of use. We will cover key enabling technologies for the continued growth of mobile and fixed applications in a converging world.

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00
Smart Wireless Association
Session Chair: Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research, USA.

CoolSpots: Reducing Power Consumption Of Wireless Mobile Devices Using Multiple Radio Interfaces
Trevor Pering (Intel Research, US); Yuvraj Agarwal (University of San Diego, US); Rajesh Gupta (University of San Diego, US); Roy Want (Intel Research, US)

Improved Access Point Selection
Anthony Nicholson (University of Michigan, US); Yatin Chawathe (Intel Research Seattle, US); Mike Chen (Intel Research Seattle, US); Brian Noble (University of Michigan, US); David Wetherall (University of Washington, US)

Using Smart Triggers for Improved User Performance in 802.11 Wireless Networks
Vivek Mhatre (Intel Research Lab, Cambridge, UK); Konstantina Papagiannaki (Intel Corporation, UK)