The workshop early registration deadline has been extended to May 18, 2007.

  MobiSys 2007 will offer a choice of three full day workshops on Monday, June 11.
  A brief description of each workshop and a link to each website workshop is below.

 Mobile Opportunistic Networking (MobiOpp 2007)

 The realization of pervasive networking scenarios call for a shift in the way we look
 at Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET). Indeed, it is not realistic to envision a single,
 well-connected, MANET including all devices. The network will be intrinsically
 disconnected: due to user mobility, island of connected devices will appear/disappear,
 connect/disconnect to the legacy Internet, and re-configure dynamically. Enabling
 device communications in such an intermittently connected world requires a departure
 from the legacy end-to-end model, where a complete path between sender and
 receiver must be established prior to transmission. Opportunistic Networking aims to
 enable end-to-end communication between users that might never be connected
 through a complete path. Each contact with other devices, each temporary connected
 cloud around a device, represent an opportunity for exchanging messages and find
 good next hops towards the eventual destinations. The aim of this workshop is to
 bring together the (increasing) community of researchers working in the area of
 Opportunistic Networking. Hence, the workshop constitutes a unique forum for
 presenting and discussing experiences/results and new findings in this exciting area.

 Marco Conti (IIT-CNR, Italy), Mario Gerla (UCLA), Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR, Italy), Giovanni Pau (UCLA)

  • Paper submission deadline: March 7, 2007 (11:59PM PST)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2007
  • Camera ready version due: April 25, 2007
  • Workshop date: June 11, 2007

 MobiEval: System Evaluation for Mobile Platforms: Metrics, Methods, and Tools

 A core aspect of any engineering systems research is evaluation: What
 are the metrics and methods to determine if the system is behaving as
 expected. In mobile systems, this task becomes more challenging due to
 considerations imposed by the mobile aspect of the system. This workshop
 aims to bring together systems researchers to explore the basic question
 of evaluating mobile systems. Specifically we will examine challenges
 and advances made in the metrics, tools, methods, and the platforms used
 to evaluate mobile systems effectively.

 Organizers: Trevor Pering (Intel Research), Yuvraj Agarwal (UCSD), Mark Corner (UMass)

  • Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2007 (23:59 EST)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2007
  • Camera ready version due: May 15, 2007
  • Workshop date: June 11, 2007

 HealthNet 2007: the First International Workshop on Systems and
 Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments

 As the world's population grows older, healthcare and high-tech companies
 are joining forces. New technologies are being used to provide improved support
 for elderly and home bound people in their homes and in assisted living environments.
 The overall goal of these initiatives is to improve the quality of life by providing customized
 support to people in need of assistance. The main challenge is to provide this support
 according to the user's own specific situation in a non-intrusive and respectful way. These
 new technologies enable the automatation of the observation and support for elderly and home
 bound people through the use of sensors, actuators, distributed intelligence, databases,
 ubiquitous connectivity and friendly adaptive interfaces, all connected mainly via a variety of
 wireless networking technologies. The ultimate goal is a system that can adapt to the users'
 needs, helping them get through their daily routine in a way that is effective in providing support
 where needed without making them feel humiliated by excessive attention. To provide such
 support, it will be necessary to combine efforts from many areas of computer science, including
 networking, distributed systems, security, data management, HCI and middleware.

 Organizers: Chiara Petrioli (University of Rome, La Sapienza), Robin Kravets (UIUC)

  • Paper submission deadline: March 23, 2007 (5PM US EST)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2007
  • Camera ready version due: May 17, 2007
  • Workshop date: June 11, 2007

Jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and the USENIX Association.   With support from Microsoft Research, IBM, HP, Intel, and Nokia.