Keynote Speech

We are glad to announce the Keynote speaker Bruce Tuch who will give a talk on

Wi-Fi to 4G: The business/technology success and failures leading to product acceptance.
Bruce Tuch

Bruce Tuch is known as the “technical leader & innovator” of WaveLAN, the first high speed wireless Local Area Network Product introduced in 1991 and is one of the founders and contributor of the IEEE 802.11 standards group which is the engine of broadband Wi-Fi technology. He is an industry leader and trendsetter who helped shape the wireless industry direction.

Throughout Bruce’s carrier his main areas of focus have been in “leading new product creation” & development incorporating Advanced Systems Architecture; Radio R&D, Signal Processing, standardization activities and policy. Bruce has served various executive corporate functions, his last was with Motorola as Managing Director Motorola Ventures Europe, CTO Corporate Ventures & Sr. Director of Global Business Development. Previous roles with Agere Systems & Lucent Technologies have been CTO Wireless (Client Wi-Fi Division) focused on next generation technology & Director of Engineering responsible for the total Wireless LAN product line development and technology strategy with more than 25 years of industry experience in the Wireless LAN area.

He has a BSEE from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an MSEE degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Abstract of Keynote Speech

There are many paths to choose in product development, especially those which require interoperability enabled by standardization. Looking back at these technical and business directions the “success factors” will be enlightened. The start of the Wi-Fi technology direction in 1990 was before the ubiquity of the notebook; nevertheless it became an important common feature and one of the stimulators of the total mobile data experience. Technology and business alignment between different proposals settled to what we know today in 802.11a, b, g and n versions. Later standards such as UWB have hit a “dead end” due to timing and strategic planning. While 3G had early promise and is an evolutionary step, the timing of the customer needs have led to WiMAX and LTE. Taking a tour of choices taken will give the audience a historical perspective that, as well as a fun glimpse from the past, it is hoped will also help give a light on the future.

Day 1, June 23rd, 2009,

Keynote Speech
Wi-Fi to 4G: The business/technology success and failures leading to product acceptance. Bruce Tuch,
Wireless Telecommunications Expert
Session 1: Privacy and Security
Session Chair: Doug Terry
SPATE: Small-group PKI-less Authenticated Trust Establishment Yue-Hsun Lin, National Tsing-Hua University, Ahren Studer, Hsu-Chun Hsiao, Jonathan McCune, Carnegie Mellon University, King-Hang Wang, National Tsing-Hua University, Maxwell Krohn, Carnegie Mellon University, Phen-Lan Lin, Providence University, Adrian Perrig, Carnegie Mellon University, Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing-Hua University, and Bo-Yin Yang, Academia Sinica
xShare: Enabling Impromptu Sharing of Mobile Phones Yunxin Liu, Microsoft Research Asia and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Ahmad Rahmati, Rice University, Yuanhe Hang, Microsoft Research Asia and Tsinghua University, Hyukjae Jang, Microsoft Research Asia and KAIST, Lin Zhong, Rice University, Yongguang Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia, Shensheng Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univeristy
Attacks on Public WLAN-based Positioning Systems Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Kasper Rasmussen, Christina Pöpper, and Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich
Session 2: Experimental platforms
Session Chair: David B. Johnson
BlueMonarch: A System for Evaluating Bluetooth Applications in the Wild Timothy J. Smith, University of Toronto, Stefan Saroiu, and Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research
PEIR, the Personal Environmental Impact Report, as a Platform for Participatory Sensing Systems Research Min Mun, Sasank Reddy, Katie Shilton, Nathan Yau, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, Eric Howard, Ruth West, UCLA, and Peter Boda, Nokia Research Center
Longitudinal Study of a Building-Scale RFID Ecosystem

Evan Welbourne, Karl Koscher, Emad Soroush, Magdalena Balazinska, and Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington

Sesion 3: Resource Management
Session Chair: Ed Nightingale
Fidelity-Aware Replication for Mobile Devices Kaushik Veeraraghavan, Venugopalan Ramasubramanian, Thomas L. Rodeheffer, Douglas B. Terry, and Ted Wobber, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
MaJaB: Improving Resource Management for Web-Based Applications on Mobile Devices Du Li and Manish Anand, Nokia Research Center
Leveraging Smart Phones to Reduce Mobility Footprints Stephen Smaldone, Rutgers University, Benjamin Gilbert, Carnegie Mellon University, Nilton Bila, University of Toronto, Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University, Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto, and Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University

Day 2, June 24th, 2009,

Session 4: Discovery and Planning
Session Chair: Roy Want
Wifi-Reports: Improving Wireless Network Selection with Collaboration Jeffrey Pang, Carnegie Mellon University, Ben Greenstein, Intel Research Seattle, Michael Kaminsky, Intel Research Pittsburgh, Damon McCoy, University of Colorado, and Srinivasan Seshan, Carnegie Mellon University
Point&Connect: Intention-based Device Pairing for Mobile Phone Users Chunyi Peng, Guobin Shen, Yongguang Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia, and Songwu Lu, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Using Bluetooth Device Names to Support Interaction in Smart Environments Nigel Davies, Adrian Friday, Peter Newman, Sarah Rutlidge, and Oliver Storz, Lancaster University
Session 5: Mobile Sensing and Inference
Session Chair: Marco Gruteser
SoundSense: Scalable Sound Sensing for People-Centric Applications on Mobile Phones Hong Lu, Wei Pan, Nicholas D. Lane, Tanzeem Choudhury, and Andrew T. Campbell, Dartmouth College
A Framework of Energy Efficient Mobile Sensing for Automatic Human State Recognition Yi Wang, University of Southern California, Jialiu Lin, Carnegie Mellon University, Murali Annavaram, University of Southern California, Quinn A. Jacobson, Nokia Research Center, Jason Hong, Carnegie Mellon University, Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California, and Norman Sadeh-Koniecpol, Carnegie Mellon University
A Methodology for Extracting Temporal Properties from Sensor Network Data Streams Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Microsoft Research, Athanasios Bamis, and Andreas Savvides, Yale University
Session 6: Location
Session Chair: Eyal de Lara
StarTrack: A Framework for Track-Based Applications Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, University of California, Berkeley and Microsoft Research, Maya Haridasan, Iqbal Mohomed, Douglas B. Terry, and Chandramohan A. Thekkath , Microsoft Research
EnTracked: Energy-Efficient Robust Position Tracking for Mobile Devices Mikkel B. Kjærgaard, Jakob Langdal, Torben Godsk, and Thomas Toftkjær, Aarhus University
Demonstration and Poster Session

Day 3, June 25th, 2009,

Session 7: Wireless networking
Session Chair: Alec Wolman
R2D2: Regulating Beam Shape and Rate as Directionality meets Diversity Kishore Ramachandran, Rutgers University, Ravi Kokku, Karthik Sundaresan, NEC Laboratories America, Marco Gruteser, Rutgers University, and Sampath Rangarajan, NEC Laboratories America
Blue-Fi: Enhancing Wi-Fi Performance using Bluetooth Signals Ganesh Ananthanarayanan and Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley
Predictive Methods for Improved Vehicular WiFi Access Pralhad Deshpande , Anand Kashyap, Chul Sung, and Samir Das, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Session 8: Applications and Services
Session Chair: Jason Flinn
iScope: Personalized Multi-Modality Image Search for Mobile Devices Changyun Zhu, Queen's University, Kun Li, Qin Lv, Li Shang, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Robert P. Dick, University of Michigan
mFerio: The Design and Evaluation of a Peer-to-Peer Mobile Payment System Rajesh Balan, Narayan Ramasubbu, Singapore Management University, Komsit Prakobphol, Nicolas Christin, and Jason Hong, Carnegie Mellon University
Air-dropped Sensor Network for Real-time High-fidelity Volcano Monitoring Wen-Zhan Song, Renjie Huang, Andy Ma, Mingsen Xu, Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, and Richard LaHusen, U.S. Geological Survey
Session 9: Power Management and Optimization
Session Chair: Rajesh Balan
Leakage-Aware Energy Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks Ting Zhu, Ziguo Zhong, Yu Gu, Tian He, and Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota
SolarStore: Enhancing Data Reliability in Solar-powered Storage-centric Sensor Networks Yong Yang, Lili Wang, Dong Kun Noh, Hieu Khac Le, and Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sensor Selection for Energy-Efficient Ambulatory Medical Monitoring Eugene Shih, Ali Shoeb, and John Guttag, MIT

Social events

WELCOME RECEPTION, Tuesday, June 23rd
The reception is the special Conference Event. It includes visiting the famous Salt Mine in Wieliczka and the Conference Dinner in an underground chamber. Please, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine webpage for more information.

CONFERENCE DINNER, Wednesday, June 24th
The conference dinner will take place in the restaurant situated on the Wawel Castle hill.