Workshops
 
 
 
ACM MobiArch 2011
 
 

The 6th ACM International Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture
June 28, 2011, Washington, D.C.

With recent advances in technologies for wireless access (e.g., WiFi, 3G, and 4G) and mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, netbooks, and tablets), mobility has become a fundamental characteristic of today's Internet. Yet, basic architectural issues related to mobility such as efficient mobility management, the locator-identifier split, multi-homing, security, and various operational, deployment concerns are still in their early stages of exploration.

MobiArch 2011 welcomes submissions, from both researchers and practitioners, in exploration of recent advances in architectures, protocols, and experiences with emerging technologies on various mobility issues over the Internet, with an emphasis on wireless infrastructures and mobility patterns for mobility support, new mobility protocols, service discovery, routing and location management, mobile network performance evaluation and modelling, multi-homing, security, architectural impacts and deployment considerations. We encourage submission of early, in-progress work as well as position papers.

Please visit the MobiArch 2011 website for more information.

MobiArch Co-Chairs:
Kyle Jamieson, University College London, UK
Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research Redmond, USA

Important Dates:  
Submission Deadline: March 18, 2011, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - (extended)
Acceptance Notification: April 7, 2011
Camera Ready Due: May 10, 2011
Workshop Date: June 28, 2011
 


 
ACM HotPlanet 2011
 
 

The 3rd ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-Scale Measurement
June 28, 2011, Washington, D.C.

It is well-known that successfully researching, designing and building new mobile, ad-hoc, mesh and opportunistic networking systems and algorithms requires access to large-scale data on human mobility, encounter, and social network patterns. Unfortunately, the wireless and mobile research communities lack such data, with typical human contact traces consisting of less than 100 nodes. We believe that large-scale datasets are important, not only in communication network design, but also for fundamental study in other academic disciplines, e.g., epidemiology, urban planning, and social science. Complex networks research has flourished since 1989 when the first large Internet (and later WWW) datasets became available. To achieve similar improvements in mobile networking and related fields, large-scale, and ideally planet-scale, datasets must be collected and made available.

Following two successful editions of the workshop at ACM MobiSys 2009 and 2010, the third HotPlanet workshop will not only challenge the community to collect large-scale human mobility traces but also to propose novel mobility data processing and knowledge discovery techniques.

To make the whole event even more interesting, we will hold a Mobility Data Contest for all the participants of MobiSys and associated workshops. The contest is sponsored by Google, with prizes offered for the top three contestants. For more information, check Google Technicl Programs & Events Blog and the HotPlanet Web site.

Please visit the HotPlanet 2011 website for more information.

HotPlanet Co-Chairs:
Michal Piorkowski, USI, Switzerland
Brenton Walker, Laboratory for Telecommunication

Important Dates:  
Paper Registration Deadline: March 24, 2011
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011
Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2011
Camera Ready Due: May 10, 2011
Workshop Date: June 28, 2011
 


 
ACM NSDR 2011
 
 

The 5th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions
June 28, 2011, Washington, D.C.

More than a billion, less fortunate, people on this planet survive on less than a dollar a day. Appropriate Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) have the potential to significantly impact the lives of many in the bottom billion. The decreasing cost and increasing access to information and communication technologies (e.g., mobile phones) are rapidly enabling access to new services and markets for previously disconnected populations.

NSDR specifically focuses on the technical networking and systems research challenges that arise in the development of new computing solutions appropriate for developing regions where conventional solutions are often inappropriate and the development of new research approaches and innovative designs and techniques is often required. NSDR solicits papers that either highlight important networking and systems challenges in this space or describe the deployment and evaluation of novel technologies or applications that address a specific need.

Following four successful workshops of NSDR at SIGCOMM 2007, SIGCOMM 2008, SOSP 2009, and MobiSys 2010, the 5th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR'11) will provide a venue for researchers to propose and discuss ideas concerning the design, implementation and evaluation of new computing and communications technologies to support the sustainable development of developing regions.

Please visit the NSDR 2011 website for more information.

NSDR Co-Chairs:
Richard Anderson, U. Washington, USA
Bill Thies, Microsoft Research India

Important Dates:  
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2011
Acceptance Notification: April 25, 2011
Camera Ready Due: May 10, 2011
Workshop Date: June 28, 2011
 


 
ACM MCS 2011
 
 

The 2nd International Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing \& Services
June 28, 2011, Washington, D.C.

Mobile phone applications demand greater resources and improved interactivity for better user experience. Resources in cloud computing platforms such as Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, and Google AppEngine are a natural fit to remedy the lack of local resources in mobile devices. Mobile cloud computing refers to an infrastructure where data storage and data processing happen outside of the mobile device to enable a new class of applications previously not possible.

While prior work on thin client related research is relevant, the availability of cloud computing resources on a pay-as-you-go basis, the advances in virtualization, the emergence of LTE and WiMAX, IEEE 802.11n and 60 GHz, and mobile application programming platforms create a new set of rich problems that require re-thinking old issues with a new lens.

The scope of the MCS workshop will encompass system and networking topics such as device virtualization, notification services, location services, and scalable mobile cloud computing platforms.

Please visit the MCS 2011 website for more information.

NSDR Co-Chairs:
Landon Cox, Duke Univ.
Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto

Important Dates:  
Submission Deadline: March 21, 2011
Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2011
Camera Ready Due: May 10, 2011
Workshop Date: June 28, 2011
 


 
PhD Forum 2011
 
 

MobiSys 2011: PhD Forum
June 28, 2011, Washington, D.C.

The PhD Forum provides a friendly and supportive environment for doctoral students to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and with a panel of experienced researchers from academia and industry. In addition to providing feedback and advice, this forum will provide an opportunity for students to network as well as to practice presenting their research clearly and concisely.

This meeting is best suited to students who are far enough into their PhD to have a concrete dissertation proposal outlining the key challenges they plan to solve as well as the strategies and methodologies that are applicable. Furthermore, participants should not plan to finish their dissertation within 6 months of the forum, as that would leave little time to include advice and suggestions into their work.

The scope of the MCS workshop will encompass system and networking topics such as device virtualization, notification services, location services, and scalable mobile cloud computing platforms.

Please visit the PhD Forum 2011 website for more information.

Ph.D. Forum Co-Chairs:
George Nychis, CMU
Eric Rozner, UT-Austin

Important Dates:  
Submission Deadline: April 06, 2011
Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2011
Camera Ready Due: April 29, 2011
Workshop Date: June 28, 2011