Ph.D. Forum Back to top

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 excellent 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.

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Important Dates

Submission Deadline: : March 18, 2013 April 12, 2013 (11:59 PM PST)
Notification Deadline: April 20, 2013
Camera-ready: May 7, 2013
Forum Date: June 25, 2013

The Fourth ACM Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing and Services (MCS) Back to top

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 enabling a new class of applications previously not possible, e.g. context-aware mobile social networks. With the recent introduction of Apple iCloud and Amazon Silk Split Browser, mobile cloud computing is poised to become a disruptive force in the mobile world.

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.

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Xin Wang, Stony Brook University

Important Dates

Submission deadline: : March 22, 2013 by 11:59 pm EST (extension upon request)
Notification deadline: April 15, 2013
Camera-ready deadline: April 28, 2013
Workshop: June 25, 2013

VANET 2013 - The Tenth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications Back to top

Wireless vehicular communications has been identified as a key technology for increasing road safety and transport efficiency, and providing Internet access on the move to ensure wireless ubiquitous connectivity. Based on short- and medium-range communication like DSRC or Wi-Fi as well as on long-range cellular systems, vehicular networking will enable a wide range of applications, including safety applications (e.g., collision avoidance and safety warnings), traffic applications (e.g. real-time traffic congestion and routing information), information sharing applications (e.g. media and content sharing), and other applications and systems involving communication to and between vehicles.

The Tenth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2013) will cover all vehicular wireless networking aspects using a variety of wireless communication techniques (from short-range DSRC/WiFi to long-range cellular communication). The topics not only cover the design and implementation of vehicular communication systems and applications, but also include the potential implications on transport efficiency and safety, systems issues, services, applications, liability issues, standardization efforts and spectrum assignment.

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VANET Co-Chairs

Javier Gozalvez, University Miguel Hernandez of Elche, Spain

Frank Kargl, Ulm University, Germany

Important Dates

Extended submission deadline: March 21, 2013
Notification deadline: April 15, 2013
Workshop: June 25, 2013

Workshop On Cellular Networks: Operations, Challenges, and Future Design (CellNet) Back to top

With the popularity of smart phones and tablets, we are living in an increasingly mobile world. Third-party mobile applications such as are rapidly growing everyday and greatly enrich our lives. The eco-system for mobile applications is vibrant and conducive to open innovation. An important part of this ecosystem is the underlying connectivity provided by a cellular network. While innovations in mobile services and applications have thrived, innovations in the underlying cellular systems are much more limited. This is partially caused by the closed and monolithic nature of these networks, where the core design and operational challenges of these networks are not very accessible to the research community. The goal of this workshop is to bring together network operators, and academic researchers together to discuss emerging problems, challenges, and potential solutions in this domain.

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Suman Banerjee, UW-Madison

Li Erran Li, Alcatel-Lucent

Important Dates

Paper Submission (extended): March 27, 2013 11.59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2013
Camera-ready version due: April 28, 2013
Workshop date: June 25, 2013

Tutorial: Mobile Location Sensing (MLS) Back to top

The mobile and sensing research communities have made remarkable progress in location sensing in the recent years. This full-day tutorial by Microsoft Research will give in-depth discussions on the principles and practices of location sensing in mobile devices. The goals are to give students and researchers of interests a broad view of the state of the art, and help practitioners to select and build the right technologies into solutions.

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Jie Liu, Microsoft Research, Redmond

Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Microsoft Research, Redmond

Bodhi Priyantha, Microsoft Research, Redmond

Jacky Shen, Microsoft Research, Asia