ACM ACM MobiSys 2021

The 19th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

June 24 - July 2, 2021 • Mars, Solar System, Milky Way

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ACM MobiSys 2021: IoT Day (Friday, June 25th via Zoom)

The growing pervasiveness and continuous improvement of communication technologies is finally enabling the long-standing vision of an actual Internet of Things (IoT), where broad spectrum of connected, AI-powered services, covering all aspects of future lives including smart individuals and assistants, homes, and even city-scale infrastructures. In fact, the IoT world is still in its infancy, and much of its potential is yet to be discovered, understood, and leveraged. These are thus exciting and unique times for devising and proposing novel ideas that will shape the evolution of the AI-powered IoT ecosystem in the coming years.

The IoT Day is an informal venue that will gather a heterogeneous, multidisciplinary audience with academic and industrial backgrounds, including top industry researchers, junior and senior faculty, and talented MSc and PhD students from around the globe.


Program

All times listed are in US Eastern Time . The IoT Program will run entirely through Zoom .

08:50-09:00 Introductory Remarks

09:00-10:00 Keynote 1: IoT in our Daily Life

Jaeyeon Jung (Corporate Vice President, Samsung Electronics)

Speaker:
Jaeyeon Jung
Corporate Vice President, Samsung Electronics

Andra Lutu

Interviewer:
Andra Lutu
Telefonica Research
Bio

10:00-11:00 Session 1: Federated Learning of IoT Devices

Daniel Beutel

Speaker:
Daniel Beutel
Creator of Flower,
Co-Founder Adap,
Visiting Researcher University of Cambridge
Bio

Nic Lane

Interviewer:
Nic Lane
Associate Professor, University of Cambridge
Director Samsung AI Center

Break (45 minutes)

11:45-12.45 Keynote 2: IoT and the Oceans

Less than 1 in a million IoT devices are underwater, even though oceans cover more than 70% of our planet. This session will cover how bringing IoT to the underwater world can support scientific discovery and help address global challenges ranging from climate change to food security. It will touch on various applications of underwater IoT such as long-term ocean observations, coral reef monitoring, aquaculture (seafood farming), ocean robotics, and marine life sensing.

Margaret Leinen (Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor, University of California-San Diego)

Speaker:
Margaret Leinen
Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and
Vice Chancellor,
University of California-San Diego
Bio

Fadel Adib

Interviewer:
Fadel Adib
Doherty Chair of Ocean Utilization at MIT
Associate Professor (MIT)
Founding Director of the Signal Kinetics group
Bio

12:45-13:45 Session 2: IoT Standards

The Internet of Things presents both new opportunities and new risks. A layered approach to management and protection of IoT devices must scale to not just the size of the Internet but to the breadth of types of devices. Both learned and declared approaches must be used to understand what sort of network requirements IoT devices have. Quite a number of ML approaches are available in the market today to address learned approaches. Manufacturer Usage Descriptions provides a scalable extensible declared approach. In this session we will talk about the benefits of each.

Eliot Lear,

Speaker:
Eliot Lear
Principal Engineer
Cisco Systems
Bio

Anna Maria Mandalari

Interviewer:
Anna Maria Mandalari
Research Associate
Imperial College London
Bio

Break (45 minutes)

14:30-15:30 Open Mic Session

15:30-16:30 Session 3: IoT and Agriculture

What if a team of collaborative autonomous robots grew your food for you? In this session, we will discuss some key advances in robotics, machine learning, and autonomy that could soon enable teams of small robots to grow more varied, tastier, and healthier food in a fundamentally more sustainable way.

Girish Chowdhary

Speaker:
Girish Chowdhary
Associate Professor of
Agricultural Engineering and Computer Science
UIUC
Bio

Anirudh Badam

Interviewer:
Anirudh Badam
Principal Researcher
Research for Industry group
Microsoft Research
Bio

16:30-16:45 Closing Remarks


Call for “Open Mic” Submissions

To broaden participation in IoT day, and surface key issues from the community there will be a one hour “Open Mic" session within the program. Interested participants are asked to submit a single paragraph summary describing the issue/topic they wish to discuss. Accepted submissions will be given 5 mins to present, after which there will be a further 5 mins of questions and discussion from the audience. Illustrative “Open Mic" topics include, but are not limited to: new enabling IoT technology, open challenges, new application areas, societal concerns, predictions of the future, and reflections on current methodologies.

Please email submissions to both IoT day chairs by Tuesday 15th June AOE. Notifications will be made by Friday 18th June.

For enquiries, please reach out to our IoT Day Chairs:

Nic Lane (ndl32@cam.ac.uk) and Anna Maria Mandalari (anna-maria.mandalari@imperial.ac.uk)

Registration

The ACM MobiSys full conference registration includes IoT Day and workshops. No separate registration is required.

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