GetMobile is the new incarnation of the quarterly ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, which was formerly known as MC2R. GetMobile is the premier forum for addressing networks, systems, algorithms, and applications that support the symbiosis of portable computers and wireless networks.
Experiences Deploying an Always-on Farm Network
Data-driven techniques for agriculture can help farmers reduce waste, increase farm output and ensure sustainability for the environment. The key enabler for such techniques is an always-on connected IoT system that can sense the different characteristics of the farm and generate short-term and long-term actionable insights for the farmer. Yet building such a system is very challenging due to sparse Internet connectivity and lack of reliable power sources. This is further exacerbated by weather variability that stresses the system in numerous ways. We discuss how we built and deployed Farmbeats in the face of these challenges. We hope our experiences will aid researchers who are beginning to explore deployments in farming or other weakly connected, power-starved scenarios, such as construction, oil fields, mining, and others.
BEYOND REALITY: Head-Mounted Displays for Mobile Systems Researchers
Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) have finally reached the point where they can comfortably and affordably transport people to virtual worlds or transform their physical reality by feeding timely information straight to their eyes. However, the technology behind HMDs is still not fully mature. There are plenty of open challenges in wireless networking, cloud computing, security, and privacy, as well as opportunities to create novel applications.