The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2016) will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, October 10-13, 2016.
Wireless ad hoc communication has applications in a variety of environments, such as conferences, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery/rescue operations, and is also being actively investigated as an alternative paradigm for Internet connectivity in both urban and rural areas. Wireless sensor and actuator networks are also being deployed for enhancing industrial control processes and supply-chains, and for various forms of environmental monitoring. IEEE MASS 2016 aims at addressing advances in research on multihop ad hoc and sensor networks, covering topics ranging from technology issues to applications and test-bed development.
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Abstract: We introduce a price-based scheduling algorithm for scheduling multiple flows with hard end-to-end deadlines, over a network of unreliable links, with average power constraints at nodes. This policy is optimal under certain conditions as above, for this distributed scheduling problem. It employs easily determined prices to distributedly schedule link transmissions throughput the entire network.
Bio: P. R. Kumar obtained his B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from I.I.T. Madras in 1973, and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1975 and 1977, respectively. From 1977-84 he was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. From 1985-2011 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Currently he is at Texas A&M University, where he is a University Distinguished Professor, holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering, and is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Kumar has worked on problems in game theory, adaptive control, stochastic systems, simulated annealing, neural networks, machine learning, queueing networks, manufacturing systems, scheduling, wafer fabrication plants and information theory. His current research is focused on stochastic systems, energy systems, wireless networks, secure networking, automated transportation, and cyberphysical systems. Kumar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of the USA, and The World Academy of Sciences. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by ETH, Zurich. He received the IEEE Field Award for Control Systems, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communications Society, the Outstanding Contribution Award of ACM SIGMOBILE, and the Infocom Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and an ACM Fellow. He was a Guest Chair Professor and Leader of the Guest Chair Professor Group on Wireless Communication and Networking at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is a D. J. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay, and an Honorary Professor at IIT Hyderabad. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras, the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St. Louis, and the Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Abstract: Advances in hardware technology according to Moore’s Law have made computation and storage cheap and fast, and also prompted/enabled software-based solutions that would otherwise require dedicated hardware. Examples are software-defined radios and networks, and many others. What about sensing environments with smartphones? This talk will focus on active acoustic sensing with smartphones. Specifically, speakers and microphones commonly available on commodity smartphones are used to sense the phone’s surroundings without requiring any additional sensors or infrastructural support. This active acoustic sensing is used to develop smartphone software solutions to three exciting applications: Bump-Alert, Echo-Tag, and ForcePhone. I will summarize these solutions, including their digital signal processing, software implementation and evaluation, as well as user studies. Finally, I will make a few suggestions for future work.
Bio: Kang Geun Shin (신강근) is the Kevin and Nancy O'Connor Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Real-Time Computing Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. At Michigan, he has supervised the completion of 75 PhDs and also chaired the Computer Science and Engineering Division at Michigan for three years starting 1991. From 1978 to 1982 he was on the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 1970, and both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in 1976 and 1978, respectively. His current research focuses on computing systems and networks as well as on embedded real-time and cyber-physical systems, all with emphasis on timeliness, security, and dependability. He has authored/coauthored more than 830 technical articles and more than 30 patents or invention disclosures. He has co-authored (with C. M. Krishna) a textbook ``Real-Time Systems,'' McGraw Hill, 1997. He has received numerous best paper awards from, for example, the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing, the 2010 & 2000 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, the 2003 IEEE IWQoS, and the 1996 IEEE Real-Time Technology and Application Symposium. He has also won the 2003 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award and the 1987 Outstanding IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Paper Award. He has also received several institutional awards, including the Research Excellence Award in 1989, Outstanding Achievement Award in 1999, Service Excellence Award in 2000, Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2001, and Stephen Attwood Award in 2004 from The University of Michigan (the highest honor bestowed to Michigan Engineering faculty); a Distinguished Alumni Award of the College of Engineering, Seoul National University in 2002; 2003 IEEE RTC Technical Achievement Award; and 2006 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering (the highest honor bestowed to Korean-origin engineers). He has held visiting positions at the U.S. Airforce Flight Dynamics Laboratory, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Computer Science Division within the Departmentof Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University, HP Research Laboratories, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Ewha Womans University in Korea, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He is Fellow of IEEE and ACM, and overseas member of the Korean Academy of Engineering, served as the General Co-Chair for 2009 ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom'09), was the General Chair for 2008 IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON'08), the 3rd ACM/USENIX International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys'05) and 2000 IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS'00), the Program Chair of the 1986 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), the General Chair of the 1987 RTSS, a Program Co-Chair for the 1992 International Conference on Parallel Processing, and served numerous technical program committees. He also chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems during 1991-93,, an Editor of IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and an Area Editor of International Journal of Time-Critical Computing Systems, Computer Networks, and ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems. He has also served or is serving on numerous government committees, such as the US NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Executive Committee and the Korean Government R&D Strategy Advisory Committee. He was a co-founder of C-EISA, the predecessor of ENUS (became an IPO in 2009 in Korea) and has recently co-founded ABC (Advanced Battery Control, LLC).
Abstract: The ever growing number and variety of devices connected to the Internet
are allowing smart cities to become a reality. Today, cars, buses, and
trains carry personal mobile devices which are connected to the Internet
using cellular networks. These devices additionally form vehicular
networks which can be opportunistically used to transport data masses
for multiple applications, some of them yet to be developed. In this
talk, we give an overview of our research on vehicular network
applications with focus on different areas. Using low-cost sensors on
board of vehicles, we can sense different regions in the city using
mobility as an alternative for coverage expansion. Using vehicular
networks and global positioning systems, we can infer the capacity of
the network itself and derive possible applications. We present some
results from this analysis in two representative different scenarios:
Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon Basin.
Bio: Prof. Luís Henrique M. K. Costa received his Electronics Engineer and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Luís received the Dr. degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France, in 2001. He has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d´Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) of UPMC during 2002. Since July 2004 he has been an associate professor with UFRJ, working at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduate Studies in Engineering (COPPE) and the Undergraduate Polytechnic School (Poli) of UFRJ. Currently, he serves as the Head of Department of the Electrical Engineering Program of COPPE (www.pee.ufrj.br). His major research interests are focused on routing, including the areas of wireless ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, sensor networks, and cloud computing. Luís has contributed to the organization of many conferences in the field, serving in various technical program committees for many years, such as IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days, IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS). He was the general chair for Brazilian SBRC 2008 (Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems) and IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days 2014. He also participated in different Brazilian and international research projects, including Europe-Brazil initiatives. Currently, he is the coordinator of CroMo: Crowd Data in the Mobile Cloud project, a France-Brazil cooperation which includes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique of Lille (INRIA-Lille), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), and Université de La Rochelle (ULR). Luís serves since 2007 as an Associate Editor for IEEE Surveys and Tutorials. He is a senior member of IEEE Communications Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). During his career, different works presented in conferences received awards, including IEEE Globecom and SBRC. Luís was awarded twice the “Young Scientist of Our State”, granted by FAPERJ, the research funding agency of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Luís is a researcher level 1D from the National Council for the Development of Science and Technology (CNPq).
*All the events (except the Welcome Reception and the Conference Banquet) will take place at the Conference Official Hotel: "Mercure Brasilia Eixo Hotel".
Monday, October 10
Tuesday, October 11
08:15 – 08: 30 – Conference Opening
Morning Session: Participatory sensing
Chair: Guojun Wang
08:30 – 9:00 – Mobile Data Traffic Decomposition for Understanding Human Urban Activities
09:00 – 09:30 – Slow Start Transition in Participatory Sensing Applications
09:30 – 10:00 – Resource-Aware Approaches for Truth Analysis in Crowdsourcing
10: 00 – 10:30 – COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 – Keynote Speech - Prof. P. R. Kumar - Price Based Scheduling: Optimizing Throughput Under End-to-End Deadlines
12:00 – 14:00 – LUNCH
Afternoon Parallel Session: Wireless Networking
Chair: Marcos Vieira
14:00 – 14:30 – Efficient NC-OFDM-based Control Channel Establishment in Cognitive Radio Networks
14:30 – 15:00 – TrafficVision: A Case Scenario of Pushing SDN to Wireless Edges
15:00 – 15:30 – Hybrid MAC Protocols for Low-Delay Scheduling
15:30 – 16:00 – Sleeping Beauty: Efficient Communication for Node Scheduling
Afternoon Parallel Session: Mobile Computing and applications
Chair: Suryadip Chakraborty
14:00 – 14:30 – Administrative Regions Discovery Based on Human Mobility Patterns
14:30 – 15:00 – Mutually Exclusive Data Dissemination in the Mobile Publish/Subscribe System
15:00 – 15:30 – An energy efficient walking safety service for distracted mobilephone users
15:30 – 16:00 – Measurement-driven Capability Modeling for Mobile Network in Large-scale Urban Environment
16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
Late Afternoon Session: Wireless Sensor Networks I
Chair: Antonio Loureiro
16:30 – 17:00 – Energy Balance with Peer-to-Peer Wireless Charging
17:00 – 17:30 – Event Detection through Differential Pattern Mining in Internet of Things
17:30 – 18:00 – Into the SMOG: The Stepping Stone to Centralized WSN Control
18:00 – 18:30 – Fault-Tolerant and Constrained Relay Node Placement in Wireless Sensor Networks
20:00 - 23:00 - Welcome Reception (BierFass Lago, Pontão Lago Sul)
Wednesday, October 12
Morning Session: Cellular networks
Chair: Christian's Silvia
08:30 – 09:00 – Efficient Online Collaborative Caching in Cellular Networks with Multiple Base Stations
09:00 – 09:30 – More is Better? Measurement of MPTCP based Cellular Bandwidth Aggregation in the Wild
09:30 – 10:00 – Octopus: A Cooperative Hierarchical Caching Strategy for Radio Access Networks
10:00 – 10:30 – COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 – Keynote Speech - Prof. Kang G. Shin - Augmenting Mobile Sensing with Inaudible Sound
12:00 – 14:00 – LUNCH
Afternoon Parallel Session: Wireless Sensor Networks II
Chair: Pascale Minet
14:00 – 14:30 – On Minimizing Data Aggregation Delay in Low Duty Cycle Sensor Networks
14:30 – 15:00 – Directional Antennas for Convergecast in Wireless Sensor Networks: Are They a Good Idea?
15:00 – 15:30 – Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks: From Characterization to Duty Cycle Dimensioning
15:30 – 16:00 – FlushMF: A Transport Protocol using Multiple Frequencies for Wireless Sensor Network
Afternoon Parallel Session: Localization
Chair: Priscilla A.S. Barreto
14:00 – 14:30 – Track Your Foot Step: Anchor-free Indoor Localization based on Sensing Users' Foot Steps
14:30 – 15:00 – Calibration-Free Signal-Strength Localization using Product-Moment Correlation
15:00 – 15:30 – WaveLoc: Wavelet Signatures for Ubiquitous Localization
15:30 – 16:00 – KickLoc: Simple, Distributed Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks
16:00 – 16:30 – COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 18:30 – POSTER and DEMO SESSION
20:00 – 23:00 – Evening: Conference Banquet (Restaurante Rubayat Brasília)
Thursday, October 13
Morning Session : Delay Tolerant Networks
Chair: Luiz Carlos Pessao Albini
08:30 – 09:00 – A Multi-Copy Delegation Forwarding Based on Short-term and Long-term Speed in DTNs
09:00 – 09:30 – Amphisbaena: A Two-Platform DTN Node
09:30 – 10:00 - PASOR: A Packet Salvaging Model for Opportunistic Routing Protocol
10:00 – 10:30 – COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 – Keynote Speech: Professor Luís Henrique M. K. Costa
12:00 – 14:00 – LUNCH
Afternoon Parallel Session: Vanets and ITS
Chair: Luis Henrique M.K. Costa
14:00 – 14:30 – Gamma Deployment: Designing the Communication Infrastructure in Vehicular Networks Assuring Guarantees on the V2I Inter-Contact Time
14:30 – 15:00 – A Decentralized Network with Fast and Lightweight Autonomous Channel Selection in Vehicle Platoons for Collision Avoidance
15:00 – 15:30 – TOP: Vehicle Trajectory based Driving Speed Optimization Strategy for Travel Time Minimization and Road Congestion Avoidance
15:30 – 16:00 – UniCoor: A Smartphone Unified Coordinate System for ITS apps
Afternoon Parallel Session: Security and Privacy
Chair: Paulo Gondim
14:00 – 14:30 – A Privacy-Preserving Multi-Authority Attribute-Based Encryption Approach for Mobile Healthcare
14:30 – 15:00 – BANZKP: a Secure Authentication Scheme Using Zero Knowledge Proof for WBANs
15:00 – 15:30 – Fully Distributed Public Key Management through Digital Signature Chains for Delay and Disrupt Tolerant Networks
16:00 – CLOSING REMARKS and CONFERENCE ADJOURNMENT
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Student and Junior Faculty Travel Grant for MASS 2016
We are pleased to announce that IEEE MASS 2016 will provide a limited number of travel grants $500- to any student or junior faculty who have paper in MASS (i.e., from anywhere in the world). The actual amount will depend on the number of applicants as the total amount is fixed. Thanks are due to the generosity of the IEEE TC on Distributed Computing and TC on Simulation.
USA Students Travel Grant for MASS 2016
We are pleased to announce that IEEE MASS 2016 will provide travel grants of $500-$1,000 to student authors residing in USA. The actual amount will depend on the number of applicants as the total amount is fixed. Thanks are due to the generosity of the National Science Foundation.
Applications must be submitted by e-mail to the MASS Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Dharma Agrawal, E-mail: email@example.com by August 12, 2016 electronically as a single integrated document, including W9. Award notifications will be sent out by August 26, 2016. Applicants should provide a one page statement concerning the expected benefits of attending the conference, the title of papers to be presented along with the list of authors, and reasons why support is needed. An endorsement letter from the advisor on a letterhead must also be included for each student applicant. The travel award is limited to one author per paper.
Each awardee is required to register for the conference and stay in Mercure Brasilia Eixo Hotel, for a minimum of two days. Travel by award recipient awardees must submit all reimbursement requests by October 31, 2016 including receipts for all claims and submit them along with UC travel support envelope that will be provided at the conference. Once documents received from all applicants, they will be transferred to accounts department, University of Cincinnati which will issue checks/direct money transfer to each applicant.