The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems

Brasília, Brazil

October 10-13, 2016









About IEEE MASS 2016

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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Keynote Speakers

P. R. Kumar

Title: Price Based Scheduling: Optimizing Throughput Under End-to-End Deadlines

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.

Kang Geun Shin

Title: Augmenting Mobile Sensing with Inaudible Sound

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).

Luís Henrique M. K. Costa

Title: Sensing in the City: Using Vehicles to Produce and Transport Information

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 ( 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).

Technical Program*

*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

08:30 - 12:00 - First International Workshop on Data Science for Internet of Things

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 Mingyang Zhang (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Fengli Xu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Yong Li (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

09:00 – 09:30 – Slow Start Transition in Participatory Sensing Applications Fatemeh Saremi (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA), Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA)

09:30 – 10:00 – Resource-Aware Approaches for Truth Analysis in Crowdsourcing Xiaomei Zhang (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Yibo Wu (The Pennsylvania State University, USA), Guohong Cao (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

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 Chin-Jung Liu (Michigan State University, USA), Pei Huang (Michigan State University, USA), Li Xiao (Michigan State University, USA)

14:30 – 15:00 – TrafficVision: A Case Scenario of Pushing SDN to Wireless Edges Mostafa Uddin (Bell Labs (Nokia), USA), Tamer Nadeem (Old Dominion University, USA)

15:00 – 15:30 – Hybrid MAC Protocols for Low-Delay Scheduling Avinash Mohan (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India), Arpan Chattopadhyay (INRIA Paris, France), Anurag Kumar (Indian Institute of Science, India)

15:30 – 16:00 – Sleeping Beauty: Efficient Communication for Node Scheduling Chayan Sarkar (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), R Venkatesha Prasad (TU Delft, The Netherlands), Koen Langendoen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Raj Thilak Rajan (IMEC, NL &; TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Afternoon Parallel Session: Mobile Computing and applications
Chair: Suryadip Chakraborty

14:00 – 14:30 – Administrative Regions Discovery Based on Human Mobility Patterns Miguel Nuñez-del-Prado-Cortez (Universidad del Pacifico, Peru), Hugo Alatrista-Salas (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru)

14:30 – 15:00 – Mutually Exclusive Data Dissemination in the Mobile Publish/Subscribe System Ning Wang (Temple University, USA), Jie Wu (Temple University, USA)

15:00 – 15:30 – An energy efficient walking safety service for distracted mobilephone users Maozhi Tang (Nanjing University, P.R. China), Cam-Tu Nguyen (Nanjing University, Vietnam), Xiaoliang Wang (Nanjing University, P.R. China), Sanglu Lu (Nanjing University, P.R. China)

15:30 – 16:00 – Measurement-driven Capability Modeling for Mobile Network in Large-scale Urban Environment Jingtao Ding (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Xihui Liu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Yong Li (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Di Wu (Hunan University & Imperial College London, P.R. China), Depeng Jin (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Sheng Chen (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

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 Sotiris E. Nikoletseas (University of Patras and Computer Technology Institute, Greece), Theofanis P. Raptis (University of Patras and Computer Technology Institute, Greece), Christoforos Raptopoulos (U. of Patras, Greece)

17:00 – 17:30 – Event Detection through Differential Pattern Mining in Internet of Things Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan (Temple University, USA), Jie Wu (Temple University, USA)

17:30 – 18:00 – Into the SMOG: The Stepping Stone to Centralized WSN Control Pablo Corbalan (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland), Ramona Marfievici (Nimbus Research Center, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland), Victor Cionca (Cork Institute of Technology Nimbus Centre, Ireland), Donna O'Shea (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland), Dirk Pesch (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland)

18:00 – 18:30 – Fault-Tolerant and Constrained Relay Node Placement in Wireless Sensor Networks Ines Khoufi (INRIA, France), Pascale Minet (INRIA, France), Anis Laouiti (TELECOM SudParis, France)

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 Pouya Ostovari (Temple University & Computer and Information Sciences, USA), Jie Wu (Temple University, USA), Abdallah A Khreishah (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

09:00 – 09:30 – More is Better? Measurement of MPTCP based Cellular Bandwidth Aggregation in the Wild Zhixiong Niu (City University of Hong Kong & The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Zhi Wang (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), Hong Xu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Francis C.M. Lau (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

09:30 – 10:00 – Octopus: A Cooperative Hierarchical Caching Strategy for Radio Access Networks Tuyen Tran (Rutgers University, USA), Dario Pompili (Rutgers University, USA)

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 Mengfan Shan (Nanjing University & State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, P.R. China), Song Min Kim (University of Minnesota, USA), Tian He (University of Minnesota, USA), Guihai Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China)

14:30 – 15:00 – Directional Antennas for Convergecast in Wireless Sensor Networks: Are They a Good Idea? Giovanni Tarter (University of Trento, Italy), Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano-Italy and Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Italy), Gian Pietro Picco (University of Trento, Italy)

15:00 – 15:30 – Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks: From Characterization to Duty Cycle Dimensioning Jad Oueis (INSA Lyon, France), Razvan Stanica (INSA Lyon, France); Fabrice Valois (Univ Lyon, INSA Lyon, Inria, CITI, France)

15:30 – 16:00 – FlushMF: A Transport Protocol using Multiple Frequencies for Wireless Sensor Network Rodrigo Tavares (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Marcos A. M. Vieira (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Luiz F. M. Vieira (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

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 Chang Liu (Nanjing University, P.R. China), Lei Xie (Nanjing University, P.R. China), Chuyu Wang (Nanjing University, P.R. China), Jie Wu (Temple University, USA), Sanglu Lu (Nanjing University, P.R. China)

14:30 – 15:00 – Calibration-Free Signal-Strength Localization using Product-Moment Correlation Wouter van Kleunen (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Duc V. Le (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Paul Havinga (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

15:00 – 15:30 – WaveLoc: Wavelet Signatures for Ubiquitous Localization Swati Rallapalli (IBM Research, USA), Wei Dong (University of Texas at Austin, USA), Lili Qiu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), Yin Zhang (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

15:30 – 16:00 – KickLoc: Simple, Distributed Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks Hong Xiong (North Carolina State University, USA), Mihail Sichitiu (North Carolina State University, USA)

16:00 – 16:30 – COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 18:30 – POSTER and DEMO SESSION

IEEE 802.15.4e TSCH mode performance analysis
Renan C. A. Alves (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Cintia Borges Margi (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Smart Surveillance with Context and Location Sensitivity and Quality Control
Kun-Ru Wu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Jia-Ming Liang (Chang Gung University, Taiwan), Xin Zhang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Kuan-Yi Li (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Yi-Ting Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Yu-Chee Tseng (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Demonstration of the Wireless Two-Platform DTN Node Amphisbaena
Stephan Rottmann (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany), Björn Gernert (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany), Lars C. Wolf (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)

On the Performance of DF Relay Selection with Optimum Combining and Co-Channel Interference
Henry Merino Acuña (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Carlos Eduardo Camara (Padre Anchieta University Center, Brazil), Celso Almeida (State University of Campinas, Brazil)

A framework for implementing the concept of citizen as a sensor
Roberto Fray Silva (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Maria Luisa L. de Faria (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Carlos Cugnasca (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Software Defined Mobile Network for Flexible Deployments of Various IoT Applications
Yang Yang (Shanghai Reserach Center for Wireless Communication, P.R. China), Haidong Xu (Shanghai Reserach Center for Wireless Communication, P.R. China), Jing Xu (Shanghai Reserach Center for Wireless Communication, P.R. China), Jiang Wang (Shanghai Reserach Center for Wireless Communication, P.R. China)

Cloud Robotic Clone-based in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network of CellBot Team
Diego Pereira (Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte & Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil), Bruno Santana (State University of Rio Grande do Norte), Rosiery Maia (State University of Rio Grande do Norte), Anderson Souza (State University of Rio Grande do Norte)

Aggregating Small Packets in M2M Networks: An OM2M Implementation
Sheng-Chieh Lee (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Kun-Ru Wu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Ching-Kuo Hsu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Po-Yen Chang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Jia-Ming Liang (Chang Gung University, Taiwan), Jen-Jee Chen (National University of Tainan, Taiwan), Yu-Chee Tseng (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)

Recurrent Neural Networks for Transmission Opportunity Forecasting
Paulo Ferreira (University of Brasilia, Brazil), Silas Fernandes (University of Brasilia, Brazil), Rodrigo Bezerra (University of Brasilia, Brazil), Marcus V. Lamar (University of Brasilia, Brazil), Jacir Luiz Bordim (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Anomalies Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Bayesian Changepoints
Rychelly Glenneson da Silva Ramos (Federal Institute of Paraíba, Campus Campina Grande, Brazil); Paulo Ribeiro Lins Júnior (Federal Institute of Paraíba, Campus Campina Grande, Brazil); José Vinícius de Miranda Cardoso (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil)

Fog Networks in Healthcare Application
Suryadip Chakraborty (University of Cincinnati, USA), Satyajit Bhowmick (University of Cincinnati, USA), Paul Talaga (University of Cincinnati, USA), Dharma P. Agrawal (University of Cincinnati, USA)

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 En Wang (Jilin University & Temple University, P.R. China), Yongjian Yang (Jilin University, P.R. China), Jie Wu (Temple University, USA), Wenbin Liu (Jilin University, P.R. China)

09:00 – 09:30 – Amphisbaena: A Two-Platform DTN Node Stephan Rottmann (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany), Robert Hartung (TU Braunschweig, Germany), Jan Käberich (TU Braunschweig, Germany), Lars C Wolf (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)

09:30 – 10:00 - PASOR: A Packet Salvaging Model for Opportunistic Routing Protocol Mahmood Salehi (University of Ottawa, Canada), Azzedine Boukerche (University of Ottawa, Canada)

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 Cristiano M. Silva (Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei, Brazil), Daniel L. Guidoni (Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil), Fernanda S H Souza (Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil), Cristiano Pitangui (Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei, Brazil), João Sarubbi (Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais - CEFETMG, Brazil), Andreas Pitsillides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

14:30 – 15:00 – A Decentralized Network with Fast and Lightweight Autonomous Channel Selection in Vehicle Platoons for Collision Avoidance Ankur Sarker (Clemson University, USA), Chenxi Qiu (Clemson University, USA), Haiying Shen (Clemson University, USA)

15:00 – 15:30 – TOP: Vehicle Trajectory based Driving Speed Optimization Strategy for Travel Time Minimization and Road Congestion Avoidance Li Yan (Clemson University, USA), Haiying Shen (Clemson University, USA)

15:30 – 16:00 – UniCoor: A Smartphone Unified Coordinate System for ITS apps Abdulla Alasaadi (Old Dominion University, USA), Tamer Nadeem (Old Dominion University, USA)

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 Dacheng Meng (Central South University, P.R. China), Entao Luo (Central South University, P.R. China), Guojun Wang (Central South University, P.R. China)

14:30 – 15:00 – BANZKP: a Secure Authentication Scheme Using Zero Knowledge Proof for WBANs Nesrine Khernane (Franche Comte University, FEMTO-ST, CNRS UMR 6174), Maria Potop-Butucaru (University Paris 6, France), Claude Chaudet (Telecom Paristech, France)

15:00 – 15:30 – Fully Distributed Public Key Management through Digital Signature Chains for Delay and Disrupt Tolerant Networks Diogo de Andrade (Federal University of Parana, Brazil), Luiz Carlos Pessoa Albini (Federal University of Parana, NR2, Brazil)



International Workshop on Data Science for Internet of Things

This workshop will address techniques used for data management planning into IoT scenarios in order to optimize data acquisition, management and later discovery. Paper submission deadline: 30 June 2016; Acceptance Notification: 15 July 2016; Camera Ready submission: 20 July 2016; Workshop: 10 October 2016. More information: here.

Organizing Committee


Jiannong Cao

General Chair

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Marcelo M. Carvalho

General Co-Chair

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Ravi Prakash

Technical Program Chair

University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Antonio A. F. Loureiro

Technical Program Vice-Chair

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Paolo Santi

Technical Program Vice-Chair

MIT-Fraunhofer Ambient Mobility, USA

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (IIT-CNR)

Guojun Wang

Technical Program Vice-Chair

Central South University, China

Marco A. Spohn

Demo/Poster Chair

Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil

Cíntia Borges Margi

Workshop Chair

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Nadjib Aitsaadi

Publicity Chair

University Paris Est Creteil, France

Priscila A. S. Barreto

Local Arrangements Co-Chair

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Paulo R. L. Gondim

Local Arrangements Co-Chair

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Zhen Jiang

Finance and Registration Chair

West Chester University, USA

Dajin Wang

Publications Chair

Montclair State University, USA

Steering Committee


Dharma Agrawal

Steering Committee

University of Cincinnati, USA

Jie Wu

Steering Committee

Temple University, USA

Kang Shin

Steering Committee

University of Michigan, USA

Technical Program Committee



Hotel Information:
IEEE MASS 2016 attendees can get a special rate to stay in the conference hotel, the MERCURE BRASILIA EIXO HOTEL.
Make your reservations by sending an email to Mrs. Rejane Saraiva (, from RS TURISMO EVENTOS.

Daily rate:
Single: BRL$ 240,00 + 5% tax (around US$ 77.00)
Double: BRL$ 295,00 + 5% tax (around US$ 95.00)
Breakfast included!

Upon reservation, you will receive a voucher, and payment will be done at check out, directly to the tourist agent or hotel desk.
Please, mention "IEEE MASS 2016" in the subject of your message.


About the city:
Brasília, the capital of Brazil and the seat of government of the Distrito Federal, is a planned city. Inaugurated in 1960 in the Central Highlands of Brazil, it is a masterpiece of modernist architecture listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide. Brasilia is also an important transportation hub for travel within Brazil.
Emergency Numbers:
190: Military Police
191: Federal Highway Patrol
192: Ambulance
193: Firefighters
194: Federal Police
Touristic Places:
Open Hours: 8:30AM-5:30PM
Dress code: No bermuda shorts, shorts, tank tops, miniskirts and flip-flops allowed.
Description: The building of the National Congress is as old as the city of Brasília itself. It was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and consists of a flat based structure with two high buildings, where the offices of the members of parliament are located. Besides the members of parliament, the National Congress also houses the federal senate. Visitors have the possibility to visit the Congress and its rooms from the inside and without any entrance fee.
Open Hours: 9AM-6PM
Description: The Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial, or just called Memorial JK, is located nearly the city park of Brasília and is dedicated to the founder and first president of the capital city of Brazil, Juscelino Kubitschek. A 4.5 meter statue of the president stands on a concrete platform in the park, as well as the mortal remains of Kubitschek and the various honors and medals he received during his lifetime.
Open Hours: 12PM–7PM
The Supreme Federal Court of Brasília is located nearby the National Congress and is the highest court of law in Brazil for constitutional issues. It was already founded during the colonial era and therefore has a long and fascinating history, which visitors can learn about.
Open Hours: 9AM-9PM
Description: The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is a network of cultural centers, which are located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília. The building of the cultural center in Brasília, was designed, like the National Congress, by Oscar Niemeyer. The CCBB offers rooms for film showings, theater performances, concerts, and exhibitions.
Description: The main attraction of this park is the Itiquira waterfall, standing at 168 meters making it the highest waterfall in the whole of Brazil. By comparison, the highest waterfalls in the Iguaçu Falls are only about 82 meters high. The park of Itiquira is a real natural oasis and the perfect destination for day trips from the capital city. Visitors will find a nature trail, possibilities for swimming in the water of the waterfalls or just relaxing in nature.
Open Hours: Monday: 8AM–4PM; Tuesday and Friday: 10:30AM-6PM; Other days: 8AM-6PM
Description: The Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida, is a Roman Catholic church designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in May 1970. Its name relates to the biggest place of pilgrimage of Brazil called Aparecida and translates as ‘the appeared’. It is worth visiting because of its acoustics, which allow communication in low volume to be heard from one end of the building to the other.
Open Hours: or the calendar, visit:
Description: Clube do Choro is a great place to listen to some live local musicians and it represents a very important cultural center fir Brasilia. It's the concentration of diverse Brazilian musical presentations and holds a very interesting musical atmosphere.
Description: Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, also called President JK Bridge or JK Bridge, is a steel and concrete bridge crossing Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Brazil. It links the eastern shore of the lake to the center of the city, through the Monumental Axis. Inaugurated on December 15, 2002, the bridge almost immediately became a symbol of Brasília, with its distinctive silhouette. Paranoá Lake is an artificial lake which was planned at the end of the 19th century, but only put into practice in the 1950s under president Juscelino Kubitschek.
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Travel Tips

Renowned for its modernist lines and futuristic design, Brasilia is a study in urban planning and the only city built in the 20th century to be counted among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. You can find more touristic information here and here.

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Call for Submissions

Call for Papers

NEW Submission Deadline: April 9, 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2016

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, Internet of Things, and mobile computing have applications in a variety of environments, such as smart homes, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery operations. Wireless sensor and actuator networks are being deployed for enhancing industrial control processes and supply-chains, and for various forms of environmental monitoring. IEEE MASS 2016 is a three-track conference sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. It aims at addressing research advances in mobile ad-hoc and sensor systems related to (i) algorithms and theory, (ii) systems, protocols, and applications, and (iii) experimental evaluation and testbeds, covering topics ranging from theoretical foundations to applications and testbed development.

Topics of Interest

Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks (WSNs) (including cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things), and mobile networking/computing, including theory, systems and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithmic aspects of MANETs and WSNs
  • Application Layer Protocols
  • Architectures of wired/wireless networks
  • Capacity planning and admission control
  • Clustering, topology control, coverage, and connectivity
  • Cognitive networking
  • Cooperative and cognitive communication
  • Cooperative sensing in WSNs
  • Compressive sensing technologies
  • Crowd-sourcing, participatory and social sensing
  • Cross layer design and optimization
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
  • Data transport and management in WSNs
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Experiences, real-world applications and deployments
  • Handoff/mobility management and seamless
  • Internetworking
  • Internet/Cloud of Things
  • Key management and trust establishment
  • Localization and Location Based Services
  • MAC protocols, including 802.11, 802.15.4, UWB
  • MAC-layer design for ad hoc networks and WSNs
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Measurements, experimental systems and test-beds
  • Mobile computing and networking Mobility management
  • Modeling, analysis and performance evaluation
  • Multi-channel, multi-radio and MIMO technologies
  • Network Layer protocols
  • Networked smartphone applications
  • Novel applications and architectures for WSNs
  • Operating systems and middleware support
  • Opportunistic networking
  • P2P, overlay, and content distribution
  • Power-aware architectures, algorithms, and protocols
  • QoS and Resource management
  • Reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance techniques
  • Resource management and wireless QoS provisioning
  • Robotic networks
  • Routing protocols, including unicast, multicast, broadcast, geocast
  • Security and privacy issues in ad hoc and sensor networks, and mobile networking
  • Smart grid
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart transportation
  • Social networks using smartphones and sensors
  • Time synchronization
  • Topology control, coverage and connectivity issues
  • Vehicular networks and protocols
  • Wireless mesh networking

Paper Submission Links

Algorithms and Theory
Experimental Evaluation and Testbeds
Systems, Protocols, and Applications

Important Dates

NEW Paper submission deadline: April 9, 2016 00:00:00 PDT.
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2016.
Camera-ready version: July 22, 2016.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit technical papers presenting original, unpublished research, not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 9 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, with a side margin of at least 1 inch, including all figures, tables, and references, in the PDF format. Authors must use the Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and will be presented at the conference. Based on reviews and TPC discussions, the TPC may choose to accept some papers as short papers (5 pages). For all papers, IEEE reserves the right to exclude the paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. The conference will also include a poster and demo session.


Call for Posters

Abstract Submission: July 03, 2016
Acceptance notification: July 15, 2016
Camera-ready version: July 21, 2016

Posters presenting early work and preliminary results are solicited. The poster session will provide an excellent opportunity for initial feedback on early research results as lively discussions. Posters are solicited in all areas of mobile ad hoc and sensor networking, and this session will be particularly useful for student researchers for direct interaction with faculty, industry personnel, and other peers.

Submission Instructions

Poster abstracts of no more than 2 pages (US letter size 8.5 x 11 inches) using font size 10 should be submitted via EDAS ( This extended abstract should include all figures and references, the names of the authors, affiliations, and e-mail addresses. The accepted poster abstracts will be published in IEEE Xplore. The authors with accepted abstracts are required to prepare a poster for presentation at the conference in a standard format, whose dimensions will be indicated closer to the submission deadline. Boards and thumbtacks will be provided.

IEEE MASS 2016 Poster/Demo Chair:  Marco A. Spohn, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil


Call for Demos

Abstract Submission: July 03, 2016
Acceptance notification: July 15, 2016
Camera-ready version: July 21, 2016

Submission Instructions

Demonstration abstracts of no more than 2 pages (US letter size 8.5 x 11 inches) using font size 10 should be submitted via EDAS ( This extended abstract should include a figure of the system that shall eventually be demonstrated to the audience. Authors are allowed up to one additional page for listing any specific requirements (such as space, general purpose WiFi, non interfering wireless channels, power supply needs) and the organizers will earnestly look into arranging this support. Please include names of the authors, affiliations and e-mail addresses in the abstract. The authors with accepted demos are allowed to display a poster for presentation (additional details on the poster dimensions will be provided closer to the submission deadline). The accepted demo abstracts will be published in IEEE Xplore.

IEEE MASS 2016 Poster/Demo Chair:  Marco A. Spohn, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil


Call for Workshop Proposals

Submission Deadline: April 20th, 2016
Notification: April 25th, 2016

The IEEE MASS 2016 in Brasília, Brazil will include a workshop day on October 10, 2016.
IEEE MASS is the meeting point for leading researchers in the thriving area of wireless ad hoc communications, sensor, and actuator networks. Topics of IEEE MASS cover a large range of scientific areas, spanning topics from computer science, physics, embedded systems, electrical engineering, control theory, as well as application areas such as disaster-recovery/rescue operations, hospitals, and battlefields.

Accordingly, the conferences associated with MASS also cover a broad set of scientific topics. Since its inception in 2004, MASS also offers a range of associated workshops which cover special topics and applications in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. During the last several years, up to ten workshops have been held each year in conjunction with MASS, with some of the workshops already having seen their seventh iteration.

IEEE MASS 2016 will include a workshop day on October 10, 2016. Each workshop will provide an arena for presentations and discussions about a special topic of relevance to MASS.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop proposals. Proposals should be submitted in a maximum 2-page PDF file, containing the following information:

  • Workshop title,
  • Abstract (maximum 200 words),
  • The topic of the workshop and how it relates to MASS,
  • The organizers behind the workshop, including contact information, and short bio and affiliation,
  • Proposed Program Committee,
  • Planned review procedures,
  • What the intended format will be (invited presentations, submitted presentations, panels, etc),
  • Expected sponsorships (if any),
  • Profile of a typical attendee (academic researcher, student or industry participant),
  • A rough estimate of the number of participants,
  • In case the workshop has been previously held, provide information on the conference, date, and number of attendees.

In every workshop room, a video projector will be available for presentations. Please indicate if you require further equipment, e.g. poster walls, a whiteboard or flip chart.

Please send the proposal to the MASS 2016 workshop chair, Cintia B. Margi, at: with the subject "[MASS 2016] Workshop Proposal".

Important Dates

Submission deadline for workshop proposals: April 20th, 2016
Acceptance notification: April 25th, 2016
Camera-ready versions due (hard deadline): July 22nd, 2016
Workshop day: October 10th, 2016

Registration for workshops will be handled in connection with registration for the conference part of MASS. MASS 2016 reserves the right to cancel non-viable workshops.



The IEEE link to submit ALL final versions (regular/workshop/poster/demo):

Travel Grants

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.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to the MASS Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Dharma Agrawal, E-mail: 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.

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