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Schedule and Times

The schedule will be updated with more details as they become available

June 23rd - 25th
08:30 - 17:30 - ASSET 2016 (Half Day on the 25th)

Sunday, June 26th
08:30 - 17:30 - Workshops: PhD ForumWPADroNet, and Women's Workshop
18:00 – 19:30 - Reception (light refreshments)

Monday, June 27
08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
08:45 – 09:00 Opening Remarks
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote I: Ravi Jain, CTO, Vulcan Inc.
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:15 Session I - Smart Environments
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:15 Session II - Frontiers in Sensing
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break/Demo Setup
15:45 – 17:30 Session III - Next Gen Mobile OS
17:30 – 19:00 Demo/Poster Session I (light refreshments)

Tuesday, June 28
08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote II: Peeyush Ranjan, CTO, Flipkart
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break/Demo Setup
10:30 – 12:15 Session IV - Transit and Mapping
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch + Demo/Poster Session II (no alcohol)
14:00 – 15:45 Session V - No More Leaks
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:45 Test of Time Presentations and Panel
17:00 Buses Leave for Banquet
18:30 – 20:30 Banquet
20:30 onwards Night Safari

Wednesday, June 29
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 – 10:45 Session VI - Better Mobile Interfaces
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:00 Session VII - Small and Large Scale Networking
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch/Test of Time Presentations/Awards
14:00 – 15:45 Session VIII - App Security & Privacy
15:45 – 16:00 End


  • Keynote I

    Ravi Jain, CTO, Vulcan Inc.

    Monday, June 27, 9:00 – 10:00

    Title: The New Philanthropy: Applying Emerging Technologies to Address Difficult Global Challenges

    Abstract We are inundated by difficult challenges – a steadily warming planet, species on the edge of extinction, pandemic illness. Historically, efforts to address these issues have either been the purview of the philanthropic community or scientific organizations. Today we are in a new era where the application of emerging technologies to philanthropic aims helps identify innovative ways to solve complex challenges. While technology cannot be a panacea, at its best it can be a catalytic force for good. At the intersection of science, business and philanthropy, we focus on disruptive solutions that push the boundaries of the state of the art, and ideas that implement technology, business acumen and data orientation to advance our efforts. From protecting Africa’s elephants to preserving fisheries to bringing reliable power and connectivity to underserved areas, new technology can illuminate powerful new tools for making a measurable impact around the world. This keynote address will cover ongoing projects that deploy real-time image recognition through drone technology, enhance rural mobile connectivity and use data to predict and analyze marine populations.

    Bio Ravi Jain is the CTO of Vulcan, Inc. He was previously the VP of Apps & Experiences at Motorola Mobility. Prior to that, he was a director and engineering manager at Google, Mountain View, California, focusing on mobile engineering efforts in mobile advertising. At Google he has also led the efforts on location based services, and syndicated mobile search. Previously, from 2002 to 2005, he was Vice President and Director of the Network Services and Security Lab in DoCoMo USA Labs. At DoCoMo he led the US team designing DoCoMo's 4th generation (4G) core network in three key areas: mobility management, QoS and security. From 1992 to 2002 he was in Applied Research, Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) working on mobile wireless architectures, algorithms, protocols and middleware, as well as open programmable networks. Prior to that he worked for several years on systems and communications software development, performance modeling, and parallel programming. Ravi received the Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, and has numerous publications and patents in the wireless area. Ravi is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, ACM, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

  • Keynote II

    Peeyush Ranjan, CTO, Flipkart

    Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 – 10:00

    Bio Peeyush Ranjan is the CTO of Flipkart. His charter is to further strengthen Flipkart’s strong technology expertise and support its commitment to excellence as a world-class technology company.’ Prior to Flipkart, Peeyush spent nine years at Google in its Mountainview, Calif., headquarters, where he managed various engineering groups in Android, Youtube, Apps and Search. He also served as the Managing Director of Google India for research and development. He holds degrees in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur and Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Symposium - ASSET 2016

ASSET 2016 - 1st Asian Students Symposium on Emerging Technologies
Check out this special message from the General Chairs on what's forthcoming for the 1st Asian Students Symposium on Emerging Technologies (ASSET 2016)!

Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the 1st Asian Students Symposium on Emerging Technologies (ASSET 2016) to be held in conjuction with MobiSys 2016. This 3 day symposium will bring together graduate students from various parts of Asia to present and discuss topics in emergic technologies of global and regional interest. As part of this symposium, students will be able to present their research ideas to both their peers and to invited senior researchers from around the world. In addition, there will be multipled invited talks from distinguished researchers on various topics of interest to the participants.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience with mobile apps, networks and systems
  • Innovative wearable, mobile, sensing, and crowdsourcing apps
  • Tools for building and measuring mobile systems
  • Innovative wearable or mobile devices
  • Novel software architectures for mobile devices
  • Data management for mobile applications
  • Infrastructure support for node mobility
  • System-level energy management for mobile devices
  • Operating systems for mobile devices
  • Support for mobile social networking and mobile Web
  • Security and privacy in mobile systems
  • Systems for location and context sensing and awareness
  • Mobile computing support for pervasive computing
  • Vehicular wireless systems
  • User interfaces and usability for mobile applications and systems
  • Personal-area networks and systems
  • Cyber foraging and resource discovery for mobile systems
  • Next generation (5G) mobile networks
  • Internet of things
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Visible light communication
  • Novel access paradigms/modalities
  • Mobile data science/analysis
  • Networking, Distributed Computing, Cloud computing, and Software defined networking

To participate in the symposium, students will have to submit a short 2 page research proposal describing their current area of research. This writeup should state what the main research area is, why the problem is important, why the problem is hard, and the main results / implementations that the student has currently achieved. All selected participants will be invited to also present their work at the demo and poster session of MobiSys 2016 where they will get to interact with the larger MobiSys audience — the abstract of such demos/posters will be included in the appropriate conference proceedings.

For more details, please refer to the symposium webpage.


  • Rajesh Krishna Balan (Singapore Management University)
  • Archan Misra (Singapore Management University)
  • Youngki Lee (Singapore Management University)
  • Jie Xiong (Singapore Management University)
  • JeongGil Ko (Ajou University, Korea)
  • Tadashi Okoshi (Keio University, Japan)


  • 10:30 – 12:15, Monday, June 27

    Session I: Smart Environments

    LiveLabs: Building In-Situ Mobile Sensing & Behavioral Experimentation TestBeds [Video]
    Kasthuri Jayarajah (Singapore Management University), Rajesh Krishna Balan (Singapore Management University), Meeralakshmi Radhakrishnan (Singapore Management University), Archan Misra (Singapore Management University), Youngki Lee (Singapore Management University)

    Platypus - Indoor Localization and Identification through Sensing of Electric Potential Changes in Human Bodies 
    Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl (Microsoft Research), Xavier Dellangnol (TU Darmstadt), Christian Hatzfeld (TU Darmstadt), Biying Fu (Fraunhofer IGD), Mario Kupnik (TU Darmstadt), Arjan Kuijper (Fraunhofer IGD), Matthias R. Hastall (TU Dortmund), James Scott (Microsoft Research), Marco Gruteser (WINLAB, Rutgers University)

    The Design and Implementation of a Mobile RFID Tag Sorting Robot 
    Longfei Shangguan (Princeton University), Kyle Jamieson (Princeton University and University College London)

    Idea: A System for Efficient Failure Management in Smart IoT environments 
    Palanivel Kodeswaran (IBM Research), Ravindranath Kokku (IBM Research), Sayandeep Sen (IBM Research), Mudhakar Srivatsa (IBM Research)

    Session Chair: Eduardo Cuervo (Microsoft)

  • 13:30 – 15:15, Monday, June 27

    Session II: Frontiers in Sensing

    Listening through a Vibration Motor 
    Nirupam Roy (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Romit Roy Choudhury (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

    Practical Human Sensing in the Light 
    Tianxing Li (Dartmouth College), Qiang Liu (Dartmouth College), Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)

    I am a Smartwatch and I can Track my User’s Arm 
    Sheng Shen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), He Wang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Romit Roy Choudhury (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

    BodyScan: Enabling Radio-based Sensing on Wearable Devices for Contactless Activity and Vital Sign Monitoring 
    Biyi Fang (Michigan State University), Nicholas Lane (University College London and Bell Labs), Mi Zhang (Michigan State University), Aidan Boran (Bell Labs), Fahim Kawsar (Bell Labs)

    Session Chair: David Kotz (Dartmouth College)

  • 15:45 – 17:30, Monday, June 27

    Session III: Next Gen Mobile OS

    Beetle: Flexible communication for Bluetooth Low Energy
    Amit Levy (Stanford University), Laurynas Riliskis (Stanford University), Philip Levis (Stanford University), James Hong (Stanford University), Keith Winstein (Stanford University)

    MCDNN: An Approximation-Based Execution Framework for Deep Stream Processing Under Resource Constraints 
    Seungyeop Han (University of Washington), Haichen Shen (University of Washington), Matthai Philipose (Microsoft Research), Sharad Agarwal (Microsoft Research), Alec Wolman (Microsoft Research), Arvind Krishnamurthy (University of Washington)

    TaskFolder: Dynamic and Fine-Grained Workload Consolidation for Mobile Devices 
    Yuyang Du (Intel), Sebastien Haezebrouck (Intel), Jin Cui (Intel), Rajeev Muralidhar (Intel), Harinarayanan Seshadri (Intel), Vishwesh Rudramuni (Intel), Nicole Chalhoub (Intel), YongTong Chua (Intel), Richard Quinzio (Intel)

    Understanding the Characteristics of Android Wear OS 
    Renju Liu (Purdue ECE), Felix Xiaozhu Lin (Purdue ECE)

    Session Chair: Jason Flinn (University of Michigan)

  • 10:30 – 12:15, Tuesday, June 28

    Session IV: Transit and Mapping

    Mobility Modeling and Prediction in Bike-Sharing Systems 

    Zidong Yang (Zhejiang University), Ji Hu (Zhejiang University), Yuanchao Shu (Microsoft Research), Peng Cheng (Zhejiang University), Jiming Chen (Zhejiang University), Thomas Moscibroda (Microsoft Research)

    Defending against Sybil Devices in Crowdsourced Mapping Services 

    Gang Wang (UC Santa Barbara), Bolun Wang (UC Santa Barbara), Tianyi Wang (UC Santa Barbara), Ana Nika (UC Santa Barbara), Haitao Zheng (UC Santa Barbara), Ben Y. Zhao (UC Santa Barbara)

    TransitLabel: A Crowd-Sensing System for Automatic Labeling of Transit Stations Semantics 

    Moustafa Elhamshary (E-JUST and Osaka University), Moustafa Youssef (E-JUST), Akira Uchiyama (Osaka University), Hirozumi Yamaguchi (Osaka University), Teruo Higashino (Osaka University)

    Reactive Control of Autonomous Drones 

    Endri Bregu (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Nicola Casamassima (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Daniel Cantoni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS Swedish ICT), Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)

    Session Chair: Robin Kravets (University of Illinois, UC)

  • 14:00 – 15:45, Tuesday, June 28

    Session V: No More Leaks

    DefDroid: Towards a More Defensive Mobile OS Against Disruptive App Behavior 

    Peng Huang (UCSD), Tianyin Xu (UCSD), Xinxin Jin (UCSD), Yuanyuan Zhou (UCSD)

    I-Pic: A Platform for Privacy-Compliant Image Capture 

    Paarijaat Aditya (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)), Rijurekha Sen (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)), Seong Joon Oh (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Rodrigo Benenson (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Bobby Bhattacharjee (University of Maryland), Peter Druschel (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)), Tongtong Wu (University of Rochester), Mario Fritz (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Bernt Schiele (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)

    What You Mark is What Apps See 

    Nisarg Raval (Duke University), Animesh Srivastava (Duke University), Ali Razeen (Duke University), Kiron Lebeck (University of Washington), Ashwin Machanavajjhala (Duke University), Landon P. Cox (Duke University)

    Viola: Trustworthy Sensor Notifications for Enhanced Privacy on Mobile Systems 

    Viola: Trustworthy Sensor Notifications for Enhanced Privacy on Mobile Systems 

    Session Chair: Ben Greenstein (Google)

  • 09:30 – 10:45, Wednesday, June 29

    Session VI: Better Mobile Interfaces

    Expansion of Human-Phone Interface By Sensing Structure-Borne Sound Propagation 

    Yu-Chih Tung (University of Michigan), Kang G. Shin (University of Michigan)

    FlashBack: Immersive Virtual Reality on Mobile Devices via Rendering Memoization 

    Kevin Boos (Rice University, Microsoft Research), David Chu (Microsoft Research), Eduardo Cuervo (Microsoft Research)

    uLink: Enabling user-defined deep linking to app content 

    Tanzirul Azim (University of California, Riverside), Oriana Riva (Microsoft Research), Suman Nath (Microsoft Research)

    Session Chair: Inseok Hwang (IBM Research)

  • 11:15 – 13:00, Wednesday, June 29

    Session VII: Small and Large Scale Networking

    FOCUS: Robust Visual Codes for Everyone  [Video]

    Frederik Hermans (Uppsala University), Liam McNamara (SICS Swedish ICT), Gábor Sörös (ETH Zurich), Christian Rohner (Uppsala University), Thiemo Voigt (Uppsala University, SICS Swedish ICT), Edith Ngai (Uppsala University)

    Practical Bluetooth Traffic Sniffing: Systems and Privacy Implications 

    Wahhab Albazrqaoe (Michigan State University), Jun Huang (Michigan State University), Guoliang Xing (Michigan State University)

    Characterizing and Improving WiFi Latency in Large-Scale Operational Networks 

    Kaixin Sui (Tsinghua University), Mengyu Zhou (Tsinghua University), Dapeng Liu (Tsinghua University), Minghua Ma (Tsinghua University), Dan Pei (Tsinghua University), Youjian Zhao (Tsinghua University), Zimu Li (Tsinghua University), Thomas Moscibroda (Microsoft Research)

    ReCon: Revealing and Controlling PII Leaks in Mobile Network Traffic 

    Jingjing Ren (Northeastern University), Ashwin Rao (University of Helsinki), Martina Lindorfer (SBA Research), Arnaud Legout (Inria Sophia Antipolis), David Choffnes (Northeastern University)

    Sesion Chair: Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)

  • 14:00 – 15:45, Wednesday, June 29

    Session VIII: App Security & Privacy

    CASE: Comprehensive Application Security Enforcement on COTS Mobile Devices 

    Suwen Zhu (Stony Brook University), Long Lu (Stony Brook University), Kapil Singh (IBM Research)

    Targeted Mimicry Attacks on Touch Input Based Implicit Authentication Schemes 

    Targeted Mimicry Attacks on Touch Input Based Implicit Authentication Schemes 

    Privacy Capsules: Preventing information leaks by mobile apps

    Raul Herbster (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems), Scott DellaTorre (University of Maryland), Peter Druschel (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems), Bobby Bhattacharjee (University of Maryland)

    Regulating ARM TrustZone Devices in Restricted Spaces 

    Ferdinand Brasser (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Daeyoung Kim (Rutgers University), Christopher Liebchen (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Vinod Ganapathy (Rutgers University), Liviu Iftode (Rutgers University), Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (Technische Universität Darmstadt)


1st MobiSys Women's Workshop

MobiSys 2016 is pleased to announce its first ever workshop for broadening participation of women in research in mobile systems, applications and services.This year’s objectives of the workshop will include:

Bridging junior, mid-level and senior women researchers in the area for conversations on research and career interests Mentoring those new to research on how to make the most of attending a conference The workshop will feature keynote talks from distinguished women researchers in the community, panel sessions, mentoring sessions, and a poster session.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website.

Program Chairs Robin Kraverts (UIUC) Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College) Rijurekha Sen (Max Planck Institute-SWS) Kasthuri Jayarajah (Singapore Management University) Krittika D'Silva (University of Cambridge)

Important Dates Submission deadline: May 2, 2016 May 9, 2016 Notifications: May 14, 2016  May 17, 2016 Workshop Date: June 26, 2016

Ph.D. Forum 

The PhD Forum has been a regular event of the ACM MobiSys conference for the past few years. The forum represents a highly interactive environment for PhD students to present and discuss their research with other students and professionals from both academia and industry. Furthermore, it will provide them with a great opportunity to get feedback on their research and build their professional network.

The topics of interest coincide with those of ACM MobiSys. Students working in areas related to mobile computing, wireless systems and applications are encouraged to submit a two-page extended abstract comprising an overview of the key challenges they want to tackle, a summary of their findings, work in progress and planned research.

For more information, please visit the PhD Forum website

Program Chairs
Robert LiKamWa (Rice University)
Tadashi Okoshi (Keio University)
Seungwoo Kang (Korea University of Technology and Education)

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 4, 2016  April 15, 2016  April 22, 2016
Notification deadline: April 25, 2016  May 2, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 26, 2016

DroNet 2016 – 2nd Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications for Civilian Use

Micro and nano aerial vehicles (MAVs and NAVs), often referred to as drones, are unmanned aerial vehicles of various forms, such as small quadrocopters, airplanes, balloons, or tiny flapping wing vehicles. They are novel mobile unmanned systems currently investigated in various mission-oriented civilian applications. Recent popular applications employing MAVs are 3D-mapping, search and rescue, surveillance, farmland and construction monitoring, delivery of light-weight objects and products (e.g., Amazon's announced drone delivery system), or video taking during sports events. Such drones are autonomous systems with a good awareness of their environment, provided by rich on board sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, lasers, GPS units and cameras, and embedded image processing. Nevertheless, all useful applications require a reliable communication link, or even rely on fleets of MAVs.

DroNet welcomes contributions dealing with communication aspects of micro aerial vehicles, theoretical studies, algorithm and protocol design for flexible aerial networks, as well as mission-oriented contributions dealing with requirements, constraints, safety issues, and regulation. We are particularly looking for papers reporting on system aspects and experimental results, summaries of challenges or advancements, measurements, or innovative applications. The program seeks original and unpublished work not currently under review by another technical journal/magazine/conference. We welcome in particular also conctributions from interdisciplinary teams to present robotic work or applications focusing on the communication challenges or requirements to the audience.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website

Program Chairs
Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
Karin Anna Hummel (JKU Linz)
Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padua)

Important Dates
Submission deadline (paper, demo, poster): March 7, 2016  April 4, 2016
Notification deadline: April 25, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 26, 2016

MobiGames 2016: 3rd Workshop on Mobile Gaming 

Mobile games have consolidated their position as dominant contents over mobile platforms, scoring over $1.7B via upfront and in-app purchases through AppStore and accounting for nearly 1/3 of the time spent on mobile devices, more than any other app categories. As a result, gaming and mobile phones have formed a virtuous cycle: gaming has led manufacturers to introduce better resolution displays and more powerful processors, and these have in turn have pushed the boundaries of gaming possible on mobile devices. The cycle continues to create another, i.e., that of desire-challenge; encouraged by the attained success, games actively incorporate state-of-the-art technologies from diverse areas, e.g., wearable sensing devices, head-mounted displays, virtual and augmented realities, and cloud computing techniques, which in turn enlarges the expectation for gaming experiences, and hence, further generates new, more complex challenges.

This new field of research is highly interdisciplinary and many of the related technologies have roots in other communities. However, introducing them to common constraints imposed by mobility and gaming creates rooms to share interests and challenges. The research challenges span a broad spectrum of gaming content design, technologies for devices, severs, and networks, and user and social impacts, including new interaction and experience design, novel gaming modalities, achieving PC-like graphics, reducing the energy consumption of games, more responsive user input on touch screens, fast-action multiplayer over cellular, virtual and augmented reality games, and the use of MEMS sensors to bridge the gap between the physical world and the virtual game world, etc.

Many SIGMOBILE members are actively engaged in research on mobile gaming, as well as those from other SIGs. The goal of this workshop is to provide interested researchers from diverse related areas a lively inter-disciplinary forum to share and discuss recent achievements, radical ideas and the challenges that lie ahead in the field of mobile gaming.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website.

Program Chairs
Junehwa Song (KAIST)
Teo Chor Guan (SUTD)

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 4, 2016  April 15, 2016
Notification deadline: April 18, 2016  April 29, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016  May 20, 2016
Workshop date: June 30, 2016

WearSys 2016: Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications 
WearSys workshop focuses on advances and discussions on how wearable technologies can shape mobile computing, systems and applications research. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to bring together researchers and design experts to discuss how wearable technologies have, and can, complement mobile systems research, and vice-versa. It also aims to provide a launchpad for bold and visionary ideas for wearable systems research.

The WearSys workshop comes at a critical time-juncture where wearable devices are proliferating commercially, and when mobile systems research is increasingly adopting wearable devices; mostly for primary and auxiliary sensing. The off-the-shelf availability of wearable devices today has only improved and shaped new directions for mobile and wireless systems research. This is an exciting time where wearables are seeming to spearhead advancements in technology through inter-disciplinary research among a broad spectrum of disciplines such as wireless systems, health, fashion, energy – to name a few. We hope that this workshop will serve as a catalyst for advancements in mobile and wearable systems technology as well as present a clear sense of direction for the research community to proceed in this space.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website.

Program Chairs
Tam Vu (University of Colorado, Denver)
Alanson Sample (Disney Research)
Ashwin Ashok (Carnegie Mellon University)

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 11, 2016  April 18, 2016
Notification deadline: April 11, 2016  May 2, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 30, 2016

Workshop on IoT of Health 

The paradigm of consumer-centric healthcare and wellness solutions is steadily shifting towards the ability to provide healthcare as a service, whereby the health and wellness information of a person can be seamlessly integrated into various everyday activities. The multitude of sensors that surround us in the form of smartphones, wearable devices, and infrastructure (workstation devices, WiFi, iBeacon, etc.) is a core enabler of this paradigm shift, and allows fine-grained sensing and inference of the user’s context, physiological attributes, and needs. Such sensing and detection, in tandem with intelligent intervention and persuasion techniques provide a compelling closed-loop healthcare technology for consumers. This technology need not be confined to a single application or a device, and in fact must be a part of the cyber-physical ecosystem that surrounds the user, thus realizing the “IoT of health” vision.

Internet of things (IoT) enabled healthcare segment is expected to hit $117 billion by 2020. This workshop focuses on bringing to the fore the key research challenges, systems, devices, and methods to enable the “IoT of Health” vision. The workshop will include discussions on different perspectives emerging from designing low-level sensors/devices, inference/analytics on sensing data, along with intelligent persuasive interventions/feedback techniques. Also, the workshop will have an active participation from clinicians, behavioural scientists, systems researchers, as well as entrepreneurs.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website.

Program Chairs
Tan Hwee Pink (Singapore Management University)
Sharanya Eswaran (Xerox Research Center India)
Kuldeep Yadav (Xerox Research Center India)

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 8, 2016
Notification deadline: April 25, 2016  April 30, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 1, 2016  May 7, 2016
Workshop date: June 30, 2016

MOBIDATA 2016: 1st ACM MobiSys Workshop on Mobile Data 

A key factor driving growth in the mobile industry is the ability to infer rich data from individuals, perform behavioural analytics, provide personalized services, and/or deliver targeted ads. The capabilities and features of modern mobile technologies and the associated benefits and opportunities are not well explored yet. Mobile applications and services come with a range of technical, legal, societal and ethical challenges unseen in previous computing paradigms and networked systems. These range from excessive usage of bandwidth and power, to aggressive collection, management and careless share of personal information. Long term and sustainable growth in this space is dependable on the ability of the research, industry, and the developer community to address these issues with the user in mind.

In this workshop we will bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners to present their latest research in the space of mobile data. We will aim to provide a forum for discussing early work, novel approaches, and controversial ideas in use of mobile data and systems and design of technologies that address the mentioned challenges.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website.

Program Chairs
Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley)
Hamed Haddadi (Queen Mary University of London)
David R. Choffnes (Northeastern University)

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 17, 2016
Notification deadline: April 25, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 30, 2016

3rd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA) 

The 3rd edition of this workshop (successfully organized at Mobisys the previous two years) is motivated by the observations that people spend a significant part of their daily lives performing a variety of activities in the physical world—travelling to places (including commuting to/from work using public or private transport), performing activities at various locations (e.g., exercising in the gym, eating at restaurants) , interacting with various physical objects and artefacts (e.g., touching or picking up products at a retail store, or browsing through books at a library), being subject to various audiovisual stimuli (e.g., listening to announcements at transit hubs or watching advertisements on public displays) and interacting with other people (in groups, as part of crowds or one-on-one). A rich variety of infrastructure, mobile and (now) wearable sensors, and associated analytics tools, can provide innovative ways to capture and annotate such behaviors and interactions. These activities and interactions contain a wealth of information about user behavior, preferences, attitudes and interests, that, if harnessed, can benefit both users and consumer-facing businesses.

The 3rd Workshop on Physical Analytics will offer a unified forum that brings researchers and industry practitioners together to explore (a) the technologies (current and emerging) that can enable unobtrusive capture of such individual and collective physical world behavior, and (b) the real-world opportunities for commercial applications and services (e.g., in retail, insurance or healthcare) that leverage upon such understanding of physical world behavior. A particularly interesting question relates to the generalizability of such analytics tools—i.e., whether we can develop a set of common technologies and methods for capturing and understanding physical behavior across such diverse physical locations. We emphasize again the broad scope of the proposed workshop—while topics such as multimedia sensing, localization, wearable computing, activity recognition and privacy are undoubtedly parts of the emerging research agenda, the focus will be on exploring how these components can be harnessed holistically to capture useful real-world physical behavior of users.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website.

Program Chairs
Nic Lane (University College London and Bell Labs)
Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)
Fahim Kawsar (Bell Labs)

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 15th, 2016  April 20th, 2016 
Notification deadline: April 24th, 2016  May 3rd, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9th, 2016
Workshop date: June 26th 2016