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Fifth International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services

November 7–8, 2013 | Paris, France

Final Program

Here is the final schedule for the MobiCASE 2013 conference, as well as the accepted papers and posters.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:15

Opening / Keynote speech: Dominique Hazael-Massieux

The Web: On Mobile and Beyond

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15 Session 1: Mobile Development (Chair: Remi Sharrock)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:50 Session 2: Novel Mobile Interaction (Chair: Thomas Phan)
14:50 - 16:30 Poster Session and Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00 NFC Workshop
16:30 - 18:00 Industry Track
starting 19:00  Social Event


Friday, November 8, 2013
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote Speech: Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15 Session 3: Human Activity and Behaviour (Chair: Michael Beigl)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:45 Session 4: Safe and Secure Mobile Interaction (Chair: Pascal Urien)
14:50 - 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 - 16:35 Session 5: From Service to Application
16:35 - 17:35 Awards and Closing Session


Note to the presenters

  • Long paper: 20min talk + 5min questions
  • Short paper (WiP): 12min talk + 3min questions
  • Workshop: 25min talk + 4min questions


Papers have been nominated for best paper nominee Best paper nominee based on their achieved review scores. The best paper award Best paper has been voted by the audience.

Research Papers

SESSION 1: Mobile Development (90min)

  • Best paper nominee Lowering the Barrier for Crowdsensing Application Development - Scott Heggen, Amul Adagale and Jaime Payton - UNC Charlotte

  • Towards User Interface Components for Dashboard Applications on Smartphones - Marcus Homann, Vassilena Banova, Paul Oelbermann, Holger Wittges and Helmut Krcmar - Technische Universität München

  • User-centric Quality of Experience Measurement - Bachir Chihani'', Khalil ur Rehman Laghari', Emmanuel Bertin'', Denis Collange'', Noel Crespi'' and Tiago H. Falk' - 'Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (EMT-INRS), ''Orange Labs - Telecom SudParis

  • (short) Online Reviews as First Class Artifacts in Mobile App Development - Claudia Iacob', Rachel Harrison' and Shamal Faily'' - 'Oxford Brookes University, ''Bournemouth University

SESSION 2: Novel Mobile Interaction (80min)

  • SaSYS: A Swipe Gesture-Based System for Exploring Urban Environments for the Visually Impaired - Jee-Eun Kim, Masahiro Bessho, Noboru Koshizuka and Ken Sakamura - University of Tokio

  • Smartphone Interactions Change for Different Intimacy Contexts - Mattia Gustarini and Katarzyna Wac - University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • (short) Geometric Layout Analysis in a Wearable Reading Device for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Roman Guilbourd and Raul Rojas - Free University Berlin, Germany

  • (short) Ring GINA: A Wearable Computer Interaction device - Joseph Greenspun and Kristofer S. J. Pister - UC Berkeley

SESSION 3: Human Activity and Behaviour (90min)

  • Best paper nominee Intelligent Energy-Efficient Triggering of Geolocation Fix Acquisitions Based on Transitions Between Activity Recognition States - Thomas Phan - Samsung Research America - Silicon Valley

  • Best paper nomineeFine-Grained Activity Recognition of Pedestrians Travelling by Subway** - Marco Maier and Florian Dorfmeister - Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

  • Best Paper Reconciling Cloud and Mobile Computing using Predictive Caching - Dawud Gordon, Sven Frauen and Michael Beigl - KIT / TecO, Germany

  • (short) Towards Smartphone-based Assessment of Burnout - Christiana Tsiourti and Katarzyna Wac - University of Geneva, Switzerland

SESSION 4: Safe and Secure Mobile Interaction (75min)

  • An Improvement of NFC-SEC with Signed Exchanges for an E-prescription-based Application - Mohamad Hamze, Fabrice Peyrard and Emmanuel Conchon - University of Burgundy Le2i, University of Toulouse IRIT/ISIS, University of Toulouse IRIT/ENSEEIHT

  • KeySens: Passive User Authentication through Micro-behavior Modeling of Soft Keyboard Interaction - Benjamin Draffin', Jiang Zhu" and Joy Zhang" - 'Vanderbilt University, "Carnegie Mellon University

  • A Study of Graphical Password for Mobile Devices - Xiaoyuan Suo - Department of Math and Computer Science Webster University

SESSION 5: From service to application (75min)

  • A Cloudlet-Based Proximal Discovery Service for Machine-to-Machine Applications - Jonas Michel and Christine Julien - The University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • LOX Framework: Designing Human Computation Games to Update Street Views - Jongin Lee', John Kim' and Kwan Hong Lee" - 'KAIST, ''Redstar Ventures / POSTECH

  • (short) Chill-Out: Relaxation Training through Respiratory Biofeedback in a Mobile Casual Game - Avinash Parnandi, Beena Ahmed, Eva Shipp and Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna - Texas A&M University


  • Using Low-power Sensors to enhance Interaction on Wristwatches and Bracelets - Simon Perrault and Eric Lecolinet - LTCI CNRS - Telecom ParisTech

  • Towards Unsupervised Remote Therapy for Individuals with Aphasia - Conor Higgins, Aine Kearns, Conor Ryan, Sue Franklin and Mikael Fernstrom - University of Limerick

  • Empowering Mobile Users: Create Your Own Mobile Application for Data Collection in the Cloud - Arlindo da Conceicao, Jimmy Sanchez, Alvaro Mamani-Aliaga, Bruno dos Santos, Matheus Mendona, Dario Vieira and Vladimir Rocha - USP ICT-UNIFESP EFREI

  • Design and Evaluation of a Smartphone Medication Application for People with Parkinson’s Disease - Ana Correia de Barros', Joao Cevada', Angels Bayes", Sheila Alcaine" and Berta Mestre" - 'Fraunhofer AICOS, "Centro Medico Teknon, Unitat de Parkinson i Trastorns del Moviment

  • A Mobile Environmental Air Quality Information System as a Support for m-Health - Elena Mitreska, Danco Davcev and Kosta Mitreski - Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Skopje, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius

  • A Privacy-Preserving Contactless Transport Service for NFC Smartphones - Ghada Arfaoui, Sebastien Gambs, Patrick Lacharme, Jean-Francois Lalande, Roch Lescuyer and Jean-Claude Pailles - Universita de Rennes 1 - Inria / IRISA

  • iOS application to guide people with visual disability at the University of Alicante - Alejandro Zaragoza and Juan Jose Galiana-Merino - Escuela Politecnica Superior University of Alicante

  • Phone Call translater system in real-time - Yoko Iimura, Yu Kojo, Masahiro Oota, Shinya Tachimoto, NTT Docomo

  • An Approach for Using Mobile Devices In Industrial Safety - Ashraf Armoush', Dominik Franke'', Igor Kalkov'', Stefan Kowalewski'' - 'An-Najah National University, ''RWTH Aachen

NFC Workshop

Debugging and Rapid Prototyping of NFC Secure Element Applications - Michael Roland - NFC Research Lab Hagenberg, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Enhancing the Restaurant Dining Experience with an NFC-Enabled Mobile User Interface - Diego Argueta, Yu-Ta Lu, Jing Ma, Diego Rodriguez, Yuan-Hung Yang,Thomas Phan and Won Jeon - Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA and Samsung Research America, San Jose CA, USA

Securing NFC Mobile Services with Cloud of Secure Elements (CoSE) - Pascal Urien and Selwyn Piramuthu - Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA