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6th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services

November 6–7, 2014 | Austin, Texas, United States


November 06

8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Conference opening

9:00 – 10:00 Keynote 

Cloudlets: at the Leading Edge of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (Invited Paper)

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University [ abstract/bio ]


Keynote Companion Paper:

Cloudlets: at the Leading Edge of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (Invited Paper)

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Zhuo Chen, Kiryong Ha, Wenlu Hu, Wolfgang Richter (Carnegie Mellon University), Padmanabhan Pillai (Intel Labs)


10-10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00 Session 1: Mining Mobile Data

Session Chair:

  1. [Long presentation] What is this place? Inferring place categories through user patterns identification in geo-tagged tweets.

Deborah Falcone (University of Calabria, Italy), Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge, UK), Carmela Comito (ICAR-CNR, Italy), Domenico Talia (University of Calabria, Italy) and Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge, UK)

  1.  [Long presentation] The future is cloudy: Reflecting prediction error in mobile applications.

Brett D. Higgins (Arbor Networks), Kyungmin Lee(University of Michigan), Jason Flinn(University of Michigan), T.J.Giuli(Ford Motor Company), Brian Noble(University of Michigan) and Christopher Peplin(Ford Motor Company)

  1. [Short presentation] Unsupervised Work Knowledge Mining through Mobility and Physical Activity Sensing.

Le T. Nguyen (Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley) and Joy Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley)

  1. [Short presentation] Tweeting Traffic Image Reports on the Road.

Daehan Kwak, Daeyoung Kim, Ruilin Liu, Liviu Iftode and Badri Nath (Rutgers University)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch break

13:00-14:30 Session 2: User Interactions On-the-go

Session Chair:

  1. [Long presentation] Don’t touch that Tablet: An Evaluation of Gaze–based Interfaces for Tablet Computers.

Milena Roetting and Olaf Zukunft (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

  1. [Long presentation] Expression: A Dyadic Conversation Aid using Google Glass for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

ASM Iftekhar Anam, Shahinur Alam and Mohammed Yeasin (University of Memphis, USA)

  1. [Long presentation] Alien vs. Mobile User Game: Fast and Efficient Area Coverage in Crowdsensing.

Manoop Talasila, Reza Curtmola and Cristian Borcea (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

  1. [Short presentation] SMSpress: An SMS Research Management System.

Rushil Khurana, Yi Han, Rosa I. Arriaga (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:45 Session 3: Overcoming Energy Bottlenecks

Session Chair:

  1. [Long presentation] Mobile: The Energy Footprint of Mobile Tracking.

Immanuel Schweizer, Roman Ba ̈rtl, Benedikt Schmidt, Fabian Kaup and Max Mu ̈hlha ̈user (Technische Universita ̈t Darmstadt, Germany)

  1. [Long presentation] Experimental Study of Energy and Bandwidth Costs of Web Advertisements on Smartphones.

Abdurhman Albasir (University of Waterloo, Canada), Kshirasagar Naik (University of Waterloo, Canada), Bernard Plourde (Technologie Sanstream, Canada), and Nishith Goel (Cistech Limited, Canada)

  1. [Long presentation] User-centric Joint Power and Thermal Management for Smartphones.

Pietro Mercati and Tajana Simunic Rosing (University of California San Diego), Vinay Hanumaiah, Jitendra Kulkarni, and Simon Bloch (Samsung Research America, San Jose, USA)

  1. [Long presentation] Configurable and Adaptive Middleware for Energy-Efficient Distributed Mobile Computing.

Young-Woo Kwon (Utah State University, USA) and Eli Tilevich (Virginia Tech, USA)

17:30 – 19:30 Reception at Capitol Factory


November 07

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:00 Keynote - Ron Baker 

Smarter Cities and Internet of Things

Ron Baker, IBM Software Solutions Group [ abstract/bio ]


10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 Session 4: Systems Potpourri

Session Chair:

  1. [Long presentation] On-Demand VM Provisioning for Cloudlet-Based Cyber-Foraging in Resource-Constrained Environments.

Sebastia ́n Echeverr ́ıa, James Root, Ben Bradshaw and Grace Lewis (Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA)

  1. [Long presentation] Monkey Gamer: Automatic Profiling of Android Games.

Javier Maria ́n Santos, Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Aruna Prem Bianzino (Linko ̈ping University, Sweden)

  1. [Short presentation] Energy-Aware Clustering of Ubiquitous Devices for Collaborative Mobile Applications.

Carmela Comito (ICAR-CNR, Italy), Domenico Talia (University of Calabria, Italy)

  1. [Short presentation] Constraint-Driven Dynamic Adaptation of Mobile Applications for Quality of Service.

Young-Woo Kwon (Utah State University, USA) and Eli Tilevich (Virginia Tech)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00 Session 5: Poster, Work-in-progress, Demo

  1. [Demo] Demo: Transient Clouds.

Terry Penner, Alison Johnson, Brandon Van Slyke, Mina Guirguis and Qijun Gu (Texas State University)

  1. [Work-in-progress] Enhancing Independence for People With Low Vision to Use Daily Panel-Interface Machines.

Xi Wang, Xi Zhao, Omprakash Gnawali and Weidong Shi (University of Houston, USA)

  1. [Work-in-progress] Eye Contact Reminder System for People with Autism.

Xi Wang, Nicholas Desalvo, Xi Zhao, Tao Feng, Katherine A. Loveland, Weidong Shi and Omprakash Gnawali ((University of Houston, USA)

  1. [Poster] Zone-Based Indoor Mobile Noise Monitoring.

Samah Almutlaq (King Saud University, Riyadh), Eiman Kanjo (Nottingham Trent University, UK), Lilac Alsafadi (King Saud University, Riyadh)

  1. [Poster] Mining Android Apps to Predict Market Ratings.

Eric Shaw, Alex Shaw and David Umphress (Auburn University, USA)

  1. [Poster] Matrix Scan: A Switch aided screen traversal mechanism for motor disabled.

Rajat Yadav, Sameer Namdeo and Kusumakar Dwivedi (Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, India)

  1. [Poster] MobiStore: Achieving Availability and Load Balance in a Mobile P2P Data Store.

Mohammad A. Khan (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA), Laurent Yeh (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France), Karine Zeitouni (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) and Cristian Borcea (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

8. [Poster] A Multilevel Platform for Secure Communications in a Fleet of Mobile Phones

Serge Chaumette (LaBRI, University of Bordeaux), Jonathan Ouoba (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

14:00 - 15:15 Session 6: Modeling User Behavior with Mobile Sensors

Session Chair:

  1. [Long presentation] Recognizing Hospital Care Activities with a Coat Pocket Worn Smartphone.

Gernot Bahle, Agnes Gruenerbl and Paul Lukowicz (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany) and Enrico Bignotti, Mattia Zeni and Fausto Giunchiglia (Univerisity of Trento, Italy)

  1. [Short presentation] User Exercise Pattern Prediction through Mobile Sensing.

Georgi Kotsev, Le T. Nguyen, Ming Zeng and Joy Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, USA)

  1. [Short presentation] Adaptive Activity Recognition with Dynamic Heterogeneous Sensor Fusion.

Ming Zeng, Xiao Wang, Le T. Nguyen, Pang Wu, Ole J. Mengshoel, .

  1. [Short presentation] Convolutional Neural Networks for Human Activity Recognition using Mobile Sensors.

Ming Zeng, Le T. Nguyen, Bo Yu, Ole J. Mengshoel, Jiang Zhu, Pang Wu, Joy Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, USA)

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30- 16:45 Session 7: Securing My Device and Protecting My Privacy

Session Chair:

  1. [Short presentation] Secure Session on Mobile: An Exploration on Combining Biometric, TrustZone, and User Behavior.

Tao Feng, Nicholas DeSalvo, Lei Xu, Xi Zhao, Xi Wang and Weidong Shi (University of Houston, USA)

  1. [Short presentation] Controlling Smartphone User Privacy via Objective-driven Context Mocking.

Nick DiRienzo and Geoffrey Challen (University of Buffalo, USA)

  1. [Short presentation] USR: Enabling Identity Awareness and Usable App Access Control During Hand-free Mobile Interactions.

Tao Feng, Zhimin Gao, Dainis Boumber, Tzu-Hua Liu, Nicholas DeSalvo, Xi Zhao and Weidong Shi (University of Houston, USA)

  1. [Long presentation] The PocketLocker Personal Cloud Storage System.

Anandatirtha Nandugudi (University of Buffalo, USA), Carl Nuessle (University of Buffalo, USA), Geoffrey Challen (University of Buffalo, USA), Emiliano Miluzzo (AT&T Labs Research) and Yih-Farn Chen (AT&T Labs Research)                                                                        

16:45 – 17:00 Conference Close