Announcing

The 8th annual S3 Workshop.
Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students

To be held in conjunction with: ACM MobiCom 2016, New York, USA.

UPDATE: S3 Program is available!
Workshop: October 7, 2016

Welcome

The S3 workshop provides a unique venue for graduate students around the world to discuss research ideas for mobile and wireless systems. The workshop is organized by a student-run TPC. S3 aims to foster early-career development among students, expose them to the workings of an academic life, and encourage student leadership and participation in the research community. We anticipate a vibrant event where students can freely interact with a broad peer group, share their research opinions, and discover areas for collaboration.

Important Dates

  • Paper submissions due: July 24. July 29, 2016
  • Demo and poster submissions due: July 29, 2016.
  • Notification: August 9, 2016
  • Camera-ready versions due: August 15, 2016

Sponsors

Google NEC labs Sigmobile

Steering Committee

  Mung Chiang Princeton University
  Romit Roy Choudhury University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Edward Knightly Rice University

Student Program Committee

 TPC Co-Chair Shubham Jain Rutgers University
 TPC Co-Chair Yasaman Ghasem Pour Rice University
Tianxing Li Dartmouth University
Tiffany Yu-Han Chen MIT
Robert LiKamWa Rice University
Francesco Bronzino Rutgers University
Yu-Chih Tung University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
He Wang University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sangki Yun UT Austin
Tingjun Chen Columbia University

The Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students Workshop provides a unique venue for graduate students around the world to present, discuss, and exchange ideas on cross-cutting research on mobile wireless networks. As its name suggests, the workshop is organized by students, and the technical sessions are given by student presenters. The workshop aims at fostering early--career development among students and exposing them to the workings of an academic life. It provides a venue for students to learn about each other's work and discover opportunities for collaboration.

The workshop invites students to submit papers, posters, demos and participate in elevator pitch sessions. Students are also welcome to submit their ongoing work directly to the TPC committee. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the student TPC. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms in wireless networks.
  • Fundamental understanding of mobile computing and wireless networking.
  • Pricing of mobile and wireless networks and services.
  • Wireless and mobile techniques for delay tolerant, mobile ad hoc, vehicular, and wireless sensor networks.
  • Security and privacy of mobile and wireless systems.
  • Mobile sensing systems and applications leveraging mobile phones, wearables, robots, quadcopters, crowdsourcing etc.
  • Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and networking.
  • Modeling, measurement and simulation of mobile networks.
  • Experimental test-beds for mobile/wireless networks.
  • Energy efficiency aspects of mobile systems and wireless networks.
  • Systems for location and context sensing and awareness.
  • User interfaces, experience, and usability for mobile applications and systems.
  • Data management for mobile and wireless systems.
Please contact Shubham Jain or Yasaman Ghasem Pour if you would like to participate or have any questions.

Submission

Papers should be no longer than 3 pages, including figures and references, in standard ACM conference format. Visit here for details. Submissions will be handled via email. Please email your 3-page submission to s3.mobicom2016@gmail.com. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best paper. Travel grants may be available for selected participants.

Poster/Demo

You can also present a poster or demo of your work. Demos and poster submissions should consist of a one-page abstract in the same format describing the demonstration plan or the outline of the poster content. We encourage students with a paper, poster, or demo at ACM MobiCom to present their work at S3 as well.

Elevator Pitch

This session includes a series of short (3-minute madness) talks on crazy ideas in mobile and wireless. We will be awarding a cash prize for the best idea.

Important Dates

  • Paper submissions due: July 24. July 29, 2016
  • Demo and poster submissions due: July 29, 2016.
  • Notification: August 9, 2016
  • Camera-ready versions due: August 15, 2016
Please contact Shubham Jain or Yasaman Ghasem Pour if you are interested in presenting your work.

TBA


Workshop Program

Location:

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks

Shubham Jain and Yasaman Ghasem Pour

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Keynote 1: Edge Computing in the Extreme and its Applications


Suman Benerjee
Suman Banerjee ( University of Wisconsin-Madison)

9:40 AM - 10:15 AM

Paper Session 1: Localization and Tracking


Session Chair: Tianxing Li

  1. Real-time 3D Robotic Arm Tracking in Indoor Environment by RF Nonlinear Backscattering
    Xiaonan Hui (Cornell University), Yunfei Ma (Cornell University) Edwin C. Kan (Cornell University)
  2. A Novel CSI Pre-Processing Scheme For Device-Free Localization Indoors
    Ju Wang (Northwest University), Lichao Zhang (Northwest University), Jie Xiong (Singapore Management University), Xiaojiang Chen (Northwest University), Dingyi Fang (Northwest University)
  3. BO-Ear: Unsupervised Car Sound Sensing and Tracking using Microphones on Smartphones
    Sugang Li (Rutgers University), Xiaoran Fan (Rutgers University), Yanyong Zhang (Rutgers University), Wade Trappe (Rutgers University), Janne Lindqvist (Rutgers University), Richard Howard (Rutgers University)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Paper Session 2: Mobile Computing and Cellular Networks

Session Chair: Francesco Bronzino

  1. Do Open Resources Encourage Entry into the Millimeter Wave Cellular Service Market?
    Fraida Fund (NYU Tandon School of Engineering), Shahram Shahsavari (NYU Tandon School of Engineering), Shivendra S. Panwar (NYU Tandon School of Engineering), Elza Erkip (NYU Tandon School of Engineering), Sundeep Rangan (NYU Tandon School of Engineering)
  2. LAMEN: Leveraging Resources on Anonymous Mobile Edge Nodes
    Ahmed Salem (Old Dominion University), Tamer Nadeem (Old Dominion University)
  3. Are 3rd Parties Slowing Down the Mobile Web?
    Utkarsh Goel (Montana State University), Moritz Steiner (Akamai Technologies, Inc.), Wontaek Na (Akamai Technologies, Inc.), Mike P. Wittiey (Montana State University), Martin Flack (Akamai Technologies, Inc.), Stephen Ludin (Akamai Technologies Inc.)
  4. Maximizing the User’s Benefit in the Mobile Cloud Computing
    Ning Wang (Temple University), Jie Wu (Temple University)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Distinguished Panel


Ben Greenstein
Google

Wenjun Hu
Yale University

Sundeep Rangan
NYU

Xue Yang
Intel

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Keynote 2: Towards 7x Improvement in Battery Life of Mobile Devices


Ranveer Chandra
Ranveer Chandra (Microsoft Research)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paper Session 3: Healthcare applications and wearable technologies

Session Chair: Petko Georgiev

  1. Deep Neural Network for RFID Based Activity Recognition
    Xinyu Li (Rutgers University), Yanyi Zhang (Rutgers University), Mengzhu Li (Rutgers University), Ivan Marsic (Rutgers University), JaeWon Yang (Children’s National Medical Center), Randall S. Burd (Children’s National Medical Center)
  2. WikiSpiro: Non-contact Respiration Volume Monitoring during Sleep
    Phuc Nguyen (University of Colorado), Shane Transue (University of Colorado), Min-Hyung Choi (University of Colorado), Ann C. Halbower (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Tam Vu (University of Colorado)
  3. Fine-grained Vital Signs Estimation using Commercial Wi-Fi devices
    Jiacheng Shang (Temple University), Jie Wu (Temple University)
  4. LIBS: A Low-cost In-ear Bioelectrical Sensing Solution for Healthcare Applications
    Anh Nguyen (University of Colorado Denver), Zohreh Raghebi (University of Colorado Denver), Farnoush Banaei-kashani (University of Colorado Denver), Ann C. Halbower (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Tam Vu (University of Colorado Denver)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Poster session and demos

Coffee Break


3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Paper session 4: Sensor Networks and IoT

Session Chair: Tingjun Chen

  1. Minimizing Energy Consumption in Transmit-Only Sensor Networks via Optimal Placement of the Cluster Heads
    Murtadha Aldeer (Rutgers University), Richard Howard (Rutgers University), Ahmed Al-Hilli (Rutgers University)
  2. LocationSafe: Granular Location Privacy for IoT Devices
    Joshu Joy (UCLA), Minh Le (UCLA), Mario Gerla (UCLA)
  3. A Passive Multi-Channel Synchronization Solution for IoT
    Keyi Zhang (Bucknell University)
  4. Toward Detection of Unsafe Driving with Inertial Head-Mounted Sensors
    Cagdas Karatas (Rutgers University), Hongyu Li (Rutgers University), Luyang Liu (Rutgers University)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concluding Remarks and Award Ceremony


Workshop Objectives

The S3 Workshop provides a unique venue for graduate students around the world to plan, manage, and experience a vibrant workshop focused on research in all aspects of mobile wireless networks. It encompasses both theory and systems research, exposing participants to the full breadth of research in networking. As its name suggests, the workshop is organized by students, and the technical sessions are given by student presenters. It aims to foster early career development among students and expose them to the workings of an academic life. It encourages students to actively participate in the networking research community and offers unique networking opportunities.

Why sponsor the S3 workshop

Sponsoring S3 will give your organization increased visibility within the computer networking community, especially among talented PhD students. Supporting this student-organized workshop will benefit the community of student researchers. We will acknowledge all supporters during the conference opening remarks and prominently display company names and logos on the S3 website. You can also direct your funds to name specific awards such as Travel Grants, Best Papers, Best Posters, and Best Demos. With your sponsorship, S3 will give financial awards to the student attendees and TPC members, who otherwise may not be able to attend due to financial constraints.

Previous Workshops

S3 has been held in conjunction with ACM MobiCom, one of the most prestigious conferences in mobile networking, for the past five years. Previous workshops have attracted over 60 participants, including several ACM MobiCom attendees. Traditionally, the workshop has been sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and industry partners.

Links to workshop homepages can be found below:

ACM S3 2015 in Paris, France with ACM MobiCom 2014
ACM S3 2014 in Maui, Hawaii with ACM MobiCom 2014
ACM S3 2013 in Miami, Florida with ACM MobiCom 2013
ACM S3 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey with ACM MobiCom 2012
ACM S3 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada with ACM MobiCom 2011
ACM S3 2010 in Chicago, Illinois with ACM MobiCom/MobiHoc 2010
ACM S3 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana with ACM MobiHoc 2009

Past Events

ACM S3 2015 in Paris, France with ACM MobiCom 2014
ACM S3 2014 in Maui, Hawaii with ACM MobiCom 2014
ACM S3 2013 in Miami, Florida with ACM MobiCom 2013
ACM S3 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey with ACM MobiCom 2012
ACM S3 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada with ACM MobiCom 2011
ACM S3 2010 in Chicago, Illinois with ACM MobiCom/MobiHoc 2010
ACM S3 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana with ACM MobiHoc 2009