Announcing

The 9th annual S3 Workshop.
Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students

To be held in conjunction with: ACM MobiCom 2017, Snowbird, Utah, USA.

UPDATE: S3 Program is available!
Workshop date: October 20, 2017

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 30, 2017
  • Demo and poster submissions due: July 30, 2017.
  • Notification: August 07, 2017
  • Camera-ready versions due: August 20, 2017

Sponsors

Sigmobile ACM

Steering Committee

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

Student Program Committee

 TPC Co-Chairs VP Nguyen University of Colorado Boulder
  Tianxing Li Dartmouth College
  Teng Wei University of Wisconsin-Madison
 TPC Yu-Chih Tung University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Tiffany Yu-Han Chen MIT
Xiufeng Xie University of Wisconsin Madison
Nirupam Roy University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Sangki Yun University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Boos Rice University
Sanjib Sur University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shubham Jain Rutgers University
Sheng Shen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Zhao Tian Dartmouth College
Anh Nguyen University of Colorado Boulder
Duc Hoang Bui Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Kasthuri Jayarajah Singapore Management 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 VP Nguyen, Tianxing Li, or Teng Wei 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.mobicom2017@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 30, 2017
  • Demo and poster submissions due: July 30, 2017.
  • Notification: August 07, 2017
  • Camera-ready versions due: August 20, 2017
Please contact VP Nguyen, Tianxing Li, or Teng Wei if you are interested in presenting your work.

Please register the workshop here

Workshop Tentative Program

Location:

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
9385 S. Snowbird Center Dr.
Snowbird, UT 84092-9000

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

VP Nguyen, Tianxing Li, and Teng Wei

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote 1: Safety and Security in the Internet of Things


Prof. David Kotz
Dartmouth College

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break


10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Paper Session 1: Wireless Technologies

Session Chair: VP Nguyen

  1. Sub-Microsecond Network Synchronization for Distributed Wireless PHY Protocols
    Danh H. Nguyen (Drexel University), Anton Paatelma (University of Oulu), Harri Saarnisaari (University of Oulu), Nagarajan Kandasamy, Kapil R. Dandekar (Drexel University)

  2. Through-body Capacitive Touch Communication
    Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen (University of Colorado Boulder), Viet Nguyen, Mohamed Ibrahim, Richard Howard, Marco Gruteser (WINLAB, Rutgers University) and Tam Vu (University of Colorado Boulder)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Distinguished Panel


Prof. David Kotz
Dartmouth College

Dr Eugene Chai
NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

Prof. Neal Patwari
University of Utah

Prof. Robin Hillary Kravets
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch


1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Keynote 2


Prof. Robin Hillary Kravets
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paper session 2: Privacy and Security

Session Chair: Tianxing Li

  1. Flexible Data Management on Mobile Systems (Invited paper)
    Sharath Chandrashekhara (University at Buffalo)

  2. Secure information transfer between nearby wireless devices
    Timothy J. Pierson, Reza Rawassizadeh, Ronald Peterson, David Kotz (Dartmouth College)

  3. Automating Visual Privacy Protection in the IoT Space
    Shilin Zhu, Chi Zhang and Xinyu Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Coffee Break

Demo session

  1. DEMO: Low-power Capacitive Sensing Wristband for Hand Gesture Recognition
    Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, Nam Bui and Tam Vu (University of Colorado Boulder)

  2. Demo Abstract: LiShield: Create a Capture-Resistant Environment Against Photographing
    Shilin Zhu, Chi Zhang and Xinyu Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

3:45 AM - 4:45 AM

Paper Session 3: Ubiquitous Sensing Technologies

Session Chair: Teng Wei

  1. Target Material Identification with Commodity RFID Devices
    Xinyi Li, Chao Feng, Nana Ding, Ju Wang (Northwest University), Jie Xiong (Singapore Management University), Yuhui Ren, Xiaojiang Chen, Dingyi Fang (Northwest University)

  2. Photometry based Blood Oxygen Estimation through Smartphone Cameras
    Nam Bui, Anh Nguyen, Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong (University of Colorado Boulder), Ashwin Ashok (Georgia State University), Thang Dinh (Virginia Commonwealth University), Robin Deterding (Children's Hospital Colorado), Tam Vu (University of Colorado Boulder)

  3. Pulsar: Towards Ubiquitous Visible Light Localization
    Chi Zhang and Xinyu Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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 2016 in New York, USA with ACM MobiCom 2016
ACM S3 2015 in Paris, France with ACM MobiCom 2015
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 2016 in New York, USA with ACM MobiCom 2016
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