• Keynote

  • Title: Hot or Not? Moving forward from Weiser’s vision of ubiquitous computing
    Speaker: Gregory D. Abowd
                    School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

    I read Mark Weiser’s inspiring vision of ubiquitous computing, or ubicomp, when I joined the faculty in the College of Computing in 1994, and have been pursuing applications of ubicomp ever since. While the grand idea of ubiquitous computing can still inspire lots of research, there are several new technologies that Weiser did not discuss that can and will influence computing research and its application in the coming years. Weiser described a 3rd generation of computing; I will describe both a 4th generation which has already emerged over the past decade, and a 5th generation that may soon emerge. I will highlight some interaction and applications challenges for these new generations of computing.

    Gregory D. Abowd is a Regents’ and Distinguished Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, where he has been on the faculty since 1994. His research interests concern how the advanced information technologies of ubiquitous computing (or ubicomp) impact our everyday lives when they are seamlessly integrated into our living spaces. Dr. Abowd's work has involved schools (Classroom 2000) and homes (The Aware Home), with a recent focus on health and particularly autism. Dr. Abowd received the degree of B.S. in Honors Mathematics in 1986 from the University of Notre Dame. He then attended the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom as a Rhodes Scholar, earning the degrees of M.Sc. (1987) and D.Phil. (1991) in Computation. From 1989-1992 he was a Research Associate/Postdoc with the Human-Computer Interaction Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York in England. From 1992-1994, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Software Engineering Institute and the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He has graduated 23 PhD students who have gone on to a variety of successful careers in academia and industry He is an ACM Fellow, a member of the CHI Academy and recipient of the SIGCHI Social Impact Award and ACM Eugene Lawler Humanitarian Award. He is also the founding President of the Atlanta Autism Consortium, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing communication and understanding across the varied stakeholder communities connected to autism.

    • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    • Session 1: The Future of Mobile is Up in the Air

    • VoLTE*: A Lightweight Voice Solution to 4G LTE Networks

      Guan-Hua Tu and Chi-Yu Li (UCLA), Chunyi Peng (OSU), Zengwen Yuan and Yuanjie Li (UCLA), Xiaohu Zhao (OSU), and Songwu Lu (UCLA)

    • When IPs Fly: A Case for Redefining Airline Communication

      John P. Rula and Fabian E. Bustamante (Northwestern University) and Dave Choffnes (Northeastern University)

    • A First Look at Unstable Mobility Management in Cellular Networks

      Yuanjie Li (UCLA), Jiaqi Xu and Chunyi Peng (The Ohio State University), and Songwu Lu (UCLA)

    • Session 2: Seeing is Believing

    • Towards Mobile Handheld Imaging Devices

      S. M. Iftekharul Alam (Purdue University) and Jack Brassil (Princeton University)

    • Scale-based Exploded Views: A Selection Method for Mobile Devices

      Zezi Ai, Kirstie Hawkey, and Stephen Brooks (Dalhousie University)

    • Lighting Up the Internet of Things with DarkVLC

      Zhao Tian, Kevin Wright, and Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)

    • Session 3: Privacy and Security

    • Privacy Mediators: Helping IoT Cross the Chasm

      Nigel Davies (Lancaster University), Nina Taft (Google), Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Carnegie Mellon University), Sarah Clinch (Lancaster University), and Brandon Amos (Carnegie Mellon University)

    • How to Safely Augment Reality: Challenges and Directions

      Kiron Lebeck, Tadayoshi Kohno, and Franziska Roesner (University of Washington)

      • Wednesday, February 24, 2016

      • Session 4: Pictures, Graphics and Touch

      • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Improving Mobile Messaging with Real-time Autonomous Image Suggestion

        Joon-Gyum Kim (KAIST), Chia-Wei Wu (UTBM), Alvin Chiang (NTUST), JeongGil Ko (Ajou University), and Sung-Ju Lee (KAIST)

      • Tell Your Graphics Stack That the Display Is Circular

        Hongyu Miao and Felix Xiaozhu Lin (Purdue ECE)

      • Tbooster: Adaptive Touch Boosting for Mobile Texting

        Nohyun Jung, Gwangmin Lee, Sukjun Lee, and Hojung Cha (Department of Computer Science, Yonsei University, KOREA)

      • Session 5: Wireless Sensing

      • Toward Extrapolation of WiFi Fingerprinting Performance Across Environments

        Filip Lemic and Vlado Handziski (Technische Universität Berlin) , Giuseppe Caso (Sapienza University of Rome), Pieter Crombez (Televic Health Care NV), Tom Van Haute and Eli De Poorter (Ghent University - iMinds), Luca De Nardis (Sapienza University of Rome), and Adam Wolisz (Technische Universität Berlin)

      • A Wireless-Based Approach for Transit Analytics

        Lei Kang, Bozhao Qi, and Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

      • Session 6: For Fun and Performance

      • Ephemeral Apps

        Ketan Bhardwaj, Ada Gavrilovska, and Karsten Schwan (Georgia Institute of Technology)

      • Better Performance Through Thread-local Emulation

        Ali Razeen, Valentin Pistol, Alexander Meijer, and Landon P. Cox (Duke University)

      • Using a Multi-tasking-VM for Mobile Applications

        Yin Yan, Chunyu Chen, Karthik Dantu, Steven Y. Ko, and Lukasz Ziarek (SUNY Buffalo)

      • Session 7: Private, Please

      • Uncovering Privacy Leakage in BLE Network Traffic of Wearable Fitness Trackers

        Aveek K. Das, Parth H. Pathak, Chen-Nee Chuah, and Prasant Mohapatra (University of California, Davis)

      • Identifying and Analyzing the Privacy of Apps for Kids

        Minxing Liu, Haoyu Wang, and Yao Guo (Peking University) and Jason Hong (Carnegie Mellon University)

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