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MobiSys 2016  - Call for Workshop Papers
            June 26 and 30, 2016
The 14th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2016) is organizing 6 high-quality workshops and a PhD Forum, covering distinct areas and hot topics in the area of mobility and mobile systems. MobiSys workshops solicit short papers (6 pages), posters and demos. Accepted papers will be published In the ACM Digital Library as part of the overall conference proceedings. In addition, all accepted papers will be offered the opportunity to present their work in the main conference demo / poster session (this will greatly increase the number of attendees who see your work).

The list of workshops (with deadlines) are below. Please consider submitting your work to the most appropriate venues.

  *   DroNet 2016 – 2nd Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications for Civilian Use
  *   MobiGames 2016: 3rd Workshop on Mobile Gaming
  *   WearSys 2016: Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications
  *   Workshop on IoT of Health
  *   MOBIDATA 2016: 1st ACM MobiSys Workshop on Mobile Data
  *   3rd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA)
  *   PhD Forum

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DroNet 2016 – 2nd Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications for Civilian Use

Micro and nano aerial vehicles (MAVs and NAVs), often referred to as drones, are unmanned aerial vehicles of various forms, such as small quadrocopters, airplanes, balloons, or tiny flapping wing vehicles. They are novel mobile unmanned systems currently investigated in various mission-oriented civilian applications. Recent popular applications employing MAVs are 3D-mapping, search and rescue, surveillance, farmland and construction monitoring, delivery of light-weight objects and products (e.g., Amazon's announced drone delivery system), or video taking during sports events. Such drones are autonomous systems with a good awareness of their environment, provided by rich on board sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, lasers, GPS units and cameras, and embedded image processing. Nevertheless, all useful applications require a reliable communication link, or even rely on fleets of MAVs.

DroNet welcomes contributions dealing with communication aspects of micro aerial vehicles, theoretical studies, algorithm and protocol design for flexible aerial networks, as well as mission-oriented contributions dealing with requirements, constraints, safety issues, and regulation. We are particularly looking for papers reporting on system aspects and experimental results, summaries of challenges or advancements, measurements, or innovative applications. The program seeks original and unpublished work not currently under review by another technical journal/magazine/conference. We welcome in particular also conctributions from interdisciplinary teams to present robotic work or applications focusing on the communication challenges or requirements to the audience.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website at:<>

Program Chairs
Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
Karin Anna Hummel (JKU Linz)
Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padua)
Important Dates

Submission deadline (paper, demo, poster): April 4, 2016
Notification deadline: April 25, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 26, 2016

MobiGames 2016: 3rd Workshop on Mobile Gaming

Mobile games have consolidated their position as dominant contents over mobile platforms, scoring over $1.7B via upfront and in-app purchases through AppStore and accounting for nearly 1/3 of the time spent on mobile devices<>, more than any other app categories. As a result, gaming and mobile phones have formed a virtuous cycle: gaming has led manufacturers to introduce better resolution displays and more powerful processors, and these have in turn have pushed the boundaries of gaming possible on mobile devices. The cycle continues to create another, i.e., that of desire-challenge; encouraged by the attained success, games actively incorporate state-of-the-art technologies from diverse areas, e.g., wearable sensing devices, head-mounted displays, virtual and augmented realities, and cloud computing techniques, which in turn enlarges the expectation for gaming experiences, and hence, further generates new, more complex challenges.

This new field of research is highly interdisciplinary and many of the related technologies have roots in other communities. However, introducing them to common constraints imposed by mobility and gaming creates rooms to share interests and challenges. The research challenges span a broad spectrum of gaming content design, technologies for devices, severs, and networks, and user and social impacts, including new interaction and experience design, novel gaming modalities, achieving PC-like graphics, reducing the energy consumption of games, more responsive user input on touch screens, fast-action multiplayer over cellular, virtual and augmented reality games, and the use of MEMS sensors to bridge the gap between the physical world and the virtual game world, etc.

Many SIGMOBILE members are actively engaged in research on mobile gaming, as well as those from other SIGs. The goal of this workshop is to provide interested researchers from diverse related areas a lively inter-disciplinary forum to share and discuss recent achievements, radical ideas and the challenges that lie ahead in the field of mobile gaming.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website at:

Program Chairs
Junehwa Song (KAIST)
Teo Chor Guan (SUTD)
Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 4, 2016
Notification deadline: April 18, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 26, 2016

WearSys 2016: Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications

WearSys workshop focuses on advances and discussions on how wearable technologies can shape mobile computing, systems and applications research. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to bring together researchers and design experts to discuss how wearable technologies have, and can, complement mobile systems research, and vice-versa. It also aims to provide a launchpad for bold and visionary ideas for wearable systems research.

The WearSys workshop comes at a critical time-juncture where wearable devices are proliferating commercially, and when mobile systems research is increasingly adopting wearable devices; mostly for primary and auxiliary sensing. The off-the-shelf availability of wearable devices today has only improved and shaped new directions for mobile and wireless systems research. This is an exciting time where wearables are seeming to spearhead advancements in technology through inter-disciplinary research among a broad spectrum of disciplines such as wireless systems, health, fashion, energy – to name a few. We hope that this workshop will serve as a catalyst for advancements in mobile and wearable systems technology as well as present a clear sense of direction for the research community to proceed in this space.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website at:

Program Chairs
Tam Vu (University of Colorado, Denver)
Alanson Sample (Disney Research)
Ashwin Ashok (Carnegie Mellon University)
Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 11, 2016 (extended)
Notification deadline: May 2, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 30, 2016

Workshop on IoT of Health

The paradigm of consumer-centric healthcare and wellness solutions is steadily shifting towards the ability to provide healthcare as a service, whereby the health and wellness information of a person can be seamlessly integrated into various everyday activities. The multitude of sensors that surround us in the form of smartphones, wearable devices, and infrastructure (workstation devices, WiFi, iBeacon, etc.) is a core enabler of this paradigm shift, and allows fine-grained sensing and inference of the user’s context, physiological attributes, and needs. Such sensing and detection, in tandem with intelligent intervention and persuasion techniques provide a compelling closed-loop healthcare technology for consumers. This technology need not be confined to a single application or a device, and in fact must be a part of the cyber-physical ecosystem that surrounds the user, thus realizing the “IoT of health” vision.

Internet of things (IoT) enabled healthcare segment is expected to hit $117 billion by 2020. This workshop focuses on bringing to the fore the key research challenges, systems, devices, and methods to enable the “IoT of Health” vision. The workshop will include discussions on different perspectives emerging from designing low-level sensors/devices, inference/analytics on sensing data, along with intelligent persuasive interventions/feedback techniques. Also, the workshop will have an active participation from clinicians, behavioural scientists, systems researchers, as well as entrepreneurs.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website at:

Program Chairs
TAN HWEE PINK (Singapore Management University)
Sharanya Eswaran (Xerox Research Center India)
Kuldeep Yadav (Xerox Research Center India)
Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 31, 2016
Notification deadline: April 20, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 1, 2016
Workshop date: June 30, 2016

MOBIDATA 2016: 1st ACM MobiSys Workshop on Mobile Data

A key factor driving growth in the mobile industry is the ability to infer rich data from individuals, perform behavioural analytics, provide personalized services, and/or deliver targeted ads. The capabilities and features of modern mobile technologies and the associated benefits and opportunities are not well explored yet. Mobile applications and services come with a range of technical, legal, societal and ethical challenges unseen in previous computing paradigms and networked systems. These range from excessive usage of bandwidth and power, to aggressive collection, management and careless share of personal information. Long term and sustainable growth in this space is dependable on the ability of the research, industry, and the developer community to address these issues with the user in mind.

In this workshop we will bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners to present their latest research in the space of mobile data. We will aim to provide a forum for discussing early work, novel approaches, and controversial ideas in use of mobile data and systems and design of technologies that address the mentioned challenges.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website at:<>

Program Chairs
Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley)
Hamed Haddadi (Queen Mary University of London)
David R. Choffnes ?(Northeastern University)
Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 11, 2016
Notification deadline: April 25, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 30, 2016

3rd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA)

The 3rd edition of this workshop (successfully organized at Mobisys the previous two years) is motivated by the observations that people spend a significant part of their daily lives performing a variety of activities in the physical world—travelling to places (including commuting to/from work using public or private transport), performing activities at various locations (e.g., exercising in the gym, eating at restaurants) , interacting with various physical objects and artefacts (e.g., touching or picking up products at a retail store, or browsing through books at a library), being subject to various audiovisual stimuli (e.g., listening to announcements at transit hubs or watching advertisements on public displays) and interacting with other people (in groups, as part of crowds or one-on-one). A rich variety of infrastructure, mobile and (now) wearable sensors, and associated analytics tools, can provide innovative ways to capture and annotate such behaviors and interactions. These activities and interactions contain a wealth of information about user behavior, preferences, attitudes and interests, that, if harnessed, can benefit both users and consumer-facing businesses.

The 3rd Workshop on Physical Analytics will offer a unified forum that brings researchers and industry practitioners together to explore (a) the technologies (current and emerging) that can enable unobtrusive capture of such individual and collective physical world behavior, and (b) the real-world opportunities for commercial applications and services (e.g., in retail, insurance or healthcare) that leverage upon such understanding of physical world behavior. A particularly interesting question relates to the generalizability of such analytics tools—i.e., whether we can develop a set of common technologies and methods for capturing and understanding physical behavior across such diverse physical locations. We emphasize again the broad scope of the proposed workshop—while topics such as multimedia sensing, localization, wearable computing, activity recognition and privacy are undoubtedly parts of the emerging research agenda, the focus will be on exploring how these components can be harnessed holistically to capture useful real-world physical behavior of users.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website at:

Program Chairs
Nic Lane (Bell Labs)
Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)
Fahim Kawsar (Bell Labs)
Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 15, 2016
Notification deadline: April 24, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 26, 2016

Ph.D. Forum

The PhD Forum has been a regular event of the ACM MobiSys conference for the past few years. The forum represents a highly interactive environment for PhD students to present and discuss their research with other students and professionals from both academia and industry. Furthermore, it will provide them with a great opportunity to get feedback on their research and build their professional network.

The topics of interest coincide with those of ACM MobiSys. Students working in areas related to mobile computing, wireless systems and applications are encouraged to submit a two-page extended abstract comprising an overview of the key challenges they want to tackle, a summary of their findings, work in progress and planned research.

For more information, please visit the PhD Forum website at:<>

Program Chairs
Robert LiKamWa (Rice University)
Tadashi Okoshi (Keio University)
Seungwoo Kang (Korea University of Technology and Education)
Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 4, 2016
Notification deadline: April 25, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: May 9, 2016
Workshop date: June 26, 2016

Tamer M. Nadeem, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529
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