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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Opening Session

Opening Remarks

Keynote: The Role of Cloudlets in Hostile Environments

Dr. Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Carnegie Mellon University)

Abstract: The convergence of mobile computing and cloud computing assumes that the cloud is easily accessible at all times. In other words, there is good end-to-end network quality and few network or cloud failures. Unfortunately, this assumption is untenable in several important contexts that we collectively refer to as hostile environments. The prime example of a hostile environment is a theater of military operations. Another example is a geographical region where recovery is under way after a natural disaster or terrorist attack. A third example is a developing country with weak networking infrastructure. More generally, even a well-connected region of the public Internet may become a hostile environment under conditions of cyber attack. In this talk I will explore how cloudlets, originally motivated by narrow considerations of end-to-end latency, can play a much broader and more foundational role for mobile computing in hostile environments. We advocate a design strategy in which a cloudlet is completely transparent under normal conditions, giving mobile users the illusion that they are directly interacting with the cloud; under failure conditions, the cloudlet masks the absence of the cloud by performing its essential services.
                 Biography: Dr. Satya is the Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. He was the founding Program Chair of the HotMobile series of workshops, the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Pervasive Computing, and the founding director of Intel Research Pittsburgh. Satya is an experimental computer scientist who has pioneered research in distributed systems, mobile computing and pervasive computing. Early in his career, Satya was a principal architect and implementer of the Andrew File System (AFS) which pioneered the use of scalable file caching, ACL-based security, and volume-based system administration for enterprise-scale information sharing. Building on the AFS work, Satya was a principal architect of the Coda File System which introduced the concepts of disconnected operation and bandwidth-adaptive weakly-connected operation in distributed file systems. Key ideas from Coda were incorporated by Microsoft into the IntelliMirror component of Windows 2000 and the Cached Exchange Mode of Outlook 2003. The Odyssey project explored the partitioning of responsibility between the operating system and applications in adapting to wide variability in critical resources such as wireless network bandwidth and energy in mobile computing. Through these projects and other projects such as Aura and Chroma, Satya was a co-inventor of many supporting technologies for mobile computing such as such as cyber foraging, data staging, lookaside caching, translucent caching and application-aware adaptation. His most recent work in mobile computing has focused on the role of virtual machine (VM) technology, in the context of the Internet Suspend/Resume system and the use of cloudlets for cyber foraging.

10:00 am - 10:30 am     Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session 1: Mobile Cloud for Application Performance (Session Chair: Phone Lin, National Taiwan University)

Vision: Mapping the world in 3D through first-person vision devices with Mercator

Pieter Simoens (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium); Tim Verbelen (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium); Bart Dhoedt (Ghent University, Belgium)

Recognizing and Classifying In-Store Shopper Behavior via appropriate use of Cloud-Coordinated Mobile Sensing

Archan Misra (Singapore Management University) (Invited)

Adaptive Code Offloading for Mobile Cloud Applications: Exploiting Fuzzy Sets and Evidence-based Learning

Huber Flores (University of Tartu, Estonia); Satish N Srirama (University of Tartu, Estonia)

Mobile Cloud Messaging Supported by XMPP Primitives

Huber Flores (University of Tartu, Estonia); Satish N Srirama (University of Tartu, Estonia)


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Session 2: Mobile Cloud Platform (Session Chair: Pi-Cheng Hsiu, Academia Sinica Taiwan)

"Green" Mobile Devices via Cloud Resources

Pi-Cheng Hsiu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) (invited)

Access Control for Mobile Cloud Storage

Phone Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) (invited)

Trusted Computing Software Abstractions for Mobile and Cloud Systems

Stefan Saroiu (Microsoft Research, USA) (invited)

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm     Coffee break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel discussion: My Favorite Mobile Cloud Service (that is not available today) and Why it will Change the Mobile World


           Rajesh Krishna BALAN (Singapore Management University)

           Junehwa Song (KAIST, Korea)

           Stefan Saroiu (Microsoft Research, USA)

4:45 pm - 5:35 pm

Keynote: Privacy and the Mobile Revolution

Dr. Ramesh Govindan (University of Southern California)

Abstract: Mobile computing has, in the past half a decade, taken off in ways that were not anticipated. An important component of this revolution has been the co-evolution of cloud computing, which has been used to enhance the capabilities of a mobile device. If this revolution is to be sustained, it is imperative that we leverage the strengths of mobile devices, namely the presence of many useful sensors, in novel ways that greatly increase their utility. Sensor data (audio, images, video) sharing has proven to have enormous social value, and a challenge in sensor data sharing but one that provides interesting opportunities, is to ensure the privacy of sensor data. In this talk, I will present recent work that suggest a common framework within which to explore privacy issues for sensor data.
                 Biography: Dr. Govindan received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California. His research interests include routing and measurements in large internets, wireless sensor networks, and mobile computing systems. He is a Fellow of the ACM.