Friday, January 11, 2013 • 13:00 – 16:30
Room: Reno I
T3: Erasure Coding Meets Three Screens
and the Cloud
Instructor: Cheng Huang
(Microsoft Research, USA)
The demand for smooth experience cross three screens (PC, TV and
Phone) is all-time high. This becomes possible with the rapid
advancement of the Cloud. Three screens and the cloud together
unleash tremendous opportunities by enabling new application
scenarios and services. However, the expectation of such applications
and services is also more demanding than ever – snappy responsiveness
and superior quality at extremely affordable costs. Erasure coding
is being rediscovered as a crucial technology to meet the high
expectation of these emerging application scenarios and services.
In this tutorial, I will cover the basics of erasure coding and introduce
several popular classes of erasure codes, including MDS codes
(Reed-Solomon codes and array codes), network codes and storage
codes. We walk through a series of application scenarios and services,
where erasure coding is innovatively applied to derive solutions
offering snappy responsiveness and superior quality at extremely
affordable costs. The application scenarios and services cover i) social
gaming; ii) content distribution; iii) vehicle communication; iv)
virtualization and consolidation; and v) cloud storage.
Friday, January 11, 2013 • 13:00 – 16:30
Room: Reno II
T4: MirrorLink™ and Co – Connecting Your
Smart Phone to Your Car
Instructors: Jörg Brakensiek
(Nokia Location & Commerce, USA)
The combination of the application store phenomenon and rapidly
evolving hardware and software capabilities has transformed
smartphones into the electronic equivalent of a Swiss Army knife.
Smartphones provide services ranging from navigation to
entertainment, and mobile applications make that content accessible
anytime, anywhere.
However, automobiles remain the one environment where most people
have seen little change in accessibility due to safety concerns. Many
have resorted to the dangerous habit of using their handheld mobile
devices while driving, sparking new laws aimed at reducing the
number of distracted drivers. But as societies have become more
industrialized, the amount of time people spend in their vehicles has
increased sharply. Even if users are willing to install expensive
in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems or head units, they’re usually
restricted to a limited number of applications provided by the car
manufacturer because of the closed and specialized nature of existing
The automotive industry has started addressing this challenging,
introducing various concepts to allow some level smartphone
integration into some of their models, like Ford Sync, BMW
MiniConnect or Harman Aha and many more.
The Car Connectivity Consortium (
developed MirrorLink™ to address this challenge providing a global
approach, not limited by any proprietary solutions. MirrorLink™ allows
smartphones to self-integrate into IVI systems, transforming them
from mobile application platforms into automotive application
platforms. The technology allows for rich, high-resolution graphical
user-interfaces. It opens up opportunities to develop and deploy
mobile applications that are customized for in-vehicle use while
maintaining a safe user experience, integrating an Application
Certification program.
Friday, January 11, 2013 • 13:30 – 18:00
Room: Laughlin I
Workshop on Internet of Things- RFIDs,
WSNs and Beyond
Chair: Mohamed Watfa
(University of Wollongong, Dubai, UAE)
DORMS: Design of multi-Objective Optimized RPL and MAC
Protocols for Wireless Sensor Network Applications
Anwar Al-Khateeb (Politecnico Di Torino, Italy)
Modeling and Implementation of SIP and EPC Protocols in Airline
Luggage Tracking Applications
Anwar Al-Khateeb (Politecnico Di Torino, Italy)
Performance Analysis of Routing Protocols in Zigbee Non-Beacon
Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks
Adam Dahlstrom, Ramesh Rajagopalan (University of Saint Thomas, USA)
Performance Analysis of Source Specific Multicast over Internet
Protocol version 6 with Internet Protocol Version 4 in a Test Bed
Mohammad Ahsan Chishti, Ashaq Majid Ahanger, Shaima Qureshi,
Ajaz H. Mir (National Institute of Technology Srinagar, India)
RFID System Implementation in Jebel Ali Port
Mohamed Watfa
(University of Wollongong / American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Sensor Networks in Future Smart Rotating Buildings
Kamal Jaafar (University of Wollongong, Dubai, UAE)
Friday, January 11, 2013 • 13:30 – 18:00
Room: Laughlin III
1st Workshop on People Centric Sensing
and Communications
Chairs: Hosub Lee
(Samsung, USA)
John Buford
(Avaya Labs, USA)
A Game Theory Model for Situation Awareness and Management
Mark D. Rahmes, Kathy Wilder, Kevin Fox, Rick Pemble
(Harris Corporation, USA)
Activity Recognition Using Smartphone Sensors
Alvina Anjum, Muhammad Usman Ilyas
(National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan)
Gossipmule: Improving Association Decisions via Opportunistic
Mónica Alejandra Lora, Alexander Paulus, Klaus Wehrle
(RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Improved Transient Weather Reporting Using People Centric Sensing
William D. Phillips, Ravi Sankar (University of South Florida, USA)
Leveraging Real-world Data While Protecting Privacy -
Framework Using Personal Agent System for Distributed Data
Tomohiro Inoue, Taichi Kawabata, Hiroyuki Maeomichi,
Mika Ishizuka, Koichi Takasugi, Akihiro Tsutsui, Ikuo Yoda
(NTT, Japan)
Friday, January 11, 2013 • 18:30 – 20:00
Room: Scenic Room
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