MobiQuitous 2015: The status of Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems

MobiQuitous 2015, the Twelfth International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, has successfully taken place on July 22-24 at the Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

The conference was chaired by Prof. Pei Zhang, from Carnegie Mellon University, and Prof. Jorge Sá Silva, from University of Coimbra. Furthermore, the event hosted also Dr. Nic Lane (Bell Labs) and Prof. Fernando Boavida (University of Coimbra), with the role of Technical Program Chairs.

Poster Session MobiQuitous2015
Poster Session MobiQuitous2015

On the first day, two technical workshops introduced the main event: WiComSec-Phy2015 on Wireless Communication Security at the Physical Layer, and IWWISS2015 on Web Intelligence and Smart Sensing. Each of the seminars has been enhanced by a keynote speech respectively taken by Prof. Wade Trappe (Rutgers University), on the future perspective of Physical Layer Security, and Dr. Fahim Kawsar (Bell Labs), on a redefinition of workspaces experience with network sensing. Bob Iannucci, Director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, closed the first morning phase with a talk on the Platformization for Connected Computing.

Six Paper Sessions through the three-day meeting, gave the possibility to all participants to get a view of the address that the most recent studies in Mobile Systems are following. The second day of the conference lived up the promised expectations offering, among the two paper sessions, a rich Posters Exhibition and a special discussion dedicated to the FIRE project. But the most expected and deserved “session” was surely the Gala Dinner, during which the Best Paper Award was consigned by Nic Lane to Jean-Eudes Ranvier (EPFL), one of the authors of RoutineSense: A Mobile Sensing Framework for the Reconstruction of User Routines.

Best Paper Author Jean-Eudes Ranvier awarded by Nic Lane
Best Paper Author Jean-Eudes Ranvier awarded by Nic Lane

The research was presented to the audience on Friday 24th, the last day of this twelfth edition of MobiQuitous Conference, and focuses on an incremental processing framework for the automatic reconstruction of complex daily routines from simple user states recorded by mobile applications.

Twelve years have passed since the first edition of MobiQuitous in 2004, many advances have occurred during this period in the interested field and many others are going to take shape in the next decades. The EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems will continue to provide new inputs and to foster research collaboration, giving its contribution in order to accelerate the way to innovation.

Follow the pathway to innovation, get ready for MobiQuitous 2016, taking place in Tokyo on November 28-December 1, 2016!

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