Best Paper

Congratulations to Sacha Trifunovic, Andreea Picu, Theus Hossmann and Karin Anna Hummel!
"Slicing the Battery Pie: Fair and Efficient Energy Usage in Device-to-Device Communication via Role Switching"

Eighth ACM MobiCom Workshop on Challenged Networks


Challenged networks comprise those situations where communication is desired, but traditional Internet protocol architectures fail to provide it effectively. Such networks may be characterized by intermittent connectivity, a heterogeneous mix of nodes, nodal churn, and widely varying network conditions. Common examples of challenged networks include high delay environments such as inter-planetary networks, limited power environments such as sensor and wildlife monitoring networks, underwater networks, and communication in settings that lack infrastructure such as rural and remote areas, and military battlefields. Challenged networks also find application in everyday settings, when access to traditional infrastructure is restricted, expensive, overly complex, or rapidly changing.

This workshop builds on the success of the seven previous CHANTS workshops, and WDTN 2005. CHANTS provides an ideal venue for researchers and engineers to present cutting-edge work and results, as research papers or demos, in the following topics:

  • Delay/disruption-tolerant networks (DTNs)
  • Opportunistic communication and computing
  • Architecture, design, implementation, and evaluation of communication systems for challenged networks
  • Modeling, analysis and characterization of challenged networks and protocols
  • Security/Privacy concerns and solutions in challenged networks
  • Case studies involving real challenged network solutions in various stages of development or use
  • Applications for challenged networks (e.g. disaster relief and emergency management, vehicular networks, mobile social networking, censorship evasion, crowdsourcing, sensor networks)
  • Green and energy-efficient communication using challenged networks
  • Real-world mobility trace collection, analysis, and modeling for challenged environments
  • Network science methods for challenged networks
  • Mobile data offloading and content-centric approaches via challenged networks
  • Test and simulation tools for evaluating challenged network systems
  • Configuration, management, and monitoring of challenged networks
  • Applications of challenged networking techniques to communication in daily life
  • Mobile cloud solutions in challenged networks

Selected papers will be forward-looking, will describe their relationship to existing work, and will have impact and implications for ongoing or future research. We aim to accept approximately 12 papers, and to have a highly interactive workshop, including a keynote speaker and a panel. In addition, demos have been an integral part of CHANTS, and we aim to accept up to ten demos. Paper authors who can also run a demo of their work are encouraged to do so. In exceptional cases, where live demos are simply not practical to present, poster or video presentations of practical results are acceptable.

Full paper submission guidelines

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on their originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions must be in English, no longer than 6 pages with 10 point font and in PDF format, and use the ACM templates. All fonts must be embedded within the PDF and be Type 1 (scalable).

Papers will be reviewed single blind.

Demo proposals submission guidelines

Technical demonstrations showing innovative and original practical solutions in the above mentioned topics are solicited, showing working prototypes stimulating discussion among the attendees. Demo proposals should be submitted following the exact same guidelines of full papers, except for the page limit that is fixed to 3 pages. Accepted proposals will be included in the proceedings.

Papers will be peer reviewed single blind.

Important dates

Full paper abstract registration deadline: 25 May 2013 4 June 2013
Full paper submission deadline: 1 June 2013 11 June 2013
Authors notification: 8 July 2013
Camera Ready: 10 July 2013
Workshop: 30 September 2013