Technical Program

9.00 - 9.15Opening Remarks
9.15 - 10.15Keynote Talk

Title: What 5G Can Do for Challenged Networks.
Dr Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Abstract: One of the main innovations that fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology is expected to bring is the support of alternative use cases such as automotive systems and massive IoT applications. They have different needs for bandwidth, latency, and reliability, and many of them are part of what we call 'challenged networks'. Several scenarios will therefore benefit from mobile edge computing, machine-to-machine communications, and the other novel paradigms and solutions that 5G will bring about. This talk will address the 5G innovations for challenged networks, with particular attention to vehicular and emergency networks. We will first look at what currently is in the 5G standards and what is expected beyond that. We will then discuss how the 5G network integrating fronthaul, backhaul, and device-to-device communications fits into challenged scenarios and can solve some of the hurdles these networks pose. Throughout the talk, we will also highlight the research directions that can be pursued in order to achieve the performance and scalability required by 5G KPIs in challenged networks.

Dr Carla Fabiana Chiasserini Bio: Carla Fabiana Chiasserini is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She holds the Italian habilitation for a Full Professor position in the field of Telecommunications. Carla is also an Associate Researcher at National Research Council, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Bruno Kessler Foundation and a member of the EU Networld2020 Expert Group. She has been a Visiting Researcher at UC San Diego from 1998 to 2003, and a Visiting Professor at Monash University in 2012 and 2016. Her research interests include 5G Networks, Mobile Edge Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Connected Vehicles. She published over 240 journal articles and referred conference papers. Her h-index is 40. Currently, she serves on the Executive Editorial Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and on the journal editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, EAI Transactions on Internet of Things and Computer Communications (Elsevier). She holds three patents. Carla is (has been) involved in may National and International research projects, either as a coordinator or a participant, including the EU H2020 5G-Crosshaul and I-REACT projects.
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10.15 - 10.30Coffee Break
10.30 - 12.30From theory to practice: DTN software and testbeds
  • Opportunistic Content Dissemination Performance in Dense Network Segments
    Teemu Kärkkäinen (Technical University of Munich), Mika Välimaa (Aalto University), Esa Hyytiä (Aalto University), and Jörg Ott (Technical University of Munich)
  • Mobile Triage Management in Disaster Area Networks Using Decentralized Replication
    Dominik Meißner (Ulm University), Benjamin Erb (Ulm University - Institute of Distributed Systems), Rens W. van der Heijden (Ulm University - Institute of Distributed Systems), Kristin Lange (Ulm University - Institute of Psychology and Education Dept. Human Factors), and Frank Kargl (Ulm University - Institute of Distributed Systems)
  • HINT: from Network Characterization to Opportunistic Applications
    Gwilherm Baudic (ISAE-SUPAERO), Antoine Auger (ISAE-SUPAERO), Victor Ramiro (ISAE-SUPAERO), and Emmanuel Lochin (Université de Toulouse-ISAE)
  • SCTPCL: An SCTP Convergence Layer Protocol for DTN
    Martin Wegner (Technische Universität Braunschweig - Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks ), Stephan Rottmann (Technische Universität Braunschweig - Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks), and Lars C. Wolf (Technische Universität Braunschweig - Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks)
  • (Not so) Intuitive Results from a Smart Agriculture Low-Power Wireless Mesh Deployment
    Keoma Brun-Laguna (Inria - EVA team), Ana Laura Diedrichs (Universidad Tecnologica Nacional), Diego Dujovne (Universidad Diego Portales), Remy Leone (Inria - EVA team), Xavier Vilajosana (Univ. Oberta de Catalunya), and Thomas Watteyne (Inria - EVA team)

12.30 - 13.30Lunch Break
13.30 - 14.15Demo Session
  • Demo: Opportunistic IoT for Monitoring of Grazing Cattle
    Anders Lindgren (SICS Swedish ICT), Alisher Zaitov (KTH), and Belin Siderov Mitkov (KTH)
  • Demo: SierraNet: Monitoring the Snow Pack in the Sierra Nevada
    Keoma Brun-Laguna (Inria - EVA team), Carlos Oroza (UC Berkeley), Ziran Zhang (UC Berkeley), Sami Malek (UC Berkeley), Thomas Watteyne (Inria - EVA team), and Steven Glaser (UC Berkeley)
  • Demo: Using the HINT Network Emulator to Develop Opportunistic Applications
    Antoine Auger (ISAE-SUPAERO and Université de Toulouse), Gwilherm Baudic (ISAE-SUPAERO and Université de Toulouse), Victor Ramiro (ISAE-SUPAERO and Université de Toulouse), and Emmanuel Lochin (ISAE-SUPAERO and Université de Toulouse)
  • Demo: Here&Now: Data-centric Local Social Interactions through Opportunistic Networks
    Teemu Kärkkäinen (Technical University of Munich), Jörg Ott (Technical University of Munich), Lorenzo Valerio (IIT-CNR), Paul Houghton (Futurice Oy - Futurice GmbH), and Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR)

14.15 - 15.30The role of cellular networks in DTN
  • Streaming Content from a Vehicular Cloud
    Luigi Vigneri (EURECOM), Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos (EURECOM), and Chadi Barakat (INRIA)
  • Filling the Gaps: On the Completion of Sparse Call Detail Records for Mobility Analysis
    Sahar Hoteit (INRIA), Guangshuo Chen (INRIA), Aline Viana (INRIA), and Marco Fiore (CNR)
  • Soft Cache Hits and the Impact of Alternative Content Recommendations on Mobile Edge Caching
    Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos (EURECOM) and Pavlos Sermpezis (FORTH)

15.30 - 15.45Coffee Break
15.45 - 17.00Delay-tolerant IoT
  • Performance Implications for IoT over Information Centric Networks
    Akhila Rao (SICS Swedish ICT), Anders Lindgren (SICS Swedish ICT), and Olov Schelén (Luleå University of Technology)
  • MobCCN: a CCN-compliant Protocol for Data Collection with Opportunistic Contacts in IoT Environments
    Eleonora Borgia (IIT-CNR), Raffaele Bruno (IIT-CNR), and Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR)
  • Beacon Trains: Blazing a Trail through Dense BLE Environments
    Robin Kravets (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Albert Harris (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Roy Want (Google, Inc.)

17.00 - 17.50Connecting DTNs
  • Connected Placement of Disaster Shelters in Modern Cities
    Huanyang Zheng (Temple University) and Jie Wu (Temple University)
  • Towards Even Coverage Monitoring with Opportunistic Sensor Networks
    Hjalmar Wennerström (Uppsala University) and Christian Rohner (Uppsala University)

17.50 - 18.00Closing Remarks