The last decade has seen a rapid, planet-scale growth in deployment and usage of smart mobile devices, ambient sensors, smartphone applications and advanced communication technologies. This era has prompted for large-scale, planet-wide data collection, storage, processing and dissemination technologies, advancing our knowledge about human behaviour and interactions at a planetary scale. Evolution of such technologies and methodologies, in addition to the high investments in Internet of things (IoT) deployments, has inherently led to a number of security, privacy and ethical issues as well as new systems, networking, and application challenges.
This 6th HotPlanet workshop will bring together networking, wireless, mobile computing and systems research to understand the challenges ahead and advance the dialogue on topics related to large-scale measurements and big data analytics centred on individuals. It aims to attract publications on data collection and analysis, such as knowledge-discovery methodologies, large-scale data mining, and big social media data and location traces analytics, but also on deployment challenges, such as innovative real-world measurement technologies, end-user applications, large-scale deployment experiences, and innovative large-scale mobile sensing systems. Topics of interest include:
|14:00 - 14:10||Welcome Message|
|14:10 - 14:45||Keynote|
Repeatable Experiments - Challenges and Opportunities for Networking Researchers
Prof Aruna Seneviratne, NICTA, Australia.
Abstract: Data is being collected from different vantage points in current distributed systems: at the end devices, the network and at the information sources. This is data collection is becoming a necessary requirement for the monetization of the services being offered and managing the performance of the systems that are offering the services. Two of the fundamental challenges for developing new theories and techniques for using the data that is being collected are (a) the verifiability of the data and the ability to carry out repeatable experiments, and (b) using the data that is collected without impacting the users' security and privacy. This talk will present an overview of the work being done to address these two issues, using our experience in developing a set of tools for conducting repeatable experiments and collecting smartphone data, and highlight the challenges and opportunities developing tools and extending them especially to cellular mobile networks.
About the speaker: Professor Aruna Seneviratne is currently the leader of the Networks Research Group at NICTA Australian Technology Park Laboratory, in Sydney, Australia and the Foundation Chair of Telecommunications, at the University of New South Wales. He has held academic appointments at the University of Bradford, UK, Curtin University, University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales in Australia. He has also held visiting appointments at the University of Pierre Marie Curie, Paris, and INRIA and been a consultant to numerous organizations, including Telstra, Vodafone, Inmarsat and Ericsson. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bath, UK and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
|14:45 - 16:15||Session I: Data Collection and Network Measurement|
|16:15 - 16:30||Coffee Break|
|16:30 - 18:00||Session II: Graph and Social Analytics|
The TPC accepts original submissions that are not under review, or published at, previous workshops, conferences, or journals. Submissions may not exceed 6 pages double column, including figures, tables, references, and appendices. Authors are required to use the ACM template for submissions: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.
All submissions will be evaluated via a single-blind review process: please include author names and affiliation in the submission.