Hot Topics in Planet-scale Measurement
It is well-known that successfully researching, designing and building new mobile, ad-hoc, mesh and opportunistic networking systems and algorithms requires access to large-scale data on human mobility, encounter, and social network patterns. Unfortunately, the wireless and mobile research communities lack such data, with typical human contact traces consisting of less than 100 nodes. We believe that large-scale datasets are important, not only in communication network design, but also for fundamental study in other academic disciplines, e.g., epidemiology, urban planning, and social science. Complex networks research has flourished since 1989 when the first large Internet (and later WWW) datasets became available. To achieve similar improvements in mobile networking and related fields, large-scale, and ideally planet-scale, datasets must be collected and made available.
This 4th ACM HotPlanet workshop will challenge the community to collect large-scale human mobility traces as well as to propose novel mobility data processing and knowledge discovery techniques, also showcasing demonstrations of innovative real-world technology.
Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:
Full paper submission guidelines
All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on their originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and placed in the ACM Digital Library. Submissions must be in English, no longer than 6 pages and in PDF format, and use the ACM templates. All fonts must be embedded within the PDF and be Type 1 (scalable).
In order to allow papers to appear in the ACM Digital Library, authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit, together with their camera-ready, an ACM proceedings copyright transfer form. Failure to send the camera-ready and copyright transfer on time will prevent the publication of the paper and its inclusion in the ACM Digital Library.
Papers will be reviewed single blind.
Demo proposals submission guidelinesReal-world data gathering and measurement are at the heart of large-scale human mobility data collection, processing, and modeling. 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 2 (two) pages. Accepted proposals will be included in the proceedings and published by ACM on the ACM Digital Library.
Papers will be peer reviewed single blind by the Demo Program Committee.