ACM SIGCOMM 2013, August 12-16, 2013, Hong Kong, China
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The Second Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) Workshop

LT8 (2/F), Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Monday, August 12, 2013

Technical Program

  • 8:45-9:00 Welcoming Remarks

  • Mario Gerla and Dijiang Huang

  • 9:00-10:00 Keynote

    Session Chair: Mario Gerla (UCLA)

  • A Peek into Smartphones, Cloud Services and their Security

    John C.S. Lui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

  • 10:30-12:00 Session 1: Mobile Cloud Data and Information Services

    Session Chair: Khaled Harras (CMU)

  • MPSDataStore: A Sensor Data Repository System for Mobile Participatory Sensing

    Junya Niwa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Kazuya Okada (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Takeshi Okuda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), and Suguru Yamaguchi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)


  • Seeker-Assisted Information Search in Mobile Clouds

    Suzan Bayhan (Aalto University), Esa Hyytiä (Aalto University), Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki), and Jörg Ott (Aalto University)


  • Mobile Fog: A Programming Model for Large-Scale Applications on the Internet of Things

    Kirak Hong (Georgia Institute of Technology), David Lillethun (Georgia Institute of Technology), Umakishore Ramachandran (Georgia Institute of Technology), Beate Ottenwälder (University of Stuttgart), and Boris Koldehofe (University of Stuttgart)


  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

  • 14:00-15:30 Session 2: Security and Multimedia Services

    Session Chair: Robin Hillary Kravets (UIUC)

  • Energy-Efficient Content Retrieval in Mobile Cloud

    You Lu (University of California-Los Angeles), Biao Zhou (EADP Data, Electronic Arts), Lung-Chih Tung (University of California-Los Angeles), Mario Gerla (University of California-Los Angeles), Ashwin Ramesh (University of California-Los Angeles), and Lohith Nagaraja (University of California-Los Angeles)


  • Enabling Secure Location-based Services in Mobile Cloud Computing

    Yan Zhu (University of Science and Technology Beijing), Di Ma (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Dijiang Huang (Arizona State University), and Changjun Hu (University of Science and Technology Beijing)


  • vSkyConf: Cloud-assisted Multi-party Mobile Video Conferencing

    Yu Wu (University of Hong Kong), Chuan Wu (University of Hong Kong), Bo Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), and Francis C.M. Lau (University of Hong Kong)


  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

  • 16:00-18:00 Session 3: Offloading and Networking

    Session Chair: Bin Xiao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

  • ENDA: Embracing Network Inconsistency for Dynamic Application Offloading in Mobile Cloud Computing

    Jiwei Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Kai Bu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Xuan Liu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Bin Xiao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)


  • Accelerating the Mobile Web with Selective Offloading

    Xiao Sophia Wang (University of Washington), Haichen Shen (University of Washington), and David Wetherall (University of Washington)


  • Towards Resource Sharing in Mobile Device Clouds: Power Balancing Across Mobile Devices

    Abderrahmen Mtibaa (Carnegie Mellon University), Afnan Fahim (Carnegie Mellon University), Khaled A. Harras (Carnegie Mellon University), and Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Institute of Technology)


  • CrowdWatch: Enabling In-Network Crowdsourcing

    Robin Kravets (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Hilfi Alkaff (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Andrew Campbell (Dartmouth College), Karrie Karahalios (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)


  • 18:00 Finish


Today the Internet Web Service is the main way we access any kind of information from fixed or mobile terminals. Some of the information is stored in the Internet Cloud, where computing, communication, and storage services are main services provided for Internet users. In a non-distant future many of our queries will be beyond current Internet scope and will be about the people, the physical environments that surround us, and virtual environments that we will be involved. Having witnessed the phenomenal burst of research in cloud computing, Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is to extend cloud computing functions, services and results to the world of future mobile applications. MCC will also solicit research beyond the scopes of traditional Internet Clouds or Mobile Computing technologies. For examples, new mobile cloud networking infrastructure using Information-Centric Networking (ICN) approaches; new service platforms based on web OS, HTML5, etc.; mobile cloud infrastructure and resource allocations (outsourcing, crowdsourcing, and migration strategies); human-centric trust management, security and privacy protections, etc.

The MCC workshop is intended to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners in current mobile computing and cloud computing from academia, industry, and service providers, to share ideas, experiences, and practical implementations related to new MCC technologies and applications. Both position and working-in-progress papers are encouraged. Workshop participants will discuss emerging and future trends in research and application that integrate the cloud computing paradigm into mobile devices, mobile applications, security and privacy, and mobile services, evaluating the impact of mobile applications on cloud computing techniques. To that end, papers are solicited from all MCC related areas involving the interactions or integrations of mobile techniques and cloud computing solutions, including, but not limited to the following topics.

Topics of Interest

  • MCC service architecture and designs
  • MCC data and storage architecture
  • MCC performance evaluation and measurement of MCC services and applications
  • MCC software development platform and enabled new applications
  • MCC service platform and Quality of Experience (QoE) studies
  • MCC content/context-based sensing, routing, and networking
  • MCC security and privacy protection
  • MCC data and information management for MCC service providers and users
  • MCC supported social media and networks, virtual community and virtual humans
  • MCC supported multimedia services, advertisements, games, and entertainments
  • MCC cloud-on-chip and chip-to-cloud designs and service models
  • MCC Virtualization and programmable infrastructure
  • MCC enabled individual, crowdsourcing-based sensing for application scenarios, such as environment monitoring, energy preservation, intelligent transportation, smart grid/home, healthcare and monitoring, personal cloud, ad hoc cloud, mission-critical cloud, collaborative surveillance, etc.

Submission Instructions

All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress, so long as the promise of the approach is demonstrated. Radical ideas, potentially of a controversial nature, are strongly encouraged. Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and must be a PDF file. Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines at

Papers should be submitted via the submission site: Papers must include the author name and affiliation for single-blind peer reviewing by the program committee. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission

    April 7, 2013

  • Author Notification

    April 26, 2013

  • Camera Ready

    June 12, 2013

  • Workshop Date

    August 12, 2013


  • TPC Co-Chairs
  • Mario Gerla

    University of California Los Angeles, USA

  • Dijiang Huang

    Arizona State University, USA

  • Committee Members
  • Nath Badri

    Rutgers, USA

  • Victor Bahl

    Microsoft Research, USA

  • Fan Bai

    General Motors Research & Development, USA

  • Paolo Bellavista

    DEIS University of Bologna, Italy

  • Thomas Michael Bohnert

    Zurich University, Switzerland

  • Flavio Bonomi

    Cisco Inc., USA

  • Samia Bouzefrane

    CNAM, France

  • Jose Maria Alcaraz Calero

    HP Research Lab, Bristol, UK

  • Andrew T. Campbell

    Rutgers, USA

  • Wenguang Chen

    Tsinghua University, China

  • Marco Conti

    CNUCE, Italy

  • Christophe Diot

    Technicolor, France

  • Falko Dressler

    University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Serge Fdida

    Paris VI, France

  • Jeffrey R. Foerster

    Intel, USA

  • Mario Di Francesco

    Aalto University, Finland

  • Silvia Giordano

    University of Lugano, Switzerland

  • Ruan He

    Orange Lab, France

  • Myong Kang

    Naval Research Lab (NRL), USA

  • Gunnar Karlsson

    Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Sweden

  • Andreas Kassler

    Karlstad University, Sweden

  • Jae Kim

    Boeing, USA

  • Kyu-Han Kim

    Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA

  • Yevgeni Koucheryavy

    Tampere University of Technology, Finland

  • Robin Kravets


  • Marc Lacoste

    Orange Lab, France

  • Gerard Le Lann

    INRIA Paris, France

  • Liviu Lftode

    Rutgers, USA

  • Victor Li

    The University of Hong Kong, China

  • Songwu Lu


  • Gregorio Martinez

    University of Murcia, Spain

  • Rodolfo Milito

    Cisco Inc., USA

  • Peng Ning


  • Jörg Ott

    Aalto University, Finland

  • Giovanni Pau


  • Guy Pujiolle

    Paris VI, France

  • James C. Ramming

    Intel, USA

  • Kui Ren

    SUNY Bufflo, USA

  • Marco Roccetti

    University of Bologna, Italy

  • Limin Sun

    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  • Cho-Li Wang

    University of Hong Kong, China

  • Cliff Wang

    Army Research Office (ARO), USA

  • Cong Wang

    City University of Hong Kong, China

  • Bin Xiao

    Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

  • Lixia Zhang


  • Rui Zhang

    Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, a Xerox Company), USA

  • Xinwen Zhang

    Huawei Technologies, USA

  • Yuezhi Zhou

    Tsinghua University, China

  • Haojin Zhu

    Shanghai JiaoTong University, China