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5th Workshop on All Things Cellular: Operations, Applications and Challenges

Co-located with ACM SIGCOMM 2015

Monday August 17, 2015

London, UK

Workshop location

The tutorial will take place in Sherfield Building, room SALC 5. For directions inside Imperial College check the campus map (building number 20).

Technical Program

We are living in an increasingly connected mobile world, where smartphones and tablets are prevalent, wearable devices are growing, and the “Internet of Things” is permeating our lives. The number of mobile applications continues to grow, and mobile connectivity is used for everything from Web browsing to home security, Google Glass to vehicle fleet tracking. These applications and services have rapidly enriched our lives, particularly because much of the mobile eco-system is vibrant and conducive to open innovation.

An important part of this ecosystem is the underlying connectivity provided by cellular networks. While innovations in mobile services and applications have thrived, innovations in the underlying cellular systems are more limited. Specifically, research in mobile cellular networks has been hampered by the fact that academic researchers typically do not have access to radios, mobile protocol stacks, management tools, and realistic cellular network traces. As a result, until recently most wireless networking research was limited to Wi-Fi, or, limited privileged access to provider networks. The emergence of open cellular mobile network testbeds is beginning to address these issues, and there is widespread optimism in the research community that we are at a critical point where researcher efforts can align with commercial, regulatory and standardization interests to foster innovation in cellular networks.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together network operators, as well as researchers from both industry and academia, to discuss emerging problems, challenges, and potential solutions in this domain. To facilitate this discussion and engage stakeholders, we are soliciting technical papers, including position papers, that are no more than 6-pages long in the standard ACM two-column, 10 point format. Early work that stimulates discussions is also strongly encouraged.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Radio resource allocation and usage profiling
  • Cellular network architecture and its evolution
  • Understanding and modeling cellular data traffic
  • Billing and pricing models
  • Cellular network security and privacy issues
  • Cellular network management
  • Cellular network measurements
  • Mobility
  • Energy efficiency
  • Spectrum shortage
  • Protocol design
  • Algorithms to improve performance and efficiency
  • Software-defined networking in cellular networks
  • Mobile and wearable applications on cellular networks
  • Machine-to-machine services on cellular networks
  • Internet of Things in cellular networks

Submission Instructions

Each submission must be a single PDF file no longer than six (6) pages in length (in two-column, 10-point format) including references. 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. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

The submission site will be online at:

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Publication at the All Things Cellular workshop does not preclude later publication.

Important Dates

  • Friday March 20th, 2015

    Paper Registration

  • Friday March 27th, 2015

    Paper Submission

  • Monday May 8th, 2015

    Author Notification

  • Monday May 29th, 2015

    Camera Ready

  • August 17th, 2015

    Workshop Date


  • Workshop Chairs
  • David Choffnes

    Northeastern University, USA

  • Kobus Van der Merwe

    University of Utah, USA

  • Program Committee
  • Aruna Balasubramanian

    Stony Brook University

  • Ahmed Elmokashfi

    Simula Research Laboratory

  • Vijay Gopalakrishnan

    AT&T Labs - Research

  • Jie Hui


  • Ulas Kozat

    DOCOMO Innovations. Inc.

  • Erran Li

    Alcatel Lucent

  • Songwu Lu


  • Z. Morley Mao

    University of Michigan

  • Jim Martin

    Clemson University

  • Thyaga Nandagopal


  • Chunyi Peng

    Ohio State University

  • Lili Qiu

    University of Texas at Austin

  • Ivan Seskar

    WINLAB - Rutgers University

  • Rangam Subranamian


  • Attila Takacs


  • Kun Tan

    Microsoft Research

  • Dragos Vingarzan

    Fraunhofer FOKUS

  • Matt Welsh


  • Cedric Westphal


  • Steering Committee
  • Suman Banerjee


  • Li Erran Li


  • Z. Morley Mao

    University of Michigan

  • Jennifer Rexford