ACM SIGCOMM 2019, Beijing, China

ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop on Mobile Air­Ground Edge Computing, Systems, Networks, and Applications (MAGESys 2019)

Workshop Program

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  • Monday, August 19, 2019, Shangri-La Hotel

  • 08:30am - 09:00am Opening

  • 09:00am - 10:00am Session 1

  • Joint Optimization of UAV Placement and Caching under Battery Constraints in UAV-aided Small-Cell Networks (20min)

    Emmanouil Lakiotakis, Xenofontas Dimitropoulos (University of Crete & FORTH), Pavlos Sermpezis (FORTH)

  • Leader-Follower Formations on Real Terrestrial Robots (20min)

    Alexandru Solot, Andrea Ferlini (University of Cambridge)

  • A Measurement Study on Edge Computing for Autonomous UAVs (20min)

    Davide Callegaro, Sabur Baidya, Marco Levorato (University of California, Irvine)

  • 10:00am - 10:30am Coffee & pastries break

  • 10:30am - 11:50am Session 2

  • Feasibility Study of Autonomous Drone-based IoT Device Management in Indoor Environments (20min)

    Michael Haus, Jan Krol, Jörg Ott (Technical University of Munich), Aaron Yi Ding (Delft University of Technology)

  • Corner-3D: an RF Simulator for UAV Mobility in Smart Cities (20min)

    Andrea Ferlini (University of Cambridge), Wei Wang (LIP6, Sorbonne University), Giovanni Pau (LIP6, Sorbonne University & UCLA)

  • Scheduling of Distributed Collaborative Tasks on NDN based MANET (20min)

    Xiaobin Tan,Yang Jin, Weiwei Feng, Shunyi Wang (Laboratory for Future Networks, University of Science and Technology of China), Yubin Yang (State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University)

  • Human-Drone Interaction: state of the art, open issues and challenges (20min)

    Silvia Mirri, Catia Prandi, Paola Salomoni (University of Bologna)

  • 11:50am - 12:00pm Concluding Remarks

Call for Papers

Advances in distributed artificial intelligence, edge computing, and distributed control are taking the dream of autonomous air-ground vehicles (AGV) beyond the walls of research centers and laboratories. Initial deployments will be likely in Military, Emergency, and Industrial scenarios followed by civilian applications as the technology matures.

Today’s fleets of Autonomous Air-Ground vehicles are still frail and need to overcome many challenges. Examples of those are intermittent and unreliable communication; changes in the network and services available both locally and in the infrastructure; sudden changes in the computing needs and ability to harness CPU/GPU power on demand, either on the edge or in the cloud; cybersecurity threats, etc. MAGESys proposes itself as a forum to discuss transversal cross-domain research efforts on cooperative autonomous air-ground vehicles and their applications.

We welcome papers at the crossroad of AI, Distributed Systems, and Networking covering architectural and system aspects, as well as theoretical foundations, algorithms, protocols and human-machine interface design.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • AGV applications
  • Cooperation system design and deployment
  • Task scheduling and orchestration
  • AGV ad­-hoc networks
  • Information Centric Networking for AGV (i.e. NDN)
  • Aerial and ground communication protocol design
  • Experimental results of aerial­-ground communication
  • MAC and routing protocols for AGV fleets
  • Theoretical analysis and models for AGV networks
  • Spectrum and regulatory issues
  • Mobility management
  • Mobility­-aware and 3D communication
  • Mission and context­-aware solutions
  • Positioning and localization
  • Delay­-tolerant networks and ferrying
  • Autonomous cooperative driving with drones assistance
  • Artificial intelligence techniques for AGV
  • Vision and object tracking
  • Frameworks for distributed AI support
  • Cooperative surveillance, smart cameras, and sensors
  • Acceptance, security, and privacy aspects
  • Air­-ground vehicles testbeds
  • Air­-ground edge deployments
  • HCI for air­ground computing systems

MAGESys invites and encourages submissions of original work not previously published or under review at another conference or journal. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and considered for the Best Workshop Paper Award.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must use the new ACM template (using sigconf document type) from the 2018 ACM consolidated template package(you can also use this barebone LaTeX template). The font size must be 9 points. The length of the final paper with all its content except references must not exceed 6 pages. Papers must include author’s names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

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The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to TWO WEEKS prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


Attendance of the workshop is by open registration and subject to the same registration fees and rules as all the other SIGCOMM 2019 workshops. The registrants of the workshop may freely attend any workshop on the same day.

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Important Dates

  • May 14, 2019 AoE

    Submission deadline

  • June 3, 2019 AoE

    Paper acceptance notification

  • June 20, 2019 PST

    Camera-ready deadline

  • August 19, 2019



  • General Chairs
  • Jiannong Cao

    Hong Kong Polytechnic, HK

  • Marco Levorato

    University of California, Irvine, USA

  • Giovanni Pau

    Sorbonne Université, FR University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • International Technical Program Committee
  • Alex Afanasyev

    Florida International University, USA

  • Suman Banerjee

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

  • Luca Bedogni

    University of Bologna, IT

  • Jiannong Cao

    Hong Kong Polytechnic, HK

  • Jagmohan Chauhan

    University of Cambridge, UK

  • Gabriele D'Angelo

    University of Bologna, IT

  • Falko Dressler

    Paderborn University, DE

  • Serge Fdida

    Sorbonne Université, FR

  • Song Guo

    Hong Kong Polytechnic, HK

  • Kyle Jamieson

    Princeton University, USA

  • Edward Knightly

    Rice University, USA

  • Marco Levorato

    University of California, Irvine, USA

  • Gustavio Marfia

    University of Bologna, IT

  • Tommaso Melodia

    Northeastern University, USA

  • Michela Milano

    University of Bologna, IT

  • Alessandro Montanari

    Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK

  • Mirco Musolesi

    University College London, UK

  • Enrico Natalizio

    LORIA, Campus Scientifique, Nancy, FR

  • Giovanni Pau

    Sorbonne Université, FR University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • Sebastien Tixeuil

    Sorbonne Université, FR

  • Nicolas Vayatis

    Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, FR

  • Joerg Widmer

    IMDEA Networks, ES

  • Gaogang Xie

    Chinese Academy of Science, CN

  • Lixia Zhang

    University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • Web-Chair/HotCRP Chair
  • Andrea Ferlini

    University of Cambridge, UK