International Workshop on Urban, Community, and Social Applications of Networked Sensing Systems - UrbanSense08
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Program [Proceedings]

All papers will be presented in the form of a panel to encourage discussion among attendees on the ideas, challenges and technical issues presented by the speakers. Each speaker will have 10 mins to make their position followed by a round table discussion.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM


8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Participatory Sensing Panel (Chair: Matt Welsh, Harvard)

           Evaluating Participation and Performance in Participatory Sensing

             Sasank Reddy (UCLA); Katie Shilton (UCLA); Jeff Burke (UCLA); Deborah Estrin (UCLA);              Mark Hansen (UCLA); Mani Srivastava (UCLA).

           Participatory Sensing in Commerce: Using Mobile Camera Phones to Track            Market Price Dispersion

             Nirupama Bulusu (Portland State University); Chun Tung Chou (University of New South              Wales); Salil Kanhere (University of New South Wales); Yifei Dong (University of New              South Wales); Shitiz Sehgal (University of New South Wales); David Sullivan (University              of New South Wales); Lupco Blazeski (University of New South Wales)

           Participatory Sensing for Urban Communities

             Demetrios Airantzis (Birkbeck College, University of London); Alice Angus (Proboscis);              Giles Lane (Proboscis); Karen Martin (Proboscis); George Roussos (Birkbeck College,              University of London); Jenson Taylor (Birkbeck College, University of London)

           Round Table Discussion

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Applications Panel (Chair: Deborah Estrin, UCLA)

            Measuring the Pulse of the City through Shared Bicycle Programs

             Jon Froehlich (University of Washington); Joachim Neumann (Telefonica I+D); Nuria              Oliver (Telefonica R&D)

            Multimodal Sensing for Pediatric Obesity Applications

             Murali Annavaram (USC); Nenad Medvidovic (USC); Urbashi Mitra (USC); Shrikanth              Narayanan (USC); Donna Spruijt-Metz (USC); Gaurav Sukhatme (USC); Zhaoshi Meng              (Tsinghua University); Shi Qiu (Tsinghua University); Rohit Kumar (USC); Gautam Thatte              (USC)

            Personalized Awareness and Safety with Mobile Phones as Sources and Sinks

              Anna Yu (Yale University); Athanasios Bamis (Yale University); Dimitrios Lymberopoulos              (Yale University); Thiago Teixeira (Yale Univers ity); Andreas Savvides (Yale University)

            Round Table Discussion

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

    Industrial View Panel: Applications of sensor-enabled mobile devices - how your phone     can be location-aware, keep you fit, and save your life.

   Chair: Bentley Frank, Motorola
   Panelists: Rahul Nair (Yahoo!), Pedja Klasnja (Intel Research/UW), Tim Bergin (Motorola)

2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Sensing and Localization Panel (Chair: Andrew Campbell, Dartmouth)

            Increasing the Precision of Mobile Sensing Systems through Super-Sampling

             Richard Honicky (UCB); Eric Brewer (UCB); John Canny (UCB); Ronald Cohen (UCB)

            An Implicit and User-Modifiable Urban Sensing Environment

             Yasuyuki Ishida (Tokyo Denki University); Shinichi Konomi (University of Tokyo); Niwat              Thepvilojanapong (Tokyo Denki University); Ryohe i Suzuki (University of Tokyo); Kaoru              Sezaki (University of Tokyo); Yoshito Tobe (Tokyo Denki University)

            Round Table Discussion

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM

    Coffee Break

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Sensing and Measurement Panel (Chair: Landon Cox, Duke)

            Evaluating the iPhone as a Mobile Platform for People-Centric Sensing Applications

              Emiliano Miluzzo (Dartmouth College); James M. H. Oakley (Dartmouth College); Hong Lu              (Dartmouth College); Nicholas D. Lane (Dartmouth College); Ronald A. Peterson              (Dartmouth College); Andrew T. Campbell (Dartmouth College)

            MobileSense - Sensing Modes of Transportation in Studies of the Built Environment

              Jonathan Lester (University of Washington); Phil Hurvitz (University of Washington);              Rohit Chaudhri (University of Washington); Carl Hartung (University of Washington);              Gaetano Borriello (University of Washington)

            An Implementation of Mobile Sensing For Large-Scale Urban Monitoring

              Teerayut Horanont (The University of Tokyo); Ryosuke Shibasaki (The University of               Tokyo)

            Round Table Discussion

5:15 PM

    Closing Comments