MobiCom 2018 / New Delhi, India / Oct-Nov, 2018
MobiCom 2018 / New Delhi, India / Oct-Nov, 2018
MobiCom 2018 / New Delhi, India / Oct-Nov, 2018
MobiCom 2018 / New Delhi, India / Oct-Nov, 2018
MobiCom 2018 / New Delhi, India / Oct-Nov, 2018
MobiCom 2018 / New Delhi, India / Oct-Nov, 2018


 Call for SRC 


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   The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) 

ACM MobiCom 2018 will host an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) along side the Posters Program. SRC offers graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to present their original research, and rewards outstanding student research. It aims to give students the opportunity to meet with conference attendees and distinguished researchers, and receive feedback on their research.


  • SRC has two categories - Graduate Research and Undergraduate Research:
    • Graduate Research: Entries in the graduate category are open to Masters or PhD candidates. Only individual research contributions are eligible for SRC. Multi-author submissions are allowed but students should be prepared to present (and will be evaluated on) their own contribution to the project.
    • Undergraduate Research: Team projects are accepted from undergraduate students. The team must designate one person for the oral presentation.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a university.
  • Valid ACM student membership is required for the lead student.

   Selection Process 

The first round of selection is held with the MobiCom poster session, where SRC participants also present their posters to the judges. Entries are judged based on: (i) Motivation of the research (ii) Background work (iii) Approach (iv) Results and contributions to the field of mobile systems. Selected students will advance to the second round, where they will give a 10-minute presentation on their research, followed by a 5-minute question and answer period.

Competitors should be prepared to attend the Poster Session and, if selected for the second round, to give a short talk about their research projects. The top three finalists will be announced at MobiCom 2018.


The first, second, and third place winners from each category will be awarded $500, $300, and $200 respectively. Additionally, all participating students will receive up to $500 USD for their conference travel (in case of undergraduate team submissions, the designated presenter and one more member of the team will be eligible for travel reimbursement for up to $500.00 each). The first place graduate and undergraduate winners will advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where winners from various ACM SIGs are evaluated to nominate the SRC winners. The winners of the Grand Finals will be recognized at the Annual ACM Awards Banquet, the same banquet that also recognizes the Turing award winners.


Students submitting to the MobiCom 2018 Poster Session can opt to also have their posters considered by the SRC committee, if their posters are accepted. To be considered for the SRC, complete a submission to the Poster Session and indicate that you would like to participate in the SRC by adding [SRC] in the subject line. Your submission should describe recently completed or ongoing research. If part of a group project, clearly state your contributions in the submitted abstract and poster. For Submission Deadline and Instructions, please follow the guidelines on the MobiCom 2018 Posters page.


The ACM is proud to have Microsoft as its Student Research Competition sponsor.

For further questions, please contact the SRC chair: Giri Mandyam (

   Accepted Contributions 
  1. Age-of-Information Aware Scheduling for Heterogeneous Sources: Bejjipuram Sombabu (IIT Bombay); Sharayu Moharir (IIT Bombay)
  2. Frame Aggregation in 802.11ac: Need for Modified Block ACK: Muhammad Inamullah (IIT Bombay); Bhaskaran Raman (IIT Bombay)
  3. META: Memory Exploration Tool for Android Devices: Nisarg Parikh (LD College of Engineering); Varun Gohil (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar); Manu Awasthi (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar)
  4. Redesigning MPTCP for Edge Clouds: Nitinder Mohan (University of Helsinki); Tanya Shreedhar (IIIT Delhi); Aleksandr Zavodovski (University of Helsinki); Otto Waltari (University of Helsinki); Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki);Sanjit K. Kaul (IIIT Delhi)
  5. Inferring Mobile Payment Passcodes Leveraging Wearable Devices: Chen Wang (WINLAB, Rutgers University); Jian Liu (WINLAB, Rutgers University); Xiaonan Guo (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis); Yan Wang (Binghamton University); Yingying Chen (WINLAB, Rutgers University)
  6. Type2Motion: Detecting Mobility Context from Smartphone Typing: Soumyajit Chatterjee (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur); Bivas Mitra (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur); Sandip Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)
  7. Maintaining UAV Stability using Low-Power WANs: Akshay Gadre (Carnegie Mellon University); Revathy Narayanan (Indian Institute of Technology Madras); Swarun Kumar (Carnegie Mellon University)
  8. Your Heart Won't Lie: PPG-based Continuous Authentication on Wrist-worn Wearable Devices: Tianming Zhao (Binghamton University); Yan Wang (Binghamton University); Jian Liu (WINLAB, Rutgers University); Yingying Chen (WINLAB, Rutgers University)
  9. Sparse signal recovery and energy harvesting for potential 5G applications: Neha Jain (IIIT-Delhi); Vivek Ashok Bohara (IIIT-Delhi); Anubha Gupta (IIIT-Delhi)
  10. An SDN Based Content Cache at the WiFi Edge: Lalhruaizela Chhangte (IITB-Monash Research Academy); D Manjunath (IIT Bombay); Nikhil Karamchandani (IIT Bombay)
  11. AMuSe: An Agile Multipath TCP Scheduler for Dual-Band 802.11ad/ac Wireless LANs: Swetank Kumar Saha (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York); Shivang Aggarwal (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York); Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York); Joerg Widmer (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
  12. VeData: Promoting AI Assisted Autonomous Vehicles: Wei Quan (Beijing Jiaotong Univeristy); Nan Cheng (University of Waterloo); Peipei Jing (Beijing Jiaotong Univeristy); Gang Liu (Beijing Jiaotong Univeristy); Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (University of Waterloo)
  13. A Raspberry Pi Based Data-Centric MAC for Robust Multicast in Vehicular Network: Mohammed Elbadry (Stony Brook); Bing Zhou (Stony Brook); Fan Ye (Stony Brook); Peter Milder (Stony Brook); YuanYuan Yang (Stony Brook)
  14. Caching Static and Transient Data: R Sri Prakash (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay); Sharayu Moharir (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
  15. Pose-assisted Active Visual Recognition in Mobile Augmented Reality: Bing Zhou (Stony Brook University); Sinem Guven (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center); Shu Tao (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center); Fan Ye (Stony Brook University)
  16. Feasibility of Desynchronization Attack in LTE/SAE Networks: Pranay Agrawal (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad); Abhinav Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad)
  17. Uplink and Downlink Resource Allocation for Energy Efficient Cellular Networks with Dual Connectivity: Yoghitha Ramamoorthi (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad); Abhinav Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad)
  18. Bringing mmWave Communication to Raspberry Pi: Mohammad Hossein Mazaheri (University of Waterloo); Ali Abedi (University of Waterloo); Omid Abari (University of Waterloo)
  19. Joint Data Latency and Packet Loss Optimization for Relay-Node Selection in Time-Varying IoT Networks: Surender Redhu (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur); Mukund Maheshwari (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur); Kshitij Yeotikar (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur); Rajesh M. Hegde (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)

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