Program Highlights

Keynote: Prof. Don Towsley University of Massachusetts

Randomness, Everlasting Security, and Privacy in Wireless Networks

Don Towsley holds a B.A. in Physics (1971) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1975) from University of Texas. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts in the College of Information and Computer Sciences. He has held visiting positions at numerous universities and research labs. His research interests include networks and performance evaluation.

He currently serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (ToMPECS), has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and on numerous editorial boards. He has served as Program Co-chair of several conferences including INFOCOM 2009. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.

He has received numerous IEEE and ACM achievement and paper awards including the 2007 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award, the 2008 ACM SIGCOMM Achievement Award, and the 20011 ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Paper Award. Last, he has been elected Fellow of both the ACM and IEEE.

Keynote: Prof. Suman Banerjee University of Wisconsin-Madison

Edge Computing in the Extreme and its Applications

Suman Banerjee is a Professor in Computer Sciences at UW-Madison where he is the founding director of the WiNGS laboratory which broadly focuses on research in wireless and mobile networking systems. He received his undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland.

He is the inaugural recipient of the ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar award and a recipient of the NSF Career Award. He is a recipient of multiple award papers at various conferences, such as ACM MobiCom, ACM CoNEXT, and IEEE Dyspan.

He is currently serving as the chair of ACM SIGMOBILE.

Panel on IoT: Internet of Things or Internet of Dreams?

Panel Co-Chairs

Yingying (Jennifer) Chen

Yingying (Jennifer) Chen is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is the Director of Data Analysis and Information Security Lab at Stevens. Her research interests include Smart Healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security and Privacy, Connected Vehicles, Mobile Computing and Sensing. She has coauthored two books Securing Emerging Wireless Systems and Pervasive Wireless Environments: Detecting and Localizing User Spoofing. She published over 90 journal articles and referred conference papers. She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award on wireless security and Google Faculty Research Award on mobile computing. She received Stevens Board of Trustees Award for Scholarly Excellence 2010 and the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Innovators Award 2012. She is also the recipient of the Best Paper Awards from IEEE CNS 2014, ACM MobiCom 2011, and WONS 2009. She is serving on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Computer Network Magazine. Her research has been reported by numerous media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review and Fox News Channel. For more information, please refer to:

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She holds the Italian habilitation for a Full Professor position in the field of Telecommunications. Carla is also an Associate Researcher at National Research Council, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Bruno Kessler Foundation and a member of the EU Networld2020 Expert Group. She has been a Visiting Researcher at UC San Diego from 1998 to 2003, and a Visiting Professor at Monash University in 2012 and 2016. Her research interests include 5G Networks, Mobile Edge Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Connected Vehicles. She published over 240 journal articles and referred conference papers. Her h-index is 40. Currently, she serves on the journal editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, EAI Transactions on Internet of Things and Computer Communications (Elsevier). She holds three patents. Carla is (has been) involved in may National and International research projects, either as a coordinator or a participant, including the EU H2020 5G-Crosshaul and I-REACT projects. For more information, please refer to:


Suman Banerjee

Suman Banerjee is Full Professor with the Department of Computer Sciences and of Electrical and Computer Engineering (affiliate) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the winner of the ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar Award in 2013 (awarded for early career achievements in the field of mobile computing and wireless networking). Since 2013, he is serving as the chair of ACM SIGMOBILE. He received an NSF Career Award in 2008. Suman leads the WIsconsin WIreless and NetworkinG Systems (WiNGS) Laboratory. His research is broadly in the areas of networking and distributed systems including mobile computing and services for mobile and wireless networking, wide-area overlay networks, network security, and network measurements. He has received numerous awards and has given several invited talks. He was the TPC chair of prominent conferences such as ACM MobiCom, IEEE SECON, IEEE VNC and ACM MobiHeld. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R) and as Associate Editor of Transactions on Mobile Computing. He is a member of the steering committee of ACM MobiHeld. For more information visit:

Giuseppe Bianchi

Giuseppe Bianchi is Full Professor of Networking at the School of Engineering, University of Roma Tor Vergata since 2007, and member of the CNIT executive board since 2014. His research activity includes wireless networks, privacy and security, traffic control, performance modeling, and is documented in about 200 peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers, having received more than 12.000 citations (source Google Scholar). He has carried out pioneering research work on WLAN modelling and assessment, and is currently interested in network programmability in both wireless and wired domains. He has been general or technical co-chair for several major conferences (IEEE LANMAN 2016, ACM CoNext 2015, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, etc) and wireless specific workshops). He has held general or technical coordination roles in several European projects (FP6-DISCREET, FP7-FLAVIA, FP7-PRISM, FP7-DEMONS, H2020-BEBA, H2020-SCISSOR). He has been editor or guest editor for a number of journals including JSAC and IEEE/ACM transactions on Networking, and is currently serving as area editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Elsevier Computer Communications.

Eylem Ekici

Eylem Ekici is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on resource allocation algorithms for wireless communication networks, with an emphasis on cognitive radio networks and vehicular networks. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), and a former associate editor of of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He served as the general co-chair of ACM MobiCom in 2012. He is currently serving as the TPC Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2017 and as the General Co-Chair of IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2016. He is the recipient of the 2016 Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM. For more information, vist:

Marco Gruteser

Marco Gruteser is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Computer Science (by courtesy) at Rutgers University's Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB). He directs research in mobile computing, is a pioneer in the area of location privacy and recognized for his work on connected vehicles. Beyond these topics, his more than hundred peer-reviewed articles and patents span a wide range of wireless, mobile systems, and pervasive computing issues. He has served as program co-chair or vice-chair for conferences such as ACM MobiSys and ACM WiSec. He has held research and visiting positions at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and Carnegie Mellon University. His recognitions include an NSF CAREER award, a Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, a Rutgers Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award, as well as best paper awards at ACM MobiCom 2012, ACM MobiCom 2011 and ACM MobiSys 2010. His work has been regularly featured in the media, including NPR, the New York Times, Fox News TV, and CNN TV. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. For more information visit:

Thomas Watteyne

Thomas Watteyne is an insatiable enthusiast of low-power wireless mesh technologies. He is a researcher at Inria in Paris, in the new EVA research team, where he designs, models and builds networking solutions based on a variety of Internet-of-Things (IoT) standards. He is Senior Networking Design Engineer at Linear Technology, in the Dust Networks product group, the undisputed leader in supplying low power wireless mesh networks for demanding industrial process automation applications. Since 2013, he co-chairs the IETF 6TiSCH working group, which standardizes how to use IEEE802.15.4e TSCH in IPv6-enabled mesh networks, and recently joined the IETF Internet-of-Things Directorate. Prior to that, Thomas was a postdoctoral research lead at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and co-leads Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks for the IoT. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom, Orange Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, an MSc in Networking and an MEng in Telecommunications from INSA Lyon. For more information visit:

Student Travel Grant

With the support of NSF, MobiHoc 2016 will be able to partially support the travel, accommodation, and registration costs of student registrants who might otherwise be unable to attend the conference. Please see this page for application instructions.

Welcome Reception at Historical City Hall

We are happy to announce that the welcome reception on Tuesday evening will take place in the historical city hall. At 5:30 pm buses will leave from the conference venue and drive past the three recommended hotels to bring us to the historical town hall of Paderborn. Here, we will have a guided tour of around one and a half hour (starting at 6 pm in front of the town hall) through the old city of Paderborn followed by a welcome reception by the Lord Mayor in the chamber of the historical town hall. Food and drinks will be served and are likewise free for you as participant of MobiHoc 2016.

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Awards Dinner at Gut Lippesee

The awards dinner will be held on Wednesday evening at Gut Lippesee. Located near Paderborn's largest lake, Gut Lippesee is an idyllic restaurant whose wooden interior provides a cozy atmosphere.

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Tour Through the Computer Museum

The conference will be hosted in the Heinz Nixdorf Forum (HNF), which is the home of the world’s largest computer museum. On Thursday, before the Reception, we will guide you through the museum! The cultural history of information technology in a time journey covering 5,000 years. The museum is home of about 6,000 objects relating to calculating, writing and printing, office automation and computer technology, over 2,000 of these objects are presented in the exhibition.