Best Paper

Reactive Control of Autonomous Drones
Endri Bregu (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Nicola Casamassima (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Daniel Cantoni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS Swedish ICT), Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)

Advance Program Schedule at a Glance

The main conference sessions will take place in Summit 2 (at Suntec Convention Center, Level 3).

Please check here to see your poster/demo allocations (either Monday or Tuesday).

Time June 23rd - 25th Sunday, June 26th Monday, June 27th Tuesday, June 28th Wednesday, June 29th Thursday, June 30th
0800 Breakfast
0830 ASSET 2016
(Half day on 25th)
PhD Forum
Women's Workshop
Opening Remarks Breakfast Breakfast Workshops:
0900 Keynote I
Ravi Jain
(Vulcan Inc.)
Keynote II
Peeyush Ranjan
0930 Session VI
1000 Coffee Break Coffee Break
1030 Session I Session IV
1045 Coffee Break
1115 Session VII
1215 Lunch Lunch +
Session II
1300 Lunch + Test of Time
Presentations +
1330 Session II
1400 Session V Session VIII
1515 Coffee Break
1545 Session III Coffee Break Conference End
1615 Test of Time
Presentations +
1800 Welcome
Session I

(light refreshments)
1830 Banquet
Night Safari (till midnight)

Detailed Program

Sunday, June 26
 18:00 – 19:30 Reception (light refreshments)
Monday, June 27
08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
08:45 – 09:00 Opening Remarks
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote I: Ravi Jain, CTO, Vulcan Inc.
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:15 Session I - Smart Environments
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:15 Session II - Frontiers in Sensing
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break/Demo Setup
15:45 – 17:30 Session III - Next Gen Mobile OS
17:30 – 19:00 Demo/Poster Session I (light refreshments)
Tuesday, June 28
08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote II: Peeyush Ranjan, CTO, Flipkart
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break/Demo Setup
10:30 – 12:15 Session IV - Transit and Mapping
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch + Demo/Poster Session II (no alcohol)
14:00 – 15:45 Session V - No More Leaks
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:45 Test of Time Presentations and Panel
17:00 Buses Leave for Banquet
18:30 – 20:30 Banquet
20:30 onwards Night Safari
Wednesday, June 29
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 – 10:45 Session VI - Better Mobile Interfaces
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:00 Session VII - Small and Large Scale Networking
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch/Test of Time Presentations/Awards
14:00 – 15:45 Session VIII - App Security & Privacy
15:45 – 16:00 End


Keynote I

Monday, June 27, 9:00 – 10:00

Ravi Jain, CTO, Vulcan Inc.

Title: The New Philanthropy: Applying Emerging Technologies to Address Difficult Global Challenges


We are inundated by difficult challenges – a steadily warming planet, species on the edge of extinction, pandemic illness. Historically, efforts to address these issues have either been the purview of the philanthropic community or scientific organizations. Today we are in a new era where the application of emerging technologies to philanthropic aims helps identify innovative ways to solve complex challenges. While technology cannot be a panacea, at its best it can be a catalytic force for good. At the intersection of science, business and philanthropy, we focus on disruptive solutions that push the boundaries of the state of the art, and ideas that implement technology, business acumen and data orientation to advance our efforts. From protecting Africa’s elephants to preserving fisheries to bringing reliable power and connectivity to underserved areas, new technology can illuminate powerful new tools for making a measurable impact around the world. This keynote address will cover ongoing projects that deploy real-time image recognition through drone technology, enhance rural mobile connectivity and use data to predict and analyze marine populations.


Ravi Jain is the CTO of Vulcan, Inc. He was previously the VP of Apps & Experiences at Motorola Mobility. Prior to that, he was a director and engineering manager at Google, Mountain View, California, focusing on mobile engineering efforts in mobile advertising. At Google he has also led the efforts on location based services, and syndicated mobile search. Previously, from 2002 to 2005, he was Vice President and Director of the Network Services and Security Lab in DoCoMo USA Labs. At DoCoMo he led the US team designing DoCoMo's 4th generation (4G) core network in three key areas: mobility management, QoS and security. From 1992 to 2002 he was in Applied Research, Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) working on mobile wireless architectures, algorithms, protocols and middleware, as well as open programmable networks. Prior to that he worked for several years on systems and communications software development, performance modeling, and parallel programming. Ravi received the Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, and has numerous publications and patents in the wireless area. Ravi is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, ACM, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Keynote II

Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 – 10:00

Peeyush Ranjan, CTO, Flipkart

Title: Building for India: leapfrog opportunities in tech


Peeyush Ranjan is the CTO of Flipkart. His charter is to further strengthen Flipkart’s strong technology expertise and support its commitment to excellence as a world-class technology company.’ Prior to Flipkart, Peeyush spent nine years at Google in its Mountainview, Calif., headquarters, where he managed various engineering groups in Android, Youtube, Apps and Search. He also served as the Managing Director of Google India for research and development. He holds degrees in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur and Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Session I: Smart Environments

10:30 – 12:15, Monday, June 27
Sesion Chair: Eduardo Cuervo (Microsoft)
LiveLabs: Building In-Situ Mobile Sensing & Behavioural Experimentation TestBeds
Video epub pdf
Kasthuri Jayarajah (Singapore Management University), Rajesh Krishna Balan (Singapore Management University), Meeralakshmi Radhakrishnan (Singapore Management University), Archan Misra (Singapore Management University), Youngki Lee (Singapore Management University)
Platypus - Indoor Localization and Identification through Sensing of Electric Potential Changes in Human Bodies
Video] epub pdf
Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl (Microsoft Research), Xavier Dellangnol (TU Darmstadt), Christian Hatzfeld (TU Darmstadt), Biying Fu (Fraunhofer IGD), Mario Kupnik (TU Darmstadt), Arjan Kuijper (Fraunhofer IGD), Matthias R. Hastall (TU Dortmund), James Scott (Microsoft Research), Marco Gruteser (WINLAB, Rutgers University)
The Design and Implementation of a Mobile RFID Tag Sorting Robot
Video epub pdf
Longfei Shangguan (Princeton University), Kyle Jamieson (Princeton University and University College London)
Idea: A System for Efficient Failure Management in Smart IoT environments
Video epub pdf
Palanivel Kodeswaran (IBM Research), Ravindranath Kokku (IBM Research), Sayandeep Sen (IBM Research), Mudhakar Srivatsa (IBM Research)

Session II: Frontiers in Sensing

13:30 – 15:15, Monday, June 27
Sesion Chair: David Kotz (Dartmouth College)
Listening through a Vibration Motor
Video epub pdf
Nirupam Roy (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Romit Roy Choudhury (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Practical Human Sensing in the Light
Video epub pdf
Tianxing Li (Dartmouth College), Qiang Liu (Dartmouth College), Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)
I am a Smartwatch and I can Track my User’s Arm
Video epub pdf
Sheng Shen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), He Wang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Romit Roy Choudhury (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
BodyScan: Enabling Radio-based Sensing on Wearable Devices for Contactless Activity and Vital Sign Monitoring
Video epub pdf
Biyi Fang (Michigan State University), Nicholas Lane (University College London and Bell Labs), Mi Zhang (Michigan State University), Aidan Boran (Bell Labs), Fahim Kawsar (Bell Labs)

Session III: Next Gen Mobile OS

15:45 – 17:30, Monday, June 27
Sesion Chair: Jason Flinn (University of Michigan)
Beetle: Flexible communication for Bluetooth Low Energy epub pdf
Amit Levy (Stanford University), Laurynas Riliskis (Stanford University), Philip Levis (Stanford University), James Hong (Stanford University), Keith Winstein (Stanford University)
MCDNN: An Approximation-Based Execution Framework for Deep Stream Processing Under Resource Constraints
Video epub pdf
Seungyeop Han (University of Washington), Haichen Shen (University of Washington), Matthai Philipose (Microsoft Research), Sharad Agarwal (Microsoft Research), Alec Wolman (Microsoft Research), Arvind Krishnamurthy (University of Washington)
TaskFolder: Dynamic and Fine-Grained Workload Consolidation for Mobile Devices
Video epub pdf
Yuyang Du (Intel), Sebastien Haezebrouck (Intel), Jin Cui (Intel), Rajeev Muralidhar (Intel), Harinarayanan Seshadri (Intel), Vishwesh Rudramuni (Intel), Nicole Chalhoub (Intel), YongTong Chua (Intel), Richard Quinzio (Intel)
Understanding the Characteristics of Android Wear OS
Video epub pdf
Renju Liu (Purdue ECE), Felix Xiaozhu Lin (Purdue ECE)

Session IV: Transit and Mapping

10:30 – 12:15, Tuesday, June 28
Sesion Chair: Robin Kravets (University of Illinois, UC)
Mobility Modeling and Prediction in Bike-Sharing Systems
Video epub pdf
Zidong Yang (Zhejiang University), Ji Hu (Zhejiang University), Yuanchao Shu (Microsoft Research), Peng Cheng (Zhejiang University), Jiming Chen (Zhejiang University), Thomas Moscibroda (Microsoft Research)
Defending against Sybil Devices in Crowdsourced Mapping Services
Video epub pdf
Gang Wang (UC Santa Barbara), Bolun Wang (UC Santa Barbara), Tianyi Wang (UC Santa Barbara), Ana Nika (UC Santa Barbara), Haitao Zheng (UC Santa Barbara), Ben Y. Zhao (UC Santa Barbara)
TransitLabel: A Crowd-Sensing System for Automatic Labeling of Transit Stations Semantics
Video epub pdf
Moustafa Elhamshary (E-JUST and Osaka University), Moustafa Youssef (E-JUST), Akira Uchiyama (Osaka University), Hirozumi Yamaguchi (Osaka University), Teruo Higashino (Osaka University)
Reactive Control of Autonomous Drones
Video epub pdf
Endri Bregu (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Nicola Casamassima (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Daniel Cantoni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS Swedish ICT), Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)

Session V: No More Leaks

14:00 – 15:45, Tuesday, June 28
Sesion Chair: Ben Greenstein (Google)
DefDroid: Towards a More Defensive Mobile OS Against Disruptive App Behavior
Video epub pdf
Peng Huang (UCSD), Tianyin Xu (UCSD), Xinxin Jin (UCSD), Yuanyuan Zhou (UCSD)
I-Pic: A Platform for Privacy-Compliant Image Capture
Video epub pdf
Paarijaat Aditya (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)), Rijurekha Sen (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)), Seong Joon Oh (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Rodrigo Benenson (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Bobby Bhattacharjee (University of Maryland), Peter Druschel (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)), Tongtong Wu (University of Rochester), Mario Fritz (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Bernt Schiele (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
What You Mark is What Apps See
Video epub pdf
Nisarg Raval (Duke University), Animesh Srivastava (Duke University), Ali Razeen (Duke University), Kiron Lebeck (University of Washington), Ashwin Machanavajjhala (Duke University), Landon P. Cox (Duke University)
Viola: Trustworthy Sensor Notifications for Enhanced Privacy on Mobile Systems
Video epub pdf
Saeed Mirzamohammadi (University of California, Irvine), Ardalan Amiri Sani (University of California, Irvine)

Session VI: Better Mobile Interfaces

09:30 – 10:45, Wednesday, June 29
Sesion Chair: Inseok Hwang (IBM Research)
Expansion of Human-Phone Interface By Sensing Structure-Borne Sound Propagation
Video epub pdf
Yu-Chih Tung (University of Michigan), Kang G. Shin (University of Michigan)
FlashBack: Immersive Virtual Reality on Mobile Devices via Rendering Memoization
Video epub pdf
Kevin Boos (Rice University, Microsoft Research), David Chu (Microsoft Research), Eduardo Cuervo (Microsoft Research)
uLink: Enabling user-defined deep linking to app content
Video epub pdf
Tanzirul Azim (University of California, Riverside), Oriana Riva (Microsoft Research), Suman Nath (Microsoft Research)

Session VII: Small and Large Scale Networking

11:15 – 13:00, Wednesday, June 29
Sesion Chair: Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)
FOCUS: Robust Visual Codes for Everyone
Video epub pdf
Frederik Hermans (Uppsala University), Liam McNamara (SICS Swedish ICT), Gábor Sörös (ETH Zurich), Christian Rohner (Uppsala University), Thiemo Voigt (Uppsala University, SICS Swedish ICT), Edith Ngai (Uppsala University)
Practical Bluetooth Traffic Sniffing: Systems and Privacy Implications
Video epub pdf
Wahhab Albazrqaoe (Michigan State University), Jun Huang (Michigan State University), Guoliang Xing (Michigan State University)
Characterizing and Improving WiFi Latency in Large-Scale Operational Networks
Video epub pdf
Kaixin Sui (Tsinghua University), Mengyu Zhou (Tsinghua University), Dapeng Liu (Tsinghua University), Minghua Ma (Tsinghua University), Dan Pei (Tsinghua University), Youjian Zhao (Tsinghua University), Zimu Li (Tsinghua University), Thomas Moscibroda (Microsoft Research)
ReCon: Revealing and Controlling PII Leaks in Mobile Network Traffic
Video epub pdf
Jingjing Ren (Northeastern University), Ashwin Rao (University of Helsinki), Martina Lindorfer (SBA Research), Arnaud Legout (Inria Sophia Antipolis), David Choffnes (Northeastern University)

Session VIII: App Security & Privacy

14:00 – 15:45, Wednesday, June 29
Sesion Chair: Landon Cox (Duke University)
CASE: Comprehensive Application Security Enforcement on COTS Mobile Devices
Video epub pdf
Suwen Zhu (Stony Brook University), Long Lu (Stony Brook University), Kapil Singh (IBM Research)
Targeted Mimicry Attacks on Touch Input Based Implicit Authentication Schemes
Video epub pdf
Hassan Khan (University of Waterloo), Urs Hengartner (University of Waterloo), Daniel Vogel (University of Waterloo)
Privacy Capsules: Preventing information leaks by mobile apps epub pdf
Raul Herbster (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems), Scott DellaTorre (University of Maryland), Peter Druschel (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems), Bobby Bhattacharjee (University of Maryland)
Regulating ARM TrustZone Devices in Restricted Spaces
Video epub pdf
Ferdinand Brasser (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Daeyoung Kim (Rutgers University), Christopher Liebchen (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Vinod Ganapathy (Rutgers University), Liviu Iftode (Rutgers University), Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (Technische Universität Darmstadt)