ACM Open IoT Day

Monday, June 17, 2019

Note that the "IoT Day Only" registration DOES NOT include the MobiSys Conference registration.

Register for ACM Open IoT Day 2019

The growing pervasiveness and continuous improvement of communication technologies is finally enabling the long-standing vision of an actual Internet of Things (IoT), where broad spectrum of connected, AI-powered services, covering all aspects of future lives including smart individuals and assistants, homes, and even city-scale infrastructures. In fact, the IoT world is still in its infancy, and much of its potential is yet to be discovered, understood, and leveraged. These are thus exciting and unique times for devising and proposing novel ideas that will shape the evolution of the AI-powered IoT ecosystem in the coming years.

The ACM Open IoT Day is an industry-focused program, held in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2019 - the ACM SIGMOBILE premier conference for the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services. It will provide a venue for industry practitioners and academics to examine the future evolution of the IoT. The Open IoT Day will be held and solely allocated on the first day of the conference, i.e., the 17th of June.

The ACM Open IoT Day is an informal venue that will gather a heterogeneous, multidisciplinary audience with academic and industrial backgrounds, including top industry researchers, junior and senior faculty, and talented MSc and PhD students from around the globe.

Program Committee

  • Fahim Kawsar, Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge (co-chair)
  • Yunxin Liu, Microsoft Research (co-chair)
  • Guoliang Xing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Marco Gruteser, Rutgers University and Google
  • Seunglak Choi, Naver
  • Junehwa Song, KAIST
  • Gyutae Baek, KT
  • Kyu-han Kim, HP

Program Highlight

Keynote: Feng Zhao (Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Haier)

IoT: From the Lab to the Real World.


The manufacturing industry is going through a digital transformation, from a pure device maker to a hybrid device+service provider. IoT promises to be the enabler for this transformation, connecting at one end the consumers and the other end the manufacturers and their vast resources. I will draw examples from Haier’s practices in smart home and connected factories. Building upon the IoT and other advanced computing technologies, Haier’s U+ Platform has driven the rapid introduction and iteration of new consumer experiences and drastically improved the manufacturing efficiency.

About the speaker:

Dr. Feng Zhao is Chief Technology Officer and Vice President at Haier, a world leader in consumer appliances and smart devices. He is responsible for Haier’s advanced R&D and smart home products and solutions. Under Dr. Zhao’s leadership, Haier has developed the world’s leading U+ Smart Home Platform, providing consumers with the best-in-class smart home devices, software and services. Together with Haier’s Connected Factory effort, Haier is leading the industry in the digital transform from a hardware-centric manufacturer to an Internet enabled platform.

Dr. Zhao is a leading authority on Internet of Things (IoT), having pioneered and developed some of the foundational technologies in IoT. Dr. Zhao was Deputy Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia during 2009-2015, responsible for its hardware, mobile and sensing, software analytics, systems, and networking research areas. He and his team developed mobile and cloud solutions that advanced the state-of-the-art in computing and significantly impacted Microsoft product groups: accurate indoor navigation system, efficient Internet search index serving platform, interactive visual analytics for big data, software defined radio and data center networking technologies. Prior to joining MSR-Asia, Dr. Zhao was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond (2004-2009), and founded the Networked Embedded Computing Area. During this time, he led the team to develop the MSR sensor mote, Tiny Web Service, SenseWeb and SensorMap, Data Center Genome, JouleMeter, and GAMPS data compression.

Dr. Zhao received his PhD in Computer Science from MIT, and taught at Stanford University and Ohio State University. He was a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC and founded PARC's research effort in sensor networks. He served as the founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. Dr. Zhao is an IEEE Fellow, and received a Sloan Research Fellowship and NSF and ONR Young Investigator Awards. He has authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers and books and has over 40 US patents issued. His work has been featured in news media such as BBC World News, BusinessWeek, and Technology Review.

Keynote2: Jaeyeon Jung (Corporate Vice President, Samsung Electronics)

Democratizing the Internet of Things with SmartThings


SmartThings Cloud connects not only Samsung devices (e.g., home appliances, TVs), but a wide range of connected devices (e.g., sensors, lightbulbs, cameras), providing a single, powerful platform to build IoT experiences to millions of SmartThings users. In this talk, we will discuss how you can be part of this exciting journey—integrating existing products with our ecosystem using SmartThings Schema; creating smart interactions using SmartThings APIs; or connecting your ZigBee or Z-Wave devices with SmartThings hubs. All these can be done through our developer workspace, which can be reached at

About the speaker:

Jaeyeon Jung is the head of Service Security Technologies at Samsung Electronics, overseeing Samsung’s IoT cloud, identity service and other security-critical services. Along with her team members, Jung builds secure and scalable IoT services that connect millions of Samsung devices and process billions of events daily.

Jung began her career as a software architect at an IT and networking solutions company, Mazu Networks. In 2007, she joined Intel Labs Seattle as a research scientist, where she led the TaintDroid project, which was one of the first systems to identify privacy and security issues of mobile applications. Before joining Samsung in 2016, Jung was with Microsoft for five years, where she focused on designing and engineering security foundations for IoT devices as a principal security architect.

Jung graduated with a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006. She is an active leader in the security community and has published over 40 research papers, including three award-winning papers on topics such as systems, security and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Jung also helps organize security and systems conferences and workshops, and recently chaired the program committee of the 2015 USENIX Security Symposium.


The main conference registration includes ACM Open IoT Day.

The detailed price of the "IoT Day Only" registration is as follows:
(All prices are quoted in USD and TAX included.)

"IoT Day Only"
Registration Type
ACM/SIG member Non-Member Student (ACM Member) Student (non-member)
Early Registration
(Before May 24, 2019, 23:59 AOE)
USD 325 USD 375 USD 250 USD 250
Late Registration
(After May 25, 2019, 00:00 AOE)
USD 375 USD 425 USD 300 USD 300
On-Site Registration
(After June 17, 2019, 00:00 AOE)
USD 375 USD 425 USD 300 USD 300

Register for ACM Open IoT Day 2019