The 7th annual S3 Workshop.
Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students

To be held in conjunction with: ACM MobiCom 2015.
Paris, France.

The workshop has concluded. Thank you for participating. Please check program for the appeared papers.
UPDATE: Paper deadline has been extended to July 3.
Workshop: September 11, 2015


The S3 workshop provides a unique venue for graduate students around the world to discuss research ideas for mobile and wireless systems. The workshop is organized by a student-run TPC. S3 aims to foster early-career development among students, expose them to the workings of an academic life, and encourage student leadership and participation in the research community. We anticipate a vibrant event where students can freely interact with a broad peer group, share their research opinions, and discover areas for collaboration.

Steering Committee

  Mung Chiang Princeton University
  Romit Roy Choudhury University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  Edward Knightly Rice University

Student Program Committee

 TPC Co-Chair Puneet Jain Duke University/University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 TPC Co-Chair Petko Georgiev University of Cambridge
  Bo Chen Ohio State University
  Ella Emilia Peltonen University of Helsinki
  Evan Everett Rice University
  Jie Xiong University College London
  Lixin Shi MIT
  Mahanth Gowda University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  Paarijaat Aditya Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
  Pengyu Zhang University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  Sanae Rosen University of Michigan
  Tan Zhang University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Yibo Zhu University of California, Santa Barbara
  Yi-Chao Chen University of Texas, Austin
  Yota Katsikouli University of Edinburgh

The Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students Workshop provides a unique venue for graduate students around the world to present, discuss, and exchange ideas on cross-cutting research on mobile wireless networks. As its name suggests, the workshop is organized by students, and the technical sessions are given by student presenters. The workshop aims at fostering early--career development among students and exposing them to the workings of an academic life. It provides a venue for students to learn about each other's work and discover opportunities for collaboration.

The workshop invites students to submit papers, posters, demos and participate in elevator pitch sessions. Students are also welcome to submit their ongoing work directly to the TPC committee. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the student TPC. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms in wireless networks.
  • Fundamental understanding of mobile computing and wireless networking.
  • Pricing of mobile and wireless networks and services.
  • Wireless and mobile techniques for delay tolerant, mobile ad hoc, vehicular, and wireless sensor networks.
  • Security and privacy of mobile and wireless systems.
  • Mobile sensing systems and applications leveraging mobile phones, wearables, robots, quadcopters, crowdsourcing etc.
  • Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and networking.
  • Modeling, measurement and simulation of mobile networks.
  • Experimental test-beds for mobile/wireless networks.
  • Energy efficiency aspects of mobile systems and wireless networks.
  • Systems for location and context sensing and awareness.
  • User interfaces, experience, and usability for mobile applications and systems.
  • Data management for mobile and wireless systems.
Please email Puneet Jain or Petko Georgiev if you would like to participate or have any questions.

Invited Papers

Authors of selected and the invited papers will be expected to give a 15-minute talk at the workshop (travel grants will be available). Cash prizes will be awarded for the best paper. Papers should be no longer than 3 pages, including figures and references, in standard ACM conference format.


You can also present a poster or demo of your work. Demos and poster submissions should consist of a one-page abstract in the same format describing the demonstration plan or the outline of the poster content. We encourage students with a paper, poster, or demo at ACM MobiCom to present their work at S3 as well. We will be awarding a cash prize for the best poster/demo.

Elevator Pitch

This session includes a series of short (3-minute madness) talks on crazy ideas in mobile and wireless. We will be awarding a cash prize for the best idea.

Important Dates

We are still accepting paper, poster, and demo submissions for presentation at the workshop. Please email Puneet Jain or Petko Georgiev if you are interested in presenting your work.

  • Paper submissions due: July 3, 2015 June 19, 2015.(extended, firm)
  • Demo and poster submissions due: July 3, 2015 June 26, 2015.
  • Camera-ready versions due: July 12, 2015
Download pdf version from here

How to Submit?

Submission can be made by directly emailing program co-chairs Puneet Jain ( or Petko Georgiev (

S3 is seeking sponsorship

One page flyer is of the same is available here: S3 Sponsorship Flyer

S3 is a unique student-organized research venue that provides an opportunity for PhD students, including many MobiCom attendees and authors, to network and discuss research ideas. It has been very successful over the past 5 years, and we are looking forward to another great event this year. Sponsoring S3 will provide increased visibility to this community of top PhD students, and support can be directed to named student travel grants as well as named best paper, poster, and demo awards. Any amount of support from corporates would be welcome.

All queries in this regards may be redirected to the program chairs.


Workshop Program

The Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) - Paris 6
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks

Puneet Jain and Petko Georgiev

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote 1: Sensing and Connectivity for Cars

Marco Gruteser
Marco Gruteser (Rutgers University)

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Coffee Break

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM

Paper Session 1: Mobile Networking Applications

Chair: Lixin Shi
  1. Network-Based UE Mobility Estimation in Mobile Networks
    Dalia-Georgiana Herculea (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs), Majed Haddad (University of Avignon), Veronique Capdevielle (Alcatel-Lucent Centre de Villarceaux), Chung Shue Chen (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs)

  2. Trustworthy Device Pairing for Opportunistic Device-to-Device Communications in Mobile Crowdsourcing Systems
    Cong Zhao (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Fengrui Shi (Imperial College London), Ran Huang (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Xinyu Yang (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Julie McCann (Imperial College London)

  3. Multimodal Indoor Social Interaction Sensing and Real-time Feedback for Behavioural Intervention
    Alessandro Montanari (University of Cambridge)

11:10 AM - 12:00 AM

Distinguished Panel

Moderators: Jie Xiong and Lixin Shi

Xia Zhou
Dartmouth College

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas
University of Buffalo

Mo Li
Nanyang Technological University

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Poster session and demos

Chair: Puneet Jain and Petko Georgiev

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Keynote 2: Towards Ultra-low Power Wearable Health Sensing with Sparse Sampling and Asymmetric Communication

Deepak Ganesan
Deepak Ganesan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

Paper Session 2: Security, Privacy and Synchronization

Chair: Clay Shepard
  1. AntMonitor: Network Traffic Monitoring and Real-Time Prevention of Privacy Leaks in Mobile Devices
    Anastasia Shuba (UC Irvine), Anh Le (UC Irvine), Minas Gjoka (UC Irvine), Janus Varmarken (IT Univ. of Copenhagen), Simon Langhoff (IT Univ. of Copenhagen), Athina Markopoulou (UC Irvine)

  2. Guard Mounting: Reorganizations to Mitigate DDoS Attacks over Identity Providers Clustering
    Ricardo Macedo (Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil), Aldri Santos (Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil), Yacine Ghamri-Doudane (University of La Rochelle La Rochelle CEDEX 1 France), Michele Nogueira (Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil)

  3. Exploring Autoregressive Integrated Models for Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Wasif Masood (University of Klagenfurt, Austria), Jorge F. Schmidt (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

  4. Unified remoteUi for mobile environments
    Miguel A. V. R. Carvalho, João Nuno Silva (INESC-ID – Instituto Superior Técnico Portugal)

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Coffee Break

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM

Paper Session 3: Performance

Chair: Jie Xiong
  1. Improving Connectivity, Coverage, and Capacity in 60 GHz Indoor WLANs Using Relays
    Swetank Kumar Saha (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Li Sun (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

  2. Live Adaptations of Low-power MAC Protocols
    Georgios Z. Papadopoulos, Antoine Gallais, Guillaume Schreiner and Thomas Noel (ICube Laboratory, University of Strasbourg, France)

  3. On the Synergy between Nulling and Power Allocation in OFDM Systems
    Georgios Nikolaidis, Mark Handley, Kyle Jamieson, Brad Karp (University College London)

  4. A PS Queue Model for Lte Macrocells Taking into Account Mobility of Users
    N. Nya (Sorbonne Universites, UPMC Univ Paris 06), B. Baynat (Sorbonne Universites, UPMC Univ Paris 06)

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Concluding Remarks and Award Ceremony

Past Events

ACM S3 2014 in Maui, Hawaii with ACM MobiCom 2014
ACM S3 2013 in Miami, Florida with ACM MobiCom 2013
ACM S3 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey with ACM MobiCom 2012
ACM S3 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada with ACM MobiCom 2011
ACM S3 2010 in Chicago, Illinois with ACM MobiCom/MobiHoc 2010
ACM S3 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana with ACM MobiHoc 2009