UCSD to Host MobiQuitous 2005 in July

6.17.2005 – UCSD will host the 2nd Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services July 17-21. This meeting is in cooperation with Calit2. Other sponsors include the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, ACM SIGMOBILE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Communications Society (pending).

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This relatively new conference is motivated by, quoting from the conference Website, “the combination of mobile and ubiquitous computing…as a promising new paradigm with the goal to provide computing and communication services all the time, everywhere, transparently and invisibly to the user, using devices embedded in the surrounding physical environment.”

To realize this vision requires “advances in wireless network technologies and devices, development of infrastructures supporting cognitive environments, and discovery and identification of ubiquitous computing applications and services.”

Topics that will be covered at the conference include applications, service-oriented computing, middleware, networking, agents, knowledge management, and databases.

UCSD division director Ramesh Rao is one of three general co-chairs of the conference. Other Calit2 academic participants, all from the Calit2 UCI division, are featured on the program. They include

  • Tatsuya Suda and Sharad Mehrotra, addressing exciting new areas of research and the challenges and innovations involved. Suda will also present on a relay-based, multi-rate MAC protocol for ad-hoc networks.
  • Nalini Venkatasubramanian, on multi-constraint dynamic access selection in always-best-connected networks.
  • Gene Tsudik, on (1) efficient aggregation of encrypted data in wireless sensors and (2) SRDP and securing route discovery in DSR.

Workshops the first and last day of the conference are being held on

  • Measurement, Modeling, and Performance Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Management
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

Approximately 125 people are expected to attend.