Preliminary Workshop Program

Monday, March 13, 08:45 - 09:00

Welcome to CoMoRea'17

        Chair: Christian Becker (Universität Mannheim, Germany), 
                     Peizhao Hu (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), 
                     Matthias Wieland (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)

Monday, March 13, 09:00 - 10:00

CoMoRea Keynote

         Chair: Christian Becker (Universität Mannheim, Germany)

                      Speaker: Prof. Jiannong Cao, Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abstract: Social context is important to a variety of significant applications such as business intelligence, public security and epidemic. For example, companies can refine the advertisement strategy by targeting the influential people within the social group. Social context modelling and recognition is an emerging research area which aims to infer the information that characterizes multiple users such as social tie and group behaviors. Recently, new opportunities are opened up to obtain social context due to the unprecedented growth of the adoption of sensor-rich smart phones, the large scale deployment of a variety of sensor networks and the popularity of social network services. Those ambient physical and cyber sensors are able to collect users’ large amount of digital traces, from which users’ social context can be inferred. However, it also raises many new challenges due to the complexity and heterogeneity of the underlying platforms as well as the unique feature of multiple-user context. In this talk, I will introduce the recent advances in social context modelling and recognition. I will highlight key issues and discuss the opportunities that social context modelling and recognition may bring and future research directions. Finally, I will briefly describe our recent work on social context modelling and recognition.

Bio: Dr. Cao is currently a chair professor and head of the Department of Computing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, wireless networks and mobile computing, big data and cloud computing, pervasive computing, and fault tolerant computing.. He has co-authored 3 books, co-edited 9 books, and published over 300 papers in major international journals and conference proceedings. He is a fellow of IEEE, a senior member of China Computer Federation, and a member of ACM. He was the Chair of the Technical Committee on Distributed Computing of IEEE Computer Society from 2012 - 2014. Dr. Cao has served as an associate editor and a member of the editorial boards of many international journals, including ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, IEEE Transacitons on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Networks, Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, and Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications. He has also served as a chair and member of organizing / program committees for many international conferences, including PERCOM, INFOCOM, ICDCS, IPDPS, ICPP, RTSS, DSN, ICNP, SRDS, MASS, PRDC, ICC, GLOBECOM, and WCNC. Dr. Cao received the BSc degree in computer science from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and the MSc and the Ph.D degrees in computer science from Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

Monday, March 13, 10:00 - 10:30, Morning Break

Monday, March 13, 10:30 - 12:00


        Chair: Christian Becker

Smartphone-based Mobile Gunshot Detection
David Welsh and Nirmalya Roy (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)
Context-Based Conflict Management in Pervasive Platforms
Rania Ben hadj (LIG & Orange, France); Catherine Hamon (Orange, France); Stéphanie Chollet and German Vega (LIG, France); Philippe Lalanda (Grenoble University, France)
A self-aware approach to context management in pervasive platforms
Eva Gerbert-Gaillard, Jérémie Demarchez and Philippe Lalanda (Université Grenoble Alpes - LIG, Grenoble, France); Stéphanie Chollet (Université Grenoble Alpes - LCIS, Valence, France)

Monday, March 13, 12:00 - 13:15,  Lunch

Monday, March 13, 13:15 - 14:45

Activity-Recognition and Modeling

        Chair: Peizhao Hu

Using Change Point Detection to Automate Daily Activity Segmentation
Samaneh Aminikhanghahi and Diane J. Cook (Washington State University, USA)
Detecting Physical Collaborations in a Group Task Using Body-Worn Microphones and Accelerometers
Jamie A Ward (DFKI, United Kingdom); Paul Lukowicz and Gerald Pirkl (DFKI and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Peter Hevesi (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany)
Non-wearable UWB Sensor to Detect Falls in Smart Home Environment
Ghassem Mokhtari (CSIRO, Australia); Qing Zhang (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia); Amir Fazlollahi (CSIRO, Australia)

Monday, March 13, 14:45 - 15:15,  Afternoon Break

Monday, March 13, 15:15 - 15:45

Activity-Recognition and Modeling - cont.

        Chair: Peizhao Hu

Detecting spontaneous collaboration in dynamic group activities from noisy individual activity data
Agnes Grünerbl (DFKI German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany); Gernot Bahle (DFKI, Germany); Paul Lukowicz (DFKI and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Monday, March 13, 15:45 - 16:00

Welcome to PerEnergy

Chair: Frank Dürr (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Monday, March 13, 16:00 - 17:00

Pervasive Energy Services (PerEnergy'17)

Chairs: Frank Dürr (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Delphine Reinhardt (University of Bonn and Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany)

How Many Watts: A Data Driven Approach to Aggregated Residential Air-Conditioning Load Forecasting
Clement Lork (Singapore University of Technology and Design & 3M, Singapore); Batchu Rajasekhar (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India); Chau Yuen (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore); Naran M. Pindoriya (Iit Gandhi nagar, India)
Cost-Aware Virtual Machine Allocation for Off-Grid Green Data Centers
Tingting Zhu (Southeast University, P.R. China); Hai Wang (Saint Mary's University, Canada); Haikun Wei (Southeast University, P.R. China)