DCOSS 2017 Program


Day 1 - Monday, June 5, 2017
9:00 Registration Opens
9:00 - 12:00 Tutorial 1: Big data analytics of mobile things


The popularization of mobile devices with sensing capacity has allowed to obtain a huge volume of data with space-time information of different entities, such as people, vehicles and objects. The knowledge extraction from these data has offered unprecedented opportunities in different areas such as mobile networks, design of communication protocols, infrastructure planning and service provision. These are examples that can benefit from such analysis of this large data collection. In this tutorial, we will present and discuss what can be accomplished from the analysis of this large data volume, i.e., the so-called the big data analytics. More specifically, our goal is to show how 5G, mobile networks and Internet of mobile things can benefit from the knowledge extracted from these mobile entities with sensing capability.


Antonio A. F. Loureiro is a full professor at UFMG, where he leads the research group on mobile ad hoc networks. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from UFMG, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Ad Hoc and Sensor (AHSN) Technical Achievement Award. He is a regular visiting professor and researcher at the PARADISE Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa and is an international research partner of DIVA Strategic Research Networks. His main research areas include wireless sensor networks, mobile computing, and distributed algorithms. In the last 10 years, he has published regularly in international conferences and journals related to those areas, and has also presented tutorials at international conferences.

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Tutorial 2: Opportunistic Routing in Underwater SensorNetworks: Potentials, Challenges and Guidelines


This tutorial will provide a comprehensive overview of opportunistic routing in underwater sensor networks. It will discuss the potentials of OR protocols to diminish the drawbacks of the underwater acoustic channel. In addition, this tutorial will discuss the challenges and critical issues faced during the designing of novel OR protocols for UWSNs. Moreover, it will present the recent research advancements on the topic and provide some guidelines for future design of efficient OR protocols for UWSNs. It will enable the attendees to gain a better understanding of this exciting field of research.


Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho is currently a Research Associate at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He received a Joint PhD Degree from the University of Ottawa and Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. He has received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2009 and his Master’s Degree in 2010, both at the Federal University of Para (UFPA), Brazil. He is conducting research in the area of underwater sensor networks, wireless networking and mobile computing.

Azzedine Boukerche (FIEEE, FEiC, FCAE, FAAAS) is a Distinguished University Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair Tier-1 position at the University of Ottawa. He is founding director of the PARADISE Research Laboratory and the DIVA Strategic Research Centre at the University of Ottawa. He has received the C. Gotlieb Computer Medal Award, Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, Premier of Ontario Research Excellence Award, G. S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research, IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award, IEEE CS-Meritorious Award, IEEE TCPP Leaderships Award, IEEE ComSoc ASHN Leaderships and Contribution Award, and University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research. He serves as an Associate Editor for several IEEE transactions and ACM journals, and is also a Steering Committee Chair for several IEEE and ACM international conferences. His current research interests include wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, wireless networking and mobile computing, wireless multimedia, QoS service provisioning, performance evaluation and modeling of large-scale distributed and mobile systems, and large scale distributed and parallel discrete event simulation. He has published extensively in these areas and received several best research paper awards for his work. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
8:00 Registration Opens
8:30 - 8:50 Welcome and Introduction
8:50 - 9:50 Keynote Speech 1
Chair: Azzedine Boukerche
   Big Sensed Data Challenges in the Internet of Things
   Hossam S. Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
9:50 - 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 - 12:00 Session 1: Time Synchronized Networks and LoRa
  • Scheduling High-Rate Unpredictable Traffic in IEEE 802.15.4 TSCH networks

    Atis Elsts, Xenofon Fafoutis, James Pope, George Oikonomou, Robert J Piechocki, and Ian Craddock (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

  • TSCH and 6TiSCH for Contiki: Challenges, Design and Evaluation

    Simon Duquennoy (Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Sweden); Atis Elsts (University of Bristol, United Kingdom); Beshr Al Nahas (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); George Oikonomou (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

  • Efficient many-to-many data sharing using synchronous transmission and TDMA

    Sudipta Saha (Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India); Olaf Landsiedel (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Mun Choon Chan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

  • LoRa Transmission Parameter Selection

    Martin C Bor and Utz Roedig (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)

12:00-13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:30 Session 2: Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Connected Coverage in Three-Dimensional Wireless Sensor Networks Using Convex Polyhedral Space-Fillers

    Habib M. Ammari (Norfolk State University, USA)

  • Energy efficiency of MAC Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks

    Xiaoli Zhou and Azzedine Boukerche (University of Ottawa, Canada)

  • Distributed Collision-free Data Aggregation Approach for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Mohammed Merzoug (Tlemcen University Algeria, Algeria); Ahmed Mostefaoui and Samir Chouali (Université de Franche Comté, France)

14:30 - 15:30 Coffee Break and Panel
Chair: Azzedine Boukerche

Title: Wireless Sensor Networks: Past, Present and Future Challenges
   Antonio Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
   Hossam S. Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
   Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and CTI, Greece

15:30 - 17:30 Session 3: Object Detection and Social Sensing
  • Measuring People-Flow through doorways using easy-to-install IR Array Sensors

    Hessam Mohammadmoradi (University of Houston, USA); Sirajum Munir (Robert Bosch LLC, USA); Omprakash Gnawali (University of Houston, USA); Charles Shelton (Bosch)

  • Eloc: Locating Wild Elephants using Low-cost Infrasonic Detectors

    Asanka Sayakkara, Namal Jayasuriya, Tharindu Ranathunga, Chathura Suduwella, Nithila Vithanage, Chamath I Keppitiyagama and Kasun De Zoysa (University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka); Kasun Hewage (Uppsala University, Sweden); Thiemo Voigt (Swedish Institute of Computer Science & Uppsala University, Sweden)

  • Critical Source Selection in Social Sensing Applications

    Chao Huang and Dong Wang (University of Notre Dame, USA)

  • Traffic Event Detection Using Online Social Networks

    Alexandra da Silva Pereira (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Thais R. M. Braga Silva (Federal University of Minas Gerais & Federal University of Viçosa - Florestal Campus, Brazil); Fabrício Aguiar Silva and Antonio A.F. Loureiro (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

  • A Privacy Enhanced Facial Recognition Access Control System using Biometric Encryption

    Orane Cole (UOIT, Canada); Khalil El-Khatib (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)

19:00 Banquet Dinner
Day 3 - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:00 Registration Opens
8:15 - 9:15 Keynote Speech 2
Chair: Soumaya Cherkaoui
   Fundamental Concepts, Models, Problems and Algorithms for Wireless Power Transfer in Adhoc Communication Networks
   Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and CTI, Greece
9:15 - 10:30 Session 4: Event Processing, Virtualisation and Activity Recognition
  • EdgeCEP: Fully-distributed Complex Event Processing on IoT Edges

    Sunyanan Choochotkaew, Hirozumi Yamaguchi and Teruo Higashino (Osaka University, Japan); Megumi Shibuya and Teruyuki Hasegawa (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan)

  • Multi-Sensor and Information-Based Event Triggered Distributed Estimation

    Somayeh Davar and Arash Mohammadi (Concordia University, Canada)

  • On The Design of Vehicular Virtual Sensors

    André Campolina and Paulo Henrique Rettore (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Max do Val Machado (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Antonio A.F. Loureiro (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

  • COAR: Collaborative and Opportunistic Human Activity Recognition

    Md Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA); Nirmalya Roy and H M Sajjad Hossain (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 5: Hardware and Simulation
  • PHASER - A Phase-Shifting Antenna for Low-Power Directional Communication

    Leo Selavo (University of Latvia & Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Latvia); Dhruv Vyas, Moosa Yahyazadeh and Octav Chipara (University of Iowa, USA)

  • Passive Radio-Frequency Energy Harvesting through Wireless Information Transmission

    Yuan Xing and Liang Dong (Baylor University, USA)

  • An Open-Source Extendable, Highly-Accurate and Security Aware CPS Simulator

    Nikolaos Tampouratzis (Telecommunication Systems Institute, Greece); Antonios Nikitakis (Synelixis Solutions Ltd, Greece); Andreas Brokalakis (Synelixis, Greece); Stamatis Andrianakis (Telecommunication Systems Institute, Greece); Ioannis Papaefstathiou (Synelixis Solutions Ltd, Greece); Apostolos Dollas (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

  • Novel WSN Hardware for Long Range Low Power Monitoring

    Jan Frigo (LANL, USA); Hudson Ayers (University of Virginia, USA); Shawn Hinzey, Sanna Sevanto, Michael Proicou, Xiaoguang Yang, Kevin McCabe and Alexandra Saari (LANL, USA); Kari Sentz (Los Alamos National Lab, USA); Vinod Kulathumani (West Virginia University, USA)

12:30-13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:15 Session 6: Topology Control and Coverage
  • Sensor Selection for Heterogeneous Coverage Measures

    Amotz Bar-Noy (CUNY Graduate Center, USA); Simon Shamoun (Bar Ilan University, USA)

  • Do Not Lose Bandwidth: Adaptive Transmission Power and Multihop Topology Control

    Hyung-Sin Kim (University of California, Berkeley, USA); Jeongyeup Paek (Chung-Ang University, Korea); David Culler (University of California at Berkeley, USA); Saewoong Bahk (Seoul National University, Korea)

  • Distributed Visual Sensor Network Calibration based on Joint Object Detections

    Jennifer Simonjan (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria); Bernhard Rinner (Alpen Adria Universitat Klagenfurt, Austria)

  • Theoretical Analysis of the Area Coverage in a UAV-based Wireless Sensor Network

    Peng Sun, Azzedine Boukerche and Yanjie Tao (University of Ottawa, Canada)

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:15 Session 7: Algorithms and Analysis
  • Atomic Routing Mechanisms for Balance of Costs and Quality in Mobile Crowdsensing Systems

    Julia Buwaya and Jose Rolim (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Analysis of a statistical regression approach for No2 pollution modelling

    Gabor Makrai and Iain Bate (University of York, United Kingdom)

  • Determining Bipartite Backbones in a Random Geometric Graph

    Zizhen Chen and David Matula (Southern Methodist University, USA)

  • Continuous Risk-Aware Response Generation for Maritime Supply Chain Disruption Mitigation

    Nicolas Primeau (University of Ottawa, Canada); Rafael Falcon and Rami Abielmona (Larus Technologies Corporation, Canada); Emil M. Petriu (University of Ottawa, Canada)

17:15 - 17:30 Closing Remarks