7th Workshop On User MObility and VEhicular Networks

Workshop Program

Preliminary Workshop Program



Prof. Salil Kanhere
The University of New South Wales, Australia


An increasing number of users today access the Internet from fast moving platforms, either directly through their personal devices or through broadband connectivity embedded in the vehicle. This trend is only expected to continue as in-car mobile broadband services are rapidly being introduced by the automotive industry. However, at vehicular speed, cellular network bandwidth becomes notoriously uncertain as the user moves through many different locations within the same Internet session. If we had better ways to reduce this uncertainty, we could improve the robustness of many real-time Internet applications that critically depend on the accurate knowledge of available network bandwidth. Based on real experiments on the roads of Sydney, this talk will first examine the extent of bandwidth uncertainty for vehicular Internet access. Then, a geo-intelligence framework will be presented that seeks to reduce this uncertainty by exploiting the geo-dependency property of cellular bandwidth. Finally, application of geointelligence to improve the performance of mobile streaming will be demonstrated. The talk will conclude with open issues and future directions of research in developing seamless geo-intelligence for mobile computing.


Dr. Salil Kanhere received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His current research interests include mobile networking, sensor networks, participatory sensing and security and privacy. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on these research topics. He has served on the organizing committee of a number of IEEE and ACM international conferences (e.g., ACM SenSys, IEEE LCN, ACM MSWiM, IEEE DCOSS, IEEE MASS, IEEE SenseApp, ISSNIP). He currently serves as the Area Editor for the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing and Pervasive and Mobile Computing. Salil is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM.

Contact: Karl Andersson & Lyes Khoukhi, workshop chairs.