NSDR 2008

An ACM SIGCOMM 2008 workshop

NSDR'08 Program

Monday 2008-08-18
09:00 - 09:15 Opening remarks
09:15 - 10:00 Keynote
"Irrational Exuberance" and the Information Technology for Development Boom
  Kenneth Kenniston (MIT)
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Session 1: Long-Distance Wireless (Chair: Lakshmi Subramanian)
Very Long Distance WiFi Networks
  Rob Flickenger (Hacker Friendly LLC); Steve Okay (Inveneo); Ermanno Pietrosemoli (EsLaRed- ULA); Marco Zennaro (International Centre for Theoretical Physics); Carlo Fonda (International Centre for Theoretical Physics)
Optimal Scheduling and Power Control for TDMA based Point to Multipoint Wireless Networks
  Rabin Patra (UC Berkeley); Sonesh Surana (UC Berkeley); Sergiu Nedevschi (UC Berkeley); Eric Brewer (UC Berkeley)
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 Session 2: Security (Chair: Kentaro Toyama)
Practical Security for Rural Internet Kiosks
  Sumair Ur Rahman (University of Waterloo); Urs Hengartner (University of Waterloo); Usman Ismail (University of Waterloo); Srinivasan Keshav (University of Waterloo)
Secure Rural Supply Chain Management using Low Cost Paper Watermarking
  Ashlesh Sharma (New York University); Lakshminarayanan Subramanian (New York University); Eric Brewer (UC Berkeley)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Session 3: Sensor Networks (Chair: Philip Levis)
N-SMARTS: Networked Suite of Mobile Atmospheric Real-time Sensors
  Richard Honicky (UC Berkeley); Eric Paulos (Intel Research); Eric Brewer (UC Berkeley); Richard White (UC Berkeley)
Using Wireless Sensor Networks for Rain-fed Farming in India
  Jacques Panchard (EPFL); P. R. Seshagiri Rao (Chennakeshava Trust); M. S. Sheshshayee (University of Agriculture Sciences); Panagiotis (Panos) Papadimitratos (EPFL); Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL)
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 Session 4: Wireless and Web Transport (Chair: TBA)
Serengeti Broadband
  Amos Nungu (Royal Institute of Technology); Bjorn Pehrson (Royal Institute of Technology); Nsubis Genesis (Royal Institute of Technology)
Multistreamed Web Transport for Developing Regions
  Preethi Natarajan (University of Delaware); Paul D. Amer (University of Delaware); Randall Stewart (Cisco Systems)
16:15 - 17:00 Closing Remarks

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