Technical Program

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

08:00 - 09:00    

WELCOME AND KEYNOTE

The Importance of Good Connectivity in Disaster Response and Rebuilding in Haiti
Mark Summer (CIO, Inveneo)


09:00 - 10:00
SESSION I

Rural Livelihoods and Income Enhancement in the "New" Economy
Alakananda Rao (Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare) and Partha Dasgupta (Arizona State University)

JaldiMAC - Taking the Distance Further
Yahel Ben-David (UC Berkeley), Matthias Vallentin (UC Berkeley), Seth Fowler (UC Berkeley), and
Eric Brewer (UC Berkeley)



10:00 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 12:00
SESSION II

FoneAstra: Making Mobile Phones Smarter
Rohit Chaudhri (Univ. of Washington), Gaetano Borriello (Univ. of Washington), and
William Thies (Microsoft Research India)


A Biometric Attendance Terminal and its Application to Health Programs in India
Michael Paik (New York University), Navkar Samdaria (Microsoft Research India), Aakar Gupta (Microsoft Research India), Julie Weber (Univ. of Michigan), Nupur Bhatnagar (Operation ASHA), Shelly Batra (Operation ASHA), Manish Bhardwaj (Innovators In Health), and William Thies (Microsoft Research India)

Smart Connect: Last Mile Data Connectivity for Rural Health Facilities
Richard Anderson (Univ. of Washington), Eric Blantz (Inveneo), David Lubinski (PATH), Eleanor O'Rourke (Univ. of Washington), Mark Summer (Inveneo), and Krysta Yousoufian (Univ. of Washington)


12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 - 3:00
SESSION III - SHORT PAPERS

BSense: A System for Enabling Automated Broadband Census
Giacomo Bernardi (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK), Mahesh K. Marina (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK)

Challenges and Novelties while using Mobile Phones as ICT Devices for Indian Masses
Kuldeep Yadav (IIIT-Delhi), Vinayak Naik (IIIT-Delhi), Amarjeet Singh (IIIT-Delhi), Pushpendra Singh (IIIT-Delhi), Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (IIIT-Delhi), Umesh Chandra (NRC, USA)

On the Design of Affordable and Green High-Performance Routers for Community Networks
Amos Nungu (KTH, Sweden), Robert Olsson (KTH, Sweden), Björn Pehrson (KTH, Sweden)

Long Distance Wireless Sensor Networks: Simulation vs Reality
Marco Zennaro (ICT-Trieste, Italy), Antoine Bagula (UCT, South Africa), David Gascon (Libelium, Spain), Alberto Bielsa Noveleta (Libelium, Spain)

Use of Low Cost Wireless Communication Technology for Education in Rural Kenya
Betty Mayeku (MMUST, Kenya), Juma Kilwake (MMUST, Kenya), Fabio Bertarelli (UniMoRe, Italy)

The Village Base Station
Kurtis Heimerl (UC Berkeley), Eric Brewer (UC Berkeley)

Deployment and Evaluation of IEEE 802.11 based Wireless Mesh Networks in Campus Environment
Divya Bansal (PEC, India), Sanjeev Sofat (PEC, India)

GPS Assisted Adhoc Routing using Cellphones for Poorly Connected Areas
Alireza Mahdian (Univ. of Colorado), Hansu Gu (Univ. of Colorado), Faris Kateb (Univ. of Colorado), Sravan Thokala (Univ. of Colorado), Shivakant Mishra (Univ. of Colorado)


3:00 - 3:30 BREAK

3:30 - 5:00
SESSION IV

Design Principles for Robust Opportunistic Communication
Srinivasan Keshav (Univ. of Waterloo)

Internet Usage and Performance Analysis of a Rural Wireless Network in Macha, Zambia
David L. Johnson (UCSB), Elizabeth M. Belding (UCSB), Kevin Almeroth (UCSB), and Gertjan van Stam (Macha Works)

Towards Understanding Developing World Traffic
Sunghwan Ihm (Princeton University), KyoungSoo Park (KAIST), and Vivek S. Pai (Princeton University)

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