Pervasive Web and Mobility

The Pervasive Web and Mobility track seeks original papers in the broad area of systems, networking, and applications related to the Mobile Web. WWW has long been the premier venue for researchers, academics, businesses, and standards bodies to come together to discuss the latest updates on the state and evolutionary path of the Web. WWW places a special emphasis on research with immediate relevance to industry, practitioners, and standards bodies.  In this context, the Pervasive Web and Mobility track seeks papers of special interest to both academics and industry partners such as papers with a heavy dose of implementation, deployment, experiences, testing, measurement, usability, or experimentation with mobile and pervasive systems.

The Mobile Web includes technical issues in accessing Web content (from a browser or a mobile application) using a mobile device or a low-power device. This includes both client-side and server-side technical challenges as well as networking technologies that fit the needs of the mobile Web. We are interested in a broad range of topics including (but not limited to):

  • Experience with mobile applications, networks and systems
  • ¬†Usage evaluations of mobile and wireless systems
  • Web proxies and content adaptation
  • Performance and reliability of mobile systems
  • Infrastructure support for mobility and pervasive Web
  • Data management for mobile and wireless applications
  • Applications and services for mobile users
  • Location and context-aware applications and services
  • Wearable computing
  • Security and privacy of mobile users and their data
  • Disconnected and intermittently connected operation
  • System-level energy management for mobile and wireless devices
  • Algorithms and protocols for power management and control
  • Low-cost web access devices and networking for emerging regions

This year, WWW will be co-located with MobiSys. As such, both conferences will advertise their program to each other’s audiences. As part of this commitment, WWW and MobiSys will organize a joint session together. Papers accepted in the Pervasive Web and Mobility track will be strongly considered for presentation during this joint session.

Papers on work that is currently under review, whether in shorter, longer,or the same form, must not be submitted to WWW. Submission of a longer version of a published, not just accepted, workshop paper is encouraged if it includes significant new contributions. However, the authors must cite their workshop paper. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be remain unread. As is customary with the scientific peer review process, submissions will be handled as confidential material during the review process. Submissions will be single blind, i.e., reviewers will be anonymous but submissions should include authors’ names and institutions.

As part of the submission process, authors of papers that describe experiments on human subjects, or that analyze nonpublic data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), will be assumed that their work was vetted by an ethics review (e.g., IRB approval). We expect authors to follow the rules of their host institutions around data collection and experiments with human subjects.

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Area Chair

  • Stefan Saroiu, Microsoft Research Redmond

Program Committee

  • Aruna Balasubramian, University of Washington
  • Maria Ebling, IBM
  • Romit Roy Choudhury, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Urs Hengartner, University of Waterloo
  • Wenjun Hu, Yale University
  • Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto
  • Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge
  • Archan Misra, Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Rama Ramasubramanian
  • Lenin Ravindranath Sivalingam, Microsoft Research
  • Stefan Saroiu, Microsoft Research
  • Souvik Sen, HP Labs
  • Matt Welsh, Google
  • Guoliang Xing, Michigan State University
  • Lin Zhong, Rice University