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ACM SIGMOBILE Conference Explores Advances in Mobile Systems

MobiSys 2010 Features MIT's Picard on Mobile Emotional Intelligence and UCLA's Estrin on Capturing Data via Mobile Phones

The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession

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NEW YORK, June 2, 2010 – Novel mobile applications of computing technology are the focus of MobiSys 2010, the conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services in San Francisco June 15-18. Keynoter Rosalind Picard of the MIT Media Lab will present her research in a developing field that teaches machines to sense and respond more intelligently to people’s emotion via mobile devices, robots, and both wearable and traditional computers.  In addition, keynoter Deborah Estrin of the University of California, Los Angeles will present her findings on Participatory Sensing, the process by which individuals and communities use mobile phones and cloud services to collect and analyze systematic data in ways that dramatically affect many aspects of daily life. ACM’s SIGMOBILE (Special Interest Group on Mobile Systems, Users, Data, and Computing) jointly sponsors MobiSys 2010 with ACM and the USENIX Association in cooperation with the ACM SIGOPS (Special Interest Group on Operating Systems). 

            The MobiSys 2010 technical program features innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services. More than 50 papers, posters, and demonstrations will be presented on topics ranging from Mobile Sensing Applications to Enabling New Smartphone Applications, Energy Management, Automotive Applications, and Systems and Applications for Cellular Networks. 

            ACM SIGMOBILE will also honor Deborah Estrin with the 2010 Outstanding Contribution Award for significant technical contributions and global advocacy of networked embedded systems at MobiSys 2010.  An ACM Fellow, Estrin was the first Athena Lecturer named by the ACM-W Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W), an honor created to recognize outstanding women researchers who have made fundamental research contributions to computer science. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. 

            Industry support for MobiSys 2010 is provided by AT&T, Blackberry, Google, Hewlett-Packard Labs, IBM, Intel Labs, Ixia Communications, Microsoft Research, NEC Laboratories America, Nokia, and the National Science Foundation.  Registration and information at .


About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.  



SIGMOBILE, the Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data and Computing, is an international ACM community of researchers and practitioners who: Perform research in the theory and practice of all areas related to the mobility of systems, users, data, and computing; expand the evolution of portable computers and wireless networks; support the convergence of mobility, computing, and information organization; and improve access, services, management, and applications for mobile computing and communications.


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