ACM MSWiM 2017


The 20th ACM MSWiM Conference includes the following tutorials:

Title: Big data analytics of mobile things


The popularization of mobile devices with sensing capacity has allowed to obtain a huge volume of data with space-time information of different entities, such as people, vehicles and objects. The knowledge extraction from these data has offered unprecedented opportunities in different areas such as mobile networks, design of communication protocols, infrastructure planning and service provision. These are examples that can benefit from such analysis of this large data collection. In this tutorial, we will present and discuss what can be accomplished from the analysis of this large data volume, i.e., the so-called the big data analytics. More specifically, our goal is to show how 5G, mobile networks and Internet of mobile things can benefit from the knowledge extracted from these mobile entities with sensing capability.


Antonio A. F. Loureiro is a full professor at UFMG, where he leads the research group on mobile ad hoc networks. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from UFMG, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Ad Hoc and Sensor (AHSN) Technical Achievement Award. He is a regular visiting professor and researcher at the PARADISE Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa and is an international research partner of DIVA Strategic Research Networks. His main research areas include wireless sensor networks, mobile computing, and distributed algorithms. In the last 10 years, he has published regularly in international conferences and journals related to those areas, and has also presented tutorials at international conferences.

Title: Opportunistic Routing in Underwater Sensor Networks: Potentials, Challenges and Guidelines


Underwater wireless sensor networks (UWSNs) emerge as an enabling technology for the monitoring of vast areas of aquatic environments. This technology will pave the way for future large-scale applications of ocean monitoring, which will help to change the worryingly current reality where oceans are completely unknown. However, due to the harsh nature of aquatic environments and the underwater wireless communication features, efficient data collection in UWSN is still a daunting task. This tutorial will provide a comprehensive review of the research challenges and potential approaches for efficient data collection in UWSNs. It will highlight the characteristics of UWSNs and of the underwater acoustic channel, which diminish the performance of networking protocols. It will analyze the benefits of geographic and opportunistic routing for reliable data delivery and the potentials of duty-cycling for energy conservation in UWSN. Finally, based on an in-deep literature review, this tutorial will provide useful insights for the further design of networking protocols for data routing in UWSNs.


Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho is currently a Research Associate at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He received a Joint PhD Degree from the University of Ottawa and Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. He has received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2009 and his Master’s Degree in 2010, both at the Federal University of Para (UFPA), Brazil. He is conducting research in the area of underwater sensor networks, wireless networking and mobile computing.

Azzedine Boukerche (FIEEE, FEiC, FCAE, FAAAS) is a Distinguished University Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair Tier-1 position at the University of Ottawa. He is founding director of the PARADISE Research Laboratory and the DIVA Strategic Research Centre at the University of Ottawa. He has received the C. Gotlieb Computer Medal Award, Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, Premier of Ontario Research Excellence Award, G. S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research, IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award, IEEE CS-Meritorious Award, IEEE TCPP Leaderships Award, IEEE ComSoc ASHN Leaderships and Contribution Award, and University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research. He serves as an Associate Editor for several IEEE transactions and ACM journals, and is also a Steering Committee Chair for several IEEE and ACM international conferences. His current research interests include wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, wireless networking and mobile computing, wireless multimedia, QoS service provisioning, performance evaluation and modeling of large-scale distributed and mobile systems, and large scale distributed and parallel discrete event simulation. He has published extensively in these areas and received several best research paper awards for his work. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.