Sunday, January 10

12:00 - 14:00 Demonstrations Open

18:00 - 19:30 Happy Hour Demonstrations


Monday, January 11

12:00 - 14:00 Demonstrations Open


Demonstration: BeC3: a Crowd-Centric Composition Testbed for the Internet of Things


Abstract: With the emergence of IoT devices, such as smartphones, temperature and light devices, etc., the ways of creating IoT applications has changed. IoT applications are often created and managed by a set of central points (orchestration) for different users. However, users may desire to create and manage their own applications based on their own logic in a decentralized way (choreography). Hence, in this paper, we demonstrate BeC3, a tool for creating and deploying Crowd-based applications using the choreography method. BeC3 is based on D-LiTE, a lightweight RESTful virtual machine designed for IoT devices. The users could then compose the D-LiTe-enabled devices using the BeC3 tool. BeC3 provides a simple and intuitive way to compose interaction between IoT components.


Authors: Zahra Movahedi (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France); Sylvain Cherrier (Université Paris-Est, France); Yacine Ghamri-Doudane (University of la Rochelle, France)



Demonstration: TSA, an SDN Architecture including End Terminals Astract: In this work we integrate user terminals into an SDN architecture that allows global network optimization. For that purpose, we embed an SDN virtual switch into a mobile user terminal, in such a way that a centralized controller can decide which access network that terminal should connect to, based both on terminal and network-side information. Two novel aspects of our proposal is that user profiling is take in into consideration and that terminal interface configuration is an integral part of the architecture.


Authors: Jorge Fontenla-Gonzalez, Carlos Giraldo-Rodríguez, Carlos Pérez-Garrido, Saber Mhiri and Felipe Gil-Castiñeira (University of Vigo, Spain); Francisco J. González-Castaño (Universidad de Vigo, Spain)



Demonstration: Demonstration of A Joint Power Harvesting and Communication Technology for Smartphone Centric Ubiquitous Sensing Applications


Abstract: With the popularization of smartphones, various smartphone centric ubiquitous sensing applications have emerged, which use a smartphone in conjunction with external sensors for data acquisition, processing, display, communication, and storage. Because smartphones do not have a universal data interfaces, many ubiquitous sensing applications use the earphone and the microphone channels of the 3.5mm audio interface for data communications so that they can work with different types of smartphones. The earphone channels of the 3.5mm audio interface can only send AC signal out of a smartphone, and hence DC power needs to be harvested from the earphone channels. In this demonstration, a joint power harvesting and communication technology to harvest double or more power from both earphone channels (instead of one earphone channel) without affecting data communications is demonstrated with a prototype system, which can power external a microcontroller and sensors through the 3.5mm audio interface of a smartphone, display sensor measurement results on the smartphone, and control the outputs of the microcontroller from the smartphone.


Authors: Hong Nie, Ranjana Joshi and Ziyuan Li (University of Northern Iowa, USA)


Demonstration: Quality-Driven Mobility Management with a Network Information Service

Abstract: Data traffic over mobile networks is growing substantially and pose increased challenges for both end systems and networks to satisfy the required service levels of different applications. Currently, mobility management is based on signal-strength-based analysis, although for end-users, the Quality of Experience (QoE) and the underlying Quality of Service (QoS) would be the most meaningful criteria for triggering handovers and selecting target base stations. In this demonstration, we present a network information service that helps mobile devices find networks and base stations that not only cover their current location but also satisfy their application QoS requirements. End systems perform QoS measurements in real time and feed the information service with results. Through a single query to the information service end systems can find a sufficient amount of information about networks and base stations in range to make handover target decisions on QoS basis.


Authors: Esa Piri and Jarmo J. Prokkola (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Mikko Valta (VTT technical research centre of Finland, Finland)



Demonstration: Highly Efficient Environment Aware Wireless Sensor Network


Abstract: In this demonstration, we introduce a demonstration system of highly efficient environment aware wireless sensor network by considering characteristics of sensing information and spectrum efficiency. In this network, a suitable sensor system is selected from multiple wireless sensor systems by considering the demand of each sensor and surrounding wireless environment. In our demonstration system, we prepare 2.4GHz ZigBee, 920MHz small power wireless system and 460MHz wireless sensor network converting the sensing information to frequency called physical wireless parameter conversion sensor network (PHY-C SN). In order to understand the surrounding wireless environment, we also prepare a radio environment database based on the measurement data of each sensor. In CCNC 2016, we plan to introduce a video of the field test with more than 20 sensor nodes and to exhibit a small demonstration system based on multiple wireless sensor devices and USRPs.


Authors: Takeo Fujii, Shunsuke Takagi and Taiki Nakayama (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan); Mai Ohta (Fukuoka University, Japan); Osamu Takyu (Shinshu University, Japan)



Demonstration: Demonstration of Hybrid Overlay/Underlay Waveform Generator with Spectrally Compliant Cognitive Capability via SD-SMSE Framework


Abstract: In this paper, a software defined radio (SDR) based waveform generator platform with spectrally compliant cognitive capability for cognitive radio (CR) and dynamic spectrum access (DSA) network is demonstrated. In our previous work, an overlay CR has been demonstrated via a spectrally modulated spectrally encoded (SMSE) framework to autonomously stitch unused spectrum fragments and transmit over non-contiguous frequency bands in a dynamically changing environment. Such an overlay CR can coexist with primary users (PUs) and other secondary users (SUs) without harmful interference by turning off the subcarriers which are shared with active PUs and other SUs on the band. To further enhance spectrum usage, we extend it and implement a hybrid overlay/underlay waveform generator via a soft-decision SMSE (SD-SMSE) framework, where both unused and under-used spectra are explored. Specifically, the hybrid overlay/underlay waveform can transmit over not only unused spectrum bands, but also under-used spectrum and share the spectrum with active PUs and other SUs by underlaying them, since PU/SU has certain capability to tolerant interference as long as the underlay transmission power is lower than such a interference tolerance level (ITL). On the other hand, if any active SU on the band is not a friendly transmission, the hybrid waveform can easily increase the transmission power underlaying with the SU much higher than the ITL to fully disrupt the unfriendly transmission. Moreover, the proposed platform is capable of generating conventional single-carrier waveform with different modulation schemes and radio frequency (RF) parameters. Therefore, the platform implements many desirable functions, realizes coexistence with PUs and other SUs or unfriendly transmission disruption, and maximizes the spectrum efficiency, as well as provides a testbed for cognitive radio and cognitive RF research and development.


Authors: Paul Rose (Western New England University, USA); Ruolin Zhou (Western New England University & IEEE Member, USA); Yang Qu (Wright State University, USA); Vasu Devan Chakravarthy (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA); Zhiqiang Wu and Zhiping Zhang (Wright State University, USA)



Demonstration: Novel Communication Scheme for Spotty Networks and Macro Network Cooperation


Abstract: Since the radio frequency is a limited resource and mobile traffic is expected to continue increasing, traffic offloading to other networks is promising solution to accommodate large traffic. Especially, 60 GHz band has recently attracted attentions due to its high-speed communication. However, its short communication distance provides only a narrow coverage area. In order to overcome the disadvantage of its narrow coverage area, this paper presents a novel communication scheme for content delivery. Our demonstration shows that a user can use both 60 GHz and lower frequency bands seamlessly and unconsciously.


Authors: Kenji Yokota (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan); Atsushi Tagami (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan); Katsunori Yamaoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)



Demonstration: Managing Home Routers from the Cloud using Software Defined Networking


Abstract: Software Defined Networking (SDN) is increasingly being applied to the management and orchestration of data center networks, wide-area networks, and enterprise networks. In this work we demonstrate the benefits of cloud-based SDN management of home routers. We install open-source firmware (OpenWRT and OpenVSiwtch) on off-the-shelf gateways, and deliver new services to consumers via our software in the cloud. Our service allows users to see their household devices and respective bandwidth usage in real-time, impose a download quota on a per-device basis, and impose time-based parental controls on specific household devices. By removing control from the home gateway to the cloud, we show that new services can be delivered rapidly via easy-to-use interfaces suitable for technically unsophisticated users.


Authors: Hassan Habibi Gharakheili (University of New South Wales, Australia); Luke Exton (University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia); Vijay Sivaraman (University of New South Wales, Australia)



Demonstration: Panacea's Cloud: Augmented Reality for Mass Casualty Disaster Incident Triage and Co-ordination


Abstract: Communication in a mass casualty disaster scene is limited and difficult for medical personnel in the absence of necessary communication infrastructure and collaboration technologies. It leads to misdirected and delayed triage of scene-wide critically injured patients, especially when there is a large volume of patients needing diverse care levels. Our demonstration of Panacea Cloud shows a solution that utilizes a Responder Theater Dashboard that incorporates Internet of Things (IoT) within a standardized Incident Command System (ICS) in order to improve communication and co-ordination across multiple concurrent disaster incident scenes. The Internet of Things (IoT) in our Panacea Cloud include heads-up displays, virtual beacons, QR-code cards, and wireless mesh network. The situational awareness and prioritized co-ordination is realized through 'active' heads-up display communications and 'passive' data analytics with a mobile cloud platform for: (a) orchestration of video feeds between the Incident Commander and First Responders at multiple disaster scenes, and (b) dynamic tracking of medical supply levels, patient as well as First Responder status.


Authors: John Gillis, Prasad Calyam, Olivia Apperson and Salman Ahmad (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA)


Demonstration: Cost Effective Digital Signage System using Low Cost Information Device

Abstract: Signage systems that include some computer devices are widely used for displaying some dynamic information, unlike wall ads that are posted unchanged for a certain period. At the replacement time of our university's digital signage system, we need to implement cost effective digital signage system. Therefore, we developed a brand-new style of the digital signage system using low-cost information device. In this demonstration, we introduce the prototype device of our digital signage display system, and, the central management system, which is now in implementing, for the digital signage system.


Authors: Kazuhiro Mishima (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology & Keio University, KMD Research Institute, Japan); Takeshi Sakurada and Yoichi Hagiwara (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)



Demonstration: cacheConnect: On-Device Proxy and Web Cache for Performance Increases


Abstract: A significant number of mobile applications employ HTTP as their primary network protocol, as the underlying remote services oftentimes are based on World Wide Web (WWW) technology stacks. Similarly, in recent years, mobile devices have emerged as the primary means to access the WWW. We present cacheConnect, a portable mobile proxy implementation that enables aggregation and content optimization on mobile devices, rather than the commonplace proxy operations performed in the cloud. Based on this additional local caching tier that negotiates between remote data servers (for browsing or otherwise) and local applications, we enable new means of content provisioning and application-level transparent optimizations. Our demonstration highlights the operations of our solution on Android mobile devices.


Authors: Troy Johnson and Patrick Seeling (Central Michigan University, USA)



Demonstration: GeoSentiment: a Tool for Analyzing Geographically Distributed Event-related Sentiments


Abstract: In this demo paper we present GeoSentiment, a tool for effective assessment and visualization of event-related sentiments in geographically confined populations. GeoSentiment is developed as a web tool application and provides to stake- holders an easy-to-use and powerful means to investigate how events are perceived by people and which factors may influence such perception. GeoSentiment relies on different services for a) retrieving and mining official statistical information as well as the most-common social networks and b) performing sentiment analysis. It is provided with an interactive interface, which enables rendering and deep exploration of all the processed data and results. Authors: Carmelo Pino, Isaak Kavasidis and Concetto Spampinato (University of Catania, Italy) Demonstration: Massive Multiple Access Wireless LAN Using Ultra-Wideband Waveguide Floor Tiles Abstract: The unlicensed band for ultra-wideband (UWB) radio systems, 3.1--10.6 GHz, is an attractive frequency resource for indoor high-speed wireless communications. Recently we have proposed a scheme to use the UWB's frequency range for wireless local area networks (WLANs) using off-the-shelf 2.4-GHz WLAN devices and dedicated frequency converters. The signals converted into the UWB's frequency range are transferred through special floor tiles that guide microwaves with low loss. This demo shows a prototype system consisting of the frequency converters and two-dimensional communication (2DC) tiles.


Authors: Akihito Noda, Akimasa Okada, Yudai Fukui and Yuichi Masuda (The University of Tokyo, Japan); Hiroyuki Shinoda (University of Tokyo, Japan)



Demonstration: Implementing Cyber Physical Social Systems for Smart Cities: a Semantic Web Perspective


Abstract: Aim of the paper is to present the main Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPSs) and social networking facilities used to implement an ubiquitous city platform called Wi-City-Plus provided with mobile and centralized Decision Support Systems (DSSs) taking advantage from all the data of city interest, including social data and those sensed by networked devices monitoring traffic and weather in the metropolitan area. In particular, the paper adopts a semantic web approach that allow us to model such data by a suitable ontology specifically designed to support the main user scenarios in smart cities and to implement both the technical interoperability and the service integration envisaged by the CPS ideal model.


Author: Alberto Faro (University of Catania, Italy)


Demonstration: Innovative DTLS/TLS Security Modules Embedded in SIM Cards for IoT Trusted and Secure Services

Abstract: This demonstration presents an innovative platform for IoT services managed by Mobile Network Operators (MNO), based on DTLS/TLS security modules, detailed by an IETF draft. It demonstrates a COAP/DTLS server lock, interacting with a COAP/DTLS client key running in a SIM module. The SIM module also comprises a TLS stack for securely downloading key from a dedicated server.


Author: Pascal Urien (Télécom ParisTech, France)



Demonstration: Edu-Firewall Device: An Advanced Firewall Hardware Device for Information Security Education


Abstract: Firewalls are security devices used to apply an organization's security policy. However, commercial firewalls, such as Juniper Networks and Cisco ASA firewall devices, are mainly designed to be used by networking and security professionals, are not for the academia environment, and lack simplicity. In addition, commercial firewalls are usually high-cost hardware devices. However, academic institutions have generally limited budgets for purchasing security and networking devices for their laboratories. To overcome the limitation of commercial firewalls when used in academic environment, a new type of firewall hardware device, called Edu-Firewall, which is dedicated for educational purpose, is proposed and will be demonstrated. Edu-Firewall offers advanced educational security functions that are not available in current commercial firewalls. Edu- Firewall is simple and offer an easy-to-use friendly graphical interface. Also, Edu-Firewall will have a much lower price, compared to the available commercial firewall devices. Educational institutions that offer hands-on lab exercises on firewalls can use Edu-Firewall device to allow students to better anatomize network traffic filtering concepts and firewall configuration, and to enhance student's hands-on security skill.


Authors: Zouheir Trabelsi and Vasiqullah Molvizadah (UAE University, UAE)




Demonstration: Implementation of unconscious bus location sensing system with smartphone devices and beacon devices


Abstract: This paper demonstrates a new unconscious sensing system for bus location. Our system is a new type of application based on participatory sensing systems. However, it can perform sensing operation without users' operation. Therefore, we can employ the mechanism to realize practical application such as bus location systems. Our sensing system consists of a beacon device, a smartphone application and a cloud service. The beacon device is installed on a bus to activate the smartphone application. The smartphone application can upload a bus location to the cloud service when the smartphone application detects the beacon device. The cloud service manages the bus location and distributes them for smartphone applications. The demonstration shows a prototype system for a bus location system based on the new participatory sensing mechanism.


Authors: Katsuyuki Tanaka and Katsuhiro Naito (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)


Demonstration: Demonstration of Kapuer: A privacy policy manager on Android

Abstract: In this demonstration, we present KAPUER, a system for managing users' privacy policies on Android. The system includes an authorization recommendation engine that learns user's preferences in terms of privacy and proposes him high level rules to protect his privacy from applications. Kapuer also provides a interface to manage all the rules it has created.


Authors: Arnaud Oglaza (Université de Toulouse & Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), France); Romain Laborde (Université Paul Sabatier, France); Pascale Zaraté (Université de Toulouse, France)



Demonstration: An Energy-aware End-to-End Crowdsensing Platform: Sensarena


Abstract: Nowadays, smart-devices come with a rich set of built-in sensors besides being full-fledged processing and communicating handsets. This empowers the crowd to collect and share sensed data about various city-related phenomena, a new paradigm denoted as Crowdsensing. In this context, we introduce Sensarena; an end-to-end general-use crowdsensing platform which consists of three main elements: two different android- based applications and a central server. The first mobile application is destined to the participants to conduct sensing campaigns and the second is for requestors to submit their sensing requests. Besides, the server side is designed to host energy-aware sensing tasks assignment mechanisms and storage of different types of data. The developed platform has been exhaustively tested for different scenarios and proved a competitive performance while responding to both participants and requestors requirements.


Authors: Rim Ben Messaoud (LIGM - University Paris-Est, France); Zeineb Rejiba (Université Paris Est Marne La Vallée, France); Yacine Ghamri-Doudane (University of la Rochelle, France)



Demonstration: The Sensorian IoT Platform


Abstract: Sensorian [1] is an add-on sensor shield that transforms the Raspberry Pi into an IOT platform. This academic project has been successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The product has been developed and 400 boards have been shipped. If accepted at CCNC 2016, we will demo some of the possible applications for teaching, research, and industry.



Authors: Qusay Mahmoud (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada); Dhimiter Qendri (UOIT, Canada)



Demonstration: Indoor Air Quality Monitoring though Software Defined Infrastructures

Abstract: In this demonstration we use a prototype of a Wireless Sensor Node along with a Software Defined Infrastructure to monitor the quality of the air in different classrooms at a University. Specifically, a number of wireless nodes are deployed in different classrooms. Each node has a number of sensors to monitor the air quality in the room. A number of relay nodes forward the data to a vCPE, which delivers the data to a Smart Edge. In the vCPE and the Smart Edge, a monitoring and analytic system, called MonArch, is used for collection, storage and analytic purposes of the monitoring data.


Authors: Petros Spachos (University of Guelph, Canada); Alberto Leon-Garcia, Hadi Bannazadeh and Jieyu Lin (University of Toronto, Canada)