Workshop on Latest Advances in Internet Research and Social Computing


Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok

Bankok, Thailand

9:00-17:00, March 6, 2015



Workshop Chairs:

Xiaoming Fu (University of Goettingen, Germany)

Surasak Sanguangpongs (Kasetsart University, Thailand)


Local Chair:

Anan Phonphoem (Kasetsart University, Thailand)


Workshop Program:

09:00-09:10 Participant Self-Introduction and Program Wrap-up

09:00-10:10 Keynote: Socialising the Internet of Things

Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge, UK)


IoT, to date, is a bit of a damp squib. Given the scale of smart phone deployment, and the Internet, Web and Cloud, it ought to be a slam dunk. So what are the problems?

       What do users really want or need? Do we want gadget led design, or should we be doing something a bit more user centric in terms of design? What about all the old stuff they have that works "fine"? (Cue stories of LCD displays that go dark when not in use, replacing nice rotary rheostat controllers for various things).

       Users, plural - AAA, security/privacy is really hard for a system with many roles - take the mess that is social media privacy or even just Terms & Conditions - then multiple by a factor of 1000, stir, and watch the melting pot boil over.

       You seriously think we can cope with 50M devices down (out of 50,000) in the UK at any one time? A singly broadband engineer call-out loses the annual profit from that user for an ISP for a year. We've got something about 1000 times as complex, so we're looking either at 10 nines availability, or else something that self-repairs (autonomic recovery) - that might be a bit trickier that we thing...

       Batteries not included

Short biography: Prof. Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Lab, at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Computer Science at University College London. He graduated in Physics from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1979, then got his MSc in Computing in 1981, and PhD in 1993 both from UCL. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the ACM, the British Computer Society, the IET, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the IEEE.

10:10-10:30 Morning coffee/tea break

10:30-12:00 Session 1: Building and Analyzing Social Networks

Punpiti Piamsa-nga (Kasetsart University, Thailand): Building an Objective-based Social Network

Xiaoming Fu (University of Goettingen, Germany): SOUP: an Online Social Networks by the People, For the People

Weixiong Rao (Tongji University, China): Botnet detection by elastic complex event processing (CEP)

12:00-13:30 Lunch at 5th Floor

13:30-15:00 Session 2: Mobile Data Collection and Modeling

Yong Li (Tsinghua University, China): Mobile Traffic Tide: Modeling and Applications

Eiko Yoneki (University of Cambridge, UK): Digital Epidemiology: Challenges in Data Collection in Developing African Countries

Pan Hui (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) & Anders Lindgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden): Challenges and experiences of data collection and communications in extreme environments

15:00-15:30 Afternoon coffee/tea break

15:30-17:00 Open Discussions