The 3rd International Workshop on Human Mobility Computing and Privacy (HuMoComP 2015)

Held in conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2015)
June 15, 2015 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

HuMoComP 2015


June 15, 2015


09:00 - 14:00


HuMoComP 2015

Aims:This is the third of a successful series of workshops that aims to act as a bridge between human mobility, privacy, security and mobile data management.
Human mobility computing aims to acquire more insights about human daily life, including the activities, behaviors, habits, preferences and lifestyles by integrating a variety of heterogeneous data sources and by applying a range of techniques in multiple disciplines. In the past few years, the data capturing aspects of human mobility became widely available in the real world, e.g., mobile phone records, GPS traces of vehicles and pedestrians, ticketing logs of public transportation, geo-tagged Web objects, as well as records from roadside sensor networks. As a result, we have a better chance to develop effective strategies and build intelligent systems that play critical roles in areas like public health, traffic engineering, urban planning and economic forecasting.

Detailed movement data does not only provide valuable information, but it often poses a threat to the privacy and security of users and companies, who are behind the digital location and trajectory data. Movement data can reveal the exact location of a user in real time to third parties, which is a violation of user privacy by per se. But it is not only the user location that is revealed by location traces; studying the movement patterns of a user can reveal sensitive information as the location of her home, where she works, religious preferences and even indicate health problems. To counter privacy and security risks, a series of technologies for protecting user privacy and security have been developed including data anonymization methods, protocols for securely posing location based queries and cryptographic methods for exchanging location information in location based social networks.

The HuMoComP workshop is an integration of the workshop on Human Mobility Computing and the workshop on Privacy and Security for Moving Objects, both of which were organized for the first time during IEEE MDM 2013 in Milan, Italy (June 2013).

Discussion: The workshop will be organized in a manner that fosters interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants. Besides regular papers, we will also consider vision, retrospective and work-in-progress papers that have the potential to stimulate debate on existing solutions or open challenges. We additionally plan to accept a limited number of demonstration papers where researchers and technologists will have the opportunity to describe an innovative system or tool in the area of data management for mobile and wireless access. We discourage the submission of incremental papers. This year's program is also expected to feature a keynote speech and a panel discussion on newly-emerging or controversial topics.

The topics of interest are related to the full spectrum of mobile data management topics pertinent to human mobility and privacy/security, particularly:

Human Mobility Computing Topics:

  • Activity and behavior mining from human mobility data
  • Big-data processing of human mobility data
  • Data quality and uncertainty issues study on human mobility data
  • Delay-tolerant and opportunistic human mobility networks
  • Discovery of human mobility patterns
  • Efficient indexing and processing for large-scale trajectories
  • Human mobility data compression
  • Human mobility computing in the Cloud
  • Human mobility testbeds
  • Human mobility social and crowdsourcing applications
  • Integration of heterogeneous human mobility data sources
  • Intelligent POI recommendation systems
  • Indoor human mobility applications and systems
  • Impacts of external incidents on human mobility
  • Mobility aware protocols
  • Participatory sensing and wearable systems
  • Platforms and applications for sensing and acquiring human mobility data
  • Privacy issues in human mobility data
  • Real-time analysis for streaming trajectory data
  • Semantic annotation and tagging for human moving trajectories
  • Social behaviour analysis on location-based social networks
  • Theoretic and/or empirical modelling of human mobility data

Privacy and Security Topics:

  • Privacy-preserving analysis/mining of movement and location data
  • Privacy-preserving publishing of movement and location data
  • Anonymity in location-based services
  • Information hiding in geospatial data
  • Interdisciplinary approaches and studies for location data(e.g., law, economy, sociology, etc. )
  • Privacy policies in location based social networks
  • Secure and private protocols for exchanging location information
  • Systems for anonymous provision of location based services
  • Security and privacy metrics for location data and location based services
  • Utility and quality metrics for anonymized spatial data
  • Quality of service metrics for anonymous location-based services
  • Surveys of attacks against location based data, services and social networks
  • Experience papers from real-world privacy solutions for movement data
  • Presence-based access control
  • Privacy personalization based on context
  • Case studies/real world applications of context-aware privacy and security


9:00 - 10:30 (1h-30m): Opening and Keynote: Joint Keynote Speaker with Mobisocial 2015 Workshop: Prof. Christian S. Jensen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Keynote Title: Querying of Geo-Textual Web Content: Concepts and Techniques

10:30 - 11:00 (30m): Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 (1h-30m): Session 1: Human Mobility Queries and Analytics
+ "An Analysis of the Walking Environmental Factors Affecting the Stress of Pedestrians for Route"
Hiroki Kitabayash (Kyoto University, Japan), Xinpeng Zhang (Kyoto University, Japan),
Yasuhito Asano (Kyoto University, Japan), Masatoshi Yoshikawa (Kyoto University, Japan)

+ "Top-k Query based Dynamic Scheduling for IoT-enabled Smart City Waste Collection"
Theodoros Anagnostopoulos (ITMO University, Russia), Arkady Zaslavsky (CSIRO, Australia & ITMO University, Russia),
Alexey Medvedev, Sergei Khoruzhnicov (ITMO University, Russia)

+ "SensePresence: Infrastructure-less Occupancy Detection for Opportunistic Sensing Applications"
MD Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan (University of Maryland - Baltimore County, USA), H M Sajjad Hossain (University of Maryland - Baltimore County, USA),
Nirmalya Roy (University of Maryland - Baltimore County, USA)

12:30 - 13:30 (1h): Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00 (1h-30m): Session 2: Trajectories and Privacy
+ "Exploring Institution-Based Mobility"
Clio Andris (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Zoe Andris (Kenyon College, USA)

+ "Differentially Private Real-time Data Release over Infinite Trajectory Streams"
Yang Cao (Kyoto University, Japan), Masatoshi Yoshikawa (Kyoto University, Japan))

+ "BusMate: Understanding Mobility Behavior for Trajectory-Based Advertising"
Khaled Ammar (University of Waterloo, Canada), Abdullah Elsayed (University of Waterloo, Canada),
Mohamed Sabri (University of Waterloo, Canada),
Michael Terry (University of Waterloo, Canada)

15:00 - 15:30 (30min): Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 (1h-30m): Panel
Panel Title: Human Mobility Computing and Privacy: Fad or Reality?
Panel Moderators:
Adam Lee (University of Pittsburgh, USA),
Konstantinos Pelechrinis (University of Pittsburgh, USA),
Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Panel Participants:
Clio Andris, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Marco Pistoia, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Mohamed Sarwat, Arizona State University, USA
Karine Bennis Zeitouni, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

17:00 - 17:15 (15m): Closing Remarks

Submission Instructions And Proceedings

HuMoComP 2015

Manuscripts in the following categories will be considered for publication in the IEEE Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Human Mobility Computing:

+ Regular papers (max. 6 pages): The submission should describe significant theoretical and/or experimental contributions to the area of human mobility and mobile data management.

+ Demo papers (max. 3 pages): The submission should describe the architecture, implementation and usage of innovative tools or systems that fit the context of the workshop. The presentation of demo papers will be conducted in a designated session during the workshop (in the form of short presentations).

+ All of the submissions should be in PDF format and conform to the IEEE MDM'15 proceedings format. Submitted papers must not have been published or currently be under consideration for publication at another venue.

+ All of the submissions will be handled electronically. Each paper will be reviewed by several members of the program committee. Detailed submission information will be posted on the website of the workshop.

+ The workshop proceedings will be published in the IEEE MDM proceedings (volume 2) and electronic versions of the papers will be included in the IEEE DL, DiSC'09 and DBLP.


HuMoComP 2015

+ Paper/Demo Submission: Fri, February 27, 2015 (midnight EST)

+ Notification of acceptance: Tue, March 10, 2015

+ Camera-ready version due: Wed, April 01, 2015

+ Workshop date: Mon, June 15, 2015


Workshop Chairs: Adam J. Lee
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Konstantinos Pelechrinis
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Manolis Terrovitis
Institute for the Management of Information Systems
Research Center Athena, Greece

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Webmaster: Constantinos Costa
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Steering Committee: Ouri Wolfson
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Kai Zheng
University of Queensland, Australia

Program Committee
Georgios Chatzimilioudis University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Muhammad-Aamir Cheema Monash University, Australia
Panos K. Chrysanthis University of Pittsburgh, USA
Josep Domingo-Ferrerm Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Max Egenhofer University of Maine, USA
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis IBM Research, Ireland
Takahiro Hara Osaka Universit, Japan
Yoshiharu Ishikawa Nagoya University, Japan
Christian S. Jensen Aalborg University, Denmark
Vana Kalogeraki Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Panagiotis Karras Skoltech, Russia
Feifei Li University of Utah, USA
John Liagouris Research Center Athena, Greece
Grigorios Loukides Cardiff University, UK
Hua Lu Aalborg University, Denmark
Sergio Mascetti University of Milan, Italy
Kazuhiro Minami Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
Mohamed Mokbel University of Minnesota, USA
Anna Monreale University of Pisa, Italy
Mario Nascimento University of Alberta, Canada
Balaji Palanisamy University of Pittsburgh, USA
Simonas Šaltenis Aalborg University, Denmark
Mohamed Sarwat Arizona State University, USA
Yücel Saygin Sabanci University, Turkey
Mohamed A. Sharaf The University of Queensland, Australia
Weiwei Sun Fudan University, China
Lv-An Tang NEC Laboratories America, USA
Yannis Theodoridis University of Piraeus, Greece
Goce Trajcevski Northwestern University, USA
Xike Xie Aalborg University, Denmark
Xing Xie Microsoft Research, China
Yin Yang Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Man-Lung Yiu Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Wenjie Zhang The University of New South Wales, Australia
Ying Zhang The University of New South Wales, Australia

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