IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Workshop on AoI: Age of Information - Program

The 1st International Workshop on the Age of Information

 (AoI Workshop 2018)

Monday, 16 April, 2018 ● 08:00– 17:00 ● Room: Honolulu 3


The freshness of information is of fundamental importance in information-update and data analytics applications (e.g., crowdsourcing, financial trading, social networks, and online learning), as well as networked monitoring and control systems (e.g., sensor networks, airplane/vehicular control, robotics networks, Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems). The Age of Information is a new concept that can serve as a performance metric for characterizing the freshness of information, as a means for fundamental research, and as a tool in numerous applications. Recent research advances on the Age of Information suggest that many well-known design principles (e.g., for providing high throughput and low delay) that lead to the success of traditional data networks are inappropriate and need to be re-examined for enhancing information freshness in the rapidly emerging real-time applications.

The 1st Workshop on the Age of Information (AoI Workshop) will provide a forum where researchers and technical experts can share the latest research insights, and present key and emerging results on the Age of Information, and identify new challenges and opportunities.


Yin Sun (Auburn University, USA)
Anthony Ephremides (University of Maryland, USA)




Opening Session

Chairs: Yin Sun, Anthony Ephremides


08:10 – 10:00

Session 1 Age in Queues and Networks

Average Age of Information for Status Update Systems with an Energy Harvesting Server
Shahab Farazi (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Andrew G. Klein (Western Washington University, USA), Donald R. Brown, III (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Age of Information in a Network of Preemptive Servers
Roy Yates (Rutgers University, USA)
Status Updates in a multi-stream M/G/1/1 preemptive queue
Elie Najm, Emre Telatar (EPFL, Switzerland)
Statistical Guarantee Optimization for Age of Information for the D/G/1 Queue
Jaya Prakash Varma Champati, James Gross, Hussein Al-Zubaidy (KTH, Sweden)
Age-Optimal Updates of Multiple Information Flows
Yin Sun (Auburn University), Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu (Middle-East Technical University, Turkey), Sastry Kompella (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)


10:00–10:30 Coffee Break



Session 2: Active Source Updates and Remote Estimation

Optimal Status Updating for an Energy Harvesting Sensor with a Noisy Channel
Songtao Feng, Jing Yang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
A Dynamic Jamming Game for Real-Time Status Updates
Yuanzhang Xiao (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA), Yin Sun (Auburn University)
Minimizing Content Staleness in Dynamo-Style Replicated Storage Systems
Jing Zhong, Roy Yates, Emina Soljanin (Rutgers University, USA)
Towards an Effective Age of Information: Remote Estimation of a Markov Source
Clement Kam, Sastry Kompella, Gam Nguyen (Naval Research Laboratory, USA), Jeffrey Wieselthier (Wieselthier Research, USA), Anthony Ephremides (University of Maryland, USA)


12:00–13:30 Lunch



Session 3: Age and its Applications in Networks

Minimizing Age of Correlated Information for Wireless Camera Networks
Qing He, György Dán, Viktoria Fodor (KTH, Sweden)
Age-Optimal Trajectory Planning for UAV-Assisted Data Collection
Juan Liu (Ningbo University, P.R. China), Xijun Wang (Xidian University, P.R. China), Bo Bai (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Hong Kong), Huaiyu Dai (NC State University, USA)
Uplink Age of Information of Unilaterally Powered Two-way Data Exchanging Systems
Yunquan Dong (Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, P.R. China), Zhengchuan Chen (Chongqing University, P.R. China), Pingyi Fan (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
A Game Theoretic Approach to DSRC and WiFi Coexistence

Sneihil Gopal, Sanjit K Kaul (IIIT, India)



15:00–15:30 Coffee Break



Session 4: Panel Discussion: How Significant is the Age of Information Concept?