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

Workshop on HotPOST: Hot Topics in Pervasive Mobile and Online Social Networking - Program

The 10th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Pervasive Mobile and

Online Social Networking (HotPOST 2018)


Monday, April 16, 2018 ● 13:30 – 17:30 ● Room: Iolani 5


Mobile devices have become an imperative component of everyday life, and their use will only become more intensive in the foreseeable future. Bell Labs recently predicts that, by 2020, the consumption demand for digital content and services on mobile and portable devices will see a global average increase of 30 to 45 times from 2014 levels—with some markets experiencing as much as a 98-fold jump. This huge demand stimulates multiple technology developments such as mobile edge computing, Internet of things, wearables, and crowdsourcing. Meanwhile, as a fundamental part of numerous services including messaging, gaming, advertising, recommending, commercing, and content sharing, online social networking needs to be provisioned and used via mobile devices in any place at any time. From 2016 onwards, Facebook has had around 1 billion monthly active users who accessed it via mobile devices only. Utilizing the emerging mobile technologies to enable pervasive and enriched online social interactions has become a vital trend.

The 10th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Pervasive Mobile and Online Social Networking (HotPOST) aims to bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners who work on mobile computing, online social networks, and the intersection of both, to identify the new problems and discuss the latest research ideas and results, especially those related to emerging technologies. HotPOST 2018 focuses on all aspects about mobile and online social networking, including architecture, design, implementation, measurement, modeling, algorithm, and analysis.


Lei Jiao (University of Oregon, USA)

Aaron Yi Ding (Technical University of Munich, Germany)



13:30 – 13:35

Opening Session

Chairs: Lei Jiao, Aaron Yi Ding


13:35 – 14:20

Keynote Session


Algorithmic Foundation Towards a Robust, Adaptive and Decentralized Cloud under Uncertain and Dynamic Demand

Xiaojun Lin (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA)


14:20 – 15:00

Session 1


Efficient Heuristic Algorithms for Positive-Influence Dominating Set in Social Networks

Faisal N. Abu-Khzam, Karine Lamaa (Lebanese American University, Lebanon)


GroupCast: Preference-Aware Cooperative Video Streaming with Scalable Video Coding

Anis Elgabli, Vaneet Aggarwal (Purdue University, USA)


15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break


15:30 – 17:30

Session 2


A Comparative Analysis of School Pupils’ Daily Habits in Germany and China

Xiaoming Fu (University of Göttingen, Germany), Hong Huang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China; University of Göttingen, Germany), Xiang-Yang Li, Haisheng Tan (University of Science and Technology of China, China), Jie Tang (Tsinghua University, China)


Towards Characterizing Blockchain-based Cryptocurrencies for Highly-Accurate Predictions

Muhammad Saad, Aziz Mohaisen (University of Central Florida, USA)


A Fast, Secure, Reliable, and Resilient Data Transfer Framework for Pervasive IoT Applications

Raffaele Montella, Mario Ruggieri (University of Naples Parthenope, Italy), Sokol Kosta (Aalborg University, Denmark)


An Architecture for Interspatial Communication

Anil Madhavapeddy, KC Sivaramakrishnan, Gemma Gordon (University of Cambridge, UK), Thomas Gazagnaire (Tarides, France)


Message-Passing Cooperative Localization in Sensor Networks with AOA Measurements

Mingyue Ding, Shengchu Wang, Zhongyan Huang, Konglin Zhu, Ling Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)


Application-agnostic Remote Access for Bluetooth Low Energy

Natalya Rozhnova, Marc-Olivier Buob, Richard Douville (Nokia Bell Labs, France)