PAMCO 2015

Workshop on Privacy-Aware Mobile Computing (PAMCO) 2015

In conjunction with ACM MobiHoc 2015, Hangzhou, China, June 22, 2015

Call for Papers

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from mobile computing and security/privacy communities to discuss topics related to the protection of privacy in mobile computing. We invite both theoretical contributions and implementation/experimentation papers. We especially encourage submissions that discuss privacy threats from emerging applications in mobile environments - e.g., location-based services, mobile apps, wearable computing, etc.

Submissions to the Regular Paper Track should not exceed 10 pages (US letter size) double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. Submissions to the Short Paper Track should not exceed 6 pages in the same format. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf form.

We solicit papers related to the following non-exhaustive list of topics in wireless and mobile computing:

  • Foundations for privacy-aware mobile computing - e.g., key exchange, distribution and management
  • Location privacy
  • Privacy-preserving data collection
  • Privacy-preserving data aggregation and analytics
  • Privacy issues in wearable computing
  • Data analysis on traffic logs
  • Privacy issues in cellular networks, e.g., user identity management in LTE
  • Privacy issues in body-area networks
  • Emerging privacy threats from mobile apps
  • Privacy issues in near-field communication (NFC)
  • Bluetooth security and privacy
  • Secure and privacy-preserving cooperation
  • Jamming and counter measures
  • Capacity and security analysis of covert channels


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Xinwen Fu, UMass Lowell
  • Nan Zhang, The George Washington University

Program Committee

  • Yingfei Dong (University of Hawaii, USA)
  • Yong Guan (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Zhen Ling (Southeast University, China)
  • Matthew Wright (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
  • Tao Xiang (Chongqing University, China)
  • Rui Zhang (University of Hawaii, USA)
  • Haojin Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)


Session I: Keynote I (9:00am - 10:00am)

  • Speaker: Kui Ren, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Title: Securing Emerging Short Range Wireless Communications

Morning Break (10:00am - 10:15am)

Session II: Research Papers (10:15am - 11:45am)

  • Secure Auctions without an Auctioneer via Verifiable Secret Sharing (Presenter: Maya Larson)
  • Rise of Mini-Drones: Applications and Issues (Presenter: Xinwen Fu)
  • Privacy Disclosure from Wearable Devices (Presenter: Yachao Lu)
  • Blind Recognition of Text Input on Mobile Devices via Natural Language Processing (Presenter: Zhen Ling)

Lunch Break (11:45am - 1:15pm)

Session III: Keynote II (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

  • Speaker: Wenyuan Xu, Professor, Zhejiang University
  • Title: AccelPrint: Imperfections of Accelerometers Make Smartphones Trackable
Location: Hangzhou, China. Time: 9am - 4pm, Monday, June 22, 2015.