Program Outine

(c) airJaldi, 2010.

To help you book your flights!

  • September 4: Arrive in Dharamsala. Information session in the evening.
  • September 5: Leave for the mountains early in the morning.
  • September 5-8: Hiking part of the workshop.
  • September 8: Breakfast in mountains and leave for Dharamsala.
  • September 8 lunch - September 10 lunch: Technical workshop in Dharamsala.

Keynote Talks

We are pleased to announce that this year, the program of ExtremeCom will include two keynote talks:

  • Prof. S Keshav, Professor at the University of Waterloo.
    S. Keshav is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Tetherless Computing at the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada and the Editor of ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. Earlier in his career he was a researcher at Bell Labs and an Associate Professor at Cornell. He is the author of a widely used graduate textbook on computer networking. He has been awarded the Director's Gold Medal at IIT Delhi, the Sakrison Prize at UC Berkeley, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Best Student Paper award at ACM SIGCOMM, a Best Paper award at ACM MOBICOM, and two Test-of-Time awards from ACM SIGCOMM. He is a co-founder of three startups: Ensim Corporation, GreenBorder Technologies, and Astilbe Networks. His current interests are in the use of tetherless computing for rural development, and for gaining efficiency in energy generation, transmission, and consumption. Keshav received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Delhi in 1986 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1991, both in Computer Science.

  • Michael Ginguld, CEO of airJaldi.org
    Michael was born and raised in a kibbutz in Israel. He has more than 15 years of experience working with community and rural development projects in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal and Israel. Michael worked and lived in Dharamsala between 1998 and 2002, and returned to India in the beginning of 2007 to join airJaldi. Michael holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands, and an MA in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Michael is based in Dharamsala, India.

Detailed Technical Program

September 4: 19.00 Information session and dinner at House of Peace

September 5-7: In the mountains.

September 8:

8.00Breakfast in the mountains
9.00Leave the mountains and go to Dharamsala
13.00Arrive in Dharamsala
Lunch and check-in at hotels
15.30Technical workshop begins - welcome by the chairs
16.00-17.00Keynote address (title TBC) - S. Keshav, University of Waterloo, Canada
17.15-18.45Paper/technical session 1

September 9:
9.30-10.30Keynote address (title TBC) - Michael Ginguld, airJaldi.org
11.00-12.00Paper session 2
13.30-14.30Paper session 3
14.45-15.45Panel: "DTNs and legacy networks working together for ICT4D - technological, societal, and business challenges" (panelists TBC)
15.45-16.10Demo talks (5-10 min per demo)
16.10-17.00Demo and poster session (including refreshments)
17.00-18.00Paper session 4

September 10:
9.30-10.45Paper session 5
10.45-11.45Workshop wrap-up
Participants depart from Dharamsala