Program Outline

Please note that the following tentative program is subject to slight changes. Participants are required to arrive in Iceland on August 23, as we will leave from Reykjavik early in the morning on August 24. More details about the exact meeting point and exact time will be provided provided later on this page.


  • Saturday, August 24
    Leave from Reykjavik early in the morning, drive to Skógar. Volcano Center visit, glacier walk, and stay ovenight in Skógar.
  • Sunday, August 25
    Set out in the morning for a hike on the Fimmvörðuháls trail. Arrive in Básar and spend the night there.
  • Monday, August 26
    Hike in Þórsmörk (from Básar to Volcano Huts). Stay overnight in Volcano Huts and enjoy hot springs.

Technical conference

The technical sessions will take place in Volcano Huts from Tuesday 27th August in the morning, until Thursday 29th August when we will drive back to Reykjavik in the afternoon.

Tuesday, August 27
  • 9.30-10.00 Welcome from the chairs
    • Logistics
    • Information about available software
  • 10-10.50 Keynote
    • Prof. Gunnar Karlsson, KTH, Sweden
      Title: Opportunistic Communication at the Fringe of Networking
      Abstract: Two most enduring concepts from the telephony era are the handset, still being the preeminent design for phones, and the continuous connection. Despite the introduction of datagrams we have systems that tacitly assume uninterrupted connectivity among all communicating parties. We now enter the age of intermittent communication among mobile devices at the fringe of wireless networking. I will give a personal view on research opportunities for opportunistic delay-tolerant communication, such as the use of millimeter-wave transmission and application centered research, and discuss remaining hurdles in system design to make communication between mobile devices possible and efficient.
      Bio of the speaker: Gunnar Karlsson is professor of KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, since 1998; he is director of the Laboratory for Communication Networks. He has previously worked for IBM Zurich Research Laboratory and the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS). His Ph.D. is from Columbia University, New York, and he holds an M.Sc. from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been visiting professor at EPFL, Switzerland, the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland, and ETH Zurich in Switzerland. His current research relates to network architecture, quality of service, wireless LAN and opportunistic communication.
  • 11.15-12.15 Technical Session 1 (chair: Jó Ágila Bitsch Link)
    • Carlo Alberto Boano, Hjalmar Wennerström, Marco Antonio Zúñiga, James Brown, Chamath Keppitiyagama, Felix Jonathan Oppermann, Utz Roedig, Lars-Åke Nordén, Thiemo Voigt and Kay Römer.
      Hot Packets: A Systematic Evaluation of the Effect of Temperature on Low Power Wireless Transceivers.
    • Sebastian Schildt, Stephan Rottmann and Lars Wolf.
      Communication Architecture, Challenges and Paradigms for Robotic Firefighters.
  • 12.15-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-15.00 Technical Session 2 (chair: Alfredo Goldman)
    • Hjalmar Wennerström, Liam McNamara, Christian Rohner and Lars-Åke Nordén.
      Transmission Errors in a Sensor Network at the Edge of the World.
    • Frédéric Guidec, Djamel Benferhat and Patrice Quinton.
      Monitoring the Health of Mobile Subjects Using Disruption-Tolerant Wireless Sensors (Invited Talk).
  • 15.00-15.30 Coffee break
  • 15.30-16.00 Demo presentations in plenary (chair: Anders Lindgren)
    • Iza Marfisi-Schottman, Gunnar Karlsson and Jonas Celander Guss.
      Opphos - A Participative Light and Sound Show Using Mobile Phones in Crowds.
    • Stephan Rottmann, Sebastian Schildt, Keno Garlichs and Lars Wolf.
      Using DTN for Controlling a Vehicle with a Self Deployed WSN.
    • Paul Smith, Jó Ágila Bitsch Link and Klaus Wehrle.
      Opportunistic Deployment Support for Wireless Sensor Networks.
    • Angela Hennessy and Amy Alford.
      Identity-Based Cryptography in DTN2.
    • Yves Mahéo, Frédéric Guidec, Djamel Benferhat and Patrice Quinton.
      Disruption-Tolerant Cardiac Monitoring using Community Hotspots.
  • 16.00-17.00 Demo Session
  • 17.30-19.00 Hot springs
  • After 19.00 Dinner and Opphos Outdoor Demo by Iza Marfisi-Schottman
Wednesday, August 28
  • 9.30-11.00 Technical Session 3
    • Daniel Cesarini.
      Experiences from Deployments of Automatic Weather Stations in Glacier Environments (Invited Talk).
    • Marco Avvenuti, Luca Cassano, Daniel Cesarini and Silvia Mandalà.
      Simulation of Automatic Weather Stations for the Energy Estimation of Sensing and Communication Software Policies.
    • Pan Hui.
      A Markov Jump Process Model for Large Scale Urban Vehicular Mobility.
  • 11.00-11.30 Break
  • 11.30-12.30 Technical Session 4: Work in progress session (chair: Angela Hennessy)
    • Anders Lindgren, Elwyn Davies and Avri Doria.
      WiP: Generic Opportunistic Routing Framework.
    • Milson Monteiro, Alfredo Goldman and Guilherme Amantéa.
      WiP: A Framework to Evaluate Routing Protocols on Mobile Networks using Realistic Scenarios.
  • 12.30-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-15.30 Technical Session 5 (chair: Micheal Doering)
    • Elwyn Davies, Stephen Farrell, Alex McMahon and Kerry Hartnett.
      Information Centric Networking in a DTN Environment: The NetInf Protocol and Routing Considerations from a Field Trial.
    • Jó Ágila Bitsch Link, Alaa Alhamoud and Klaus Wehrle.
      A Global One-Way Control Channel for Opportunistic Networks.
    • Thierry Monteil.
      Spreading Huge Free Software without Internet Connection via Self-Replicating USB Keys.
  • 15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
  • 16.00-17.00 Sum Up and Goodbye, plans for next year.
  • 19.00 Dinner
Thursday, August 29
  • 8.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00Leave for Reykjavik