Welcome to the Extreme Conference on Communication and Computing!check past edition: ExtremeCom 2014

The Extreme Conference on Communication and Computing (ExtremeCom) brings together researchers and practitioners in areas related to communications in rural, remote or other extreme environments, and computing in extreme operating conditions such as extreme temperatures, energy constraints, involving extreme quantities ("big data") and/or extremely large-scale systems, and extreme levels of threat and uncertainty, in order to gain experience and insight into the challenges that such environments pose for the system, the network and the users.

We welcome a broad range of topics concerning both technical and economical aspects, for example wireless communication, mobile computing, low power devices and protocols, delay tolerant networks and other networking paradigms, distributed computing paradigms, big data, distributed systems, cloud computing, business and services models, user experiences and web applications. Researches addressing computing challenges in general mobile environments (even not completely extreme) are also welcomed by the conference.

Following on from the success of ExtremeCom 2009 - The Midnight Sun Expedition in Laponia, Sweden, ExtremeCom 2010 - The Himalayan Expedition in Dharamsala, India, ExtremeCom 2011 - The Amazon Expedition in Manaus, Brazil, ExtremeCom 2012 - The Swiss Alps Winter Expedition in Zurich, Switzerland, ExtremeCom 2013 - The Volcanic Expedition in the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano region in Iceland, and ExtremeCom 2014 - The Galápagos Expedition, we present the ExtremeCom 2015 edition: The Savannah Expedition.

Submission guidelines

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Participants should submit 6 page papers about ideas and visions about the topics of the conference or demo proposals to be shown during the conference. Visionary and thought-provoking papers that are likely to generate much discussion during the conference are especially solicited. The aim of the conference is to maintain an informal environment, where new research ideas can be discussed and developed. We also hope to have a demo session where participants can show their implementations and systems. If you want to show a demo, please submit a 2 page demo proposal using the same submission system as for conference papers.

We only accept PDF files, no greater than 6 pages in length (2 pages for the demos), including text, figures and references. Manuscripts should use the ACM templates (for LaTeX, please use Option 2 files), with 9pt fonts. Topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Testbeds for large-scale sustainable testing of moobile communication systems
  • Real deployments of networks in extreme environments
  • Business and service models for networks in rural, remote, and other challenging environments
  • Delay tolerant networking
  • User experience research
  • Big data research such as mining and modeling of mobility and social network
  • Cloud computing for extreme scalability
  • Mesh networks and sensor networks
  • Low-power and intermittent-power protocols
  • Mechanisms for emergency and urgent communications
  • Distributed computing for mobile environments
  • Networked applications and services
  • Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and networking
  • Security, privacy, and trustworthiness of extreme communications
  • Underwater networking
  • Robotic communications and mobile augmented reality

Due to logistics, the number of participants will be limited. Priority will be given to authors of papers and those who register first.

Important dates

We are sorry to announce that since many prospective participants had strong concerns about the current security situation in Kenya and thus decided not to submit, we will unfortunately have to cancel this year's edition of ExtremeCom. We take your concerns seriously and are strongly committed to keeping all our participants safe during our event. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but rest assured that we are already working on new and even more exciting plans for the summer of 2016.

Submission deadline: June 5, 2015 May 21, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 21, 2015
Early registration deadline: July 1, 2015
Registration deadline: July 15, 2015
Conference dates: August 1-7, 2015