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The Extreme Conference on Communication (ExtremeCom) brings together researchers and practitioners in areas related to communications in rural and remote environments, in order to gain experience and insight into the challenges that such environments pose for the network and the users. We welcome a broad range of topics concerning both technical and economical aspects, for example delay tolerant networks and other networking paradigms, business and services models, low power devices and protocols, user experiences and web applications.
Following on from the success of ExtremeCom 2009 - The Midnight Sun Expedition in Laponia, Sweden, ExtremeCom 2010 - The Himalayan Expedition in Dharamsala, India, and ExtremeCom 2011 - The Amazon Expedition in Manaus Brazil, we now offer ExtremeCom 2012 - The Swiss Alps Winter Expedition. In this first winter edition, we aim to explore the challenges of the Swiss Alps during winter.
Organized by the ETH Zurich, the conference will combine technical sessions (green powered), a visit of the Permasense sensor testbed and outdoor activities such as snowshoe hikes and igloo building where participants will perform sensor and delay-tolerant networking experiments. We will stay at the Berggasthaus Waldspitz (1903m), a high altitude hut in the Bernese Oberland Swiss Alps.
The immersion will not only give a better idea of both the technical and user requirements of such an harsh environment, but it will also give many opportunities for informal research discussions between the participants. Participants that have their own software for scenarios are encouraged to test and demonstrate it within this environment.
The technical presentations and demos will take place at the hut but also at the Jungfraujoch (Tof of Europe - 3454m), for one of the highest technical session ever. We will rely as much as possible on solar panels and wind turbines to power smartphones, notebooks and beamers. Focus will still be on informal research discussions, with the hope that the testbed visits and field experience will give participants the ability to discuss the topics in a new light.
Due to logistics, the number of participants will be limited. Priority will be given to authors of papers and those who register first.