Program, slides & videos of the presentations

Tuesday 4 September

10:00-10:15 Opening: Professor Karl Aberer, MICS Director
10:15-11:15 Keynote: Professor David Tse, UC Berkeley: "The Science of Information: From Communication to DNA Sequencing"

Session on Communication
- Dr. Olivier Dousse, Nokia Research Center, Lausanne: "Percolating information in wireless networks"
- Prof. Michael Gastpar, EPFL and UC Berkeley: "Foundations of Distributed Signal Processing"
- Dr. Thomas Moscibroda, Microsoft Research Asia: "Bounds, Limitations, and Surprising Possibilities: Locality and Scheduling in Large-Scale, Wireless Networks"

12:15-12:30 Pitch talks: Demos
12:30-14:00 Lunch with posters & demos session
14:00-15:00 Keynote: Professor Deborah Estrin, UCLA: "Participatory Sensing for Health"
15:00-16:00 Session on Applications
- Prof. Samarjit Chakraborty, TU Munich: " Why schedule network packet processors since no one talks about them (anymore)?"
- Dr. Kay Römer, ETH Zürich: "Sensor Network Programming for (Educated) Dummies"
- Dr. Andreas Hasler, University Zürich: " Thermal conditions and kinematics of steep bedrock permafrost"
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-17:30 Keynote: Professor Virgil Gligor, CMU: "On the foundations of trust in networks of humans and computers"
17:30-18:00 Session on Computer Science
- Prof. Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, University Fribourg: "Bottom-up Information Integration for the Web of Data"
- Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL: "From Location Privacy to Genomic Privacy"
18:30 Social event (barbecue)

Wednesday 5 September

10:30-10:40 Opening: Professor Philippe Gillet, EPFL Vice-President video
10:40-11:10 MICS overview: Professor Karl Aberer, MICS Director video
11:10-12:30 Environmental monitoring
- Prof. Marc Parlange, EPFL: "Applications of distributed sensing for hydrologic and water resources applications in Alpine Environments and African Savanna" video
- Dr. Stephan Gruber, University of Zurich: "Permasense: Development and application of distributed sensing systems in high-mountain environments" video
- Robin Scheibler: "Safecast: Crowd-sourced citizen-driven mobile sensing of radiation" video

Lunch with posters & demos session

14:15-15:45 Wireless communication in business
- Dr. Philipp Blum, Siemens Building Technologies: "Safety Applications and Wireless Sensor Networks"
- Me Michel Jaccard, Founder & Partner, id est Avocats: Social, Local, Mobile…. but Legal? video
- Jean-David Chamboredon, Chief Executive Officer at ISAI Gestion: "Funding innovation in Europe : progress status & remaining challenges" video
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:30

Startup session
 - Short presentations of startups and demos video
 - Presentation of awards to spinoffs (SensorScope video / Koubachi video)

16:30-17:00 Information and Communication Sciences: Where to Go from Here?: Professor Martin Vetterli, Dean of IC School video
17:00 Farewell drink