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Technical program

Friday, January 11

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast and Registration
9:00am - 10:15am Welcome and Keynote
Tarun Vij, Country Program Leader for PATH India
10:15am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:25pm Session I: Mobiles Phones in the Field
Session chair: Sankalp Chhabra (Hewlett Packard, India)

  • Download PDF Making local knowledge matter: Supporting non-literate people to monitor poaching in Congo
    Michalis Vitos (ExCiteS group, University College London), Matthias Stevens (ExCiteS group, University College London), Jerome Lewis (ExCiteS group, University College London), Muki Haklay (ExCiteS group, University College London)

  • Download PDF Mobile video for patient education: The midwives' perspective
    Brittany Fiore-Silvefast (University of Washington), Noah Perin (PATH), Kirti Iyengar (ARTH), Sharad Iyengar (ARTH), Richard Anderson (University of Washington), Carl Hartung (University of Washington), Kiersten Israel-Ballard (PATH)

  • Download PDF Practical Receipt Authentication for Branchless Banking
    Saurabh Panjwani (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs)

  • Download PDF Decentralized Human Milk Banking with ODK Sensors
    Rohit Chaudhri (University of Washington), Darivanh Vlachos (University of Washington), Gaetano Borriello (University of Washington)
12:25pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:30pm Poster JAM session
2:30pm - 3:45pm Poster session (see accepted posters)
3:45pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:30pm Session II: Usability Studies of IVR Systems
Session chair: Vanessa Frias Martinez (Telefonica Research)

  • Download PDF A Hindi Speech Recognizer for an Agricultural Video Search Application
    Kalika Bali (Microsoft Research Labs India), Sunayana Sitaram (Carnegie Mellon University), Sebastien Cuendet (EPFL, Lausanne), Indrani Medhi (Microsoft Research Labs India)

  • Download PDF Gurgaon Idol: A singing competition over Community Radio and IVRS
    Zahir Koradia (IIT Bombay), Piyush Aggarwal (IIT Delhi), Gaurav Luthra (IIT Delhi), Aaditeshwar Seth (IIT Delhi)

  • Download PDF Man versus Machine: Evaluating IVR versus a Live Operator for Phone Surveys in India
    Dipanjan Chakraborty (IIT Delhi), Indrani Medhi (Microsoft Research, India), Edward Cutrell (Microsoft Research, India), William Thies (Microsoft Research, India)
5:30pm - 7:00pm Cocktails and snacks

Saturday, January 12

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast and Registration
8:30am - 9:45am Welcome and Keynote
Brij Kothari, Inventor of Same Language Subtitling and Professor at IIM Ahmedabad India
9:45am - 10:35am Session III: Health Monitoring
Session chair: Amarjeet Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi)

  • Download PDF The Design and Implementation of the PartoPen Maternal Health Monitoring System
    Heather Underwood (University of Colorado Boulder), S. Revi Sterling (University of Colorado Boulder), John K. Bennett (University of Colorado Boulder)

  • Download PDF Mobile Tools for Point-of-Care Diagnostics in the Developing World
    Nicola Dell (University of Washington), Gaetano Borriello (University of Washington)
10:35am - 11:00am Break (25 min)
11:00am - 11:30am Practitioner JAM session
11:30am - 12:45pm Practitioner session (see confirmed practitioners)
12:45pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:40pm Session IV: Network and Systems
Session chair: Jay Chen (New York University)

  • Download PDF Deployments Made Easy: Essentials Of Managing A (Rural) Wireless Mesh Network
    Vijay Gabale (IIT Bombay), Rupesh Mehta (IIT Bombay), Jeet Patani (IIT Bombay), Ramakrishnan Kalyanaraman (IIT Bombay), Bhaskaran Raman (IIT Bombay)

  • Download PDF Experiences, Challenges and Lessons from Rolling Out a Rural WiFi Mesh Network
    Carlos Rey-Moreno (University of the Western Cape), William D. Tucker (University of the Western Cape), Nicola J. Bidwell (Meraka Institute), Zukile Roro (University of the Western Cape), Masbulele Jay Siya (TransCape), Javier Simó-Reigadas (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

  • Download PDF ODK Tables: Building Easily Customizable Information Services on Android Devices
    Waylon Brunette (University of Washington), Hilary K. Worden (University of Washington), Dylan Price (University of Washignton), Richard Anderson (University of Washington), Gaetano Borriello (University of Washington)

  • Download PDF Exploring Playback and Recording of Web-based Audio Media on Low-End Feature Phones
    Akhil Mathur (Bell Labs India), Sharad Jaiswal (Bell Labs India), Shivam Agarwal (IIT Bombay)
3:40pm - 4:15pm Break (35 min)
4:15pm - 5:05pm Session V: Potpourri
Session chair: Sharad Jaiswal (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, India)

  • Download PDF Accurate Speed and Density Measurement for Road Traffic in India
    Rijurekha Sen (IIT Bombay), Andrew Cross (Microsoft Research, India), Aditya Vashistha (Microsoft Research, India), Venkat Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research, India), Edward Cutrell (Microsoft Research, India), William Thies (Microsoft Research, India)

  • Download PDF Forecasting Socioeconomic Trends With Cell Phone Records
    Vanessa Frias-Martinez (Telefonica Research), Cristina Soguero-Ruiz (Telefonica Research), Malvina Josephidou (Telefonica Research), Enrique Frias-Martinez (Telefonica Research)
5:05pm - 5:30pm Closing discussion

Confirmed Practitioners

Accepted Posters

  • Download PDF On the Challenge of Adopting Standard EHR Systems in Developing Countries
  • Richard Ssembatya (University of Cape Town), Anne Kayem (University of Cape Town), Gary Marsden (University of Cape Town)

  • Download PDF Consequences of Deploying Culturally Inclined Earcons in Speech Technology Design for Oral Users in South Africa
  • Tembalethu Jama Ndwe (Rhodes University), Etienne Barnard (North-West University)

  • Download PDF Nutrient Management Decision Support System for Livelihood Security of Farmers
  • Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, (Ekgaon) K. Sasikumar (Ekgaon)

  • Download PDF Run-time delays in the Indian Railways: is traffic the cause?
  • Saptarshi Ghosh (IIT Kharagpur), Himanshu Srivastava (IIT Kharagpur), Sanket Agarwal (IIT Kharagpur), Animesh Mukherjee (IIT Kharagpur)

  • Download PDF A Comparative Study of Voice and Graphical User Interfaces with respect to Literacy Levels
  • Priyanka Chandel (Tata Consultancy Services Limited), Devanuj (IIT Bombay), Pankaj Doke (Tata Consultancy Services Limited)

  • Download PDF A Case for Adaptive Interface for Interactive Voice Response System
  • Siddhartha Ashthana (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi), Pushpendra Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi), Amarjeet Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi)

  • Download PDF Sustainable Employment in India by Crowdsourcing Enterprise Tasks
  • Chithralekha Balamurugan (Xerox Research Center India), Shourya Roy (Xerox Research Center India), Sujit Gujar (Xerox Research Center India)

  • Download PDF A Comprehensive Data Management Framework for Opportunistic Communication on Mobile Phones
  • Arvind Subramanium (IIT Delhi), Sathyam Doraswamy (IIT Delhi), Aaditeshwar Seth (IIT Delhi)

  • Download PDF SAMo: Experimenting a Social Accountability Web Platform
  • Aaron Ciaghi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Birhanu Eshete (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Pietro Molini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Adolfo Villafiorita (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)

  • Download PDF Low Cost Video-Based Traffic Congestion Monitoring Using Phones As Sensors
  • Rose Nakibuule (Makerere University), Joseph Ssenyange (Makerere University), John Quinn (Makerere University)

  • Download PDF KrishiMantra: Agricultural Recommendation System
  • Vikas Kumar (DA-IICT), Vishal Dave (DA-IICT), Rahul Bhadauriya (LDRP Intitute of Technology and Research), Sanjay Chaudhary (DA-IICT)

  • Download PDF Characterizing Dengue spread and severity using Internet media sources
  • Talal Ahmad (LUMS), Nabeel Abdur Rehman (LUMS), Fahad Pervaiz (LUMS), Shankar Kalyanaraman (NYU), Maaz Bin Safeer Ahmad (LUMS), Sunandan Chakraborty (NYU), Umar Saif (LUMS), Lakshminarayanan Subramanian (NYU)

  • Download PDF Evaluating Anonymous Social Networking for HIV Patients with Social Prototypes
  • Aishwarya M Iyengar (IDC, IIT Bombay), Anirudha Joshi (IDC, IIT Bombay)

  • Download PDF Analysis of the Impact of Errors Made During Health Data Collection Using Mobile Phones: Exploring Error Modeling and Automatic Diagnosis
  • Sukhada Palkar (LTI, Carnegie Mellon University), Emma Brunskill (CSD, Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Download PDF Health Education in Rural Communities with Locally Produced and Locally Relevant Multimedia Content
  • Maletsabisa Molapo (University of Cape Town), Gary Marsden (University of Cape Town)

  • Download PDF Supporting Antenatal Care in Developing Countries through Mobile Diagnostic System
  • Abdullah Al Mahmud (Delft University of Technology), David V. Keyson (Delft University of Technology)

  • Download PDF Enhancing Rural Connectivity with Software Defined Networks
  • Shaddi Hasan (UC Berkeley), Yahel Ben-David (UC Berkeley and AirJaldi), Colin Scott (UC Berkeley), Eric Brewer (UC Berkeley and Google), Scott Shenker (UC Berkeley and ICSI)

  • Download PDF MoSen: A Middleware for Mobile Sensor Programming
  • Kshitiz Bakshi (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India), Nishant Jain (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India), Arjun Ahuja (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India), Pushpendra Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India)

  • Download PDF Using Mobile Phone Sensors to Detect Driving Behavior
  • Nikita Juneja (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India), Shruti Kapoor (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India), Pushpendra Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India)

  • Download PDF Exploring the usability of Interactive Voice Response System’s design
  • Siddhartha Ashthana (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology), Pushpendra Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology), Amarjeet Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)

  • Download PDF PaperWeb: Paper-triggered Web Interactions
  • Sriganesh Madhvanath (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, India), Geetha Manjunath (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, India), Suryaprakash Kompalli (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, India), Serene Banerjee (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, India), Sitaram Ramachandrula (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, India), Srinivasu Godavari (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, India)

  • Download PDF Building a Crowdsourcing Community: How Online Social Learning Helps in Poverty Reduction
  • Han Ei CHEW (United Nations University – International Institute for Software), Borort Sort (United Nations University – International Institute for Software), Peter Haddawy (United Nations University – International Institute for Software)

  • Download PDF Google Map Based User Interface for Network Resource Planning in Post Disaster Management
  • Sujoy Saha (National Institute of Technology,Durgapur), Nitin Agarwal (Institute of Engineering & Management,Kolkata), Subrata Nandi (National Institute of Technology,Durgapur)

  • Download PDF A Participatory Video and Audio Platform for Community Interaction Using DVDs and IVR Systems
  • Dipanjan Chakraborty (IIT Delhi), G Sridhar (IIT Delhi), Aaditeshwar Seth (IIT Delhi)

  • Download PDF Towards an information ecosystem for animal disease surveillance using voice services
  • Aditi Sharma Grover (CSIR Meraka Institute), Karen Calteaux (CSIR Meraka Institute), Gerhard van Huyssteen (North-West University)

  • Download PDF Network Measurements in Rural Areas of India
  • Amitsingh Chandele (IIT Delhi), Zahir Koradia (IIT Bombay), Vinay Ribeiro (IIT Delhi), Aaditeshwar Seth (IIT Delhi), Sipat Triukose (NICTA Australia), Sebastien Ardon (NICTA Australia), Anirban Mahanti (NICTA Australia)

  • Download PDF Technology-Assisted Protocolised Healthcare Delivery in Rural Areas of India
  • Daniel J Mathew (IIT Delhi), Aaditeshwar Seth (IIT Delhi)

  • Download PDF A Case Study on the Use of IVR Systems by Visually Impaired People
  • Piyush Aggarwal (IIT Delhi), Gaurav Luthra (IIT Delhi), Zahir Koradia (IIT Bombay), Aaditeshwar Seth (IIT Delhi), Pranay Gadodia (Score Foundation, India), George Abraham (Score Foundation, India), Nikita Jain (Score Foundation, India)

  • Download PDF Identification of Highly Influential Individuals in a Rural Social Network
  • Nandini Bhardwaj (Digital Green), Yash Seth (Digital Green)

  • Download PDF Spread and Sustainability: The Geography and Economics of Speech-Based Services
  • Agha Ali Raza (Carnegie Mellon University), Farhan Ul Haq (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Zain Tariq (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Umar Saif (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Roni Rosenfeld (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Download PDF Tracking Lung Function on any Phone
  • Eric Larson (University of Washington), Mayank Goel (University of Washington), Morgan Redfield (University of Washington), Sonya Heltshe (Seattle Children's Hospital), Margaret Rosenfeld (Seattle Children's Hospital), Gaetano Borriello (University of Washington), Shwetak Patel (University of Washington)

  • Download PDF Micro-mapping with Smartphones for Monitoring Agricultural Development
  • Lutz Frommberger (University of Bremen), Falko Schmid (University of Bremen), Chunyuan Cai (University of Bremen)

  • Download PDF ODK Sensors: an Application-level Sensor Framework for Android devices
  • Rohit Chaudhri (University of Washington), Waylon Brunette (University of Washington), Bruce Hemingway (University of Washington), Gaetano Borriello (University of Washington)

  • Sidharth Chhabra (School of Information, University of Michigan), Joyojeet Pal (School of Information, University of Michigan), Dhruv G (Delhi College of Engineering)

  • Download PDF DocTalk: Extending Doctors' Visits with Personalized Voice Messages
  • Pranav Ramkrishnan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Aditya Vashistha (Microsoft Research India), Edward Cutrell (Microsoft Research India), William Thies (Microsoft Research India)

  • Download PDF Improving Data Collection and Monitoring Through Dynamic Data Analysis
  • Peter Lubell-Doughtie (Columbia University), Prabhas Pokharel (Columbia University), Mark Johnston (Columbia University), Vijay Modi (Columbia University)

  • Download PDF OpenScienceMap: Open and Free Vector Maps for Low Bandwidth Applications
  • alko Schmid (University of Bremen), Michał Władysiak (University of Bremen), Hannes Jannetzek (University of Bremen), Bo Hu (University of Bremen)

  • Download PDF Use of the Memory of Mobile Phones by Illiterate People
  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Cornell university), Maruf Zaber (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology), Shion Guha (Cornell university)