Microsoft Research's Seventh Annual Networking Summit will bring together researchers from academia and industry to discuss the new challenges in building mobile + cloud applications. The cross-disciplinary agenda of this summit will include presentations and discussions on creating the "newest and hottest" applications and more.
Wireless technologies, such as LTE, LTE Advanced, HSPA+, EVDO-RevB, WiMAX, and high-speed Wi-Fi, are enabling anytime, anywhere Internet connectivity. In addition, large-scale cloud infrastructure from Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon and Google, provide abundant computational and storage resources with low programming and management overheads. These two developments compel us to rethink the current end-to-end design of mobile applications, ranging from software stacks on mobile devices to back-end services in the cloud. The cross-disciplinary agenda of this summit will include presentations and discussions on creating the "newest and hottest" applications, overcoming the fundamental limitations in energy and physical capabilities, optimizing OS and networking stack, protecting the security of user data, and identifying proof-of-concept demonstrations. The objective is to take a critical and deep look at the nascent field, and to prioritize research problems to realize next-generation mobile applications.