MSN 2023
The 19th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN 2023)
December 14-16, 2023 · Nanjing, China
Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE IEEE

Multi-modal Sensing in the Age of Big Models


Chair:  Prof. Lei Xie, Nanjing University, China


Members:  Prof. Qian Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

Prof. Kui Ren, Zhejiang University, China

Prof. Zhou Su, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Prof. Fan Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Prof. Huan Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen campus, China




Lei Xie is a Professor and vice chair of the Department of Computer Science and Technology in Nanjing University. He is CCF Distinguished Member, CCF Distinguished Speaker. His research interests include multimodal sensing, pervasive and mobile computing, and Industrial Internet of things. He has published over 130 papers in TON, TMC, MOBICOM, UBICOMP, MobiHoc, INFOCOM etc. He has published a monograph "RFID: Principles, Protocols and System Design" in Science Press. He received the first prize of Jiangsu Science and Technology Prize in 2016 and 2019, respectively. His research projects have been reported by a number of many high-end media, including CCTV, Jiangsu City Channel, SoHu, Sina, etc.


Dr. Zhang joined Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Sept. 2005 where she is now Tencent Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She is also serving as the co-director of Huawei-HKUST innovation lab and the director of digital life research center of HKUST. Before that, she was in Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, from July 1999, where she was the research manager of the Wireless and Networking Group. Dr. Zhang has published more than 400 refereed papers in international leading journals and key conferences. She is the inventor of more than 50 granted international patents. Her current research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), smart health, mobile computing and sensing, wireless networking, as well as cyber security. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science (HKAES). Dr. Zhang has received MIT TR100 (MIT Technology Review) world's top young innovator award. She received the Best Paper Awards in several international conferences. Dr. Zhang served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing (TMC) from 2020 to 2022. She is a member of Steering Committee of IEEE Infocom. Dr. Zhang received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Wuhan University, China, in 1994, and 1999, respectively, all in computer science.


Dr. Kui Ren is a Qiushi Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, an ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and CCF Fellow. He currently serves as the Dean of the College of Cyberspace Research, the Executive Vice Director of the State Key Laboratory of Blockchain and Data Security, and a member of the Academic Committee at Zhejiang University. He has previously held positions as a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor and Director of the Ubiquitous Information Security and Privacy Lab at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Professor Kui Ren's research focuses on data security, privacy protection, AI security, and IoT security. He has led numerous research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Zhejiang Province's leading innovative teams, the National Science Foundation of the USA, the US Department of Energy, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, the National Research Foundation of Korea, Huawei, Alibaba, Ant Group, Amazon, and other institutions and companies, with wide industrial applications of his research findings. Professor Kui Ren has received a series of awards, including the Zhejiang University Guohua Distinguished Scholar Award, the IEEE Security and Privacy Technical Achievement Award, the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, received several Best Paper and Test-of-Time Paper Awards at venues like ACSAC'22, IEEE ICDCS’20, ACM MobiSys’20, IEEE INFOCOM’20, IEEE Globecom’19, China Cryptology Conference’18, ACM/IEEE IWQoS’17, IEEE ICNP’11, and holds an H-index of 91 with over 46,000 citations. He has been granted more than 30 patents and has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics for four consecutive years. Professor Kui Ren currently holds several academic positions, including member of the Committee of the Ministry of Education on Science and Technology, expert group member of the Ministry of Science and Technology on Cyberspace Security Governance, member of the Committee of the Ministry of Education on Higher Education Teaching Guidance, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Fellow Evaluation Committee, Chair of the IEEE Information Infrastructure Achievement Award Committee, member of the Steering Committee of the ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Chair of the ACM China Security Chapter, and serves as an editorial board member for several international authoritative journals and as a conference chair for top-tier international conferences.


Zhou Su is the dean of School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, He is also the Chief Scientist of the National Key Research and Development Program, and the highly cited scholar of Elsevier. His research areas include communication network security, IoT security, and security of cyber-physical systems. He has published more than 100 papers in prestigious international journals including IEEE TIFS, IEEE TDSC, IEEE JSAC, and IEEE/ACM ToN, etc. He has received Best Paper Awards at international conferences such as IEEE WCNC 2023, IEEE IWCMC 2022, and IEEE ICC 2020. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Open Journal of Computer Society, etc.


Fan Wu is a professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests include wireless networking and mobile computing, data management, algorithmic network economics, and privacy preservation. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in technical journals and conference proceedings. He is a recipient of the first class prize for Natural Science Award of China Ministry of Education, China National Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, ACM China Rising Star Award, CCF-IEEE CS Young Computer Scientist Award, CCF-Tencent ``Rhinoceros bird'' Outstanding Award, and CCF-Intel Young Faculty Researcher Program Award. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, an area editor of Elsevier Computer Networks, and as the member of technical program committees of more than 100 academic conferences.


Dr. Huan Li obtained her PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, a research professor at the International Institute of Artificial Intelligence of Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), visiting professor at Kashi University. Dr. Li's current research areas include: artificial intelligence and intelligent Internet of Things, edge intelligence, intelligent transportation, smart agriculture and new sustainable business and production models for farmers and rural communities. Her work published in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, IEEE Networking, IEEE Wireless Communications, Computer Communications, Journal of Systems and Software, IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium(RTAS), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), ACM/IEEE Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) , have been widely cited by the scholars from more than 10 countries and regions, including United States (MIT, CMU, UIUC, UCLA, UPenn etc.), Canada, Germany, France, Israel, Portugal, Belgium, India, South Korea, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan. she has participated as chair or committee member in the organization of more than 30 international academic conferences. She was also invited to provide strategic consulting on digital transformation, smart city, intelligent manufacturing and smart agriculture for government in Shenzhen, Kashgar, as well as well-known enterprises and institutions such as the Second Research Institute of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Konka, Huawei, Guangdong Architectural Design Institute, and Shenzhen Investment Holdings.


  • Jun 11, 2023

    The paper submission system has been launched.

  • May 27, 2023

    Call for Papers published.

  • May 25, 2023

    Web site is up.

Important Days

  • Jul 20, 2023

    Paper Submission Due

  • Aug 5, 2023

    Paper Submission Due (extended)

  • Sep.15, 2023

    Workshop Proposal Submission Due

  • Oct. 1, 2023

    Author Notification

  • Oct 30, 2023

    Camera-Ready Due

  • Dec 14-16, 2023

    Conference Date

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