The First (and Hopefully the Last) Workshop on Mobile Systems for COVID-19 Response

In conjunction with ACM MobiHoc 2022, Seoul Korea

October 17th 2022

(MobiCOVID 2022)

Workshop Program

October 17 2022 (Online and In-person @ Ambassador Hotel, Seoul)

Zoom Link: TBA

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Address

09:15 - 10:20 Keynote

Hoon Sang Lee, MD, MPH, PhD -- Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), RIGHT Fund (Research Investment for Global Health Technology Fund)

10:20 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Technical Session

Rohan Kumar, Dhruv Nagpal, Vinayak Naik (BITS Pilani, Goa), Dipanjan Chakraborty (BITS Pilani, Hyderabad), "Comparison of Popular Video Conferencing Apps Using Client-side Measurements on Different Backhaul Networks"

Taegun An, Hyogon Kim, Changhee Joo (Korea University), "Prediction of COVID-19 Infection Spread through Agent-based Simulation"

Yuuki Nishiyama, Hiroaki Murakami, Ryoto Suzuki, Kazusato Oko, Issey Sukeda, Kaoru Sezaki, Yoshihiro Kawahara (The University of Tokyo), "MOCHA: Mobile Check-in Application for University Campuses Beyond COVID-19"

12:00 - 12:15 Closing Remarks


Use of Digital Health for Global COVID-19 Pandemic Response in LMICs

Hoon Sang Lee, MD, MPH, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

RIGHT Fund (Research Investment for Global Health Technology Fund)

Dr. Hoon Sang Lee is a medical doctor and global health expert, and currently the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of the RIGHT Fund (Research Investment for Global Health Technology Fund) and an adjunct professor at Yonsei University School of Public Health in Korea. Dr. Lee is also a member of Health Sector Advisory Committee of KOICA and a founding member of the Board for Korea Society of Global Health. Previously, he has worked as a health adviser for KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) for bilateral health projects in various countries of Africa and Asia. Dr. Lee has been instrumental in formulation of the Global Health Security support project for Ghana together with US CDC. Dr. Lee has also contributed to the development of USAID-Samsung mobile health information system project in Ghana, and also contributed to the development of partnership projects between Korea Telecom and Ghana health Service. Prior to KOICA, Dr. Lee worked as a medical officer at Korea CDC, managing national hepatitis B and measles immunization programme, and was involved in North Korea health programme for immunization support. Dr. Lee studied Economics and Public Policy at University of Chicago, received MD and PhD from Yonsei University School of Medicine and received MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Call for Papers

The First (and hopefully the last) Workshop on Mobile Systems for COVID-19 Response (MobiCOVID 2022), held in conjunction with ACM MobiHoc 2022, will gather academic and industrial experts to share their experiences in exploiting mobile computing and embedded sensing technologies to address the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The workshop will cover various topics from contact tracing applications, tools for efficiently analyzing COVID-19 related data to supporting systems that have contributed in connecting individuals during quarantine.

Specifically, MobiCOVID 2022 solicits papers in the following topics but are not limited to:

  • Contact tracing technologies for COVID-19

  • Data collection and analytics for COVID-19

  • System design and deployment experiences

  • IT-medicine collaborative efforts in tackling infectious diseases

  • Clinical support systems for pandemic response

  • System design for remote education

  • System design and implementation experiences to address challenges in the with-COVID-19/post-COVID-19 era

Submitted papers will be reviewed by a program committee and evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas at the workshop.

Papers being submitted to MobiCOVID 2022 should be in ACM conference format (double column) and should be no more than 6 pages in length (including references and all materials). Accepted abstracts will appear in the ACM Digital Library.

Important dates

Paper submission: July 13, 2022

Acceptance notification: August 05, 2022

Camera ready submission: August 20, 2022

Workshop event: October 17, 2022

Paper submission

All manuscripts should be no more than than 6 pages using the ACM (sigconf) double column format and should include all text, figures, tables, and references. Manuscript submissions should be made through the MobiCOVID 2022 HotCRP site.


Hyogon Kim (Department of Computer Science, Korea University)

JeongGil Ko (School of Integrated Technology and Department of Biomedical Systems Informatics, Yonsei University)

Program Committee

Hassan Ghasemzadeh (Arizona State University)

Jun Han (Yonsei University)

Hyung-sin Kim (Seoul National University)

Tadashi Okoshi (Keio Univeristy)

Chenren Xu (Peking University)