| SIGMOBILE welcomes
the opportunity to sponsor, co-sponsor, or grant "in-cooperation"
status to conferences, workshops, and other technical
meetings that would be of interest to our members.
Such relationships must be approved by the SIGMOBILE Executive Committee.
We particularly welcome technical meetings in new areas that are
not covered by existing SIGMOBILE events.
In deciding to approve such a relationship,
the quality of the event will be considered,
and the quality of the event will be monitored once approval is given.
Automatic approvals should not be assumed.
Technical meetings are not permitted to advertise
(co)sponsorship or in-cooperation status with SIGMOBILE
until approval of this status is granted by SIGMOBILE and ACM.
Until approved, it is not acceptable to include this status in
Calls for Papers or other advertisements,
even if phrases such as "pending" or "pending approval" are included.
The use of SIGMOBILE's name in any advertisements is
permitted only for technical meetings for which
approval of such status has been received.
Approval of this status for one year's event does not
automatically imply approval for the same event in future years.
Approval must be requested separately each year.
There are two ways in which SIGMOBILE can be involved
with a technical meeting: as a (co)sponsor or as "in cooperation".
From an applicant's perspective, the difference between applying for
(co)sponsorship and in-cooperation status is that the latter
is far simpler to obtain because it does not entail any financial
involvement or liability by SIGMOBILE.
The benefits of SIGMOBILE (co)sponsorship or
in-cooperation status include:
In addition to the above, SIGMOBILE (co)sponsorship has
the benefit of financial and logistical support from SIGMOBILE,
as well as the prestige that comes with sponsorship by
the world's leading scientific society in this technical
- Permission to use the prestigious SIGMOBILE logo and
name in all publicity and publication materials.
- Advertisement in SIGMOBILE's quarterly publication,
Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R),
which is sent free to all SIGMOBILE members.
A half-page advertisement may be placed
free of charge for meetings that SIGMOBILE is in-cooperation
with, and a full-page ad for meetings that SIGMOBILE
(co)sponsors. Note that MC2R has strict
press deadlines which must be met. See MC2R
- Permission to send meeting announcements to SIGMOBILE's moderated
distribution lists. These lists include members, non-members, and past
attendees of SIGMOBILE's events. Due to the proliferation of span,
organizers are requested to limit the number of announcements they
send over these lists.
- Links to the meeting's URL on SIGMOBILE's web pages.
- Exposure to a diverse range of multidisciplinary
researchers, academics, and industrial practitioners
working at the cutting edge of mobile computing and
Note that all members of the organizing committee for
conferences and workshops sponsored by SIGMOBILE
(Chairs, Vice Chairs, etc.) must be members of SIGMOBILE.
Members of the Technical Program Committee are also
encouraged to become SIGMOBILE members.
If you would like SIGMOBILE (co)sponsorship or in-cooperation
status for a technical meeting, you need to read the ACM
guidelines and submit an ACM Technical Meeting Request
Form (TMRF) to the SIGMOBILE Conference Coordinator. The
Coordinator will request the approval of the SIGMOBILE
and forward the TMRF to ACM headquarters for approval.
While (co)sponsorship requires a complete TMRF, in-cooperation
status only requires a shorter
In addition to submitting the TMRF, SIGMOBILE requires both in-coopertion
and sponsored workshops or conferences to agree to the following terms. This is a standard set of items
that SIGMOBILE requests of all events seeking in-cooperation or
sponsored status. (For sponsored events, some of these items may be
obvious or automatic.) It may seem like a long list, but note that
many of the items directly support your event. We are open to
negotiation on some of these items for special circumstances.
- That you follow all ACM requirements, including:
NOTE: The submission of a certificate of insurance is waived if the
sponsor of the conference is IEEE and in-cooperation status is
- submission of a certificate of insurance with the TMRF (if the
original sponsor is not ACM),
- allowing ACM members to have the same registration fees as for
other sponsoring organizations, and
- submission of a report to Stephanie Smith at ACM HQ within one
month after your event ends. (Information requested for this report
is listed on the TMRF.)
- That you allow SIGMOBILE to advertise your event on the SIGMOBILE
- That you post a SIGMOBILE logo on your event website. The
Treasurer of SIGMOBILE, Tracy Camp , can provide you
with a high resolution SIGMOBILE logo.
- That you submit your event's final CFP to the SIGMOBILE members-
only mailing list for distribution. If you are a member of SIGMOBILE,
then you can email your CFP to the SIGMOBILE mailing list directly.
If you are not a member of SIGMOBILE, then you can ask Robert James
Steele to post the CFP for you. (Please also
cc the Treasurer of SIGMOBILE, Tracy Camp , on the
email to Robert.)
- That you submit a copy of your event's final CFP to MC2R for
publication (at no charge). The cfp should be emailed to the editor
of MC2R, Prof. Mani Srivastava . Please also cc the
Treasurer of SIGMOBILE, Tracy Camp , and the Vice
Chair of SIGMOBILE, Jason Redi . NOTE: MC2R is a
quarterly publication, which appears in January, April, July, and
October each year. Your event's CFP needs to be submitted at least
two months in advance of the publication, which is the minimum
overall delay associated with typesetting, printing, and mailing of
each issue. If it does not make sense to submit your event's CFP
(i.e., because the paper submission date is before the MC2R
publication date), then you must submit a "Call for Participation" to
your event instead.
- That you publish a one-page SIGMOBILE ad in your event proceedings
and/or program. The Treasurer of SIGMOBILE, Tracy Camp
, can provide you with an e-copy of this ad.
- That you distribute two SIGMOBILE flyers to attendees during the
event (i.e., an ad for SIGMOBILE and a CFP for MC2R). The Treasurer
of SIGMOBILE, Tracy Camp , can provide you with an e-
copy of each flyer.
- That you send four copies of your event program and event
proceedings to Stephanie Smith at ACM HQ, after the event is over.
Stephanie will then send one copy to each member of SIGMOBILE's
- That you write an "MC2R Workshop/Conference Report" following the
event, and submit it to MC2R for publication within one month after
your event ends. This report should be 2-4 pages in length, and
should provide an overview of the event highlights with an emphasis
on the technical content. (The report will be published by SIGMOBILE
free of charge.) The report should be emailed to the editor of MC2R,
Prof. Mani Srivastava . Please also cc the Treasurer
of SIGMOBILE, Tracy Camp , and the Vice Chair of
SIGMOBILE, Jason Redi . For examples of previous MC2R
event reports, contact Tracy Camp .
- That you ensure copies of your event papers are included in the
ACM Digital Library.
Special Instructions for Workshops Co-located with SIGMOBILE Conferences
Beyond these general guidelines on approval procedure, if you are
organizing a workshop that you would like to hold in conjunction
with a SIGMOBILE conference (MobiCom, MobiHoc, and MobiSys),
then additional specific approval
procedures apply. All workshops to be held in conjunction
with any SIGMOBILE conference must follow these specific