SIGMOBILE Professional and Student Chapters continue the work of SIGMOBILE within their local regions by
bringing together individuals with an interest in
mobile systems, users, data and computing. The Chapters
consist of students and professionals from academia,
industry and government.
Here's a listing of current local SIGMOBILE chapters:
Why Start a Local SIGMOBILE Chapter?
- To offer an opportunity for SIGMOBILE members in local regions
to network with colleagues.
- To organize activities for professional development. These may
include events such as technical workshops, student competitions, and
talks from local community leaders.
- To develop forums for sharing expertise through technical
exchange of ideas via email newsletter, email distribution lists and web
pages that contain content that is locally important.
- To invite ACM Distinguished Lecturers for invigorating talks by
- To nominate local experts for national and international
- To nominate students for scholarships and travel grants to
attend SIGMOBILE conferences.
- Chapters receive complimentary subscription to ACM Mobile Computing
and Communications Review. They also receive complimentary copies of
SIGMOBILE conference proceedings: MobiCom, MobiHoc, MobiSys and SenSys;
When available SIGMOBILE Workshop proceedings may also be provided.
- Chapters receive support for organizing receptions for local members
at major SIGMOBILE conferences.
- Chapter articles are published as Global News from SIGMOBILE
Chapters in the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review.
- Chapters provide organizational and management skills to people with
leadership abilities. Chapter leaders are able to market this experience
to step up to the national and international levels or to develop
- Chapter meetings can result in building contacts and friendships that
can lead to new startup businesses.
Eventually SIGMOBILE intends to institute the Outstanding Chapter Award.
This award will consist of a plaque, and travel expenses for the winning
Chapter Chair to attend MobiCom or MobiHoc to receive the award.
The Chapter home pages will be on SIGMOBILE's server.
How to Start a Local SIGMOBILE Chapter
Start meeting informally to establish a core
group interested in mobile systems and
potentially interested to form a SIGMOBILE
Local Chapter. This core group of members
should join ACM or ACM SIGMOBILE and designate
at least three interim officers: a chair, a
vice-chair and a secretary-treasurer. The
interim officers must be members of both ACM
and ACM SIGMOBILE. To petition for recognition
as a Local Chapter this core group will need
to grow to ten in number.
The core group and its interim
officers must follow the four steps outlined
under which the Chapter will operate will be
provided by ACM. When submitting your
petition, please keep in mind that SIGMOBILE
has a policy which requires it's Chapters to
have names of cities or regions, not countries