Volunteer Opportunities

There are plentiful opportunities to contribute to the mission of SIGMOBILE ranging from organization of conferences to helping maintain a website. All SIGMOBILE officers and directors serve as volunteers. Please consider consider contributing and contact one of the SIGMOBILE officers for further information.

Organizing Conferences

If you are interested in organizing one of the established SIGMOBILE conferences, please first respond to a call-for-hosting proposals of that conference or contact the steering committee chair of the respective conference. Once approved by the steering committee, please request SIGMOBILE sponsorship or in-cooperation status. New conferences can directly approach SIGMOBILE as below.

Requesting SIGMOBILE support for a conference

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.

Note: 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 each year. 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:

  • Permission to use the prestigious SIGMOBILE logo and name in all publicity and publication materials.
  • Advertisement in SIGMOBILE's quarterly publication, GetMobile, which is sent free to all SIGMOBILE members. A half-page advertisement may be requested free of charge for meetings that SIGMOBILE is in-cooperation with, and a full-page ad for meetings that SIGMOBILE (co)sponsors. Note that GetMobile has strict press deadlines which must be met. Contact the GetMobile editor-in-chief for details.
  • 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 communications technology.

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 area.

Note that all members of the organizing committee for conferences and workshops sponsored by SIGMOBILE (Chairs, Vice Chairs, etc.) are encourage to 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, follow the ACM guidelines and submit an ACM Preliminary Approval Form (PAF), later followed by a Technical Meeting Request Form (TMRF) to ACM. ACM will seek the approval of the SIGMOBILE Executive Committee. While (co)sponsorship requires a complete TMRF, in-cooperation status only requires a shorter 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.

  1. That you follow all ACM requirements, including:
    a. submission of a certificate of insurance with the TMRF (if the original sponsor is not ACM),
    b. allowing ACM members to have the same registration fees as for other sponsoring organizations, and
    c. 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.)
    NOTE: The submission of a certificate of insurance is waived if the sponsor of the conference is IEEE and in-cooperation status is requested.
  2. That you allow SIGMOBILE to advertise your event on the SIGMOBILE website.
  3. That you post a SIGMOBILE logo on your event website. The Treasurer of SIGMOBILE, can provide you with a high resolution SIGMOBILE logo.
  4. That you submit your event's final CFP to the SIGMOBILE mailing list for distribution.
  5. That you list the full event program on your event webpage.
  6. That you ensure copies of your event proceedings are included in the ACM Digital Library.