SIGMOBILE Research Highlights
Papers of high quality and broad appeal will be selected from SIGMOBILE sponsored conferences by a committee including SIGMOBILE's major conferences representatives and elected officials. These papers will be recommended for consideration for the Communications of the ACM Research Highlights section, published in ACM GetMobile (if they did not already appear), and highlighted on the SIGMOBILE website.
- Low-latency Speculative Inference On Distributed Multi-modal Data Streams, MobiSys 2021, Watch Video
- mSAIL: Milligram-Scale Multi-Modal Sensor Platform for Monarch Butterfly Migration Tracking, MobiCom 2021, Watch Teaser
- HeadFi: Bringing Intelligence to All Headphones, MobiCom 2021, Watch Teaser
- BioFace-3D: Continuous 3D Facial Reconstruction Through Lightweight Single-ear Biosensors, MobiCom 2021, Watch Teaser
- Hummingbird: Energy Efficient GPS Receiver for Small Satellites, MobiCom 2020, Watch Video
- Zero-Wire: A Deterministic and Low-Latency Wireless Bus Through Symbol-Synchronous Transmission of Optical Signals, SenSys 2020, Watch Video
- AuraRing: Precise Electromagnetic Finger Tracking, Ubicomp 2020, Watch Video
- PolymoRF:Polymorphic Wireless Receivers Through Physical-Layer Deep Learning, MobiHoc 2020
- eBP: A Wearable System For Frequent and Comfortable Blood Pressure Monitoring From User’s Ear, ACM MobiCom 2019
- Software Defined Cooking using a Microwave Oven, ACM MobiCom 2019
- This is Your President Speaking: Spoofing Alerts in 4G LTE Networks, ACM MobiSys 2019
- Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone, ACM MobiSys 2019
- Animal-Borne Anti-Poaching System, ACM MobiSys 2019
- 3D Localization for Sub-Centimeter Sized Devices, ACM SenSys 2018
- SATURN: A Thin and Flexible Self-powered Microphone Designed on the Principle of Triboelectric Nanogenerator, ACM UbiComp 2018
- SkyCore: Moving Core to the Edge for Untethered and Reliable UAV-based LTE Networks, ACM MobiCom 2018
- AIM: Acoustic Imaging on a Mobile, ACM MobiSys 2018
- RuntimeDroid: Restarting-Free Runtime Change Handling for Android Apps, ACM MobiSys 2018
- Automating Visual Privacy Protection Using a Smart LED, ACM MobiCom 2017
- Ultra-Low Power Gaze Tracking for Virtual Reality, ACM SenSys 2017
- BackDoor: Making Microphones Hear Inaudible Sounds, ACM MobiSys 2017
- Matthan: Drone Presence Detection by Identifying Physical Signatures in the Drone's RF Communication, ACM MobiSys 2017
- Emotion recognition using wireless signals, ACM MobiCom 2016
- A Lightweight and Inexpensive In-ear Sensing System For Automatic Whole-night Sleep Stage Monitoring, ACM SenSys 2016
- Reactive Control of Autonomous Drones, ACM MobiSys 2016
- Practical Human Sensing in the Light, ACM MobiSys 2016
SIGMOBILE research highlights are selected based on the following process.
Committee Members and SIGMOBILE Conferences (2-year term)
- Chair: Lin Zhong, Yale University
- Ex Chair: Heather Zheng, University of Chicago
- SIGMOBILE EC Chair: Lili Qiu, UT Austin
- HotMobile: Romit Roy Choudhury, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- MobiCom: Xia Zhou, Dartmouth College
- MobiHoc: Theodoros Salonidis, IBM Research
- MobiSys: Landon Cox, Microsoft Research
- SenSys: Kay Römer, Graz University of Technology
- UbiComp: Junehwa Song, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- Industry Member: Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft Research
Nomination Process and Paper Eligibility
Nominations come from three sources:
- The SIGMOBILE Research Highlights Committee, working closely with the program chairs from the conferences they represent, will review and nominate papers from the SIGMOBILE conferences for consideration by the full committee.
- Best paper nominees are nominated by default.
- Any SIGMOBILE member may nominate a paper appearing in a SIGMOBILE conference. Authors may not nominate their own papers.
Nominations can be made by emailing title, authors, conference and year of publication to sigmobile-highlights at acm.org.
All papers published in the covered conference within the previous half year will be considered by the committee. Papers published in conferences not in the above list are also eligible for consideration, but the committee does not take responsibility for proactively considering these venues. Community members may ask the committee to consider papers from such venues through the community nomination process, described below.
Community members not on the committee may ask for papers to be considered by submitting to the committee chair a nominating proposal. Such a proposal must summarize the contribution of the paper and explain why the paper is suitable for inclusion in the SIGMOBILE Highlights series. Such a nominating proposal should be no more than a page in length. Periodic reminders of nominating deadlines will be sent to the SIGMOBILE mailing list.
Deadlines for Nomination
First Deadline: 31st August each year for papers published in HotMobile, Mobihoc, and Mobisys.
Second Deadline: 28th February each year for papers published in Mobicom, Sensys, Ubicomp.
Each of the members of the committee covering a particular conference will be responsible for reviewing the papers for that it in consultation with others from that community. We anticipate that this committee member will at least contact the program chair for the relevant conference and ask the chair to suggest one or two papers for consideration. We encourage the program chair to solicit input from members of the program committee. The committee member will then bring potential papers to the committee for a discussion.
Best Paper Candidates
All best papers at conferences in that half year will automatically be considered candidates.
The full committee (minus people with conflicts of interest) will discuss via email the candidate papers, both those arising from the committee, best paper candidates and from any community candidates. The committee will meet electronically twice a year in early September and in early March. The committee may solicit input from outside experts on the merits of any candidate papers. The committee will select for nomination papers taking into consideration technical quality, the ability to summarize the results in an 8 page paper, and the likely interest from computer scientists in other areas. For each paper nominated, the committee will send to the CACM:
- a copy of the paper
- a description of why the paper merits publication in SIGMOBILE Highlights (1/2 page)
- a list of possible people to write the Technical Perspective
- consent to the nomination from the authors and prospective technical perspective writers
Conflicts of interest
Committee members may not nominate their own papers for consideration. Committee members may not participate in the discussion of whether one of their papers may be nominated to SIGMOBILE Highlights. Other conflicts of interest should be disclosed to the committee chair, who will decide how to handle such conflicts. A committee member may decide to recuse him or herself from the discussion of any paper for reasons of conflict of interest. Papers by committee members may be nominated by the community nomination process.
Contact: sigmobile-highlights at acm.org