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The Seventh Annual
      International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking

July 16-21, 2001, Rome, Italy

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Call For Papers  

ACM SIGMOBILE Seventh International Conference on Mobile Computing is no longer accepting submissions.

If you are interested in submitting your research work, please visit the Conference Workshop webpages, some of which are still accepting submissions.


Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished, completed research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited on the following topics:

  • Applications and computing services supporting mobile users
  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with mobility, limited bandwidth, or intermittent connectivity
  • Database and data management issues in mobile computing
  • Operating system support for mobile computing and networking
  • Interaction between different layers of mobile/wireless systems
  • Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
  • Adaptive applications and systems for mobile environments
  • Performance of mobile/wireless networks and systems
  • Distributed-system aspects of mobile systems
  • Security and privacy of mobile/wireless systems
  • Location-dependent applications
  • Wireless multimedia systems
  • Power management
  • Mobile agents
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Wireless/mobile service management and delivery

All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be proposed for publication in the ACM/Baltzer Wireless Networks (WINET) and Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journals.


The conference solicits short papers (maximum of 8 pages) that challenge the mobile computing community with new technologies or visionary applications. Such papers should provide stimulating ideas or visions that may open up exciting avenues of mobile computing research. Papers will be reviewed and should be submitted using the normal procedure. However, the papers should be clearly identified as intended for the Challenges session.


All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare a PostScript or Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their full paper. Papers must meet the following restrictions:

  • No longer than 15 pages (8 pages for the Challenges papers) in font no smaller than 10 points.
  • Fit properly on US Letter-sized paper (8.5 ´ 11 inches) with reasonable margins.
  • PostScript version 2 or later, or Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Use only Computer Modern or standard Adobe printer fonts (i.e., Courier, Times, Roman, or Helvetica).
  • Other fonts may be used, but must be included in the PostScript/PDF file.

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors' names must not appear in the paper or in the PostScript or PDF file. Submitted papers must not be currently under review for any other publication.
Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs, Mahmoud Naghshineh ( and Michele Zorzi ( Paper submission deadline is January 22, 2001.


Proposals for tutorials are solicited. Evaluation of proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter. Tutorial topics that encompass the systems aspects of mobile computing and/or practical experiences in building/deploying such systems are of particular interest. Potential instructors are requested to submit a tutorial proposal of at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch, to the Tutorial Co-Chairs, Ravi Jain ( and Chiara Petrioli (, by January 22, 2001.


Panels are solicited that examine innovative, controversial, or otherwise provocative issues of interest. Panel proposals should not exceed 3 pages, including biographical sketches of the panelists. Potential panel organizers should send the proposal to the Panels Chair, Ramesh Rao (, by January 22, 2001.


Informal proposals for research demos are solicited. Proposals will be reviewed and selection made based on value to the community and interest level for the conference. Proposals should not exceed 3 pages and should include: the focus area in mobility, such as mobile networks, applications, interfaces etc., the technologies involved in the research, specific equipments to be used for the demo, demo layout, space required to set up the demo and possible interactions (interoperability) with other proposed demonstrations (e.g., Mobile IP implementations). Send proposals to Nigel Davies (


Papers with a student as a primary author will be considered for an award of US$500 for the best student paper competition. Student authors must clearly indicate with their submission that they would like to be considered for this award.


Paper Submissions Due January 22, 2001 
Notification of Acceptance May 1, 2001
Camera-Ready Versions Due May 15, 2001


Registration start date
Early Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline

April 16, 2001
June 15, 2001
July 12, 2001
After July 9th, only on-site registration available
On-site Registration July 15- 21, 2001
Hotel Registration Deadline June 1, 2001
Conference Dates July 16-21, 2001


July 16-17

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