MobiCom 2002
The Eighth ACM International Conference on
Mobile Computing and Networking

September 23-28, 2002,
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

Applications for Student Travel Support
Sponsored by
National Science Foundation

The 2002 ACM SIGMOBILE International Conference on on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2002), will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from September 23--26, 2002. This conference is the premier technical meeting dedicated to addressing new challenges in mobile computing and networking.

Our goal is to assist twenty (20) United States-based graduate students to attend this meeting. We anticipate that we will be able to reimburse up to $750 to each award recipient, to cover travel, lodging and meals. All travel support is made possible by a travel grant from the US National Science Foundation. The conference registration fees for award recipients will be generously covered by SIGMOBILE.

Participation in conferences such as MobiCom is an extremely important part of the graduate school experience, providing the opportunity to interact with more senior researchers and be exposed to leading edge work in the field. Our goal is to enable the participation of students who would otherwise be unable to attend MobiCom 2002.


An application for a travel award will consist of the student's vita, a letter from the student, and a letter from the student's advisor.

The letter from the student should include:

  1. a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date;
  2. a description of areas reflected in the MobiCom 2002 program that would impact the student's research; and
  3. why the conference attendance is important to the student.

In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the committee, that includes:

  1. confirmation that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing;
  2. the suitability of the MobiCom program material to the student's research area;
  3. ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference; and
  4. the strengths and potential contributions of the student.

Deadlines and Selection Committee

Applications for the travel award should be sent electronically to Dr. Violet R. Syrotiuk ( to be received by midnight of Friday, July 19, 2002. The recipients of the travel awards will be decided by a committee co-chaired by Dr. Violet R. Syrotiuk (University of Texas at Dallas) and Dr. Yuguang (Michael) Fang (University of Florida at Gainesville), with Dr. Victor Bahl (Microsoft Research and Chair of SIGMOBILE) also serving. The awards will be announced by Friday, August 2, 2002. Recipients will be required to accept the award by Friday, August 9, 2002, so that alternates can be notified in the event that a recipient declines.