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Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of mobile computing and networking with respect to topics above the physical layer. All submissions must describe original results that are not published nor currently under review by another conference or journal. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with mobility, limited bandwidth, or intermittent connectivity
  • Applications and services for mobile users
  • Distributed systems aspects of mobile computing
  • Mobile ad hoc and wireless sensor networks
  • Performance of mobile and wireless networks and systems
  • Wireless multimedia systems
  • Algorithms and protocols for power management and control
  • Implementations and experimental mobile systems
  • Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
  • Modeling and simulation aspects of mobile networks
  • Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and networking
  • Security, privacy, and fault-tolerance of mobile/wireless systems
  • Service creation and management environments for mobile/wireless systems
  • Database and data management issues in mobile computing

The program committee will referee all papers. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be proposed for publication in the ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks (WINET) journal.

 Challenges Papers

The conference strongly encourages the submission of short papers that challenge the research community with revolutionary new approaches, technologies, or applications in the field of mobile computing and wireless networking. These "challenge papers" should provide stimulating ideas or visions that may open up exciting avenues of far-reaching future research. Descriptions of new products or simple evolution of existing work are not appropriate. Challenges Papers will be reviewed and should be submitted using the same submission procedure as full papers. The title of such papers must start with the word "Challenges," i.e., "Challenges: `rest of the title'."

 Submission Instructions

Papers must be no longer than 15 pages (8 pages for Challenges Papers), font size not smaller than 10 points, and must fit properly on U.S. "letter"-sized paper (8.5x11 inches) with reasonable margins. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare a PDF or PostScript version. Detailed instructions for the paper submission procedure and format will be available on the conference web pages. The deadline for registering the title and the abstract of the paper with our electronic submission system is February 22, 2005, and the deadline for submitting the actual paper is March 1, 2005. All deadlines are 11:59 PM EST. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality through a double-blind review process, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors should not be identifiable by any means from the paper or from the PDF or the Postscript file. Guidelines for preparing the paper for blind reviewing, as well as electronic paper submission instructions, will be available on the conference web pages. Submitted or substantially similar papers must not be currently under review for any other publication. Please direct any questions regarding paper submission to the Program Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Belding-Royer and Songwu Lu at (mobicom_pcchairs at acm.org).

Detailed instructions for paper submission format can be found here.


Proposals for tutorials are solicited. Evaluation of tutorial proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of the instructors and on the relevance of the subject matter. Potential instructors are requested to submit a tutorial proposal of at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch, to the Tutorial Chair Luca Salgarelli (luca.salgarelli at ing.unibs.it) . The deadline for tutorial proposals is March 8, 2005.


Panel proposals 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 contact the Panel Co-Chairs, Mario Gerla (gerla at cs.ucla.edu) and Jean-Pierre Hubaux (jean- pierre.hubaux at epfl.ch). The deadline for panel proposals is March 25, 2005.

 Research Demonstrations and Exhibits

Proposals for research demos are strongly solicited. They should include a 3-page description of the demo and equipment to be used. Send proposals to the Research Demo Chair Dirk Westhoff (dirk.westhoff at netlab.nec.de) by June 13, 2005. We are also planning an Expo featuring exhibits of the latest mobile computing products and services.

 Student Poster Session

Student posters are solicited that present recent and on-going research by students on mobile computing and mobile wireless networking. The poster submissions should include a 2-page description of the student's research. Please use ACM SIG proceeding template to format your submissions. Accepted posters will be put on the conference web page; however, they will not be printed in the conference proceedings. Please send submissions to the Student Poster Chair Haiyun Luo (haiyun at cs.uiuc.edu). The deadline is June 20, 2005.

 ACM Student Research Competition

For the first time, the annual SIGMOBILE MOBICOM conference is hosting the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Students submitting to the MOBICOM 2005 Poster Program can opt to have their posters considered also by the SRC committee. Selected competitors will receive up $500USD for their conference travel, depending on need and eligibility. Competitors should be prepared to attend the poster session and, if selected for further competition, give a short talk about their research projects. Winners will be announced at the conference.

To participate:
The Student Research Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students whose submissions are accepted by the SRC committee. To be considered, complete a submission to the Student Poster Programm by June 20, 2005, and indicate that you would like to participate in the SRC. Current ACM student membership and student status as of the submission deadline are required for the lead student.

Haiyun Luo, University of Illinois, (haiyun at cs.uiuc.edu)
Dirk Westhoff, NEC Research Europe, (dirk.westhoff at netlab.nec.de)

 Best Student Paper Award

Papers with a student as a primary author will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award, with a cash award of 1000 US$. Students must indicate with their submission that they would like to be considered for this award. The student author of the awarded paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.

 Important Dates

All deadlines are 11:59 PM EST. These are *firm* deadlines.

Paper registration deadline: February 22, 2005
Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2005
Tutorial proposals due: March 8, 2005
Panel proposals due: March 25, 2005
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2005
Camera-ready versions due: June 24, 2005
Demo proposals due: June 13, 2005
Student poster submissions due: June 20, 2005
 For More Information

For questions about the paper submission and review process, please contact the Program Co-Chairs at mobicom_pcchairs at acm.org. For other questions or comments about the conference or for more information,please send email to mobicom_chairs at acm.org.

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