Authors are invited to submit full papers, challenges papers, student
posters, and research demos and exhibits, presenting new research
related to the theory or practice of mobile computing and/or wireless
and mobile networking. This year, we especially encourage the submission of papers in the
experimental systems area. This area has seen exciting developments in recent years and
we hope to have it strongly represented at MobiCom 2008. All submissions must describe original research,
not published or currently under review for another conference or
journal. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and
- Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with mobility,
limited bandwidth, limited power and/or intermittent connectivity
- Fundamental understanding of mobile computing and wireless networking
- Wireless and mobile techniques for delay tolerant, mobile ad hoc,
and wireless sensor networks
- Security, privacy, and trustworthiness of mobile and wireless systems
- Wireless access technologies (e.g. mesh systems, PANs)
- Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
- Protocols exploiting novel technologies such as UWB, MIMO,
directional antennas, and software radios
- Techniques for dynamic spectrum use
- Architectures, algorithms and protocols for cognitive wireless
networks and their integration in the Internet
- Modeling, measurement and simulation of mobile networks
- Experimental test-beds for mobile/wireless networks
- Performance evaluation of mobile and wireless networks, protocols,
- Next generation (beyond 802.11) wireless technologies and related
systems and protocols
The program committee will referee all papers, and accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings. The program committee will evaluate each paper using metrics that are
appropriate for the topic area. For example, an experimental paper in the protocol area will be
evaluated based on the innovations in the protocol design, practical implementation, and realistic
evaluation, whereas a more theoretical paper may be evaluated mostly based on innovation within the
algorithm design. At the same time, the evaluation of wireless and mobile networking technologies is
challenging because of the significant impact that the physical environment has on performance.
For this reason, all papers must carefully describe and justify the evaluation methodology that is
used and identify its strengths and weaknesses.
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 andwireless 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. While an exhaustive
evaluation of the proposed ideas is not necessary for Challenges papers, insight and in-depth understanding
of the issues are expected. 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'."
All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare a Portable
Document Format (PDF) version of their full paper. Papers must be no longer than 12 pages
(8 pages for "Challenges" papers), in font size no smaller than 10 points, and must fit properly on US
"Letter"-sized paper (8.5 W 11 inches). Margins must be of 1 inch on all edges
(top, bottom, left, and right) of each page. The deadline for registering the title and the abstract of the
paper with our electronic submission system is March 7, 2008, and the deadline for submitting the
actual paper is March 14, 2008. All deadlines are 11:59PM PST.
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 PDF file. Submitted papers (or substantially similar 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 at mobicom08_pcchairs
Upon submission in EDAS, authors will be asked to indicate whether they wish an extended
abstract (4 pages) of their paper to be invited to the poster session and considered for inclusion in the
MobiCom Proceedings, in the event that the paper cannot be included in the main conference program.
Detailed instructions on how and where to submit your paper can be found
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 Co-Chairs.
Panels are solicited that examine innovative, controversial, or otherwise provocative issues
of interest. Proposals should not exceed 3 pages, including biographical sketches of the panelists.
Potential panel organizers should contact the Panel Co-Chairs.
|| Research Demos and Exhibits || || |
Proposals for research demos are solicited. Proposals should not exceed 3 pages and
should include a description of the demo and equipment to be used. Send proposals to the Research Demo
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. 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 Chairs.
|| ACM Student Research Competition ||
MobiCom 2008 will host the ACM Student Research Competition(SRC). Students submitting to the
MobiCom 2008 Poster Program can opt to have their posters considered also by the SRC committee. Selected
competitors will receive up to $500 USD for their conference travel, depending on need, and will earn a
chance to compete in the SRC Grand Finals. The winners will be recognized at the Annual ACM Awards Banquet.
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. The Student
Research Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students whose submissions are accepted by the
SRCcommittee. To be considered, complete a submission to the Student Poster Program 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.
All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The program committee will select
a number of candidates for the award among accepted papers. The winner will be selected at the conference,
considering both the paper and the presentation. The winner will receive a plaque and a cash award.
|Abstracts submission due:|| ||March 7, 2008|
|Paper submissions due:||March 14, 2008|
|Notification of acceptance:||June 19, 2008|
|Camera-ready version due:||July 7, 2008|
It is ACM policy (http://www.acm.org/pubs/rights.html)
not to allow double submissions, where the same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.
Please contact the General Chair or Program Co-Chairs for more information. For information on ACM SIGMOBILE and the MobiCom series of conferences, see http://www.sigmobile.org/ or contact mobicom_infoacm.org.