Call for Posters and SRC 


MobiCom 2008 solicits submissions for the Poster Session to be held during the conference. Proposals for poster presentations featuring early research work and preliminary results are strongly encouraged and solicited. The MobiCom 2008 Poster Session will provide an excellent opportunity for initial feedback on early research results.

Posters are solicited in all areas of mobile computing and mobile and wireless networking at the link layer and above. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with mobility, limited bandwidth, limited power and/or intermittent connectivity
  • Applications and services for mobile users
  • Fundamental aspects of mobile computing and wireless networking
  • Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
  • Location-dependent applications and protocols
  • Modeling, measurement and simulation aspects of mobile networks
  • Mobile ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing and networking
  • Performance of mobile and wireless networks and systems
  • Security, privacy, and fault-tolerance of mobile/wireless systems
  • Wireless access technologies for mobile nodes (e.g., multi-radio and mesh systems, personal area networks)
  • Implementations and experimental mobile systems

   ACM Student Research Competition 

MobiCom 2008 will host an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Students submitting to the MobiCom 2008 Poster Session 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 SRC committee. To be considered, complete a submission to the Poster Session 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.

   Submission Instructions 

Descriptions of the research to be presented in the proposed poster, consisting of no more than 3 (US letter size 8.5 x 11 inches) pages (including figures, tables, etc.) using font size not smaller than 10 in PDF format, should be submitted to the Poster Chair Katia Obraczka (katia "at" soe "dot" ucsc "dot" edu) by the submission deadline below.

Please indicate "MobiCom 2008 Poster Submission" as the subject of the email. All submissions will be acknowledged.

The submitted PDF file for should be an extended abstract of length at most THREE pages, including all figures and references. The extended abstract must include the names of the authors, affiliations and email addresses. With your submission, the following information should also be provided:

  • In the body of your email message, please indicate whether you want your submission to be considered for the Student Research Competition.
  • If you would like your submission to be considered for the SRC, please indicate whether each student author is an undergraduate or a graduate student. Note that if any of the authors is a graduate student, then the submission will be considered under the graduate category.
The three-page extended abstract (as a PDF file) and the two items listed above are the only things that are needed by the submission deadline.

All submissions will be reviewed by a committee. If your submission is selected for the poster session, you will receive information regarding the size of the poster board, etc., so that you can prepare a poster for the student poster session.

A subset of the posters selected for the poster session will be entered into the Student Research Competition (SRC). The committee will evaluate the SRC poster presentations, with the additional criteria of oral and visual clarity, and select three finalists from each category. Each finalist will give a formal presentation, in the same style as the regular conference paper presentations. The SRC committee will finally vote and rank the finalists. The winners will be announced at the conference.

Please note that if your poster is selected for the Student Research Competition, you will need to attend the conference. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will also be required to make a presentation. Current ACM student membership and student status as of the submission deadline are required for the lead student for SRC submissions.

Important Dates
Submissions due:
August 1, 2008 (5 pm EST)
Notification of acceptance:
August 5, 2008

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