Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting new research
related to the theory and/or practice of mobile computing and/or
wireless and mobile networking at the link layer and above.
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:
- Design, implementation, and evaluation of mobile systems
- Operating system and middleware support for mobile
computing and networking
- Fundamental understanding of mobile computing and wireless networking
- Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with mobility,
limited bandwidth, limited power and/or intermittent connectivity
- 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, personal area networks
- 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, simulation, emulation and measurement of mobile systems
- Experimental test-beds for mobile/wireless networks
- Performance evaluation of mobile and wireless networks,
protocols, and systems
- Next generation (beyond 802.11) wireless technologies
and related systems and protocols
MobiCom 2009 will be a diverse conference and we strongly
encourage the submission of mobile systems, experimental and
theoretical papers. The program committee will evaluate each paper
using metrics that are appropriate for the topic area.
For example, a
systems or 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.
reason, all papers must carefully describe and justify the evaluation
methodology that is used and identify its strengths and
Wireless and mobile networks are being used in a wide variety of
application contexts, such as sensor networks, pervasive computing,
disruption tolerant networking, and vehicular networks.
Papers that describe research and experimentation in such environments are
encouraged, but the focus of such papers should be on addressing
challenges associated with mobility and wireless networking.
The program committee will referee all papers, and accepted papers
will be published in the conference proceedings.
The conference strongly encourages the submission of short papers in
the field of mobile computing and wireless networking that present
revolutionary new ideas or that challenge existing assumptions
prevalent among the research community. These "challenges papers"
should provide stimulating ideas or visions that may open up exciting
avenues and/or influence the direction of future
research. Descriptions of new products or evolution of existing work
are not appropriate topics for papers in this category. While an
exhaustive evaluation of the proposed ideas is not necessary, insight
and in-depth understanding of the issues is expected. Challenges
papers will be reviewed by the MobiCom program committee and will be
part of the technical program and published in ACM MobiCom
proceedings. They should be submitted using the same submission
procedure adopted for the full papers. The title of these papers must
start with the word "Challenges:" i.e., "Challenges: Rest of the
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 5, 2009,
and the deadline for submitting the actual paper is March 12,
2009. 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 conference or
publication. Please direct any questions about the paper submission
process to the Program Co-Chairs at
Detailed instructions on how and where to submit your paper can
be found here.
In addition, during the submission process, you will be asked if
you want to also submit your paper to the MobiCom 2009 Shadow Program Committee
The purpose of this Shadow PC experiment is to
help junior researchers in Asia to improve their research through
practicing the paper selection process of a highly competitive
conference like MobiCom. The participants will learn the criteria that
characterize a good MobiCom paper and improve their own topic
selection and paper writing.
The Shadow PC will mimic the actual MobiCom Program Committee.
It will review the same or a smaller set of papers, hold a PC meeting,
and make paper selections just like the real Program Committee, but it
has NO IMPACT
on the actual MobiCom Program Committee decisions;
the real MobiCom Program Committee will not know which papers have
also been submitted to the Shadow PC,
and the decisions of the Shadow PC will not be revealed to the
real MobiCom PC while making the real paper selection
decisions for MobiCom.
Further, the Shadow PC will
adhere to the same confidentiality requirements as apply to the real
More details about the shadow PC can be found here.
All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The program
committee will select a number of candidates for the award among
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 5, 2009
|Paper submissions due:
||March 12, 2009
|Notification of acceptance:
||June 19, 2009
|Camera-ready version due:
||July 15, 2009
It is ACM policy (http://www.acm.org/pubs/rights.html)
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
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