General information about submitting papers to MobiCom 2012,
including submission deadline dates,
is available in the Call for Papers.
This page details the actual submission process,
including the requirements for formatting your paper
and conforming to the anonymous, double-blind
submission and review process.
Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently
under review for any other publication. Authors of accepted papers
will need to sign an ACM copyright release form and present their
paper at the conference. Electronic copies of all published papers
will be available on the conference website shortly before the conference begins,
and in the ACM Digital Library in perpetuity. The Proceedings of the conference will be
published by ACM Press and distributed at the conference; copies of
the Proceedings will also be available for sale after the
conference. For more information about MobiCom 2012, please see the
MobiCom 2012 Home Page.
Before submitting your paper, please check the description of the
conference scope in the Call for
Papers. MobiCom covers all issues in mobile computing and
networking at the physical layer and above. If you are unsure whether your
work falls within the scope of the conference, please contact the
Program Co-Chairs at
All papers being submitted to MobiCom 2012 must be
registered by 8:00 PM EST (US Eastern timezone) March
The deadline for actually submitting all
registered papers is 8:00 PM EST (US Eastern timezone) March
These are firm deadlines.
|| Formatting Your Paper for Submission
Please be sure your paper is formatted properly for submission.
In particular, please carefully follow all of
the following formatting requirements:
- Your submission must be in PDF. We will
not accept the papers in any other format.
Therefore, irrespective of whatever
text processor or formatter you use to write your paper
(LaTeX, Microsoft Word, FrameMaker, etc.), please convert
the output to PDF before submission. Under Windows, for
example, PDF files can be produced using the Adobe Acrobat
- Your submission must use a 10pt font on 12pt leading and be correctly formatted for printing on
Letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM guidelines: double-column,
with each column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33" space between columns, and single-spaced. If correctly formatted,
this means that no page column will have more than 55 lines of text. In the past it has been observed that
some authors mistakenly use a 9pt font, which is commonly used in the camera-ready versions of accepted papers.
Please verify the font size as well as other guidelines described here, as papers using a font size
less than 10pt will be automatically rejected without review.
To assist the formatting of your paper, we have made a LaTex class file
Word document template.
Papers accepted for the conference will be required to be
formatted in standard ACM conference style for publication in
the conference Proceedings;
detailed formatting instructions for camera-ready formatting of
final papers will be sent to the authors of accepted papers.
- Paper submissions for regular papers must be limited
to 12 pages; for submissions of Challenges
papers, the limit is
8 pages. The title of these papers must
start with the words "Challenge:", i.e., "Challenge:
Rest of the Title". Submissions must be double column. The page limit includes everything including references, figures, tables, etc.
- Number the pages of your submission.
- Author anonymity is required.
All papers will be judged through double-blind reviewing,
where the identities of the authors are withheld from the
reviewers. Please be sure your name does not appear on the
paper or in the submitted PDF file. This means that before
submission, you must remove from
the paper the authors' names, authors' affiliations, acknowledgements
of funding sources, etc. Also, be careful how you refer
to your own prior work in the paper. For example, do not
describe your prior work with phrases like:
In prior work, we presented
a routing protocol that ...
Instead, refer to your work in the third person, such as
In prior work, Smith presented
a routing protocol that ...
With this method, the full citation to Smith can still be
given, such as
 Smith, J., "Analysis
In particular it is not acceptable to say
 Reference deleted for
Also, please avoid advertising the paper with the same title on
your webpage or through large mailing lists. Not meeting the
above guidelines for double blind review can lead to automatic
rejection of the paper.
- Please indicate the paper ID number (obtained during the
registration process) instead of the author names, on the
front page of the paper.
- To maximize the chances that your paper will
print correctly, please use only standard printer fonts
(e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, etc.) or standard TeX Computer
Modern fonts; other fonts may be used but must be included
in the PDF file.
- The paper must print clearly on standard black-and-white
printers. Reviewers are not required to view your paper
|| Actually Submitting Your Paper
The submission system includes an integrated format checker, which all authors are encouraged to use to
ensure that their submission complies with the requirements above. The submission system will report possible
formatting violations, and you should investigate any warning messages it presents. If necessary,
you can receive a page-by-page description of the format checker's findings via a separate
made available by the author of the tool.
After the submission deadline has passed, the PC chairs will use the format checker to validate the compliance
of each of the submitted papers. We are aware that the tool is imperfect and may occasionally make mistakes.
No paper will be rejected for formatting violations without a manual inspection by the PC chairs.
Visit the Paper Submission Site to submit the paper.
For general information on the MobiCom 2012 paper submission
or the scope of technical papers solicited, please refer to
the Call for Papers. For any other
questions about the submission process or paper format, please
contact the Program Co-Chairs at mobicom_pcchairsacm.org.
Thank you for submitting your paper to