Paper Submission Instructions
General information about submitting papers to MobiCom 2013,
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Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently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. 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 2013, please see the MobiCom
2013 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 mobicom_pcchairsacm.org.
All papers being submitted to MobiCom 2013 must be registered
by 11:59 PM EST (US Eastern timezone) March
The deadline for actually submitting all
registered papers is 11:59 PM EST (US Eastern
timezone) March 15th, 2013.
These are firm
|| 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 product.
- 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
class file and a 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 must be limited to 12 pages.
- 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 of ...
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 in color.
|| 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 online form 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
to submit the paper.
For general information on the MobiCom 2013 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 MobiCom 2013!
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