MobiCom 2013 / Miami, Florida / September 30- October 4, 2013


 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Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication.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

All papers being submitted to MobiCom 2013 must be registered by 11:59 PM EST (US Eastern timezone) March 8th, 2013.
The deadline for actually submitting all registered papers is 11:59 PM EST (US Eastern timezone) March 15th, 2013.
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 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 a LaTex 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[3], we presented a routing protocol that ...
    Instead, refer to your work in the third person, such as
    In prior work, Smith[3] presented a routing protocol that ...
    With this method, the full citation to Smith can still be given, such as
    [3] Smith, J., "Analysis of ...
    In particular it is not acceptable to say
    [3] Reference deleted for double-blind review.
    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 Submission Site 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

Thank you for submitting your paper to MobiCom 2013!

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