MobiCom 2014 / Miami, Florida / September 30- October 4, 2013


 Call for Papers 


MobiCom 2014 will mark the 20th edition of the premier conference on mobile computing and wireless networking. To mark the special event, the conference will add new features which will be announced in coming days and months. However, it all starts by you submitting your best paper!

Mobicom 2014 solicits papers that focus on the theory, system, practice and challenge of providing users with a successful mobile or wireless experience. This includes how mobile computing changes how people use their computer, computing resources and applications, as well the systems, services and technology enabling those applications. At its core, we expect papers to address issues related to mobile computing, security and communication challenges in the presence of various wireless and mobile networks, including but not limited to wireless LANs, cellular data networks, mobile social networks, delay-tolerant networks, sensor networks, personal area networks, vehicular networks, wireless mesh networks, and mobile ad hoc networks. Successful papers will address real research challenges through theoretical analysis, novel system design, as well as real-world measurement and deployment of mobile systems and applications.

MobiCom 2014 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 design of the algorithm and its provable properties. 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. For this reason, all papers must carefully describe and justify the evaluation methodology that is used and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

The program committee will referee all papers, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The authors should note there is an intent to provide open-access to all accepted conference articles.

   Paper Submission Instructions 

All paper submissions will be handled electronically at the submission site. Authors should prepare a PDF version of their full paper. Any papers that do not adhere to the following guidelines will be immediately rejected:
  • Maximum of 12 pages
  • Font size no smaller than 10 points
  • Double column format with each column having dimensions 9.25 inches 3.33 inches, a space of 0.33 inches between the two columns, and with no more than 55 lines of text per column
  • All material on each page should fit within a rectangle of 18 x 23.5 cm (7" x 9.25"), centered on the page, beginning 1.9 cm (0.75") from the top of the page and ending with 2.54 cm (1") from the bottom. The right and left margins should be 1.9 cm (.75").
  • Fit properly on US letter-sized paper (8.5 inches 11 inches)

If you paper does not meet the specified formatting instructions, it will be rejected without review.

Detailed instructions on how and where to submit your paper can be found here.

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. Detailed instructions to authors on preparing a double-blind manuscript will be posted here shortly. Authors' names must not appear anywhere in the paper or in the PDF file. Submitted papers must be original work, and a paper with substantial similarity must neither be already published, nor be currently under review for publication in any other venue. Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs at mobicom"underscore"pcchairs "at" acm "dot" org.

   Best Paper Award (and more!) 

All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The program committee will select a number of candidates for the award among accepted papers. 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.

In addition, this year, we plan to add new award categories. The details of the new award categories will be announced in the near future.

   Important Dates 

Abstracts submission due:   5:00 PM EST, March 5, 2014 (hard deadline)
Paper submissions due: 5:00 PM EST, March 10, 2014 (hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance: June 6, 2014
Camera-ready version due: June 27, 2014

   Important Note 

It is ACM policy ( not to 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 involved.

   For More Information 

Please feel free to contact the General Chair (mobicom"underscore"info "at" acm "dot" org) or the Program Co-Chairs (mobicom"underscore"pcchairs "at" acm "dot" org) for more information. For information on ACM SIGMOBILE and the MobiCom series of conferences, see or contact the General Chair.

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