MobiCom 2020

21-25 Sep, London, United Kingdom

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

ACM MobiCom is the premier international conference dedicated to addressing emerging topics in mobile and wireless networking and computing. MobiCom 2020 will hold multiple full or half day workshops and tutorials on September 21 (Monday), 2020 and September 25 (Friday), 2020 of the conference week. Workshop papers will be included with the MobiCom proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library.

We solicit workshop and tutorial proposals on new and emerging topics that broadly relate to the general areas of mobile communications, wireless networking and mobile computing.

Workshop Guidelines
The ideal workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging topic and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The goal of the workshop papers is primarily to stimulate interactive conversations and inspire new research ideas. Proposals on emerging or disruptive topics that are likely to generate significant interest in the community will be selected.

MobiCom 2020 will likely feature a mix of some returning and some new workshops. Workshop proposals may be either research-oriented or experimental:

Research-oriented Workshops
We encourage more conventional research-oriented workshops that address compelling and growing fields of study. Topics should be grounded and clearly relate to the ACM MobiCom community, and its core areas of interests (e.g., wireless networking and mobile computing). However, we anticipate workshop proposals will also introduce and connect to a set of topics of broader importance, including but not limited to: autonomous cars and systems, healthcare and medical domains, safety/security/privacy, distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies, machine learning/artificial intelligence, diversity and ethics, technology issues for developing regions, and novel radio/hardware/processor architecture technologies.

Experimental Workshops
We also invite workshop proposals that would target papers presenting extensive experiences with implementation, deployment, and operation of mobile computing and wireless networks.

Workshop Proposal Submission Instructions
The proposal should be no longer than three pages and should include at least the following:
  • The name of the workshop.
  • Proposal track (research-oriented or experimental) in the title.
  • The name, address, and a short bio (up to 200 words) of each organizer (up to three).
  • A motivation and rationale that includes a brief description of the technical issues to be addressed, and why those issues are timely.
  • The list of names and affiliations of potential program committee members.
  • The planned format of the workshop, including the length of the workshop (half day or full day), and a strategy to facilitate lively discussions and attendee involvement.
  • If previous editions have been held, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees.
  • A description of the publicity plan.
  • A call for papers with workshop deadlines (aligned with the relevant Important Dates below).

Tutorial Guidelines
Tutorial topics should be of significant interest to the MobiCom community. Tutorials may consist of lectures, interactive sessions, hands-on training, or any combination of the above.

Tutorial Proposal Submission Instructions
The proposal should be no longer than three pages and should include at least the following:
  • The name of the tutorial.
  • The name, address, and short bio (up to 200 words) of each organizer (up to three).
  • A motivation and rationale for the tutorial.
  • Reference to the knowledge that the audience should expect to gather with the tutorial.
  • An outline of the tutorial content, including the length of the tutorial (half day or full day) and a tentative schedule.
  • Requirements for the tutorial room (please note that our capabilities in fulfilling unusual requests are limited).
  • Requirements for the attendees (e.g., must bring their own laptop or other hardware, familiarity with certain technologies or topics, etc.).
  • Any other limitations (e.g., number of participants).

Please send your proposal in PDF (only) via e-mail to both the workshop/tutorial co-chairs Özgü Alay and Lan Wang (contact details are provided below). Ensure that proposals contain "MobiCom 2020 Workshop/Tutorial Proposal" in the subject line. Submissions must be received by the deadline below.

Important Dates
Proposal Submission Deadline Feb.14th, 2020, 11:59 PM PST (UTC-8:00)
Notification of acceptance Feb. 28th, 2020
Workshop Paper Submissions Deadline May 15th, 2020
Camera-ready Workshop Papers Due July. 31st, 2020
Workshop/Tutorial Dates Sept. 21 and Sept. 25, 2020

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs
Özgü Alay (University of Oslo and Simula) :
Lan Wang (University of Memphis) :

General Information
ACM MobiCom provides basic support for the workshops and tutorials in the form of registration, publication, publicity, meeting space, audio/video equipment, lunch, and coffee breaks. To promote flexibility, the details including the format of the workshop/tutorial and the form of submissions and presentations are typically left to the organizers of each workshop/tutorial. Because workshops are meant to foster discussions on emerging topics of interest among the broader SIGMOBILE community, workshops are encouraged to be inclusive rather than exclusive in their solicitation of material. In addition, we encourage organizers to target more interactive forums such as presentations of short papers, posters and demos, panels, and round-table discussions, rather than traditional presentations of full-length papers. Workshops/tutorials not attracting enough submissions and registrations may be cancelled at the decision of the organizing committee.

We look forward to your submissions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about submitting a workshop/tutorial proposal.