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Call for Papers
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Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. In general this symposium is interested in papers that address networking or computing problems in the context of mobile and wireless ad hoc networks, ad hoc computing systems, and sensor networks, with the focus being on issues above the physical layer. Specific topics of interest include the following:

  • Routing protocols (unicast, multicast, geocast, content-based, etc.)
  • Media access techniques
  • Transport-layer issues
  • Hardware and software platforms, systems, and testbeds
  • Applications for ad hoc networks
  • Power-aware, low-power, and energy-efficient designs
  • Quality-of-service issues
  • Security and fault tolerance issues
  • Self-configuration in ad hoc networks
  • Processing and fusion of data in sensor networks
  • Location discovery and management
  • Timing synchronization
  • Distributed algorithms for ad hoc networks
  • Biologically inspired mechanisms
  • Ad hoc networks of autonomous intelligent systems
  • Analytic methods and modeling for performance evaluation
  • Cross-layer interactions, including between higher and physical layers
  • Other ad hoc networking and computing topics above the physical layer

Please consult the Program Co-Chairs Anthony Ephremides ( and Mani Srivastava ( if you are uncertain whether your paper falls within the scope of the symposium.

Paper Submission Instructions

All submissions will be handled electronically and must be in PDF or PostScript format. Papers must not exceed 15 pages (US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references. The font size must be at least 10 points. Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings. We will adopt a double-blind process for paper review, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors' names and their affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the paper or in the postscript or PDF file. Submitted papers should be unpublished and not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be summarily rejected.

To submit a paper, please refer to the paper submission link at the conference website, Questions about the submission process should be directed to the Program Co-Chairs.


Proposals for half and full day tutorials are also solicited. Evaluation of proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter for the symposium. Potential instructors are requested to submit a tutorial proposal of at most 5 pages, including biographical sketches of the instructors, to the Tutorial Co-Chairs, Edward Knightly ( and Magda El Zarki (, by the tutorial submission deadline below.


The symposium will include a poster session that highlights recent and on-going research that has not been published elsewhere. Poster submissions will be reviewed and their summaries will appear in the CD-ROM proceedings and SIGMOBILE’s Mobile Computing & Communications Review (MC2R). Submissions should consist of a 2-page summary as well as a rough draft of the poster in PDF format. The summaries and poster drafts should not include any information that identifies the authors. Please see the website for further details or contact the Poster Co-Chairs, Songwu Lu ( and Jason Redi (

Important Dates

Paper & Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline:
December 2, 2002
Poster Submission Deadline: January 6, 2003
Aceptance Notification:
February 17, 2003
Camera-Ready Version Due:
March 15, 2003

Please visit the MobiHoc 2003 Home Page at, or send email to the General Chair, Mario Gerla (, or to the organizing committee ( for any questions or for more information about the symposium.