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MobiSys 2006 seeks to present innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services. The conference will be held in early summer in the historic town of Uppsala, Sweden. It builds on the success of the first three conferences held in San Francisco, Boston and Seattle.

Important Dates

Full papers due:
Monday Nov 28 2005 (23:59 EST)
Notification of paper acceptance:
March 10, 2006
Camera-ready final papers due:
April 7, 2006
Poster and demo proposals due: 

March 27, 2006
Notification of poster/demo acceptance:
April 21, 2006

Conference Organizers

General Co-Chairs:                                
Per Gunningberg (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Lars-Åke Larzon (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Steering Committee Chair:
Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

Program Co-Chairs:
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Nigel Davies, Lancaster University, UK

Program Committee:
Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research, USA
Mary Baker, HP Labs, USA
Ramon Caceres, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Mark Corner, University of Massachusetts, USA
Nigel Davies, Lancaster University, UK
Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto, Canada
Carla Ellis, Duke University, USA
Adrian Friday, Lancaster University, UK
Jason Hong, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
David Kotz, Dartmouth College, USA
Anthony LaMarca, Intel Research Seattle, USA
Antonio Kruger, University of Munster, Germany
Dushyanth Narayanan, Microsoft Research, UK
Brian Noble, University of Michigan, USA
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Rahul Sukthankar, Intel Research Pittsburgh, USA
Roy Want, Intel Research, USA

Poster Chair:
Ramon Caceres, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Demo Co-Chairs:
Bengt Ahlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Ian Chakeres, Boeing Phantom Works, USA

Publicity Chair:
Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research

Submission guidelines

We seek papers that take a broad systems perspective rather than focus narrowly on low-level components. We value results and insights obtained from working implementations more highly than those obtained solely from simulations. If you have any questions regarding relevance or other submission-related issues, please contact the program chairs at Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of mobile and wireless systems
  • Middleware and service architectures for mobile and wireless applications
  • Data management for mobile and wireless applications
  • Operating Systems for resource-constrained mobile devices
  • Disconnected and weakly connected operation
  • Proxies and data adaptation
  • Mobile agents
  • Infrastructure support for mobility
  • Security, privacy, authorization, and billing
  • System-level energy management for mobile and wireless devices
  • Wearable and handheld devices in the context of system design
  • Personal mobility
  • Personal-area networks and systems
  • Cyber foraging and resource discovery of mobile services
  • Systems for context sensing and location awareness
  • Application interfaces and services supporting the mobile user
  • Tools and design methodologies for building mobile and wireless systems
  • Mobile computing support for pervasive computing
  • User interfaces and usability issues for mobile and wireless applications
  • Experience with mobile and wireless systems
Submissions should be full papers, up to 14 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references, two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading with reasonable margins. The first page of your paper should include the names and affiliations of the authors - i.e. you should not make your paper anonymous. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness. Accepted papers will be shepherded by a member of the program committee.

MobiSys, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers must not be submitted simultaneously to any other conference or publication, that submissions must not be previously published, and that accepted papers must not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. As customary with the scientific peer review process, submissions will be handled as confidential material during the review.

Submissions are due Monday, November 28, 2005, 23:59 EST. This is a hard deadline, and no extensions will be granted. All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the EDAS system. Please use this link ( to submit your paper. Note that submission is a two stage process - you will need to register your paper first and then submit the final manuscript. Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format and conform to the guidelines specified in the call for papers. Authors without EDAS user names will be required to register with the system using the same link as above. The site will close for submissions Monday, November 28, 2005, 23:59 EST.

Poster and Demo Sessions

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a great idea that is not quite ready to be published? Poster sessions are for you! The poster sessions introduce new or ongoing work. Demos of working systems and applications are also encouraged. The MobiSys audience will provide valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work.


The ACM MobiSys 2006 conference will host a day of workshops on technical areas related to mobile systems, applications and services. SIGMOBILE invites workshop proposals from interested communities. New workshops in emerging areas that can engage participants in greater interaction are welcome.

Jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and The USENIX Association, in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS
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