MobiSys 2007 Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
Puerto Rico
11-14 June 2007

Conference Flyer

Call for Papers in PDF Format

MobiSys 2007 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 Puerto Rico. It builds on the success of the previous four MobiSys conferences.

Important Dates

Abstract registrations due: 27 November 2006 (23:59 EST)
Full papers due: 4 December 2006 (23:59 EST)
Notification of paper acceptance: 9 March 2007
Final camera-ready papers due: 6 April 2007

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 and privacy in mobile and wireless systems
  • System-level energy management for mobile and wireless devices
  • Wearable and handheld devices in the context of system design
  • Personal-area networks and systems
  • Cyber foraging and resource discovery for mobile services
  • Systems for context sensing and context awareness
  • 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, in two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading with reasonable margins. The first page of each paper should include the names and affiliations of the authors, i.e., the submissions should not be anonymous and reviewing is single-blind. 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.

    Abstracts of papers are due Monday, November 27, 2006, 23:59 EST. Full papers are due Monday, December 4, 2006, 23:59 EST. These are hard deadlines; 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 first need to register your paper and submit an abstract, then submit the full manuscript. Manuscripts must be in Adobe PDF format and conform to the guidelines specified above. Authors without EDAS user names will be required to register with the system using the same link as above. It will be possible to revise manuscripts until the site closes for submissions on Monday, December 4,
    2006, 23:59 EST.

    Please note that no paper will be published in the conference proceedings unless one of its authors has registered for the conference.

    Poster and Demo Session

    Do you have interesting work that you would like to share, or a great idea that is not quite ready to be published as a full conference paper? The Poster and Demo Session will introduce new or ongoing work, and showcase demonstrations of working systems and applications. The MobiSys attendees will provide valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. See Call for Posters and Demos for details on how to submit your work to this session.

    Conference Organizers

    General Chair:
    Edward Knightly, Rice University

    Steering Committee Chair:
    Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

    Program Committee Chairs:
    Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
    Ramón Cáceres, IBM Research

    Workshop Chair:
    Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto, CA

    Poster and Demo Chair:
    Jason Flinn, University of Michigan

    Panel Chair:
    S. Keshav, University of Waterloo, CA

    Program Committee:
    Elizabeth M. Belding, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
    Ramón Cáceres, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    Mark Corner, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Nigel Davies, Lancaster University, UK
    Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto, CA
    Maria R. Ebling, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    Jason Flinn, University of Michigan
    Bill Griswold, University of California, San Diego
    Richard Han, University of Colorado
    S. Keshav, University of Waterloo, CA
    Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington
    Natalia Marmasse, Google, Haifa, IL
    Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
    Jason Nieh, Columbia University and VMware
    Venkat Padmanabhan, Microsoft Research Redmond
    James Scott, Microsoft Research, UK
    M. Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
    Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
    Daniel Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University
    Doug Terry, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
    Roy Want, Intel Research
    David Wetherall, Intel Research Seattle and University of Washington
    Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research Redmond
    Lin Zhong, Rice University

    Jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and the USENIX Association.   With support from Microsoft Research, IBM, HP, Intel, and Nokia.