Extended proposal submission deadline:
November 19th, 2008
Proposal submission deadline:
November 7th, 2008
Notification of acceptance:
December 5th, 2008
MobiArch submission deadline:
February 22nd, 2009
HotPlanet submission deadline:
May 15, 2009
PhD Forum submission deadline:
March 15th, 2009


MobiArch 2009: The 4th ACM International Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture

With the recent development of technologies in wireless access and mobile devices, user, terminal, and network mobility has become an indispensable component of today's Internet vision, and it is likely to continue in the near future, while affecting the whole architectural design of the future Internet. Yet, issues like efficient mobility management and optimization, locator-identifier split, multi-homing, security, wireless access and related operational/deployment concerns are still in their early stages of development. Moreover, the Internet architecture, its end-to-end principles, and business models will require rethinking due to the massive penetration of mobility into the Internet. For instance, an appropriate system that allows communicating with a mobile host requires addressing several fundamental issues with the Internet architecture, such as ability to locate the mobile host/service, preserving ongoing communications upon changes of locations, as well as efficient and secure handover management. As another example, the emerging wireless technologies may pose additional challenges to the Internet architecture since they introduce design principles different from the original Internet.

MobiArch 2009 welcomes submissions, from both researchers and practitioners, in exploration of recent advances in architectures, protocols, and experiences with emerging technologies on various mobility issues over the Internet, with an emphasis on wireless infrastructures and mobility patterns for mobility support, new mobility protocols, service discovery, routing and location management, mobile network performance evaluation and modelling, multi-homing, security, architectural impacts and deployment considerations. Furthermore, the potential of usability of mobility services for connecting people and devices in developing regions of the world into the Internet infrastructure will be also explored.

Organizers / TPC Chairs:
Jörg Ott Helsinki University of Technology (TKK)
Kun Tan Microsoft Research Asia

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: 22 February 2009
Acceptance Notification: 31 March 2009
Camera Ready Due: 15 April 2009
Workshop Date: 22 June 2009

HotPlanet 2009: The 1st ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics of Planet-scale Mobility Measurements

It is well-known that successfully researching, designing and building mobile systems and algorithms requires access to large-scale mobility data. Unfortunately, the wireless and mobile research communities lack such data. For instance, the largest publicly available human contact traces contain only 100 very sparsely connected nodes, a limitation of the experimental setup. We believe that large-scale datasets are important, not only in communication network design, but also for fundamental study in other academic disciplines, e.g., epidemiology, urban planning, and social science. An analogy can be made to the field of complex networks research, which flourished since 1989 when the first large datasets from the Internet (and subsequently the World Wide Web) became available. To achieve similar improvements in mobile networking and other related fields, relevant large-scale datasets must be made available.

Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Xiaoming Fu, University of Goettingen, Germany
Pan Hui, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Richard Mortier, Vipapia Ltd., UK
Michal Jacovi, IBM Research, Israel

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2009
Authors notification: June 2, 2009
Camera-ready: June 12, 2009
Registration deadline: June 12, 2009
Workshop date: June 22, 2009

PhD Forum on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

The PhD Forum provides a friendly and supportive environment for doctoral students to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and with a panel of experienced researchers from academia and industry. In addition to providing feedback and advice, this forum will also provide an opportunity for students to network and to practice presenting their research clearly and concisely. Please visit the PhD Forum website for more information.

General Chairs:
Jacob Sorber, UMass-Amherst
Aruna Balasubramanian, UMass-Amherst
Program Chairs:
Ashish Sharma, UC Santa Barbara
Nilesh Mishra, USC

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2009
Notification Deadline: April 15, 2009
Camera-ready: May 1, 2009
Forum Date: June 22, 2009

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop chairs or the MobiSys 2009 workshop chair, Dr. Wolfgang Kellerer,