Submission Guidelines

MobiSys, like most conferences and journals, requires that

  • papers must not be submitted simultaneously to any other conference or publication,
  • submissions must not be previously published, and
  • accepted papers must not be subsequently published elsewhere.

Policy for reviewing extended papers: a number of MobiSys submissions are extended versions of preliminary workshop papers that have appeared at venues such as HotMobile. The criteria we use when considering the subsequent, more mature versions of such papers is: reviewers are advised to first assess whether there is a significant additional contribution over the previous, preliminary version of the paper. *If* so, then reviewers are advised to measure the full-length submission not just in terms of its additional contribution but on its entire content. This policy aims to encourage the development of work while also encouraging publication of work when it is in its earlier stages.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. As is customary with the scientific peer review process, submissions will be handled as confidential material during the review process. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an ACM copyright release form. Electronic copies of the camera-ready papers will be published on the conference web site before the conference.

The paper submission deadline has passed.

The submission process includes:

  • register your paper, with abstract, by 23:59 PST, December 4th, 2009. Registration is mandatory.
  • submit your paper (PDF only) by 23:59 PST, December 11th, 2009. (HARD deadline)

These are hard deadlines and no extensions will be given.

Formatting Guidelines

All submissions must follow strictly the format and size constraints indicated below. Your goal as an author is to produce a clearly readable submission within these constraints. Please refrain from exceeding these limits, because longer submissions and/or papers with modified margins or fonts may not be reviewed.

Before the submission, you are expected to make sure that your paper complies with the format requirements (number of pages, font size and spacing, margins). After the submission, we will use an offline tool to help us identify non-conforming papers, and will manually re-check and possibly reject those with evident format violations. No paper will be rejected due to format violations without being hand checked first.

  • Submissions MUST be no more than fourteen (14) pages in 10 point Times Roman (or equivalent font). This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth.
  • Submissions MUST follow ACM guidelines: double column, with each column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33" space between columns.
  • Each column MUST contain no more than 55 lines of text.
  • NOTE: For the submission, you may use the following LaTeX template to ensure compliance.
  • Provide an abstract of fewer than 250 words.
  • Number the pages.
  • The first page of each paper should include the names and affiliations of the authors, i.e., the submissions should not be anonymous.
  • The paper MUST be submitted in PDF format. Other formats (including Postscript) will not be accepted. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it, using only standard tools (Adobe Acrobat Reader), with no loading of special fonts.
  • Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.
  • Make sure that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.
  • Make sure that symbols and labels used in the graphs are readable as printed, and not only with a 20x on-screen magnification.
  • Try to limit the file size to less than 15 MB.

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness. Papers may be conditionally accepted and shepherded by a member of the program committee, with final acceptance determined by consent of the shepherd.