Call for Papers & Submission

Call for Papers is available as a one-page PDF file.

Call for Papers

MobiSys 2011 will continue the tradition of publishing top-notch research papers dealing with all aspects of mobile systems. MobiSys seeks original papers that take a broad systems perspective rather than focus narrowly on low-level components. The conference values 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Experience with mobile applications, networks and systems
  2. Innovative mobile and mobile sensing applications
  3. Tools for building and measuring mobile systems
  4. Software architectures for mobile devices
  5. Infrastructure support for node mobility
  6. System-level energy management for mobile devices
  7. Data management for mobile applications
  8. Operating systems for mobile devices
  9. Support for mobile social networking and mobile Web
  10. Security and privacy in mobile systems
  11. Wearable computing and innovative mobile devices
  12. Systems for location and context sensing and awareness
  13. Mobile computing support for pervasive computing
  14. Vehicular wireless systems
  15. User interfaces and usability for mobile applications and systems
  16. Personal-area networks and systems
  17. Cyber foraging and resource discovery for mobile systems

Papers on work that is currently under review, whether in shorter, longer, or the same form, must not be submitted to MobiSys. Submission of a longer version of a published, not just accepted, workshop paper is encouraged if it includes significant new contributions. However, the authors must cite their workshop paper. 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. Selected outstanding papers may be fast-tracked as a special section of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

Paper Formatting Instructions

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.

Please be sure your paper is formatted properly for submission. In particular, please carefully follow all of the following formatting requirements:

  • Your submission must be in PDF. We will not accept the papers in any other format. Whatever Therefore, irrespective of whatever text processor or formatter you use to write your paper (LaTeX, Microsoft Word, FrameMaker, etc.), please convert the output to PDF before submission. Under Windows, for example, PDF files can be produced using the Adobe Acrobat product.
  • Your submission must use a 10pt font (or larger) and be correctly formatted for printing on Letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM guidelines: double-column, with each column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33" space between columns and single-spaced. If correctly formatted, this means that no page column will have more than 55 lines of text. In the past it has been observed that some authors mistakenly use a 9pt font, which is commonly used in the camera-ready versions of accepted papers. Please verify the font size as well as other guidelines described here, as papers using a font size less than 10pt will be automatically rejected without review.
  • Submissions MUST be no more than fourteen (14) pages. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth.
  • To assist the formatting of your paper, we have made a LaTeX template to ensure compliance.
  • Provide an abstract of fewer than 250 words.
  • The first page of each paper should include the names and affiliations of the authors, i.e., the submissions should not be anonymous.
  • To maximize the chances that your paper will print correctly, please use only standard printer fonts (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, etc.) or standard TeX Computer Modern fonts; other fonts may be used but must be included in the PDF file.
  • The paper must print clearly on standard black-and-white printers. Reviewers are not required to view your paper in color.
  • 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.

Submission Instructions

Visit the Paper Submission Site to submit the paper.

For general information on the MobiSys 2011 paper submission or the scope of technical papers solicited, please refer to the Call for Papers. For any other questions about the submission process or paper format, please contact the Program Co-Chairs at

Best Paper Award

All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The program committee will select a number of candidates for the award among accepted papers. The winner will be selected at the conference, considering both the paper and the presentation. The winner will receive a plaque and a cash award.

Important Dates
Abstracts submission due:   December 4, 2010 (9:00 PM PST)
Paper submissions due: December 11, 2010 (9:00 PM PST)
Notification of acceptance: March 7, 2011
Camera-ready version due: TBD
Important Note

It is ACM policy ( not to allow double submissions, where the same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.