[e2e] Mobicom 2010 CFP

Vikas Kawadia vkawadia at bbn.com
Thu Jan 7 11:37:19 PST 2010


MobiCom 2010: The Sixteenth Annual International Conference
on Mobile Computing and Networking
(Co-located with ACM MobiHoc 2010)

Late September, 2010. Chicago, IL, USA
Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

Abstract submission due:
March 5, 2010 (11:59PM PST)

Paper submission due:
March 12, 2010 (11:59PM PST)

Notification of acceptance:
June 21, 2010

Camera-ready version due:
July 15, 2010

ACM MobiCom 2010, the Annual International Conference on
Mobile Computing and Networking, is the sixteenth in a
series of annual conferences sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE
dedicated to addressing the challenges in the areas of
mobile computing and wireless and mobile networking. The
conference will be held in Chicago, IL, USA, in late
September, 2010.  The MobiCom conference series serves as a
highly selective, premier international forum addressing
networks, systems, algorithms, and applications that support
mobile computers and wireless networks. Besides the regular
conference program, MobiCom’10 will also include a set of
workshops and tutorials, panels, research demonstrations,
and a poster session that includes the ACM Student Research
Competition. More information on these activities, including
submission deadlines, can be found at

PAPERS: Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting
new research related to the theory and/or practice of mobile
computing and/or wireless networking. Areas of interest
include, but are not limited to:

* Architectures, protocols, and algorithms for various
  wireless and mobile networks, such as wireless LANs,
  wireless mesh networks, cellular data networks,
  delaytolerant networks, mobile ad hoc networks, sensor
  networks, personal area networks, and vehicular networks
* Design, implementation, and evaluation of wireless systems
  and mobile applications
* Algorithms and models for wireless networks and mobile applications
* Fundamental understanding of mobile computing and wireless networking
* Measurements and performance evaluation of mobile and wireless networks
* Cross-layer design for mobile and wireless networks ranging
  from the PHY layer to applications
* Networks involving novel technologies such as UWB, MIMO,
  directional antennas, and software radios
* Architectures, algorithms and protocols for dynamic spectrum
  usage, white spaces, and cognitive networks
* Techniques that deal with low power and energy limitations
* Operating system and middleware support for mobile
  computing and networking
* Security, privacy, and trustworthiness of mobile and wireless systems
* Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
* Emerging topics, e.g., social networking applications enabled
  by mobile and wireless networking systems

MobiCom’10 will be a diverse conference and we strongly
encourage the submission of mobile systems, experimental and
theoretical papers. The program committee will evaluate each
paper using metrics that are appropriate for the topic area.
For example, a systems or experimental paper in the protocol
area will be evaluated based on the innovations in the
protocol design, practical implementation, and realistic
evaluation, whereas a more theoretical paper may be
evaluated mostly based on innovation within the algorithm
design. At the same time, the evaluation of wireless and
mobile networking technologies is challenging because of the
significant impact that the physical environment has on
performance. For this reason, all papers must carefully
describe and justify the evaluation methodology that is used
and identify its strengths and weaknesses.  The program
committee will referee all papers, and accepted papers will
be published in the conference proceedings.

CHALLENGES PAPERS: The conference strongly encourages the
submission of short papers in the field of mobile computing
and wireless networking that present revolutionary new ideas
or that challenge existing assumptions prevalent among the
research community.  These "challenges papers" should
provide stimulating ideas or visions that may open up
exciting avenues and/or influence the direction of future
research.  Descriptions of new products or evolution of
existing work are not appropriate topics for papers in this
category. While an exhaustive evaluation of the proposed
ideas is not necessary, insight and in- depth understanding
of the issues is expected. Challenges papers will be
reviewed by the MobiCom program committee and will be part
of the technical program and published in ACM MobiCom
proceedings. They should be submitted using the same
submission procedure adopted for the full papers. The title
of these papers must start with the word "Challenges:" i.e.,
"Challenges: Rest of the Title."

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All paper submissions will be
handled electronically.  Authors should prepare a PDF or
PostScript version of their full paper. Papers must (i) be
no longer than 12 pages (8 pages for "Challenges" papers),
(ii) be in font size no smaller than 10 points, (iii) have
pages in double column format with each column having
dimensions 9.25” X 3.33”, a space of 0.33” between the two
columns, and with no more than 55 lines of text per column,
and (iv) fit properly on US "Letter"-sized paper (8.5” X
11”). More detailed instructions will be available in the
conference web pages.  This year, authors will be given the
option of submitting a few slides that summarize their paper
and its contributions. The slides will not be revealed to
the reviewers until just before the TPC meeting.  They will
be used only to better facilitate discussions during the TPC
meeting.  More details will be available on the conference
web page.  All submitted papers will be judged based on
their quality through double-blind reviewing, where the
identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers.
Authors' names must not appear in the paper or in the
PostScript or PDF file. Submitted papers must be original
work, and a paper with substantial similarity must neither
be already published, nor be currently under review for
publication in any other venue. Please direct any questions
about the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs
at mobicom_pcchairs at acm.org.

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.

General Chair
Nitin H. Vaidya
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program Co-Chairs
Suman Banerjee
University of Wisconsin-Madison Dina Katabi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Steering Committee
Victor Bahl
Imrich Chlamtac
David B. Johnson

ACM Program Coordinator
Fran Spinola

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact the General Chair or
Program Co-Chairs for more information. For information on
ACM SIGMOBILE and the MobiCom series of conferences, see
http://www.sigmobile.org/ or contact mobicom_info at acm.org.

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