MobiCom 2009 : The 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
Conference Series : ACM/IEEE International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
Call For Papers
ACM MobiCom 2009, the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, is the fifteenth 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. MobiCom 2009 will be held in September/October in Beijing.
The MobiCom conference series serves as the premier international forum addressing networks, systems, algorithms, and
applications that support mobile computers and wireless networks. MobiCom is a highly selective conference focusing on all
issues in mobile computing and wireless and mobile networking at the link layer and above. Besides the regular conference
program, MobiCom’09 will also include a set of workshops and tutorials, panels, research demos and exhibits, and a poster
session that includes the ACM Student Research Competition. More information on these activities, including submission
deadlines, can be found at http://www.sigmobile.org/mobicom/2009/.
PAPERS: Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting new research related to the theory and/or practice of mobile
computing and/or wireless and mobile networking at the link layer and above. All submissions must describe original
research, not published or currently under review for another conference or journal. Areas of interest include, but are not
‧ Design, implementation, and evaluation of mobile
systems and applications
‧ Operating system and middleware support for mobile
computing and networking
‧ Fundamental understanding of mobile computing and
‧ Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with
mobility, limited bandwidth, limited power and/or
‧ Wireless and mobile techniques for delay-tolerant,
mobile ad hoc, and wireless sensor networks
‧ Security, privacy, and trustworthiness of mobile and
‧ Wireless access technologies (e.g. mesh systems,
personal area networks)
‧ Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
‧ Protocols exploiting novel technologies such as UWB,
MIMO, directional antennas, and software radios
‧ Techniques for dynamic spectrum use
‧ Architectures, algorithms and protocols for cognitive wireless
networks and their integration in the Internet
‧ Modeling, simulation, emulation and measurement of mobile
‧ Experimental test-beds for mobile/wireless networks
‧ Performance evaluation of mobile and wireless networks,
protocols, and systems
‧ Next generation (beyond 802.11) wireless technologies and
related systems and protocols
MobiCom’09 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.
Wireless and mobile networks are being used in a wide variety of application contexts, such as sensor networks, pervasive
computing, disruption tolerant networking, and vehicular networks. Papers that describe research and experimentation in
such environments are encouraged, but the focus of such papers should be on addressing challenges associated with
mobility and wireless networking.
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 be no longer than 12 pages (8 pages for "Challenges" papers), in font
size no smaller than 10 points, and must fit properly on US "Letter"-sized paper (8.5x11 inches) with 1-inch margins.
Detailed instructions on the paper submission procedure and format will be available on the conference web pages. The
deadline for registering the title and the abstract of the paper with our electronic submission system is March 5, 2009 and
the deadline for submitting the actual paper is March 12, 2009.
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 (or substantially similar papers) must not be currently under review for any other publication. Please direct any
questions about the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.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.