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How To Submit

Poster and Demo Sessions

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Call for Papers
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MobiSys 2005 Call for Papers

MobiSys 2005
The Third International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

June 6–8, 2005
Seattle, Washington, USA

Jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and The USENIX Association, in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS

Detailed paper submission instructions are now available.

If you have any questions about the Call for Papers, please contact the Program Co-Chairs at

Important Dates
Paper abstracts due: November 3, 2004, 11:59 EST
Workshop proposals due: November 1, 2004
Full papers due: November 8, 2004
Notification of paper acceptance: February 7, 2005
Poster and demo proposals due: March 11, 2005
Notification of poster/demo acceptance: April 18, 2005
Camera-ready final papers due: May 3, 2005

Conference Organizers
General Chair:
Kang G. Shin, University of Michigan

Steering Committee Chair:
Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

Program Co-Chairs:
David Kotz, Dartmouth College
Brian Noble, University of Michigan

Program Committee:
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Virginia
William Arbaugh, University of Maryland
Elizabeth Belding-Royer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Brian Bershad, University of Washington
Lawrence Brakmo, DoCoMo USA Labs
Mark Corner, University of Massachusetts
David Culler, University of California, Berkeley
Nigel Davies, Lancaster University
Leendert van Doorn, IBM Research
Maria Ebling, IBM Research
Anthony LaMarca, Intel Research, Seattle
Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
Chandra Narayanaswami, IBM Research
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
Doug Terry, Microsoft Research
Roy Want, Intel Research
Rich Wolski, University of California, Santa Barbara

Poster/Demo Chair:
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Virginia

Workshop Chair:
Apratim Purakayastha, IBM Research

Publicity Chair:
Robin Kravets, University of Illinois

MobiSys 2005 seeks to present innovative, significant research in the area of mobile and wireless systems. This will be a 2.5-day conference, featuring refereed paper presentations, demos, and poster sessions; it will be co-located with several closely related workshops. This conference builds on the success of the first two MobiSys conferences, held in San Francisco and Boston, which featured many high-caliber research papers and many interesting posters and demonstrations. The conference particularly values the practical experience gained from designing, building, and using mobile systems, applications, and services.

The conference addresses broad systems issues in mobile computing. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of mobile and wireless systems
  • Middleware and service architectures for mobile and wireless applications
  • Data management for mobile and wireless applications
  • Disconnected and weakly connected operation
  • Proxies and data adaptation
  • Mobile agents
  • Operating systems for small devices
  • Infrastructure support for mobility
  • Security, privacy, authorization, and billing
  • System-level energy management for mobile and wireless devices
  • Wearable and handheld devices in the context of system design
  • Personal mobility
  • Personal-area networks and systems
  • Resource discovery of mobile services
  • Systems for location awareness and determination
  • Application interfaces and services supporting the mobile user
  • Systems support for mobile robots
  • Experience with mobile and wireless systems
  • Experience with sensor networks and systems
  • Tools and design methodologies for building mobile and wireless systems
  • Usage evaluations of mobile and wireless systems

The ideal MobiSys submission should present novel research that has resulted in the implementation or evaluation of running systems. Papers that describe the design of and experience with mobile system architectures are favored over those narrowly focused on low-level components. Please feel free to contact the Program Chairs at to determine appropriateness.

Best Paper Award
An award will be given at the conference for the best paper.

What to Submit
Submissions should be full papers, 12–14 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references, two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading with reasonable margins. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee.

MobiSys, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers must not be submitted simultaneously to any other conference or publication, that submissions must not be previously published, and that accepted papers must not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. All submissions will be held in the highest confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

How to Submit
Authors are required to submit a title and abstract by November 3, 2004, 12:00 midnight EST. Full papers are due November 8, 2004, 12:00 midnight EST. All submissions to MobiSys 2005 must be electronic, in PDF format, via a Web form. Please see the detailed submission instructions for more information and to submit.

Poster and Demo Sessions
Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a great idea that is not quite ready to be published? Poster sessions are for you! The poster sessions introduce new or ongoing work. Demos of working systems and applications are also encouraged. The MobiSys audience will provide valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. See the Call for Poster/Demo Proposals for details and submission instructions.

Workshop Proposals
As in the past, MobiSys will be co-located with several workshops for highly focused discussions of new and emerging topics. This year, we are accepting proposals for workshop topics. Proposals—no longer than a few pages—should identify the workshop theme, potential program chair(s), potential program committee members, and a list of focused topic areas comprising the workshop's scope. Click here for a PDF of the complete Call for Workshop Proposals.

Registration Materials
Complete program and registration information will be available in March 2005 on the conference Web site. The information will be in both HTML and a printable PDF file. If you would like to receive the latest USENIX conference information, please join our mailing list.

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