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ACM MobiCom the premier conference on mobile computing and wireless
networking, seeks full papers describing significant research contributions
in the systems design and implementation, practice, or theoretical aspects
of providing users with an enriched and ubiquitous mobile or wireless
experience. Papers addressing important challenges in access/communication,
energy, computing, security and user experience as it applies to wireless
networking and mobile computing form the core of the conference. We also
invite submissions on a wide range of mobile computing and wireless
networking research, including but not limited to:

* Communications for Embedded and Energy-Harvesting Systems
* Edge Computing
* Long-Range/Low-Power Wide-Area Wireless Networking
* Low-Latency Networking
* Machine-to-Machine Communications
* Millimeter wave and Terahertz Communications
* Mobile Web
* Next-Generation 5G mobile networks
* Visible Light Communications
* Mobile Data Science & Analysis
* Mobile/Wireless Research & Cloud Computing
* Mobile/Wireless Research & Software-Defined Networking
* Sensing with Radio, Light, Sound, and Vibration
* Wearable Computing

Successful papers will address real research challenges through rigorous
analysis, novel system design, and/or real-world measurement and deployment
of mobile networks, systems and applications. The program committee will
evaluate each paper using metrics that are appropriate for the topic area.
All submissions must describe original research not published or currently
under review for another conference or journal, and if accepted, papers
will be published in the conference proceedings. MobiCom strongly
encourages authors to describe how they will provide access to
well-documented datasets, modeling and/or simulation tools, and codebases
to support the reproducibility of their methods.

In addition to full research papers as described above, MobiCom
https://sigmobile.org/mobicom/2018 also invites submission in the following
three categories:

Challenge Papers
The conference invites submissions of short papers (limited to eight pages
excluding references) that present revolutionary new ideas or that
challenge existing assumptions prevalent among the wireless research
community. These "challenge 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. Challenge papers will be reviewed
by the program committee and if selected, become part of the conference
technical program and be published in the conference proceedings. Challenge
papers should be submitted using the same submission procedure adopted for
the full papers. The title of these papers must bear a "Challenge:" prefix.

Experience Papers
The conference invites submission of short papers (limited to eight pages
excluding references) that present extensive experiences with
implementation, deployment, and operations of mobile systems and wireless
networks. Desirable papers are expected to contain real data as well as
descriptions of the practical lessons learned. The experience papers will
be evaluated by the program committee, primarily for (i) richness of their
data or experiences, (ii) inferences drawn or lessons learned, (iii)
discovery of new problems, and (iv) their impact/potential impact on
current and future mobile systems and wireless networks, as well as on
society. Note that a paper that builds a system and presents a limited
experimental evaluation is NOT suitable as an experience paper. Selected
experience papers will become a part of the conference technical program
and will be published in the conference proceedings. Experience papers
should be submitted according to the same submission procedure as full
papers, and their title must bear an "Experience:" prefix.

Verification Papers
MobiCom welcomes contributions that seek to verify and/or characterize
recent breakthrough results in mobile computing using rigorous experimental
methodologies with the goal of extensively and thoroughly characterizing
the operating parameters under which these results can be reproduced. Such
submissions should be short papers (limited to eight pages excluding
references) with "Verification:" as a prefix in the title. Selected
verification papers will become a part of the conference technical program
and will be published in the conference proceedings. Verification papers
should be submitted according to the same submission procedure as full
papers.

Paper Submission Instructions
All paper submissions will be handled electronically at the MobiCom paper
submission website https://mobicom18.hotcrp.com/ Authors should prepare a
PDF version of their full paper.

Before final submission, you are expected to make sure that your paper
complies with the following requirements. You are strongly discouraged from
violating these requirements with the aim of including additional material:
submissions that violate the formatting requirements may not be reviewed.
You can visually inspect a page-by-page report of your paper format using
the same tool as the submission system via a separate online form
https://www.sysnet.ucsd.edu/sigops/banal/index.php After the submission
deadline, we will use the same tool to check the conformance of papers. The
format checking tool uses heuristics and can make mistakes. The PC chairs
will manually inspect and possibly reject those papers with evident format
violations. However, no paper will be rejected due to format violations
without first being checked by hand.

Any papers that do not adhere to the following guidelines may be
immediately rejected:

* Full papers: Contain no more than twelve (12) single-spaced and numbered
pages, including figures, tables, any appendices, and any other material,
followed by as many pages as necessary for bibliographic references. Papers
whose non-bibliographic content is longer than 12 pages will not be
reviewed.
* Experience/Verification/Challenge Papers: Contain no more than eight (8)
single-spaced and numbered pages, including figures, tables, any
appendices, and any other material, followed by as many pages as necessary
for bibliographic references. Papers whose non-bibliographic content is
longer than eight pages will not be reviewed.
* Font size no smaller than 10 points.
* Double column format with each column having dimensions 9.25 inches x
3.33 inches, a space of 0.33 inches between the two columns, and with no
more than 55 lines of text per column.
 * Submissions must be in PDF (Portable Document Format) authors should
ensure that they are compatible with Adobe Acrobat (English version). Any
other formats, including Postscript and MS-Word, will not be accepted.
* Fit properly on US letter-sized paper (8.5 inches by 11 inches).
* Authors' names must not appear anywhere in the paper or in the PDF file.
The PDF file must also not
contain any embedded hyperlinks, as these may compromise reviewer anonymity.
* Limit the file size to less than 15 MB: contact the PC chairs if you have
a file larger than this limit.

You may find these LaTeX
https://sigmobile.org/mobicom/2018/files/sig-alternate-10pt.cls and MS-Word
https://sigmobile.org/mobicom/2018/files/word-acm-10pt-on-12pt-7.0x9.25.doc
templates useful in complying with the above requirements, but as an author
you bear the final responsibility to verify (manually or through the above
online paper checker) that your submission is format-compliant.

All submitted papers will be evaluated through a double-blind reviewing
process, with the identities of the authors withheld from the reviewers.
Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the
Program Co-Chairs at mobicom18-pc-chairs (at) acm "dot" org

Awards
All accepted regular papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.
The program committee will select a number of candidates for the award
among accepted regular papers. The winner will be selected at the
conference, taking into consideration both the paper and the paper's
presentation.

We will also have a  Best Community Paper Award.  Among all accepted
papers, the program committee will select one that contributes the most to
the broader research community in terms of real data, or new software,
hardware or other artifacts.

Video Presentation
The authors of each accepted paper will be asked to submit a one-minute
video to introduce the research presented in their paper to the general
public. These videos will be placed on the conference website up to two
weeks before the conference, and will be played during the conference. A
selected set will be featured by the social media channels related to the
conference.

Important Dates
Abstract and title registration deadline: March 6, 2018 9:59 PM EST (UTC-5)
Paper submission deadline: March 13, 2018 9:59 PM EDT (UTC-4) Notification
of acceptance: May 24, 2018
Reviews available to authors: June 1, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: July 20, 2018 One-minute video deadline: TBA

Important Notes
It is ACM policy (ACM Author Rights and Publishing Policy)
http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/copyright_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.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the
proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be
up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official
publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to
published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published
in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official
publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

General Co-Chairs
Rajeev Shorey, TCS Innovation Labs, India/USA
Rohan Murty, USA/India

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Yingying (Jennifer) Chen, WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA
Kyle Jamieson, Princeton University, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs
Archan Misra, SMU, Singapore
Nic Lane, UCL, UK

Poster Co-Chairs
Abhinav Kumar, IIT Hyderabad, India
Prasant Misra, TCS Innovation Labs, Bangalore, India

Demos Co-Chairs
Amit Kumar Saha, CISCO, India
Saikat Guha, MSR, India

Web Chair
Rohit Verma, IIT Kharagpur, India

Finance Chair
Vinay Ribeiro, IIT Delhi, India

Student Research Competition (SRC) Chair
Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, USA

Mobile App Competition Co-Chairs
Robert Likamwa, ASU, USA
Sayandeep Sen, IBM Research, India

App Co-Chairs
Haitham Hassanieh, UIUC, USA

Social Media Chair
Yuanjie Li, UCLA, USA

MobiJob Event Chair
Swarun Kumar, CMU, USA

Student Travel Grant Co-Chair
Gaurav Kasbekar, IIT Bombay

Publicity Co-Chairs
Vinayak Naik, IIIT Delhi, India
He Wang, Purdue University, USA
Kirill Kogan, IMDEA Networks, Spain
Wen Hu, UNSW, Australia
Binbin Chen, Singapore

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
Vivek Bohara, IIIT Delhi, India
Rijurekha Sen, IIT Delhi, India

Registration Co-Chairs
Chandrika Sridhar, IISc Bangalore

India Advisory Committee
Anurag Kumar, IISc Bangalore
Uday Desai, IIT Hyderabad
Huzur Saran, IIT Delhi
Krithi Ramamritham, IIT Bombay

MobiCom Steering Committee
Victor Bahl (Chair), MSR, USA
Suman Banerjee, University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA
Ramesh Govindan, University of Southern California, USA
David B. Johnson, Rice University, USA
Kang Shin, University of Michigan, USA
Heather Zheng, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

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