• Important dates
  • Poster/demo Submission: January 11th, 2019 – 23:59pm EST
  • Acceptance Notification: January 18th, 2019
  • Camera Ready: January 25th, 2019

Call for Posters and Demos

The 20th Annual International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (ACM HotMobile 2019)

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE
27-28 February, 2019
Santa Cruz, California, USA

ACM HotMobile 2019, the Twentieth International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications continues the series of highly selective, interactive workshops focused on mobile applications, systems, and environments, as well as their underlying state-of-the-art technologies. HotMobile's small workshop format makes it ideal for presenting and discussing new directions or controversial approaches. Special events are planned for the 20th edition of the workshop.

HotMobile seeks proposals for posters and live demonstrations describing novel work on mobile systems, applications and services. Posters and demonstrations will be presented during a reception at the workshop. The poster/demo session is meant to introduce new or ongoing work and provide opportunities for authors to interact directly with workshop attendees. Posters are well suited to controversial work that can generate discussion or promising new ideas which have not been thoroughly evaluated. Live demos provide an opportunity to demonstrate the feasibility and usefulness of your research. This year's poster/demo session will feature a Best Poster/Demo award.

Submission

Submissions must include an extended abstract no longer than one page, including all figures and references. Submissions must be made electronically in an email message to the Poster/Demo Chairs (kyungmin@fb.com and wenjun.hu@yale.edu). Poster/Demo submissions should describe unpublished work. For authors who are presenting poster/demo for their accepted papers, there is no need to submit an extended abstract; only an email is needed for logistic planning.

More details on the submission process:

  • Please set up your page to be letter size, 8.5x11 inches, two columns, using 10-pt font size for the text body, at least one-inch margin on all sides;
  • Please include the title of the poster/demo and the author list, including affiliations in both the PDF file and in the body of the email;
  • Please prefix your title with “Poster:” for a poster submission and “Demo:” for a demo submission;
  • Demo submissions should describe infrastructure needs, such as power and network connectivity (E.g., WiFi or Ethernet) in the email message (not in the abstract);
  • The abstract should be attached in PDF format;
  • For authors of accepted papers, please mention the paper ID and the title of the paper in your email. Please also indicate whether it will be presented as a poster and/or a demo and any needs for a demo.
  • Important dates
  • Paper submission: October 12, 2018 – 11:59pm EDT
  • Paper submission (extended): October 19, 2018 – 11:59pm EDT
  • Acceptance Notification: December 11, 2018

Call for Papers

The 20th Annual International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (ACM HotMobile 2019)

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE
27-28 February, 2019
Santa Cruz, California, USA

ACM HotMobile 2019, the Twentieth International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications continues the series of highly selective, interactive workshops focused on mobile applications, systems, and environments, as well as their underlying state-of-the-art technologies. HotMobile's small workshop format makes it ideal for presenting and discussing new directions or controversial approaches.

We solicit submissions of papers that (1) focus primarily on systems and applications and (2) propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old (or new) ideas, or generate controversy and discussion. We especially encourage papers that identify fundamental open questions, advocate a new approach, offer a constructive critique of the state-of-the-art, debunk existing assumptions, report unexpected early results, report on promising but unproven ideas, or propose new evaluation methods. Novel ideas need not be supported by full evaluations; well-reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations suffice. The program committee will explicitly favor early work and papers likely to stimulate reflection and discussion over a "6 page conference paper.”

HotMobile started as WMCSA in 1994. It has been 25 years, or a quarter century since. To celebrate that, we also welcome papers that seek historical insight and articulate visions for the coming decades.

We take a broad view of Mobile Systems research. This includes:

  • Novel applications, environments, and devices supporting mobility.
  • Operating system and distributed system support for mobile computing.
  • Wearable computing, internet of things, edge computing, sensing, and context-awareness.
  • HCI issues related to mobile computing.
  • Security and privacy of mobile computing.
  • Management, configuration, and deployment of systems supporting mobility.
  • Wireless technology, as it pertains to mobile systems and applications.

The deadline for submissions is October 12, 2018, 11:59pm EDT October 19, 2018, 11:59pm EDT. Acceptance notifications will be sent by December 11, 2018.

Presenting at HotMobile is a good way to get early feedback on research ideas at least one year away from a full-fledged conference submission to ACM MobiSys or other high-quality conferences. A full-length paper on the same topic submitted to a conference in less than a year is unlikely to include sufficient new material and mature ideas to warrant publication.

As is customary, papers must not have been published elsewhere and may not be simultaneously under submission at another venue. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. As customary with the scientific peer review process, submissions will be handled as confidential material during the review.

Submissions should contain 6 or fewer U.S. letter pages in PDF format, including all references, figures and tables. The submissions should not be anonymous. The submissions must meet the following formatting requirements:

  • Font size no smaller than 10pt.
  • Font size of the bibliography no smaller than 9pt.
  • 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.
  • Fit properly on US letter-sized paper (8.5 inches x 11 inches).

We recommend the use of the "sigconf" ACM proceedings template, available at: http://www.acm.org/, with the font size of the main body amended to 10pt. An example Tex document can be found here. For more submission guidelines, please visit the conference website. Please note that it is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the submissions are meeting all formatting requirements.

The papers accepted to HotMobile 2019 will be publicly available from the workshop's website for a limited time window, as per ACM's Digital Library's Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact the PC chair at lzhong@rice.edu.

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