GetMobile aims to foster the development and growth of the mobile research community. We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for articles for future issues. Proposed articles should address topics of broad interest and should be accessible to the wider mobile research community.

Call for Contributions

We seek contributions that fall within the scope of the departments listed in the table below.GetMobile articles are limited to 3,000 words or less.

  • To submit a proposal, please email the appropriate department contact.
  • To propose an article that does not fit well within the scope of any of these departments, please send your proposal to

Your Proposal Should

  • Be no longer than 500 words in length.
  • Describe the main topic(s) of your article.
  • Address the article’s suitability for GetMobile in general, and the selected department in particular.
  • Include the names and affiliations of all prospective authors.
  • Include the anticipated length of the article.

Contribution Departments

  • Mobile Platforms

    Developments in mobile platforms and their use in research.

  • (Almost) Unpublishable Results

    Work not usually taken by conferences or journals but valuable to the mobile research community (e.g., experience from deployment and development and effort to reproduce important results).

  • Education

    Developments in mobile and wireless education.

  • Experimental Methods

    Topics that every mobile researcher should know about before conducting user-centered experiments.

  • Makers

    Makers Developments on the growing maker community.

  • Arm's Length

    Arm’s Length Developments in fields that fall outside of the traditional SIGMOBILE core, but which have applications in mobile systems and networks.

  • Standards

    Standards Developments at standards bodies, such as the IETF and W3C

  • Past > Future

    Highlights cutting edge pre-publication research, as well as articles that reach back five to ten years and reexamine previous work in mobile systems, to help us better understand where we are now and where we might end up next.

Author Guidelines

GetMobile articles are meant to address topics of broad interest and should be accessible to the wider mobile research community. We encourage you structure your content in a way that it is both attractive and easy consume by make use of tables, graphics, images, and sidebars.

Please submit your manuscripts in MS Word. Papers should be a maximum of 3,000 words long including all content. Limit your citations to at most 15 references. Figures and tables should be counted as 250 words each.
Please format your submission using a single column of text. The final version of your paper will be reformatted into a 3-column format by our designer and will go through light copy-editing.

If you include images in your paper (which we strongly encourage), please submit with your manuscript high-definition versions (at least 300dpi) of all images as individual files in either JPG, TIF, or EPS format. Please make images as large as possible.