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Important Dates for All Submission Types

  • Poster/Demo

    April 15, 2016 (11:59 PM CET)

    Submission Deadline

  • Poster/Demo

    May 9, 2016

    Notification of Acceptance

  • Poster/Demo

    June 1, 2016

    Camera-ready Version Due

  • Papers

    December 2, 2015 (11:59 PM AOE)

    Abstract Registration Due

  • Papers

    December 9, 2015 (11:59 PM AOE)

    Paper Submission Deadline

  • Papers

    March 1, 2016

    Notification of Acceptance

  • Papers

    May 9, 2016

    Camera-Ready Due

  • Papers

    June 1, 2016, 11:59 PM AOE

    Video Submission Due

  • Workshops

    December 16th, 2015 11:59pm AOE

    Proposal Submission Deadline

  • Workshops

    December 31st 2015

    Notification of Acceptance

  • Workshops

    May 9th, 2016

    Camera-Ready Workshop Papers Due

  • Workshops

    June 26th, 2016

    Workshops at Mobisys

Call for Demos

MobiSys 2016 seeks proposals for live demonstrations of mobile computing technologies. Live demos provide an opportunity to give a flavor of real-life applications made possible by your system. Particularly encouraged are the demonstrations that include participation by conference attendees. Research prototypes as well as commercial products are welcome. However, MobiSys is not an appropriate forum for marketing or sales presentations. The presenter is expected to understand the system being demonstrated and explain the technical contributions of the system to the audience. Demonstrations of previously published systems are also welcome. Demonstrations will be selected based on the expected interest from the MobiSys audience.

A demo submission requires only an extended abstract no longer than one 8.5x11-inch page, including all figures and references, describing the demonstration as well as any special requirements (other than a demo booth/table). The extended abstract should be formatted in 8.5x11-inch pages, two columns, single-spaced, with a font no smaller than 10-point. The demo title should begin with "Demo:". Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format. Demo proposals should be submitted through the following URL:

Demo submissions are encouraged to submit an optional companion video showcasing their demo. Video clips should highlight the technical contributions of the demo and be no more than 90 seconds in length. Demo video clips will be posted on the conference website. Videos can be submitted by including a link to the video along with the extended abstract submission.

The abstracts of accepted demonstrations will be posted on the conference website and will appear in the conference proceedings.

Best Demo

All demos will be considered for the Best Demo Award. An independent review committee will select the winner at the conference.

Call for Posters

MobiSys 2016 continues the tradition to seek proposals for posters describing novel work not published before on mobile systems, applications and services. Posters will be presented during a specially designated session of the conference. The poster session is meant to introduce new or ongoing work and provide opportunities for authors to interact directly with conference attendees. Posters are especially suited for presenting controversial research directions that may generate discussion, or promising ideas not yet validated through extensive evaluation.

Poster submissions must include an extended abstract no longer than one 8.5x11-inch page, including all figures and references. This abstract should be formatted in two columns, single-spaced, with a font no smaller than 10-point. The abstract title should begin with "Poster:". Optionally, submissions may also include an electronic copy of the poster. Please note that easels will be provided at the conference for 3x4 feet posters (approximately 0.75x1.0 meters), and the posters should be sized appropriately. Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format. Click here to submit a poster proposal.

Please use the CR format for your submissions (please choose "Option 2") if LaTex is used).

The abstracts of accepted posters will be posted on the conference website and will appear in the conference proceedings.

Best Poster

All posters will be considered for the Best Poster Award. An independent review committee will select the winner at the conference.

Call for Papers

ACM MobiSys 2016 will continue the tradition of publishing top-notch research papers dealing with all aspects of mobile systems. MobiSys seeks original papers that take a broad systems perspective rather than focus narrowly on low-level components. Of particular interest are technical contributions that enable new and compelling mobile scenarios and applications. The conference values results and insights obtained from working implementations more highly than those obtained solely from simulations.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience with mobile apps, networks and systems
  • Innovative wearable, mobile, sensing, and crowdsourcing apps
  • Tools for building and measuring mobile systems
  • Innovative wearable or mobile devices
  • Novel software architectures for mobile devices
  • Data management for mobile applications
  • Infrastructure support for node mobility
  • System-level energy management for mobile devices
  • Operating systems for mobile devices
  • Support for mobile social networking and mobile Web
  • Security and privacy in mobile systems
  • Systems for location and context sensing and awareness
  • Mobile computing support for pervasive computing
  • Vehicular wireless systems
  • User interfaces and usability for mobile applications and systems
  • Personal-area networks and systems
  • Cyber foraging and resource discovery for mobile systems

Papers on work that is currently under review elsewhere, whether in shorter, longer, or the same form, must not be submitted to MobiSys. Submission of a longer version of a published, not just accepted, workshop paper is encouraged only if it includes significant new contributions. However, the authors must cite their workshop paper. Furthermore, extended versions of papers submitted to ACM HotMobile 2016 should not be submitted to ACM MobiSys 2016, as it is extremely unlikely that they would meet this standard of significant new contributions. Submissions will be single blind, i.e., reviewers will be anonymous and submissions should include authors' names and institutions.

We strongly encourage prospective authors to use past MobiSys proceedings as a guideline to assess the readiness of their work for submission. Due to high review load on TPC members, low quality or premature work submitted to the conference is likely to receive a small number of reviews and the reviews may be brief.

ACM has been making an effort to support more open access to the proceedings of its sponsored conferences. As a result, the ACM MobiSys 2016 proceedings may be publicly available through the conference website from two weeks before the conference to two weeks after it. Proceedings may be made available in other formats in addition to PDF, such as ePub. A brief public review that summarizes the PC’s opinion of each published paper may also be made available.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. Papers meeting any of these criteria will be rejected. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets these guidelines should contact the program chairs. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

As part of the submission process, authors of papers that describe experiments on human subjects, or that analyze non-public data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), will be asked to certify that their work was vetted by an ethics review (e.g., IRB approval) or certify that such a review is not needed in their country or organization. We expect authors to follow the rules of their host institutions around data collection and experiments with human subjects.

The submission process will include a free-form paragraph of text that authors can optionally fill out. This is information that the PC chairs may or may not consider during the paper selection process. If the paper is a resubmission of a previous MobiSys rejection, then authors may consider summarizing major improvements made to the paper.

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.

Selected outstanding papers may be fast-tracked to a special section of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

Video Presentation

The authors of each accepted paper will submit a short 1-minute video to introduce the research presented in their paper to the general public. These videos will be placed on the conference website before the conference, and may be played during the conference. A selected set may be featured by the social media channels related to the conference.

Submission Guidelines

Detailed formatting guidelines and access to the submission server will be made available closer to the submission deadline. Click here to learn more.


If you have any questions, please contact

Call for Workshops

Workshop Co-Chairs

Nicholas Lane(Bell Labs)
Eduardo Cuervo (Microsoft)
Yunxin Liu(Microsoft)

ACM MobiSys is a premier venue for researchers working in the area of mobile and wireless systems, middleware, services, and applications. The previous thirteen MobiSys conferences were very successful, with strong refereed paper presentations, demonstrations, poster sessions, and workshops. Workshop papers will be included with the MobiSys proceedings and posted in the ACM Digital Library.

We solicit workshop proposals on new and emerging topics in the general area of mobile and wireless systems, services, and applications.

Workshops are scheduled for June 26th, 2016. The ideal workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging topic, and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The goal is to stimulate interactive conversations and inspire new research ideas.

The proposal should be no longer than three pages and should clearly identify:

  1. The name of the workshop.
  2. The names, addresses, and a short bio (up to 200 words) of the organizers (up to three).
  3. A brief description of the technical issues that the workshop will address, and the reasons why the workshop is of interest at this time.
  4. The names of potential program committee members.
  5. The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively discussions and attendees involvement.
  6. The expected number of submissions and participants.
  7. If previous editions have been held, a description of past versions of the workshop, including: number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees.
  8. A description of the publicity plan.
  9. A call for papers with workshop deadlines (aligned with the relevant Important Dates below).

All organizers (program chairs) must be planning to attend their workshop if their proposal is accepted. Proposals should not include a general chair or a local chair. Workshop presenters and participants are highly encouraged to submit a MobiSys 2016 poster or demo and participate in the poster/demo session.


Please send your proposal via e-mail to the workshop co-chairs at, including "MobiSys 2016 Workshops" in the subject line.

Submissions must be received by the deadline below.