[icnrg] Call for Papers - ACM MobiCom 2023

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*Call For Papers ACM MobiCom 2023*

*Summer Deadline Approaching!*

*Important Dates*

                              Summer                        Winter
Abstract Registration         August   12, 2022 23:59 PDT   March 10,
2023 23:59 PDT
Paper Submission              August   19, 2022 23:59 PDT   March 17,
2023 23:59 PDT
Early Notification            October  7,  2022	            May   8,  2023
Reviews Released to Authors   October  21, 2022	            May   26, 2023
Rebuttals Due                 October  28, 2022 23:59 PDT   June  3,
2023 23:59 PDT
Notification of Acceptance    November 18, 2022	            June  20, 2023

The ACM MobiCom conference seeks papers describing significant
research contributions in the field of wireless
networking and mobile computing. MobiCom solicits papers that address
important research challenges and build
practical working systems. Successful papers should propose novel
ideas to attack such problems through rigorous
analysis, system design, and real-world measurement or deployment of
mobile networks, systems, and applications.

MobiCom’23 will emphasize novelty and creativity while, at the same
time, taking a broader and more inclusive view
of wireless and mobile systems research. On one hand, the more novel
the concept, the harder it can be to fully
develop or evaluate all its aspects. On the other hand, the more
practical and developed the system, the more simple
and sometimes known techniques must be leveraged. The review process
will take both cases into account as intellectual
merit and novelty can be found in techniques, system designs,
implementations, and applications. The review process
will also favor papers that describe how the authors will provide
access to well-documented datasets, modeling and/or
simulation tools, and codebases to support the reproducibility of
their methods as well as papers that highlight and
discuss not only the significance but also the limitations of the work.

Unlike in previous years, MobiCom’23 will not have separate categories
of challenge, experience, and verification papers.
However, we do encourage the submission of experience papers as full
papers that provide detailed technical insight into
real-world deployments of novel technologies and systems. MobiCom'23
will also incorporate early notifications for papers
rejected in round 1 and rebuttals as described above in more detail.

We invite submissions on a wide range of mobile computing, mobile
systems, mobile applications, and wireless networking research,
including but not limited to the following (listed alphabetically):
    - Applications of machine learning to mobile/wireless research
    - Backscatter communication and wireless power
    - Edge and cloud computing
    - Embedded and energy-harvesting systems
    - Experimental platforms and infrastructures for wireless/mobile research
    - Implanted and wearable computing
    - Machine-to-machine communications
    - Millimeter-wave and terahertz communications
    - Mobile data science & analysis
    - Mobile health
    - Next generation of mobile networks (5G, 6G and beyond)
    - Mobile web, video, virtual reality, and other applications
    - Novel applications of wireless signals
    - Mobile systems and applications
    - Practical quantum applications and systems (quantum sensing,
quantum programming, quantum machine learning, etc.)
    - Robotic and drone-based networking
    - Reconfigurable surfaces and meta materials for mobile systems
    - Satellite Networks
    - Security and privacy issues/solutions for mobile/wireless systems
    - Sensing with radio, light, sound, and acoustics
    - Systems smart spaces (e.g. smart factories, smart workspace,
smart agriculture)
    - Ubiquitous computing and mobile human-computer interaction
    - Underwater networking and sensing
    - Visible light communications
    - V2X: Vehicular to Anything Networking
    - Wireless localization and tracking

*Two Deadlines, Early Notification, Rebuttals, and One-shot Revision*
MobiCom 2023 offers authors the option of two deadlines and keeps the
one-shot revision process to enhance the timeliness and
quality of the scientific results from the research community. Each
paper will go through the same rigorous reviewing process
as in previous MobiCom conferences. The review process for each
deadline will involve two rounds. Papers that are not selected
to proceed after the first round will receive an early notification,
including reviews. After the second round of reviews, the
reviews will be released to the authors and who will have one week to
submit a rebuttal.

MobiCom will provide an opportunity for authors to respond to reviews
prior to the final consideration of the papers at the
program committee meeting. Authors must limit their responses to (a)
correcting factual errors in the reviews or (b) directly
addressing questions posed by reviewers. Responses should be limited
to clarifying the submitted work. In particular, responses
must not include new experiments, new data, or new figures, describe
additional work completed since submission or promise additional
work to follow.

The submission of a rebuttal is optional. Rebuttals will be limited to
a maximum of 1000 words submitted in the online submission form.
It is worth noting that available reviews will be released at the
above-mentioned times. However, additional reviews might be solicited
or submitted after the rebuttal period.

Final decisions will be one of the following

    - Accept: Accepted papers will be presented at the MobiCom
conference and appear as part of the proceedings and the MobiCom
	  Note all the papers in this category will initially be
conditionally accepted. The papers that go through a successful
	  shepherding process will eventually be accepted.
    - Reject: Rejected after reviewed papers cannot be resubmitted
until 11 months have passed since the last MobiCom deadline they were
	  submitted to. We strongly encourage the authors to address
reviewers' feedback before re-submitting the paper to MobiCom.
    - One-Shot-Revision: Papers, where a revision is required, will be
given specific action points and can be resubmitted for the next
	  deadline. For such papers, the reviewers will articulate a maximum
of three major changes/clarifications that they would like to see.
	  After the resubmission, the paper will be evaluated based on
whether the authors have properly addressed the reviewers’ requests.
	  Unlike in the shepherding process, the requested action points may
include running additional experiments that obtain specific
	  results and could take more than 4-6 weeks. During this revision
period, the paper is still considered under review to MobiCom and
	  therefore cannot be submitted to other conferences unless the
authors first withdraw it from consideration.

Artifact Evaluation for Accepted Papers
The authors of accepted MobiCom 2023 papers will be invited to submit
supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process. Artifact
Evaluation is run by a separate committee that will assess how well
the submitted artifacts support the work described in the accepted
papers. Participation in Artifact Evaluation is voluntary and has no
influence on the paper’s acceptance, but is strongly encouraged.
Papers that go through the Artifact Evaluation process successfully
will receive badges printed on the papers themselves. Additional
details on the Artifact Evaluation process can be found here.

*Submission Instructions*
All paper submissions will be handled electronically at the MobiCom
’23 paper submission website. Authors should prepare a PDF version
of their full paper. All submitted papers will be evaluated through a
double-blind reviewing process, with the identities of the authors
withheld from the reviewers.

Before final submission, you are expected to make sure that your paper
complies with the following requirements. Please do not violate
these requirements with the aim of including additional material:
submissions that violate the formatting requirements may not be
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. After the submission deadline, we will use the same tool to
check the conformance of papers. The format checking tool uses
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 being
manually checked.

Any papers that do not adhere to the following guidelines may be
immediately rejected:
    - Contain no more than twelve (12) single-spaced and numbered
pages, including figures, tables, any appendices, and any other
	  followed by as many pages as necessary for bibliographic
references. Papers whose non-bibliographic content is longer than 12
	  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.
    - Fit properly on US letter-sized paper (8.5 inches by 11 inches).
    - 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.
    - 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 templates useful in complying with the above
requirements. For Latex users, please
But as an author, you bear the final responsibility to verify
(manually or through the above online paper checker) that your
is format-compliant.

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby
acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM
Publications Policies including ACM's new Publications Policy on
Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations
of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by
ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition
to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you
can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM
has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a
commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors.
The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement
throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability,
ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts
around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

*Submission Policy*

In addition to the formatting requirements, all authors are expected
to make sure that their paper complies with the following submission

Previous Publications
We allow submissions that extend a previous work published as a
poster, demo, or workshop paper such as HotMobile or HotNets. However,
in such case, the author(s) should (1) acknowledge their own previous
workshop publication with an anonymous citation
(e.g., "[7] Anonymized workshop paper") and (b) explain the
differences between the MobiCom submission and the prior workshop
(e.g. "This paper extends a prior workshop paper [7] and differs in
the following aspects ..."). In addition, the online submission
form will require authors to submit the deanonymized citation and a
short explanation of the differences from the prior workshop paper.
The PC will review such extended versions of previously-published
workshop papers in accordance with the ACM Plagiarism Policy.

No Simultaneous Submissions
All submissions must describe original research not published or
currently under review for another conference or journal. It is ACM
policy (ACM Author Rights and Publishing Policy, Prior Publication,
and Simultaneous Submissions) not to allow double submissions, where
the same paper is submitted concurrently to more than one
conference/journal. Any double submissions detected will be
immediately rejected
from all conferences/journals involved.

The ACM policy on simultaneous submissions does not consider technical
reports (including arXiv) to be concurrent publications or

Double-blind Submissions
All submissions will be evaluated through double-blind reviewing.
Please do not violate this requirement by explicitly or implicitly
leaking the identity of any co-author or institution. They include but
not limited to the below requirements:
    - Please be sure your name and affiliation do not appear on the
paper or in the submitted PDF file. This means that before submission,
	  you must remove from the paper the authors' names, authors'
affiliations, acknowledgments of funding sources, etc.
    - Please be cautious and careful how you refer to your own prior
work in the paper. For example, do not describe your prior
	work with phrases like:
        - “In prior work[3], we presented a routing protocol that …”
    Instead, refer to your work in the third person, such as
        - “In prior work, Smith[3] presented a routing protocol that …”
    With this method, the full citation to Smith can still be given, such as
        - [3] Smith, J., "Analysis of … "
    In particular, it is not acceptable to say
        - [3] Reference deleted for double-blind review.
    - Please avoid advertising the paper with the same or similar
title on your webpage, social media, or through large mailing lists.
	  Authors may include links to websites that contain source code,
tools, or other supplemental material. The link in the paper,
	  however, must be anonymized. Reviewers are not obliged to review
such supplementary materials and such links must not be used to
	  provide additional text that does not fit within the 12-page limit
of the paper.
    - Authors are allowed to give talks to restricted audiences on the
work(s) submitted to MobiCom during the review. If you have posted
	  or plan to post a non-anonymized version of your paper on a
preprint server before the MobiCom decisions are made, the submitted
	  version must not refer to the non-anonymized version. MobiCom
strongly discourages advertising the preprint on social media,
	  web pages or in the press while under submission to MobiCom.
Finally, any reviewer aware of the authorship of a specific
	  may not be allowed to review the paper, at the discretion of the PC chairs.

We will not review any paper that violates our double-blind policy.

Submissions will be kept confidential until accepted. Rejected
submissions will be kept confidential permanently.

*Conflict of Interest (CoI)*
For a fair review process, program committee members who are COIs to
any author of the submission will not review or participate in the
discussion and decision-making of the submission. It is the author’s
responsibility to mark COIs in the submission website.

We generally follow the ACM policy (Conflict of Interest Policy for
ACM Publications) and also add and extend rules on the specific
relationships to explicitly define COIs of one submission at MobiCom ’23 as:
    (1) any PC member who works/worked at the same organizational
affiliation with any co-author in the last 24 months or reasonably
	    expected within the next 12 months;
    (2) any PC member who has co-authored any book, article, report,
abstract or paper with collaboration in the last 24 months or
	    reasonably expected within the next 12 months;
    (3) any PC member who has collaborated on projects, such as funded
grants, research or others with any co-author in the last 24 months
	    or reasonably expected within the next 12 months;
    (4) any PC member who is/was the advisor or advisee of any co-author;
    (5) any PC member who graduated from the same research group
and/or was under the same advisor/supervisor/manager in the last 48
    (6) any PC member who is exposed to the full or partial authorship
of the work being submitted here in any public or private channel
	    (including but not limited to interview talks, campus visits,
research discussion, conversations);
    (7) any PC member who has a close personal friendship or business
relationship beyond professional settings that could affect the
	    review process with any co-author;
    (8) others perceivable conflicts.

A potential COI must be identified at the submission and can be
updated at any point during the review process, but when possible,
potential conflicts should be determined before acceptance decisions are made.

The author(s) must identify every COI out of all PC members (including
chairs) with any author of the submission and indicate the type
of conflict during the submission process. For other forms of
conflicts (item 8), the authors must contact the program chairs and
the perceived conflict.

Knowingly hiding or falsifying a stated COI, and knowingly and falsely
asserting a COI — e.g., to prevent or alter peer-reviewing, to
discourage appropriate reviewing, or to seek disadvantage of another —
are both considered as a violation of this COI policy. We will
return the violated submissions with no reviews.

*Previous Submissions*
In case of any similarity between a current submission and a
submission that has been previously rejected at MobiCom or other
conferences within the last 12 months, the authors are requested to do
the following in three cases:
    - For a one-shot revision, please carefully follow the
instructions on the notification. Along with the resubmission, the
authors must
	  report the major concerns and requested items from the reviewers of
the previous submission and write a summary of how the authors
	  have addressed them in the revision. Please ensure your anonymity
is retained in this summary.
    - For submissions that have been recently rejected by MobiCom, it
is required for the authors to do the same as in case 1. That is,
	  please report the major concerns from the reviewers of the previous
submission and write a summary of how the authors have addressed
	  them in the current submission. Please ensure your anonymity is
retained in this summary.
    - For submissions that have been previously rejected by a
conference other than MobiCom (such as Mobisys, SIGCOMM, NSDI, SenSys,
	  UbiComp, etc.), it is strongly encouraged, although not required,
for the authors to do the same items as in case 2. That is,
	  please report the major concerns from the reviewers of the previous
submission and write a summary of how the authors have addressed
	  them in the current submission. Please ensure your anonymity is
retained in this summary.

*Processes for Conditionally Accepted Papers*
Anonymous and Rigorous Shepherding
Conditionally accepted papers will be shepherded through a review
process by a TPC member. Based on the feedback written in the reviews,
authors of shepherded papers will submit a revision of their paper to
the shepherd. The shepherd will collaborate with the reviewers from
TPC to review the revised paper and provide the authors with
additional comments. Note that the shepherding process could last 4-6
and the authors might be asked to produce new experimental results
and/or add new material. When the shepherding process results in final
acceptance, the authors will upload their camera-ready file to the
submissions system.

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
general public. These videos will be placed on the conference website
and conference YouTube channel up to two weeks before the conference.
A selected set will be featured by the social media channels related
to the conference.

Registration and Presentation
By submitting a paper, you agree that at least one of the authors will
register and attend the conference to present it.

All accepted regular papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.

Contact Us
For questions, please contact the Program Co-Chairs, Landon Cox
(https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/lacox/) and
Haitham Hassanieh (https://haitham.ece.illinois.edu/), at