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  • Technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, completed research, not currently under review by another conference, journal, are solicited on the following topics:

    • Applications and computing services supporting mobile users
    • Network architectures, protocols or service algorithms to cope with mobility, limited bandwidth, or intermittent connectivity
    • Database and data management issues in mobile computing
    • Design and analysis of algorithms for mobile environments
    • Security, scalability and reliability for mobile/wireless systems
    • Performance of mobile/wireless networks and systems
    • Integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks
    • Influence of lower layers on the design and performance of higher layers
    • Mobile network protocols
    • Mobile agents
    • Push and pull data dissemination systems
    • Power management
    • Wireless multimedia systems
    • Satellite communication
    • Location-dependent applications
    • Distributed system aspects of mobile systems
    • Adaptive applications interfaces for mobile systems
    • Architectures of mobile/wireless networks and systems
    • Traffic integration for mobile applications

    All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be selected for publication in the ACM/Baltzer journals Wireless Networks (WINET) and Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET).

    (NEW!) Special Papers for the Mobicom "Next Century Challenges" Session
    MobiCom solicits short papers (8 pages max.) that challenge the mobile computing community with new technologies or visionary applications. Such papers should provide stimulating ideas or visions that may open up exciting avenues of mobile computing research. Papers will be reviewed and should be submitted as regular MobiCom submissions (although they do not have to be as technical as regular submissions). However, the cover letter that accompanies the submission should be clearly marked for "MobiCom Challenges".

    How to Submit
    All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Authors should E-mail a PostScript version of their full paper to In order to ensure that the PostScript versions of the papers can be printed, authors should be careful that their papers meet the following restrictions:

    • PostScript version 2 or later
    • No longer than 15 pages
    • Fits properly on US letter size paper (8.5 X 11 inches)
    • Reference only Computer Modern or standard Adobe printer fonts (i.e. Courier, Times, Roman, or Helvetica); other fonts may be used but must be included in the PostScript file

    In addition, authors should separately E-mail the title, author names and full address, and abstract of their paper to the Program Chairs, Tomasz Imielinski ( and Martha Steenstrup ( All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors names should not appear in the paper or in the PostScript file.

    Panels are solicited that examine innovative, controversial, or otherwise provocative issues of interest. Panel proposals should not exceed 3 pages, including biographical sketches of the panelists. Potential panel organizers should contact the Panels Chair, Roy Want (

    Student Participation
    Papers with a student as a primary author will be considered for a cash award of US$500 for the best student paper competition. Student authors should clearly indicate with their submission that they would like to be considered for this award.

    Important Dates

    Submissions due: January 15, 1999
    Notification of acceptance: April 5, 1999
    Camera-ready version due: May 15, 1999