MobiHeld 2009

An ACM SIGCOMM 2009 workshop

MobiHeld 2009 (formerly called MobiHand) — The First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networking, Systems, Applications on Mobile Handhelds

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to MobiHeld 2009, co-located with ACM SIGCOMM 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. The workshop program will consist of technical talks, a demo session, and a special "elevator-pitch" session. Please see individual calls for papers, demos, and elevator-pitch participants, below.

Call for Papers

Mobile handhelds are the computing and communications devices that will pervade all users worldwide, much more than desktop-based systems. Mobile handhelds come in many forms, ranging from traditional cellular phones, to smart phones, music players, electronic book readers, computation capable watches, and many more. This platform has grown in both in numbers and their programmability in the recent years and are likely to change the computing, communications landscape in a radical ways in the years to come. With increasing capabilities come increasing challenges spanning a wide range of domains, e.g., in design of effective networking mechanisms, in applications design, in user interfaces, in energy efficiency, and in management of these devices.

The goal of the first MobiHeld workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to investigate challenges in designing and utilizing this platform for the Internet of tomorrow.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following (all of which are in the context of mobile handhelds):

All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress, so long as the promise of the approach is demonstrated. Radical ideas, potentially of a controversial nature, are strongly encouraged.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and must be a pdf file. Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines at

To facilitate authors better illustrate various aspects of their systems, we are encouraging authors to create easy-to-view videos demonstrating their system, and to post them on either public websites (such as, YouTube) or private ones (in their own webspace). The authors can indicate the URL of such videos in the submitted papers, if they would like the reviewers to view them, as part of the evaluation process. We can make videos for the accepted papers available from the workshop website. In addition, authors are also encouraged to submit their work to the demo session.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

Papers can be submitted through the submission site

Important dates for papers

Paper abstract registration dueTuesday, March 17, 2009, 5.00pm US Eastern Time
Paper submission dueTuesday, March 24, 2009, 5.00pm US Eastern Time    Friday, March 27, 11.59pm EST
Notification of acceptanceMonday, April 27, 2009
Camera ready version dueMonday May 4, 2009
Workshop dateMonday, August 17, 2009

Call for demos

MobiHeld 2009 will host a demo session that will allow participants to showcase the latest research prototypes involving mobile handhelds.

Submissions should be in 2 parts:

Submissions should be emailed to the demo chair, Ranveer Chandra at: ranveer AT The email should use the subject "MobiHeld09 demo submission" and contain clear contact information for the authors. Authors with papers under review for the MobiHeld 2009 workshop are strongly encouraged to submit a related demo.

If appropriate and desired, we will consider a demo presentation without a published abstract. Please contact us if you wish to take this route.

Important dates for demos

Demo submissions dueFriday, May 1, 2009, 11.59pm US Eastern Time
Notification of acceptanceFriday, May 8, 2009
Camera ready version dueFriday, May 15, 2009

Call for elevator-pitch session participants

Details and format of this session coming soon. Please stay tuned.

Program Committee

MobiHeld Steering committee Victor Bahl Microsoft Research, Redmond
  Suman Banerjee University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge
  Lars Eggert Nokia Research, Finland
  Dan Siewiorek Carnegie Mellon University
PC Chair Suman Banerjee University of Wisconsin-Madison
Demo Chair Ranveer Chandra Microsoft Research, Redmond
PC Members Victor Bahl Microsoft Research, Redmond
  Rajesh Balan Singapore Management University
  Ramon Caceres AT&T Labs - Research
  Ranveer Chandra Microsoft Research, Redmond
  Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge
  Nigel Davies Lancaster University
  Lars Eggert Nokia Research, Finland
  Jason Flinn University of Michigan
  Jeffrey Hightower Intel Research, Seattle
  Srinivasan Keshav University of Waterloo
  Patrick McDaniel Penn State University
  Arunesh Mishra Google
  Chandra Narayanaswami IBM Research, New York
  Jason Nieh Columbia University
  Dina Papagiannaki Intel Research, Pittsburgh
  Ram Ramjee Microsoft Research, Bangalore
  Pablo Rodriguez Telefonica Research, Barcelona
  Christian Rohner Uppsala University
  Romit Roy Choudhury Duke University
  James Scott Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  Alex Snoeren University of California San Diego
  Lin Zhong Rice University