Announcement and Call for Papers



Sponsored by the ACM's Special Interest Groups


November 11-12, 1996 (Tutorials on Sunday, November 10, 1996)

Crown Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York, USA

Conference Purpose

The wireless communication revolution is bringing fundamental changes to telecommunication and computing. Wide-area cellular systems and wireless LANs promise to make integrated networks a reality and provide fully distributed and ubiquitous mobile computing and communications, thus bringing an end to the tyranny of geography. Furthermore, services for the mobile user are maturing and are poised to change the nature and scope of communication. This conference, the second of an annual series, serves as the premier international forum addressing networks, systems, algorithms, and applications that support the symbiosis of portable computers and wireless networks.


Technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, completed research, and not currently under review by another conference or journal are solicited on topics at the link layer and above. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Applications and computing services supporting the mobile user; Network architectures, protocols or service algorithms to cope with mobility, limited bandwidth, or intermittent connectivity; Design and analysis of algorithms for on-line and mobile environments; Mobile network protocols; Performance characterization of mobile/wireless networks and systems; Network management for mobile and wireless networks; Data management in mobile computing; Service integration and interworking of wired and wireless networks; Characterization of the influence of lower layers on the design and performance of higher layers; Security, scalability and reliability issues for mobile/wireless systems; Mobile computing; Mobile agents; Power management; Wireless multimedia systems; Satellite communications; Location-dependent applications; Distributed system aspects of mobile systems; Adaptive applications suitable for mobile networks and systems; and Traffic integration for mobile applications.

All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be selected for publication in the ACM/Baltzer Journal on Wireless Networks.

How to submit

Paper submission will be handled electronically. Authors should Email a PostScript version of their full paper to:

This Email address will become operational on March 1, 1996. In order to print the PS versions of the paper, authors should ensure that their papers meet the following restrictions:

In addition, authors should separately Email the title, author names, full address, and abstract of their papers to the program chairs. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality by double-blind review process, with the identity of the authors withheld from the reviewers. Authors' names should not appear on the paper in the postscript file.


Proposals for tutorials are solicited. Evaluation of the proposals will be based on expertise and experience of instructors and the relevance of the subject matter. Potential instructors are requested to submit at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch to Arvind Krishna (


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

Student Participant(s)

Papers with a student as a primary author will enter a student paper award competition. The winner will receive a cash award of US$500. A cover letter must identify the paper as a candidate for the student paper competition.

Important Dates

Submissions due:            May 1, 1996
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 1996
Camera-ready version due:   August 31, 1996

For more information

Please contact the Program Co-Chairs, Ian F. Akyildiz, or Zygmunt J. Haas