MobiHoc 2004 May 24-26, 2004 Tokyo, Japan sigmobileAssociation forComputing Machinery
The Fifth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing

Call for Papers

MobiHoc 2004 is the fifth of a series of annual meetings sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE, focusing on the latest research in the rapidly growing area of mobile ad hoc networking and computing. The first MobiHoc was held in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, as a workshop affiliated with the MobiCom conference also sponsored by SIGMOBILE. Since then, MobiHoc has become a separate symposium, held in 2001 at Long Beach, California, in 2002 at Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2003 at Annapolis, Maryland, and now in 2004 at Tokyo, Japan.


Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. In general this symposium is interested in papers that address networking or computing problems in the context of mobile and wireless ad hoc networks, ad hoc computing systems, and sensor networks, with the focus being on issues above the physical layer. Specific topics of interest include the following:

  • Routing protocols (unicast, multicast, geocast, content-based, etc.)
  • Media access techniques
  • Transport-layer issues
  • Hardware and software platforms, systems, and testbeds
  • Applications for ad hoc networks
  • Power-aware, low-power, and energy-efficient designs
  • Quality-of-service issues
  • Security and fault tolerance issues
  • Self-configuration in ad hoc networks
  • Processing and fusion of data in sensor networks
  • Location discovery and management
  • Timing synchronization
  • Distributed algorithms for ad hoc networks
  • Biologically inspired mechanisms
  • Ad hoc networks of autonomous intelligent systems
  • Analytic methods and modeling for performance evaluation
  • Cross-layer interactions, including between higher and physical layers
  • Other ad hoc networking and computing topics above the physical layer

Please consult the program co-chairs Charlie Perkins <> and Leandros Tassiulas <> if you are uncertain whether your paper falls within the scope of the symposium.


All submissions will be handled electronically and must be in PDF or PostScript format. Papers must not exceed 15 pages (US "Letter" size, 8.5 × 11 inches) including text, figures and references. The font size must be at least 10 points. Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings.

We will adopt a double-blind process for paper review, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors' names and their affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the paper or in the PDF or PostScript file. Submitted papers should describe original research, not published and not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be summarily rejected.


Proposals for tutorials are solicited. Evaluation of proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter for the symposium. Potential instructors are requested to submit a tutorial proposal of at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch, to the Tutorial Chair, Maria Papadopouli <> by the paper submission deadline below.


Paper Submission Deadline:


December 11 12, 2003 11:59 PM PST
(Firm Deadline)

Notification of Acceptance:

March 10, 2004

Camera-Ready Version Due:

March 25, 2004

Please visit the MobiHoc 2004 Home Page at, or send email to the General Chair, Jun Murai <>, or to <>, for any questions or for more information about the symposium.


Last modified 02-December-2003