Call For Papers

The SMS Workshop provides a unique venue for graduate students around the world to present, discuss, and exchange ideas on cross-cutting research on mobile wireless networks. As its name suggests, the workshop is organized by students, and the technical sessions are given by student presenters. Submissions must be first authored by a student. The workshop aims at fostering early-career development among students and exposing them to the workings of an academic life. It provides a venue for students to learn about each others' work and discover opportunities for collaboration. Accepted papers' authors are provided with the option to include or exlude their publication in the conference proceeding and the ACM digital library.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience with mobile applications, networks, and systems
  • Innovative mobile, mobile sensing, and mobile crowdsourcing applications
  • Tools for building and measuring mobile systems
  • Innovative wearable or mobile devices
  • Novel software architectures for mobile devices and mobile computing
  • Data management for mobile applications
  • Infrastructure support for mobile computing
  • System-level energy management for mobile devices
  • Operating systems for mobile devices
  • Support for mobile social networking and the mobile web
  • Security and privacy in mobile systems
  • Resource-effcient machine learning and AI for mobile devices
  • Systems for location and context sensing and awareness
  • Mobile computing support for pervasive computing Vehicular and mobile robotic systems
  • Systems and networking support for virtual or augmented reality
  • Applications of mobile systems in health, sustainability, and smart cities
  • Satellites Communication and networks
  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms in mobile network
  • Measurements of mobile and network ecosystems
  • Mobile data science & analysis
  • Sensing using mobile phones, wearables, robots, quad-copters, crowd-sourcing etc
  • Operating system and middle-ware support for mobile computing and networking
  • Modeling, measurement and simulation of mobile networks
  • Applications of machine learning to mobile/wireless research
  • Mobile web, video, AR/VR/Immersive reality, and other applications
  • User interfaces, experience, and usability for mobile applications and systems
  • Data management for mobile and wireless systems

The workshop invites students to submit papers, posters, and demos through the following hotcrp link: All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the student TPC. We encourage students with a paper, poster, or demo at ACM MobiCom main conference to present their work at SMS as well. Please contact the TPC co-chairs at for any queries.

Submission Instructions

We invite submissions for:

    Short Papers: Works-in-progress, position papers, case studies, and papers that have already been published at other venues. The page limit for these papers is three pages.
    Poster and Demo Abstracts: The page limit for posters and demo submissions is one page. However, if the submitted poster is already accepted in MobiSys 2021 poster and demo track, you can submit the 2-page version.
  • Following the main ACM MobiSys submission guidlines, papers should adhere to the ACM templates that can be found here. Templates are provided for formatting papers in MS Word and LaTeX. In LaTeX, use \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}.
  • The submissions should not be anonymized.
  • Three Minute Competition Instructions

    Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) is a research communication competition originally developed by The University of Queensland in 2008 and now has been widely adopted at universities around the world. The exercise challenges students to present a compelling talk on their work and its significance. In our workshop, we expect students in this competition have just three minutes and one slide to convey their often highly-technical research work to the audience audience in just 3 minutes and one slide. Judging criteria is centered on three core competencies:

  • Communication Style: was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
  • Comprehension: did the presentation help the audience understand the research?
  • Engagement: did the oration make the audience want to know more?
  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) is a research communication competition originally developed For more information and sample videos, visit the 3MT ® website at the University of Queensland.
    Important Dates
    • Submission Deadline: May 28, 2021 June 04, 2021
    • Acceptance Notifcations: June 14, 2021
    • Camera Ready Deadline: June 21, 2021