MobiDE

     
MobiDE 2010
Ninth International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access
June 6th, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2010)
   

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SIGMOD/PODS 2010


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MobiDE 2009
MobiDE 2008
MobiDE 2007
MobiDE 2006
MobiDE 2005
MobiDE 2003
MobiDE 2001
MobiDE 1999

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Dear Accepted Author,

Thank you for participating in the MobiDE'10 Workshop (collocated with ACM SIGMOD) and contributing to the Proceedings. This web page will acquaint you to the formatting and submission instructions for the FINAL VERSION of your paperto the proceedings, the the required fields, and how and where to submit your signed ACM Copyright or Permission-Release forms. 

Please read the whole page. Submissions that do not conform to the ACM & SIG standards, specifications, guidelines, and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations.  

Submission Deadlines and Preparation of Copy
All accepted papers will be included in the digital proceedings of MobiDE'10. The proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library as well as prepared for digital publication. All papers for the conference must be submitted in an electronic format which conforms to ACM specifications. Your electronic submission is due on or before May 10th (9:00 AM EST, NY time morning).  Please submit as early as possible if you are able to do so. Your page limit is 8 pages.

NOTES TO ALL AUTHORS, please read the following, this is important and to ensure the inclusion of your paper in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library (Portal).

A. MANDATORY SECTIONS: The following list are MANDATORY SECTIONS and should be filled in properly and accurately by the authors on the FINAL VERSION papers and the submission page. The material/information entered on the submission page is used to produce the Indexing of the Proceedings and the metadata to include the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library (Portal):

          Title of Your Submission Should be Initial Caps -- Meaning First Letter of the Main Words Should be Made Capital Letters.

          Authors Complete Names -- For each and all authors their first name, middle initial (if any), and last name need to be included after the title of the paper on the first page, and on the electronic submission page (please recheck what you enter)

          Affiliation -- EACH authors' affiliation, department (if any) affiliation location, State, Country, and email address should be included and MUST entered on the submission page.

          Abstract -- Please include an abstract (short overview) of your paper or poster on the first page top of the left hand column. The abstract on the first page of your paper or abstract needs to be entered into the abstract field on the submission page word for word.

          ACM Classification Sections: If your selection of these 3 sections on the submission page and the first page of your paper do not match, your paper will be returned to you for revisions and fixes. (a) ACM Categories & Subject Descriptors: Your choices of the ACM classifiers need to be included on the first page of your paper after the abstract and chosen properly on the Submission Page. The setup of this Section as well as the General Terms are available on both templates. The ACM Computing Classification Scheme is available at: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/. (b) General Terms: This section is limited to the following 16 terms and MUST be chosen properly on the submission page and appear on the first page of your paper: Algorithms, Design, Documentation, Economics, Experimentation, Human Factors,  Languages, Legal Aspects, Management, Measurement, Performance, Reliability, Security, Standardization, Theory, Verification. (c) Keywords: This section is your choice of terms you would like to be indexed by and are mandatory on the submission page, but are NOT mandatory to be included on the first page. If you do include Keywords on your first page, the section should appear after the General Terms and before the body of the paper or talk.

          References -- ACM would like to collect the references/citations used within your paper in straight text (.txt with no coding), so these can be used to enhance the capabilities of the ACM DL (Portal).

B. Files to Submit (Source, PS (postscript), and PDF):

          Source File -- We need the source file (tex or doc) for each submission, be sure your submission is formatted for US Letter (8.5x11 inches). LaTex users: We do not need your whole directory of images, figures and packages, just the main TEX file with the title, authors, affiliations, abstract, ACM classification sections (Categories, General Terms and keywords), as well as the references from your bbl file (not your whole bib directory).

          Postscript (.ps) File -- A ps file is NOT mandatory for Word submissions, but needed for LaTex submissions because of the extremely low percentage of properly created pdf from tex to pdf.

          PDF File (.pdf) -- Your pdf file should be ACM Compliant. Right Click here to obtain the ACM distiller settings for full versions of Adobe Acrobat and Distiller ONLY. (a) Tex submissions: If your pdf file is not ACM Compliant, we will distill your PS file with the ACM distilling settings and use the PDF we create for your submission in the proceedings. (b) Word submissions:  If your pdf file is not ACM Compliant, we will distill your doc file with the ACM distilling settings and use the PDF we create for your submission in the proceedings.

          Naming Scheme of All Files -- Please name all your files to be submitted with your Paper IDENTIFIER Number and the LEAD (first) author's last name in all lower case letters (for example: mobide05-smith.pdf, mobide05-smith.ps, mobide05-smith.tex or mobide05-smith.doc).

C. Page Size & Page Breaks: Submissions that do not conform to the ACM SIG standards, templates, and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations. The page size for this ACM publication is US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches). Be sure that there are no bad page or column breaks--Meaning no widows (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens either tighten the previous column or force a line over. Section and Sub-section heads should remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end of a page or column. 

D. figures or images. 
     (D1) Authors with color figures, authors
please be aware your figures are printing in black and white (grayscale) in the body pages of print version proceedings. We suggest you print your paper to a black/white printer (or black-white version) to be sure that the tones, screening, images reproduce well in black and white (also for ACM DL users accessing your paper online). Your images will and may appear in color on your electronic submissions for inclusion on CD or DVD proceedings, and will appear in color in the ACM Portal (digital library).
     (D2) Resolution: We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction and saved as .tif images. 
     (D3) TIF (EPS) vs JPG (JPEG) images: TIFs were (and should be created) created for pre-press applications where quality takes priority over file size. While TIFs can be compressed (LZW compression option when saving out of Photoshop, for example), no image data is lost, thus ensuring maximum quality. JPEG was designed as a compressed image format designed to keep the file size small which makes it idea for use in web graphics. To do this, the JPEG format actually deletes image data from the image. The higher the level of compression, the more data is removed. This is referred to as a lossy compression system. On a printout, the removed data tends to show up as blocky areas of a solid color. At higher resolutions (a minimum of 200 dpi ), there's usually enough data in the JPEG file for the compression artifacts to be very noticeable.
     (D4) Rules/Lines: We recommend for quality reproduction of rules in your graphs, tables or charts, that the rules are at least a 0.5 pt. and black. Finer lines and points than this will not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser printed hardcopy when checked -- bear in mind that your laser printers have a far lower resolution than the imagesetters that will be used.
     (D5) Fonts: If your figure uses custom or any non-standard font, the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings. Remember to check your figure creation that all fonts are embedded or included in the figure correctly.
     (D6) Transparencies: If a figure or image is assembled from multiple images, the images must be embedded, layers flattened or grouped together properly in the file, not lined. Transparencies should also be flattened.

E. Page Numbers, Headers and Footers: Your final submission SHOULD NOT contain any footer or copyright string information in the footer area, headers or page numbers (the copyright strips do need to be included in the correct position at the bottom of the first column on the first page, see samples and templates). The papers will be paginated in a determined order by the chairs and added to the bottom upon finalization.

F. ACM Copyright Form: Accepted authors will be sent the ACM form and complete instructions. The paper will NOT be included in the electronic proceedings until the copyright forms have been approved.

G. Click on which program you will be using to prepare your submission for the proceedings:

WORD                          LaTEX 


WORD USERS

1. Please download the template from the ACM website:
 http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

2. Name your .doc file using your MobiDE Paper # with the lead (first) author's last name (example: mobide03-weaver.doc / mobide03-weaver.pdf). Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2x11). Please check that your submission adheres to the page limit of 8.

3. Insert the ACM copyright statement at the lower-left corner of the first page of your paper.

Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal
or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed
for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation
on the first page. To copy otherwise, or republish, to post on servers or to redistribute
to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee.
MobiDE'10, June 6, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Copyright 2010 ACM|  978-1-4503-0151-0/10/06/10/06...$10.00.


This statement should appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with MobiDE'10 italicized.

4. You need to upload your .zip (containing .doc and other files) and .pdf files to: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MOBIDE2010 on or before May 10th (9:00 AM EST, NY time morning).  We recommend using a modern, standards-compliant Web browser to upload the necessary files.

5. AFTER YOU SUBMIT: You will be contacted to sign the ACM copyright form.

*Note: Only one form is usually needed and can be signed by the lead or contact author. A second form may be requested from co-authors depending on any US government affiliations.


LaTEX USERS

1. Please use this specified class file -- sig-alternate class file along with the supplied Latex Templates and sample files at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates use OPTION 2) The class file along with the following five (5) lines in your .tex document after  \begin{document} will produce the correct ACM copyright statement and conference info for the bottom/left of the first page:

\conferenceinfo{MobiDE'10,} {June 6, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.} 
\CopyrightYear{2010}
\crdata{978-1-4503-0151-0/10/06}
\clubpenalty=10000
\widowpenalty = 10000

2. LaTex user, you MUST use Type 1 fonts for your submission, for help see: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm#a14 for help. If you still have difficulty check with your system administrator. PDF LaTex can be used to create a pdf file for your submission, but all fonts MUST be embedded. If all the fonts are not embedded in the pdf you submit, will we distill the mandatory PS file that is submitted. Be sure to see the recommendations for your figures and images above (item #C).

3. Please include all text (including references from the .bbl file) into one complete .tex document. We do not want a directory of multiple files, only one .tex file with all text from your submission. We do not need the figures. We do NOT recompile your submission, we are only using the one (single-complete) source file to extract text and data that we need to complete the metadata for the ACM digital library.

4. Name your .tex and .ps file using your MobiDE Paper # with the lead (first) author's last name (example: mobide03-weaver.tex / mobide03-weaver.pdf and .ps).  Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2x11). Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission (see above). See the email with notification of acceptance and formatting instructions from acm@sheridanprinting.com for your paper id#, and link to submit your paper.

5. You need to upload your .zip (containing .doc and other files) and .pdf files to: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MOBIDE2010 on or before May 10th (9:00 AM EST, NY time morning).  We recommend using a modern, standards-compliant Web browser to upload the necessary files.

6. AFTER YOU SUBMIT: You will be contacted to sign the ACM copyright form.


*Note: Only one form is usually needed and can be signed by the lead or contact author. A second form may be requested from co-authors depending on any US government affiliations.


Questions

If you still have questions or problems please contact the program co-chairs.

Thank you again for participating in this conference and I look forward to receiving your materials on a timely basis.

Sincerely,

Hui Lei and Suman Nath
Program Co-chairs
MobiDE'10