Call For Papers

The Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Battery-free Networks and Services for RFID, NFC, and backscatter.
  • Low-power, Long-range Networks.
  • Satellites Communication and networks.
  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms in wireless networks.
  • Pricing of mobile and wireless networks and services.
  • Ad-hoc, vehicular, and wireless sensor networks.
  • Security and privacy of mobile and wireless systems.
  • 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.
  • Millimeter wave and terahertz communications.
  • Mobile web, video, AR/VR/Immersive reality, and other applications.
  • Experimental test-beds for mobile/wireless networks.
  • Systems for location and context sensing and awareness.
  • 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 S 3 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 invited 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 MobiCom 2021 poster and demo track, you can submit the 2-page version.
  • Following the main ACM MobiCom 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,10pt]{acmart}. As an author, you bear the final responsibility to verify (manually or through the online paper checker that your submission is format-compliant.
  • 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
    • Paper submission due: May 21, 2021 July 20, 2021, 23:59 EDT.
    • Demo and poster due: May 21, 2021 July 20, 2021, 23:59 EDT.
    • Paper Acceptance Notification: July 25, 2021.
    • Camera-ready: August 05, 2021.

    Format and Tentative Schedule

    The workshop will be one full day including:

    • Registration (8:30 - 9:00)
    • Opening Remarks (9:00 - 9:05)
    • Keynote 1 (9:05 - 09:50)
    • Coffee Break (09:50 - 10:10)
    • Session 1 (10:10 - 11:00): 3 student talks, each 15 minutes. (10 minutes talk + 5 minutes QA)
    • Session 2 (11:00 - 11:50): 3 student talks, each 15 minutes. (10 minutes talk + 5 minutes QA)
    • Lunch Break with Demo and Poster Session (11:50 - 13:30)
    • Session 3 (13:30 - 14:20): 3 student talks, each 15 minutes. (10 minutes talk + 5 minutes QA)
    • 3 Minute-Thesis Competition (3MT) Session (14:20 - 15:10): 12 3-minute student presentations
    • Coffee Break (15:10 - 15:30)
    • Keynote 2 (15:30 - 16:15)
    • Panel Discussion 1 (16:15 - 17:00)
    • Panel Discussion 2 (17:00 - 17:45)
    • Closing Remarks with Awards (17:45 - 18:00)