Important Dates (2018)
January 21, 24:00 AoE Paper Submission Deadline
January 15, 24:00 AoE Papers submission deadline
Abstract Submission Deadline
February 19 Notification
March 19
March 23


MOBILESoft 2018 also invites submissions for a “Visions” track.  This track addresses the same topics of interest as those of the MOBILESoft 2018 technical research paper track. However, authors of Visions papers are encouraged to focus more on fledgling or unconventional perspectives. These may include: new perspectives that call into question long held beliefs or conventions; bold visions of new directions in mobile software engineering and systems; novel (and potentially groundbreaking) interdisciplinary synergies; and, more in general, “bold visions” for our emerging community of software engineering for mobile systems.  Note that evaluation results are not required for Visions papers, but preliminary results providing initial support for the proposed visions are welcome.

Page limit and recommended structure

Submissions should not exceed four (4) pages, with one additional page only for references, and should be submitted according to all of the requirements (including deadlines) of MOBILESoft 2018.

The recommended structure for Visions submissions is the following:

  • Introduction
  • The vision
  • Why is it new?
  • The risks
  • Next steps

Some elements of this recommended structure may vary depending on the need to better highlight specific aspects of the proposed vision.

Out of scope

This track is not considered a “second tier” of MOBILESoft 2018 but rather an alternative track for fledgling or unconventional visions. Papers must not have been previously published or be under consideration elsewhere for publication. We solicit contributions from both academia and industry.

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the NEW ACM Formatting Guidelines.

For MS Word users: Use the ACM_SigConf.docx template following the instructions from the NEW ACM formatting guidelines (

For LaTex users: Use the NEW ACM formatting guidelines ( Upon unzipping the zip file, run ‘make all’. This will produce the acmart.cls file. You should use the conference format described in sample-sigconf.tex to format your paper. You are recommended to use the ‘review’ option (\documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}) which will add line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments, but we do not enforce the use of the ‘review’ option (that is, we will not desk reject papers for failing to use this option).

All submissions must be in PDF format. Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

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At least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register, present the work, and participate during the discussions at the forum. Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

Additional Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Visions track co-chairs.

Program co-chairs