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Marc Smith



2-5 September 2008 at the Royal Tropical Institute Conference Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGMOBILE<>

MobileHCI provides a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges, potential solutions and innovations
towards effective interaction with mobile systems and services. It covers the analysis, design, evaluation and application of
human-computer interaction techniques and approaches for all mobile computing devices, software and services. Starting in Scotland in 1998,
the event has grown into an annual international conference with the most recent events being held in Finland and Singapore
with the next in The Netherlands in September 2008.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

 *   Audio and speech interaction
 *   Context-dependent systems
 *   Designing (interactive services for) Web sites for mobile devices
 *   Ethnographical and field studies with mobile technology
 *   Evaluation of mobile devices and services / Usability of mobile devices and services
 *   Group interaction and mobility
 *   Intelligent environments
 *   Location-aware interaction
 *   Methods to evaluate mobile usability / User experience research for & with mobile devices
 *   Model-based design of interactive mobile systems
 *   Mobile phenomena
 *   Mobility and work environments
 *   Multimodal interaction
 *   Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques
 *   Perception and modeling of the environment
 *   Safety issues (e.g., in-car user interfaces, payments)
 *   Specific classes of handheld devices (PDA, Pocket PC, WAP phone, etc.)
 *   3D graphics on mobile devices
 *   3G/4G devices and services
 *   Visualization techniques for the mobile context
 *   Interdisciplinary perspectives towards mobile interaction (e.g. Social aspects)
 *   User centered design tools and methods for mobile systems
 *   Wearable computing
 *   Mobile Entertainment
 *   Urban and Location based gaming
 *   Smart clothes
 *   Mobile social networks
 *   Mobile persuasion
 *   Personal monitoring & coaching with mobile devices
 *   Trust, privacy, content protection, legal aspects & issues in mobile applications & services
 *   Implicit interaction styles for mobile devices
 *   Studies on the use of mobile devices for special target groups (e.g. seniors)

Important dates for workshop proposals:

 *   Submission deadline: Monday 21 January 2008 (5:00pm CET)<>
 *   Submission format: 3 page proposal and 4 page abstract both in the ACM MobileHCI 2008 Proceedings format<>, 250 word call for participation, cover sheet with contact information
 *   Notification of acceptance: Monday 3 March 2008
 *   Camera-ready version deadline: Friday 9 May 2008 (5:00pm CEST)<>
 *   Archives: supplementary conference proceedings on CD-ROM and ACM Digital Library
 *   Workshops: Tuesday 2 September 2008
 *   Chairs: Elly Zwartkruis-Pelgrim (Philips Research Europe) & Marc Smith (Microsoft Research)

Workshops are a chance for members of a community with common interests to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. If you are working in an emerging area in MobileHCI, consider organizing a workshop. They are an opportunity to move the field forward and build community. MobileHCI workshops might address basic research, applied research, HCI practice, new methodologies, emerging application areas, design innovations, management and organizational issues, or HCI education. Each workshop should generate ideas that give the MobileHCI community a new, organized way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research. Some workshops result in edited books or special issues of journals; you may consider including this goal in the design of your workshop.
Workshops will be held on Tuesday 2 September 2008. Workshops should be scheduled to use 6 working hours per day, with a mid-morning break, a lunch break, and a mid-afternoon break. Workshops typically have 15 to 20 participants. Focused interaction among participants is important, so participants must have informed positions based on prior experience.

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