Workshop Proposals

Important Dates

  • February 28, 2014: Workshop Proposals Deadline
  • March 28, 2014: Workshop Proposal Notifications
  • May 30, 2014: Position Paper Submission Deadline
  • July 18, 2014: Notification on Position Papers
  • September 23, 2014: Workshop Date

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General Information

Are you working in an emerging area in MobileHCI? Then consider organizing a workshop! Workshops allow members of a community to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. Arranging a workshop is an opportunity to move the field forward and to build a 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 such a goal in the design of your workshop.

Workshops will be held on September 23, 2014. Two workshop formats will be available: half-day and full-day. Half-day workshops should be scheduled to use 3 working hours, with one break. Full-day workshops should be scheduled to use 6 working hours, 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. Participants must have informed positions based on prior experience.

The organizers of each accepted workshop can nominate their best paper. An extended version of these papers will be invited to a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI).

Preparing the Submission

Workshop organizers submit a workshop proposal to the MobileHCI conference. Proposals undergo a review process. Accepted workshops will be publicized on the MobileHCI website. Workshop organizers will be expected to recruit workshop participants (e.g., through announcements on relevant mailing lists and using social media).

The submission deadline for workshop proposals is February 28, 2014. Proposals should be submitted using Precision Conference.

Formatting Instructions

A workshop proposal submission consists of a single PDF file in the MobileHCI 2014 Extended Abstracts Format. This document must contain four sections: a cover sheet, a proposal, a description of the workshop, and a call for participation.

Part 1. Cover Sheet

Each submission should have a cover sheet giving contact information for the primary workshop organizer. This person will serve as the main point of contact with the Workshop Chairs.

Part 2. Proposal

Prepare a proposal for the Workshops review committee. The proposal should not exceed 3 pages. The proposal must describe the topic, a detailed plan for conducting the workshop (before, during, and after), and the organizers’ backgrounds.

Part 3. Description of the Workshop

Prepare a description of the workshop using a maximum of four pages, suitable for publication in the supplementary conference proceedings in digital format. It should contain a summary of the workshop’s goals and issues. It must be prepared in the MobileHCI 2014 Extended Abstracts Format, within the deadline. Note that this document is the only document from the workshop that will be published in the conference proceedings on digital format.

Part 4. Call for Participation

Prepare a 250-word Call for Participation suitable for publication on the MobileHCI 2014 web site. It should describe the format and goals of the workshop, the participant selection criteria, requirements for papers (e.g. page length, topics to address, etc), where these papers should be submitted, and the fact that at least one author of accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for the conference itself. Organizers are encouraged to develop an external web page with additional information about the workshop for potential participants.

The workshop description will be made available in the conference proceedings and on the ACM Digital Library. The authors must be prepared to sign an ACM copyright transfer form before the proposal is published.

Responsibilities of Workshop Organizers

  • Publicize their workshop: organizers of an accepted workshop are encouraged to set up and maintain locally a web page in which they provide further and updated information about their workshop. The local page of the workshop will be reachable from the official MobileHCI workshop site.
  • Solicit papers from potential participants: A workshop paper is generally 2-4 pages long and outlines the submitter’s view on the workshop theme and the reasons for the submitter’s interest in the topic.
  • Select participants on the basis of papers submitted to them.
  • Distribute papers and other pre-workshop materials to participants in advance of the workshop.
  • Develop a final agenda of workshop activities.
  • At the workshop, the organizer is responsible for facilitating discussion, maintaining productive interaction, and encouraging participation. The emphasis should be on group discussion, rather than on presentation of individual papers. Diversity of perspectives should be encouraged.

We will provide the following A/V equipment: projector, screen, 1 flip chart, 1 set of pens, and adhesive for attaching flip chart pages to walls without leaving marks. Regarding wireless availability, network connectivity is available in the facility.

All workshop organizers are required to register for the MobileHCI conference.

Workshop Participants

Workshop participants submit position papers to the workshop. These position papers are peer-reviewed by the workshop organizers. Workshops are only open to people who have had their paper accepted by the workshop organizers, and who have registered for both the workshop and the MobileHCI conference. The MobileHCI program committee suggests May 30, 2014 as a deadline for submission of position papers . The deadline for notification of accepted position papes should not be later than July 18, 2014.

Accepted workshop papers (i.e., those of the workshop participants) will NOT be published in the conference proceedings.

Workshop Chairs

If you have questions about Workshops for MobileHCI 2014, contact the Workshop Chairs Sven Kratz and Jürgen Steimle (