Workshops

People, Places and Things: A Mobile Locative Mapping Workshop
Room No: Visual Analytics Lab, OCAD University South Campus Ste. 7720, 7th Floor 205 Richmond St. W
Organizers: Martha Ladly, OCAD University, Canada
Bryn Ludlow, OCAD University, Canada
Guillermina Buzio, OCAD University, Canada
Abstract

Personal digital technologies have become the tools of reproduction for personal narration and broad cultural critique. Mobile social media enables individuals to function as storytellers and public commentators, with practices that offer an explicit engagement between people, places, and things. Mobile technologies and mapping tools enable direct connection to place, involving local communities and public dissemination. Mobile narratives can also make a larger contribution to collective memories of place, speaking back to aspects of culture at large.

Enhancing Self-Reflection with Wearable Sensors
Room No: Studio C
Organizers: Genovefa Kefalidou, University of Nottingham, UK
Anya Skatova, The University of Nottingham, UK
Michael Brown, The University of Nottingham, UK
Victoria Shipp, University of Nottingham, UK
James Pinchin, The University of Nottingham, UK
Paul Kelly, University of Oxford, UK
Alan Dix, University of Birmingham, UK
Xu Sun, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
Abstract

Advances in ubiquitous technologies have changed the way humans interact with the world around them. Technology has the power not only to inform and perform but also to further peoples’ experiences of the world. It has enhanced the methodological approaches within the CHI research realm in terms of data gathering (e.g. via wearable sensors) and sharing (e.g. via self-reflection methods). While such methodologies have been mainly adopted in isolation, exploring the implications and the synergy of them has yet to be fully explored. This workshop brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers to explore and experience the use of wearable sensors with selfreflection as a multi-method approach to conduct research and fully experience the world on-the-go.

Socio-Technical Practices and Work-Home Boundaries
Room No: Studio G
Organizers: Anna Cox, University College London, UK
Jon Bird, City University, London, UK
Natasha Mauthner, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Susan Dray, Dray & Associates Inc., California, United States
Anicia Peters, Iowa State University, Iowa, United States
Emily Collins, University College London, London, UK
Abstract

Recent advances in mobile technology have had many positive effects on the ways in which people can combine work and home life. For example, having remote access enables people to work from home, or work flexible hours that fit around caring responsibilities. They also support communication with colleagues and family members, and enable digital hobbies. However, the resulting ‘always-online’ culture can undermine work-home boundaries and cause stress to those who feel under pressure to respond immediately to digital notifications. This workshop will explore how a socio-technical perspective, which views boundaries as being constituted by everyday socio-technical practices, can inform the design of technologies that help maintain boundaries between work and home life.

Re-imagining Commonly Used Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults
Room No: Thomson Room
Organizers: Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Marilyn Mcgee-Lennon, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Lynne Baillie, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Lilit Hakobyan, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Katie Siek, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Abstract

Many countries have an increasingly ageing population. In recent years, mobile technologies have had a massive impact on social and working lives. As the size of the older user population rises, many people will want to continue professional, social and lifestyle usage of mobiles into 70s and beyond. Mobile technologies can lead to increased community involvement and personal independence. While there are many opportunities, the ageing process can interfere considerably with mobile technology usage. This workshop brings together researchers who are re-imagining common mobile interfaces so that they are more suited to use by older adults.

Workshop on Designing the Future of Mobile Healthcare Support
Room No: Studio D
Organizers: Bhuvaneswari Arunachalan, OCAD University, Toronto,Canada
Sara Diamond, CIV-DDD, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
Derek Reilly, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Abstract

This workshop aims to discuss and develop ideas on how healthcare services, mobile technologies, and visual analytics techniques can be leveraged and contribute to new ways of mobile healthcare supportive system designs. Designing contemporary mobile support systems for healthcare support requires a clear understanding of information requirements, behaviors and basic needs of users. Design must take into account the challenges of human-device interactions in the healthcare environment; the extension of the care environment beyond the institutional setting and the engagement of patients, facility residents and families in an extended circle of care; and issues of formal and informal data sharing and privacy. This workshop invites researchers and designers working in relevant fields to discuss, compare, and demonstrate effective design approaches that can be adopted to improve the designs of mobile support systems for interactive visualization in healthcare.

SiMPE: 9th Workshop on Speech and Sound in Mobile and Pervasive Environments(Cancelled)
Room No: TBD
Organizers: Om Deshmukh, Xerox Research Center India, Bangalore, India
Cumhur Erkut, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Dehli , India
Alexander Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
Saurabh Srivastava, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Markku Turunen, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Abstract

The SiMPE workshop series started in 2006 with the goal of enabling speech processing on mobile and embedded devices. The SiMPE 2012 and 2013 workshops extended the notion of audio to non-speech “Sounds” and thus the expansion became “Speech and Sound”. SiMPE 2010 and 2011 brought together researchers from the speech and the HCI communities. Speech User interaction in cars was a focus area in 2009. Multimodality got more attention in SiMPE 2008. In SiMPE 2007, the focus was on developing regions. Since mobile device capture lot of user contexts, this opens up the possibility of enriching any mobile interaction with context- and location-awareness as well as providing multimodal inputs. SiMPE 2014 wishes to leapfrog from standalone interfaces to incorporates submissions that present original contributions on (a) interpreting and providing context and location details through speech interfaces, while continuing to look for traditional submissions in (b) strategies for multimodal interactions, and (c) speech-based interactive interfaces.

PID-MAD 2014: Second Workshop on Prototyping to Support the Interaction Designing in Mobile Application Development (Cancelled)
Room No: TBD
Organizers: Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Steffen Hess, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Yael Dubinsky, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel
Abstract

The current mobile paradigm is in many ways fundamentally different from the conventional desktop paradigm due to many factors such as multi-touch gesture interaction, usage of sensors, single-task focused model, etc. These factors bring several new challenges to the interaction designers in communicating their ideas and thoughts enduring early design activities, which may not be tackled properly through the traditional prototyping techniques. Therefore, we envision that the research must address the need for a change in existing prototyping techniques as well as focus on novel prototyping approaches and frameworks that would support not only the interaction design process but also the whole development process of mobile app development. In the footsteps of the first workshop, the PID-MAD 2014 provides a platform to the interested communities for discussing issues and brings together researchers and practitioners for sharing the knowledge and experience in order to tackle the upcoming challenges.

Discovery, Exploration and Understanding of Urban Context (Cancelled)
Room No: TBD
Organizers: David McGookin, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Andreas Komninos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Vassilis Kostakos, University of Oulu, Finland
Abstract

Although both the understanding of context and use of multimodal interfaces are reviewed in literature, these technologies are often researched separately. The aim of this workshop is to bridge the divide between the acquisition of urban context and its multimodal representation to users to promote more playful discovery of the environmen.

Mobiles for Social Good (Cancelled)
Room No: TBD
Organizers: Falko Schmid, University of Bremen, Germany
Lutz Frommberger, University of Bremen, Germany
Matthias Stevens, University College London, UK
Muki Haklay, University College London, London, UK
Edward Cutrell, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Indrani Medhi-Thies, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Abstract

There were about 5 billion mobile phone accounts in the world in 2012, and 60\% of the subscribers lived in developing countries. Beyond facilitating communication, mobile phones are also transforming the way we send money, take care of our health, check market prices, engage with our governments, do emergency response, and many other things. Yet to a vast majority of the world’s population many of these services remain out of reach due to issues of low-literacy, limited technology experience, language barriers, device and infrastructure constraints, physical disabilities, and other cognitive, socio-cultural and socio-economic barriers. The complex interaction of these issues provide a challenging yet rich context for how research in HCI could help underserved populations, across the developing and the developed world, realize the full potential of what mobile technologies have to offer.

The ‘Mobiles for Social Good’ workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in understanding underserved populations in both the developing and developed world, and designing, developing, and evaluating mobile systems for their sustained social and economic development. A key goal of the workshop is to identify common research practices, to discuss challenges of HCI research in the field, and to discuss requirements of specific challenges at the intersection of HCI and Mobiles for the Social Good, such as socio-economic & cultural settings, local and regional power relations, or literacy.