Workshop Proposals

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.

New for 2015 are industrial workshops! Does your company have an innovative new mobile technology to share with the world? Why not hold a MobileHCI workshop around your product? These industrial workshops allow companies to get the word out about their tech; engage with researchers, students, and innovators in the MobileHCI community; and build good will and a positive image by sharing and teaching about their products.

Workshops will be held on August 24th 2015. 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.

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: February 20th 2015, 5pm PST
  • Proposal Notification: March 10th 2015
  • Position Paper Deadline: May 8th 2015, 5pm PST
  • Position Paper Notification: June 12th 2015
  • Workshop Day: August 24th 2015

Proposal 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 20th 2015. Proposals should be submitted to .

Formatting Instructions

A workshop proposal submission consists of a single PDF file in the MobileHCI 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2015 Adjunct Proceedings.The authors must be prepared to sign an ACM copyright transfer form before the workshop description 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.

Workshop Participants

Workshop participants submit position papers to the workshop. These position papers are peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. 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 10, 2015 as a deadline for submission of position papers and June 10, 2015 as a deadline for notification of acceptance. Camera-ready versions of accepted workshop papers need to be provided to the workshop proceedings chair latest by July 1, 2015.

Accepted workshop papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2015 Adjunct Proceedings.

More Information

If you have questions about Workshops for MobileHCI 2015, contact the Workshop Chairs Florian Alt and Dan Ashbrook at .