Full and Short Papers

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Suggested Topics:

MobileHCI seeks contributions in the form of innovations, insights, or analyses related to human experiences with mobility. Our interpretation of mobility is inclusive and broadly construed. Likewise, our view of contribution encompasses technology, experience, methodology, and theory—or any mix thereof, and beyond. We seek richness and diversity in topic as well as approach, method, and viewpoint. If you can make a convincing case that you have something important to say about mobility, in all its many forms, we want to see your work. In no particular order, this includes contributions in the form of:


Authors of papers presenting systems and/or interaction techniques are encouraged to demonstrate their work at the conference – provided that a demonstration is feasible. The program committee will decide upon which paper should also include a demonstration. Submissions will be managed in PCS. Papers need to be anonymised for double blind review. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. However, you do need to completely remove identifying information from the title/header area of the paper, and also make sure that it does not appear in the document's meta-data. Citations to your own previous work must NOT be anonymised, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account.

Submissions will be managed in PCS

Paper Length:

Papers are of variable length. Paper length must be based on the weight of the contribution (References do not count). A new idea presented in a compact format is more likely to be accepted than the same idea in a long format. Exceptionally long papers (more than 10 pages) need to include very strong contributions to warrant acceptance. Shorter, more focused papers (called Notes in years prior to 2015) are highly encouraged. Papers with length disproportionate to their contribution will be rejected, for example, user studies that are not integral to the paper contribution and deemed unnecessary by the reviewers would more likely lead to paper rejection than acceptance. In exceptional cases the authors will be requested to shorten papers in the camera ready. Presentation time during the conference will be allocated according to the weight of contribution. Papers that are 6 or fewer pages will have shorter presentation times than longer papers at the conference (also see discussion on paper length in the above section). However, there will be no distinction made between papers in the program, proceedings or digital library. Exact talk duration will be determined when the program is finalized.


All paper submissions must be made in the SIGCHI papers format. As an ACM conference, MobileHCI papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library and citation indices.

Presentation at the Conference:

Upon acceptance, you have to present your paper at the conference. At least one author of each paper must register.

Depending on your presentation format (short or long) you will either have

If you are unsure whether your paper has been accepted for long or short presentation, please refer to the program for clarification (http://mobilehci.acm.org/2016/attending/program). You will find either a full or a half black circle before the title of your presentation indicating full and short presentations. Please make sure to contact your session chair (name can also be found on the program) in the break before your session to arrange last minute details.

Paper Chairs: