Calls for Participation

All submissions are due not later than 17:00 hrs PST on the dates indicated.

Full and Short Papers

Welcome to MobileHCI 2017: Mobile HCI seeks contributions in the form of innovations, insights, or analyses related to human interaction and experiences with mobility. The conference series has shaped research, development and practice in mobile devices and services for nearly two decades. In 2017, the Conference will seek to forge a new agenda for the decades to come. This year we are expanding the remit of what MobileHCI means, beyond mobility and technology and so will also be covering the following areas:

  1. Autonomous Vehicles and Mobile/Vehicle Interaction,
  2. Internet of things and novel sensing technologies,
  3. Big Data & Machine Learning in Mobile Interaction,
  4. Smart cities, Urban Informatics and Well-Being.

With the coming of driverless cars; drones; wearables and implantables; and an ecology of embedded devices and services in the everyday environment, there has never been a more exciting and pressing time to debate and explore what digital mobility means.

We are encouraging industrial partners to engage with this broader perspective on mobile interaction, and Google have already agreed to run a workshop/tutorial on their Mobile TensorFlow support for Deep Convolutional networks which allows deployment of advanced machine learning architectures on popular mobile operating systems.

MobileHCI 2017 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of HCI technology, experience, methodology, and theory. Our interpretation of mobility is inclusive and broadly construed. We solicit proposals for workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, and industrial case study papers.

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, a contribution can encompass technology, experience, methodology, and theory—or any mix thereof, and beyond.

In no particular order, this includes:


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. Papers need to be anonymised for 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

Typical full Papers will be 8-10 pages long (not including references). As introduced in MobileHCI 2016, papers can now be either longer or shorter than 10 pages, depending on their contribution. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a submission relative to its length, so papers with a length disproportional to their contribution will be rejected. In exceptional cases, the authors may be requested to shorten papers for the camera ready stage. Shorter, more focused papers (akin to Notes or Short Papers in previous years) are also encouraged, and will be reviewed appropriately.

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 at the conference. However, there will be no distinction made between papers in the program, proceedings or digital library. The exact talk duration will be determined when the program is finalised.


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:

Paper Chairs