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Registration

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Registration fees

You are: Early bird registration (August 23, 2021) Late registration (From August 24, 2021)
ACM / SIGCHI Professional member €120 €170
Non-ACM SIG member €150 €200
ACM / SIGCHI Student €80 €130
Student Non-ACM / SIG member €120 €150
Student Volunteers Free Free
Workshops / Tutorials (only) €25 €25

Publication fees

Publication Fee
Full paper €250
Extended abstract €120
Workshop / Tutorial €80

ACM MobileHCI Registration Q&A

Q. Why is there a separate fee for publication?

A. There are different ways of distributing the publication costs among the participants of a conference. Dr. Julie Williamson outlines this in her Medium-post discussing those publication costs for a major conference like CHI. Since 2020, MobileHCI chose to go with a model where successful authors pay for the publication of their work, while we tried to keep the registration fees for non-presenting participants lower to encourage a larger number of people to participate in MobileHCI 2021.

Q. Does the publication fee include the registration to the main conference?

A. No, each successful submission needs to pay a publication fee once. The presenting author also needs to register for the main conference.

Q. I am only planning on attending a workshop, do I have to register for the main conference?

A. Yes, workshop participants also need to register for the main conference.

Q. I have a workshop accepted for publication in the Extended Abstracts of MobileHCI. What fees do I have to pay?

A. As with all other successful submissions, we ask you to pay a publication fee. As a bonus, however, this fee comes with a free registration to the workshop for one organizer.

Q. I have a tutorial accepted for publication in the Extended Abstracts of MobileHCI. What fees do I have to pay?

A. As with all other successful submissions, we ask you to pay a publication fee. As a bonus, however, this fee comes with up to two free registrations for the tutorial organizers.


About Toulouse

Photographs of Toulouse monuments. Left is he Basilique Saint-Sernain and right the Capitole.

Toulouse is the capital of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the Occitania region. It is located within a privileged natural surroundings on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 km (93 mi) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean, 110 km (68 mi) from the Pyrenees mountains, and 680 km (420 mi) south of Paris. It is the fourth-largest city in France, with 1.331.000 inhabitants (metropolitan area), after Paris, Lyon and Marseille.

Toulouse is the centre of the European aeronautic & spatial industries, with the headquarters of Airbus and the largest european space centre: Toulouse Space Centre (CST), belonging to the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). Toulouse is also the first European pole for biotechnologies and life science and the 2nd research hub in France, with more than 400 laboratories and 110,000 researchers. The University of Toulouse, founded in 1229, is the fourth largest in France, and one of the oldest in Europe.

Toulouse boasts a unique architecture made of pink terracotta bricks, which earned the nickname la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"). The city seduces by its small sinuous streets and diverse medieval to modern monuments. It is a cosmopolitan and enthusiastic town, mixing historical heritage and modern lifestyle.

Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi (designated in 1996 and shared with other cities), and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, designated in 1998 because of its significance to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route.

Photograph of Toulouse at night. The canal is deep blue, and the arches of the Napoleonic bridge are lit up.

Toulouse features unique monuments and museums, such as:

  • Capitole: this imposing building, which was completed in the 18th century, is home to both the Town Hall and the Capitole Theatre. Saint-Sernin Basilica: listed as a World Heritage Site (on the way of Saint James), this monument is considered one of the biggest romanesque basilicas in the West.
  • Jacobins Monastic Ensemble: founded in the 13th and 14th centuries by the Dominican Order, this set of buildings is a jewel of meridional Gothic art.
  • Canal du Midi : Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi runs from Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Private mansions : during the Renaissance, the city, enriched by the woad trade, saw a blossoming of sumptuous homes. Later on, the classic era was to make a lasting mark on the mansions spread throughout the city.
  • Cité de l’Espace and Airbus industry.
  • Fine Arts Museums, such as: the Augustins fine arts museum, the Natural History museum, and the Abattoirs museum of modern and contemporary art.

More information can be found at: https://www.toulouse-visit.com/

Accessibility

MobileHCI is committed to providing an inclusive environment and we will do our best to accommodate requests for assistance. This page describes the accessibility features of MobileHCI2021, to help you make an informed decision about whether the conference will be accessible to you. Please contact us if your question is not answered here, or if the conference arrangements as described are not sufficient to allow you to attend comfortably.

Accessibility FAQ for MobileHCI 2021

Questions:

  • How do I communicate accessibility needs to organizers?
  • Are the conference technologies accessible?
  • Will sign language interpretation be available?
  • Will captions be available?
  • Will there be a chance to try the videoconferencing and other technologies in advance of the conference?
  • Will talks be pre-recorded?
  • Is there a detailed agenda with direct links?
  • Will talks be available in advance?
  • Can someone assist me with my online participation/presentation?
  • Will presenters be visible?
  • How will the conference sessions be run?
  • Will live sessions be recorded?
  • Who should I contact if I have an access problem during the event?
  • I have another question

How do I communicate accessibility needs to organizers?

The Accessibility Chairs for MobileHCI2021 are Anke Brock & João Guerreiro, whose goal is to ensure the conference is accessible to everyone. When you register for the conference, there will be a registration question labeled, "Do you have a disability or special need that impacts your access to MobileHCI virtual conference, publications, or digital resources?" When you answer 'Yes' to this question, another question will open up allowing you to provide more details: “Please tell us if there is anything we can do to ensure your participation is barrier-free. Potential requests include things like sign language interpretation, caption, or help navigating the conference platform with a screen reader. Please note that we strive to be an inclusive, accessible conference, but not all requests can be guaranteed. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet accessibility requests placed after July 31st, 2021. If you have questions, please contact access2021@acm.mobilehci.org.

Please be aware that we will try to accommodate all requests (including those after July 31st), but some accommodations and dietary needs may be difficult to provide at short notice, and we may not be able to accommodate every request.

Are the conference technologies accessible?

The conference will be using the following technologies (please note that some still need to be defined) :

  • Remo <> (Live videoconference sessions and recorded videos for paper presentations, keynotes)
  • Zoom <> (Live videoconference sessions for doctoral consortium)
  • Remo <> (Conference navigation, socializing and meeting people)
  • Miro <> (Demos and poster presentations)
  • Different technologies including zoom or remo <> (Workshops)
  • Program information <> (Program information and links to live sessions)
  • registration2021@mobilehci.acm.org <> (Live updates, support)

Will sign language interpretation be available?

Yes, if you request sign language interpretation in your conference registration before July 31st, this will be provided. Later requests are welcome and we will do our best to fulfill them, but cannot be guaranteed. The accessibility chairs will follow up with you and connect you to the interpreters.

Interpretation will be available for all conference presentations and events, including informal conversations.

You may also bring your own interpreter to the event. Please reach out to the accessibility chairs to set this up.

Will captions be available?

Yes, captions will be available, but it is still not defined whether captioning will be AI-powered or human-powered. If AI-powered, participants will be encouraged to turn on Live Caption features on currently available free solutions, such as Google Chrome. If Human-Powered, a link to the live captions stream will be provided during the conference.

Please register your request before July 31st and the accessibility chairs will follow up with you and provide more details on connecting to the captioning service.

You may also bring your own captioner to the event. Please reach out to the accessibility chairs to set this up.

Will there be a chance to try the videoconferencing and other technologies in advance of the conference?

Yes, if you would like early access and an introductory tour of any of the conference technologies, please reach out to the accessibility chairs on access2021@acm.mobilehci.org.

Will talks be pre-recorded?

All presenters will be requested to pre-record their talks and to provide a transcript for caption generation. If you are a presenter and require assistance with your recording (e.g. someone to voice the talk for you), please reach out to the accessibility chairs. Note that talks will be pre-recorded as a back-up only, but presentations will be live during the conference.

Is there a detailed agenda with direct links?

The main platform for the conference is going to be Remo. A detailed agenda will be available prior to the conference.

Will talks be available in advance?

Talks will not be made available in advance, but participants may request them for accessibility purposes by contacting the Accessibility Chairs at access2021@acm.mobilehci.org.

Can someone assist me with my online participation/presentation?

If you would benefit from assistance in giving your presentation or handling questions, please reach out to the accessibility chairs to make arrangements at access2021@acm.mobilehci.org.

Will presenters be visible?

Presenters and other speakers will be requested to use video when speaking to help lip-reading and non-native speakers. We recognize that this may not be possible for every speaker. Captions will be available as a fall-back for all pre-recorded presentations. If you would rely on captions when presenters are not visible please indicate this in your conference registration or reach out directly to the accessibility chairs.

How will the conference sessions be run?

Participants will be encouraged to use video when speaking, to support lip-reading and non-native speakers. Audience members will be able to turn on captions (see above) if needed..

More details to be added soon.

Will live sessions be recorded?

All live sessions in the morning will be recorded and then replayed in the afternoon.

Who should I contact if I have an access problem during the event?

There will be a support channel during the conference but it still needs to be defined. You may also contact the accessibility chairs on access2021@acm.mobilehci.org in advance for private backchannel contact information.

I have another question

If you have other questions about accessibility of MobileHCI 2021, please contact the accessibility chairs on access2021@acm.mobilehci.org.

Accessibility Chairs

access2021@acm.mobilehci.org

Portrait of Anke Brock

Anke Brock
ENAC - University of Toulouse France

Portrait of João Guerreiro

João Guerreiro
University of Lisbon, Portugal


Funding for students

If you’re a student who wants to attend the MobileHCI 2021 and need help funding your travel, you can apply for one of the following travel grants.

Gary Marsden Student Development Fund

In recognition of Gary Marsden’s contributions and inspiration in HCI4D, ACM SIGCHI established Gary Marsden Student Development Fund in July 2015. The purpose is to support growth of HCI in developing worlds by sponsoring SIGCHI student members who are postgraduate students from and currently based in developing countries to attend HCI relevant events. For those who are currently not student members of SIGCHI, you can apply online to become a member before submitting the application. More information about the Gary Marsden Student Development Fund.

Note: The application submission deadlines are 15th of February, May, August and November each year.

SIGCHI Student Travel Grant

The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program is intended to enable students who lack other support opportunities to attend CHI and other SIGCHI sponsored or co-sponsored conferences. This travel grant is intended to support students whose intention is to present at MobileHCI 2020, not just attend. The goal is to pre-approve students for grants before a conference’s earliest submission deadline so that if a student gets a submission accepted, that student can count on having a grant awarded for travel to the conference.

More information about the SSTG program.