Using the Remo Conference Platform
MobileHCI 2021 will be hosted on
Remo, an interactive virtual event platform with a 2D floorplan view, as the main conferencing tool. VIDEO
1. Check your System and Browser Compatibility
We recommend using a computer or laptop with a working microphone and camera for the best and full conference experience.
Remo does not support tablets and iPads but supports iOS and Android phones.
https://remo.co/mic-cam-test/ and run the system check. We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser. If system check fails, make sure to use
Supported OS, Devices and Browsers. 2. Register, Sign-In and Set Up Remo Account
If you are a registered attendee, you should receive an invitation email to join the Remo event and a link to the event. Invitations will be sent out on 24th September 2021. We will use the same link throughout the conference.
Register or sign in using the same email account that you used for conference registration.
Set up your Remo Profile (contact info, photo, social media links, etc.).
If you have trouble joining the Remo event, please contact our virtual chairs:
firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Within the Remo Event
When you join the event, you will be randomly assigned to a table in the floorplan layout. This is called “Conversation Mode”.
You can move between tables by double-clicking on empty seats.
You can then talk with other attendees at the same table.
Note that you cannot move to a full table.
There are three floors within the event (accessed on the Left Panel)
Posters and Demos:
Each floor has a different group of posters and demos
Click on “Whiteboard” on the Bottom Panel to view a Miro board with the Posters and Demos for the current floor.
During Posters and Demos sessions, you can navigate between the tables in the Posters and Demos Area and discuss with authors/presenters.
Chill and Networking Area:
These tables are for attendees to relax and network with other attendees.
You can join the helpdesk table for live assistance
During Keynotes and Paper Sessions, we will enter the Presentation Mode.
You can send questions through the Q&A tab
Message other attendees or the whole audience through the Chat tab and send live emoji reactions.
At the end of each session, the event host will switch the view back into Conversation Mode and everyone will return to the same floor that they were last on.
Instructions for Presenters and Speakers
These instructions are for presenters (full paper, posters, and demos), session chairs, and keynote speakers at the conference.
Device and Browser
You must use a computer or laptop with a working microphone and camera when presenting or sharing screens in Remo. You cannot do so using phones or tablets.
Use these compatible browsers if you are screen sharing
Google Chrome: 77+ or above on Mac or Windows
FireFox: 76+ or above on Mac or Windows
All presenters, session chairs and speakers have to attend a 30-min rehearsal slot prior to the conference to test your set-up.
The rehearsals will be run during these times:
25 Sep (Sat) 09:00-10:30 CET
25 Sep (Sat) 17:00-18:30 CET
26 Sep (Sun) 09:00-10:00 CET
27 Sep (Mon) 09:00-11:30 CET
27 Sep (Mon) 15:00-19:30 CET
Please sign up for a rehearsal slot
here. Presentation Set-Up
Arrive at least 5-10 min before your session. Full paper presenters have to check in with their session chair.
Find a quiet space where you will not be interrupted
Avoid backlights such as windows behind you
Test your equipment before presenting
guide for sharing presentation slides in Remo
Note that by default, Remo does not propose virtual backgrounds, so we suggest that you find a space with a plain background when presenting. However, here are some virtual background options:
In-built virtual backgrounds in Remo (BETA) are available only for Google Chrome browser but it slows down your connection and it is not recommended if you have a slow internet connection (
Guide to setup) You can also consider using tools such as OBS or
3rd-Party tools Troubleshooting
Try refreshing your screen.
See if these Troubleshooting Guides help to resolve your issue.
Ask for help using the “Need Help” button at the bottom left corner.