The MobileHCI Conference Series has shaped research, development and practice in services used on mobile or within mobile contexts for over two decades now. Our interpretation of mobility is inclusive and broadly construed.We welcome contributions related to any aspect of mobile HCI technology, systems, devices, techniques, experience, application, methods, tools, theories, and new perspectives.
The conference theme in 2021 is “Mobile Apart, Mobile Together.” Technological advances allow us to bridge a potential geographical distance in a digital fashion, thereby bringing us closer together while being physically apart. These opportunities and interactions are extremely valuable - not only for families living apart, but in particular during an extraordinary situation, such as the Corona-pandemic in 2020, where many started working from and/or on the go. With advances in multisensory and multimodal interactions, this is no longer limited to screen-based interaction. MobileHCI 2021 embraces this expanded horizon, and invites submissions and contributions that reflect the strength of mobile technologies of bringing people together while being apart.
|Paper submission deadline||February 4, 2021 at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE)|
|Revise and Resubmit notification||March 19, 2021|
|Revise and Resubmit submission deadline||April 19, 2021 at 23:59 AoE|
|Paper notifications||May 17, 2021|
|Paper camera ready||May 31, 2021 at 23:59 AoE|
The design, architecture, deployment, and evaluation of systems and infrastructures that support development of or interaction with mobile devices and services.
The design, construction, usage, and evaluation of devices and techniques that create valuable new capabilities for mobile human-computer interaction.
Descriptions of the design, empirical study of interactive applications, or analysis of usage trends that leverage mobile devices and systems.
Using mobile HCI to address societal challenges of our times such as health care, mobility, sustainability, social engagement, and civic engagement.
New methods and tools designed for or applied to studying or building mobile user interfaces, applications, and mobile users.
Critical analysis or organizing theory with clearly motivated relevance to the design or study of mobile human-computer interaction; taxonomies of design or devices; well-supported essays on emerging trends and practice in mobile human-computer interaction.
Well-argued and well-supported visions of the future of mobile computing; non-traditional topics that bear on mobility; underrepresented viewpoints and perspectives that convincingly bring something new to mobile research and practice.
Because of the evolving situation with covid-19 and the difficulties of running a physical in-person conference, MobileHCI will be held virtually. We are currently working hard on how to make this a great experience and more information will be provided closer to the time.
Important: This year, MobileHCI will be using the new ACM Master Article Templates and Publication Workflow!
Anonymous for blind review, i.e. authors must remove their names and affiliations throughout all submission materials. 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/acknowledgements 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 do NOT need to be anonymised, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account. However, you should refer to your prior work in third person.
Refereed, i.e. the program committee and a set of external reviewers will review submitted papers.
Archival, i.e. accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2021 Proceedings and distributed in digital form to conference attendees. ACM will send you a copyright form, which you have to complete. Once completed, ACM will provide you the copyright information to be put into your paper. You can then submit the camera-ready version (including the copyright notice) through the submission system.
Upon acceptance, you have to present your paper at the conference. At least one author of each paper must register. The exact talk duration will be determined when the program is finalised.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in the demo session. For this, they will need to submit an addtional document describing technical requirements for the demo. See Demos & Interactivity Prototypes.
Your submission must be original work. It cannot have been published elsewhere, nor can it be under concurrent review for publication by another conference or journal. All references must be complete, accurate, accessible to the HCI public, and conform to the Conference Proceedings Publication Format.
Your submission must be original work. It cannot have been published elsewhere, nor can it be under concurrent review for publication by another conference or journal. All references must be complete, accurate, accessible to the HCI public, and conform to the Conference Proceedings Publication Format. Do not cite publications that are proprietary or confidential at the time of publication. Final camera-ready versions of accepted submissions therefore must be accompanied by a signed copyright form which will be provided to accepted authors. All submissions conflicting with one or more guidelines will be removed before the reviewing process.
There should not be concurrent submissions to other conferences or tracks (see concurrent submissions guidelines for details).
Here are the instructions for your camera-ready paper submission.
You must upload your camera ready versions on PCS before May 31st, 2021. This is a conditional acceptance and ACs will check your last modifications. Please check your emails if additional issues are found by ACs.
Your camera-ready version:
Note: Authors who require template support should reach out to template support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the camera-ready version is validated by the ACs, this will happen:
Once you have added the copyright to your camera-ready, you must upload it on The ACM Production System (TAPS) before June 30th, 2021. This will happen as follow:
Please feel free to consult these detailed instructions about submissions on TAPS. This video illustrates the procedure to upload and check the output produced by TAPS. If you have any questions regarding the camera-ready instructions, please contact the proceedings chairs Mathieu Raynal and Thomas Pietrzak ( email@example.com).
Since the pdf generated by TAPS is not accessible, you should generate an accessible PDF. To do so, please download the PDF generated and make it accessible by following these guidelines. Then, send the accessible PDF to the proceedings chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a 10-min slot per paper (presentation + Q&A). The 8 sessions will take place live in the morning (CET) and be repeated in the afternoon. Like many conferences, we are taking this year’s challenges as an opportunity to provide you with a fully digital conference. To allow you to present your research in front of the MobileHCI community, we will employ remote video presentations through Remo.
During the conference authors should be able to choose whether they present both times, or only once (you will liaise with the session chair to let them know). There will training for Remo in advance of the conference, the week before, and in the morning. More details will be available closer to the time. For this, each accepted paper must be presented in a 5-minute video. This video should be a condensed version of a slide presentation of your research as you would have held at the physical conference.
The Remote Video Presentation Guide contains details on how to create a successful remote presentation and how to submit it to the conference. We strongly recommend you read this document before creating your video as it will save you time and keep presentations consistent with each other. A few core takeaways from the guide:
Please submit your video presentations via your camera-ready submission in the Precision Conference System (the last fields in the page) before the 17 of September 2021. This ensures that all videos can be fully processed in time for the conference. Please upload the subtitle file for making the conference accessible.
If you have any questions regarding the video instructions, please contact the virtual conference chairs (email@example.com).
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