Call for Workshops

Are you researching an exciting & emerging area in MobileHCI? Organising a workshop provides an opportunity to build a community around such a topic, to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion and to move an emerging area of research forward. MobileHCI workshops might address basic research, applied research, HCI practice, new methodologies, emerging application areas, design innovations, management and organizational issues, HCI education to name a few. Each workshop should generate ideas that give the MobileHCI community a new, organised way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research.

Important Dates

Deadline Date
Submission Deadline March 7 20, 2021, 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
Notification March 21 28, 2021
Camera-ready June 30, 2021 23:59 AoE
Day of Workshops September 27, 2021


Submission Platform

  • All materials must be submitted electronically to PCS by the deadline
  • In PCS, first click “Submissions” at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus select “SIGCHI”, “MobileHCI 2021” and the "Workshops" track.

Submission Format and Length

Preparing the Submission

Workshops proposals should include:

  • Your motivations and goals for the workshop
  • How you plan to run it: Workshops should offer a mid-morning break, a lunch break, and a mid-afternoon break. Workshops typically have 15 to 20 participants. Focused interaction among participants is important. Participants must have informed positions based on prior experience.
  • Expected outcomes: For instance, some workshops result in edited books or special issues of journals.
  • Short bio of the organisers

Selection Process

The selection will be curated by the workshops chairs. Please note that for workshop proposals of comparable quality, preference will be given to workshops containing discussion, interactive sessions and a diverse organisation team.


Workshops are not submitted anonymously, i.e. instructors do not remove their names and affiliations from their submission materials.


Accepted workshop submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2021 Adjunct Proceedings. 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. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library.

Responsibility of Workshop Organisers

Please keep the following responsibilities in mind when submitting a workshop proposal:

  • Set up a webpage: Organsers of an accepted workshop are encouraged to set up and maintain a web page with information about their workshop (deadlines, CfP, programme, templates, accepted papers/participants, organisers, etc.). We will include the link to the workshop’s page on the official MobileHCI workshop site.
  • Advertise your workshop: share your call for participants within your professional network
  • Collect papers/presentations from potential participants (depending on how the organisers run the workshop): A presentation is generally 2-4 pages long and outlines the submitter’s view on the workshop theme and the reasons for the submitter’s interest in the topic.
  • Set up a review process and select papers/participants accordingly: We expect workshops to target a minimum number of 10 participants.
  • Distribute accepted papers/presentations and other pre-workshop materials to participants in advance of the workshop: This will help participants to familiarise with workshop content and encourage more in-depth discussions.
  • Decide on and publish the final programme of workshop activities.

During the workshop, organisers are responsible for facilitating discussion, maintaining productive interaction, and encouraging participation. The emphasis should be on group discussion, rather than on presentation of individual papers. Diversity of perspectives should be encouraged.

If your workshop will be seeking and accepting submissions: the collection of papers, review process and possible publishing of the workshop proceedings are up to workshops organisers to set up. Workshop chairs can help suggest different services to handle the process.

These are the tentative deadlines aligned with the conference deadlines. We encourage you to use them.

  • Deadline for submissions: 21 May, 2021
  • Notifications of acceptance: 18 June, 2021
  • Camera-ready: 30 June, 2021

Situation with Coronavirus/Covid-19

Because of the ever evolving situation with covid-19 and the difficulties of running a physical in-person conference, all workshops will be virtual. We are currently working hard on how to make this a great experience. More information will be provided closer to the time of the event. If you have any special requests for virtual tools you would like to use during your worksop write to workshop chairs.

Workshops Chairs

Portrait of Matjaz Kljun

Matjaž Kljun
University of Primorska, Slovenia

Portrait of Klen Čopič Pucihar

Klen Čopič Pucihar
University of Primorska, Slovenia