Accepted Workshops / Call for Workshop Participation

Workshops will be held on 3rd September 2018. Attendance is by invitation — prospective attendees should follow the expression of interest or position paper process as specified and managed by each workshop’s organisers. See each workshop’s individual website, listed below, for submission and attendance details.

Workshop 1: 2nd International Workshop on Mobile Access to Cultural Heritage
Workshop 2: Designing Speech and Language Interactions for Mobiles and Wearables
Workshop 3: MADs – Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities of Mobile Ambient Displays
Workshop 4: MobileHRI: The 4th PubRob Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction in Public Spaces (PubRob 2018)
Workshop 5: Augmented Humanity using Wearable and Mobile Devices for Health and Wellbeing
Workshop 6: Socio-Technical Aspects of Text Entry
Workshop 7: Mobile Privacy and Security for an Ageing Population

 

 
 

2nd International Workshop on Mobile Access to Cultural Heritage

Organisers: Sylvain Castagnos, Tsvi Kuflik, Ioanna Lykourentzou and Manolis Wallce

Given the growing interest in Cultural Heritage (CH) and considering that 2018 has been declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage, but also following the successful workshop at MobileHCI 2016, MobileCH 2018 will be again the meeting point between cultural heritage and personalization research – using any kind of mobile technology to enhance the personal experience in cultural heritage sites. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are working on various aspects of CH and are interested in exploring the potential of cutting-edge mobile technology (onsite as well as online) to enhance the CH visit experience. The expected result of the workshop is a multidisciplinary research agenda that will be based on recent research results, will define future research directions, and forge new research collaborations.

http://mobilech2018.loria.fr/

Submission deadline: May 10th, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Acceptance notifications: June 15th, 2018

 

 
 

Designing Speech and Language Interactions for Mobiles and Wearables

Organiser: Cosmin Munteanu, Pourang Irani, Sharon Oviatt, Matthew Aylett, Gerald Penn, Shimei Pan, Nikhil Sharma, Frank Rudzicz, Randy Gomez, Benjamin Cowan, Keisuke Nakamura, Janice Tsai, Jofish Kaye, Frank Bentley, Tawfiq Ammari

This multidisciplinary, one-day workshop will bring together interaction designers, usability researchers, and general HCI practitioners to analyze the opportunities and directions to take in designing more natural interactions especially with mobile and wearable devices, and to look at how we can leverage recent advances in speech, language, acoustic, and multimodal processing.

http://speech-interaction.org/dsli2018

Submission deadline: May 17th, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Acceptance notifications: June 7th, 2018

 

 
 

MADs – Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities of Mobile Ambient Displays

Organisers: Markus Löchtefeld, Jonna Häkkilä, Jürgen Steimle, Walther Jensen, Andrii Matviienko and Sebastian Boring
Corresponding author(s): Markus Loechtefeld, mloc@create.aau.dk

Ambient displays (or peripheral displays) – displays that show information that a user is aware of but not focused on – have recently seen a drastic increase in mobile scenarios. In this workshop we want to discuss current challenges and opportunities of mobile and wearable ambient displays, including application scenarios, services and new prototyping techniques.

https://decochrom.com/workshops/mads2018/

Submission deadline: May 3rd, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Acceptance notifications: June 7th, 2018

 
 

MobileHRI: The 4th PubRob Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction in Public Spaces (PubRob 2018)

Organisers: Mary Ellen Foster, Manuel Giuliani and Ron Petrick
Corresponding author(s): MaryEllen.Foster@glasgow.ac.uk, manuel.giuliani@brl.ac.uk, R.Petrick@hw.ac.uk

The development of robots capable of interacting with humans has made tremendous progress in the last decade, with such robots frequently now deployed in public spaces, for example as receptionists, shop assistants, waiters, or bartenders. In these scenarios, robots must support socially appropriate human-robot interactions (HRI) of a specific nature: interactions that are short and dynamic, and where the robot must be able to deal with multiple people at once. In addition, mobility is often a key requirement in the deployed systems, so research in this area therefore has strong links to the topics covered by the MobileHCI conference. The PubRob 2018 workshop will be the fifth in a series of events on the topic of HRI in public spaces, this year with a particular focus on mobile interaction. To facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion, we will use the workshop’s morning session for a set of short invited talks covering a range of related areas, as well as lightning talks from all participants to highlight their interests and approaches. The afternoon session will then be organised as an Open Space “unconference”, to provide an opportunity for participants to discuss topics of interest in an open and productive way.

http://pubrob2018.pubrob.org

Submission deadline: May 18th, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Acceptance notifications: June 15th, 2018

 
 

Augmented Humanity using Wearable and Mobile Devices for Health and Wellbeing

Organisers: Leila Alem, Mark Billinghurst and Weidong Huang

Wearable and mobile devices are now commonly used in our daily activities, giving users instant access to information and communication. Wearable and mobile technologies are developing at a fast rate and have been increasingly ubiquitous, however, the potential of their application in health is yet to be fully explored. This workshop aims to bring technologists and health researchers and professionals to exchange and discuss current state of the art of developments of wearable and mobile technologies and their applications in health and wellbeing, and set up a R&D agenda for future research and collaboration.  

https://sites.google.com/site/ahmobilehealth/

Submission deadline: May 15th, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Acceptance notifications: June 1st, 2018

 
 


Socio-Technical Aspects of Text Entry

Organisers: Ahmed Arif, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Mark Dunlop, Xin Yi and Caitlyn Seim

Mobile text entry has become an integral part of our daily lives. We regularly input text on smartphones, laptops, desktops and increasingly on smartwatches, VR systems, interactive tabletops/walls, and kiosks. This text entry is done in all social settings, from solo individuals writing private notes, through social networking in bars with friends, to jointly writing on collaborative devices in public spaces. Traditional tap-based input is increasingly being replaced with or supplemented by voice input or multimodal control. With the ubiquity of text entry, it is becoming increasingly important to consider socio-technical systems perspectives in the design, development, and evaluation of new techniques. This one-day workshop aims to share and encourage research exploring socio-technical aspects of text entry, including social and cultural impacts, developing socially and culturally acceptable techniques, and techniques to support all users of varying ages, social background, technical experience, language, and physical abilities. We encourage submissions from academic researchers, industrial researchers and practitioners. All participants must submit a short position statement and we encourage participants to bring demos/posters and offer the opportunity to expand position statements into technical papers.

http://www.asarif.com/workshops/mhci2018

Submission deadline: May 3rd, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Acceptance notifications: June 7th, 2018

 

 
 

Mobile Privacy and Security for an Ageing Population

Organisers: James Nicholson, Emily Collins, Sonia Chiasson, Diogo Marques and Chiara Lunerti

Adoption rates for mobile devices amongst the ageing population continues to rise rapidly. As people age, there are changes in their privacy and security needs and behaviours which deserve consideration. This workshop aims to identify key privacy and security challenges on mobile devices as people age, and address how to resolve these issues in an inclusive manner. It addresses mobile technologies beyond smartphones and tablets to include wearables and IoT. Through a number of activities, participants will work towards understanding the interplay between ageing and privacy/security issues with the aim of informing future research and design in the increasingly ubiquitous mobile landscape.

https://csalsa.gitlab.io/mobilehciageing/

Submission deadline: May 3rd, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Acceptance notifications: June 7th, 2018