Accepted workshops

2nd Workshop on Mobile Resilience: Designing Mobile Interactive Systems for Crisis Response

  • Christian Reuter, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Marc-André Kaufhold, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Tina Comes, Technical University Delft
  • Milad Mirbabaie, University of Paderborn
  • Stefan Stieglitz, University of Duisburg-Essen

Information and communication technologies (ICT), including artificial intelligence, internet of things, and mobile applications, can be utilized to tackle important societal challenges, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While they may increase societal resilience, their design, functionality, and underlying infrastructures must be resilient against disruptions caused by anthropogenic, natural and hybrid crises, emergencies, and threats. In order to research challenges, designs and potentials of interactive technologies, the second iteration of the workshop investigates the space of mobile technologies and resilient systems for crisis response, including the application domains of cyber threat and pandemics response.

Keywords: Mobile Resilience, Interactive Systems, Crisis Informatics, Social Data Analytics

Interactive Technology for Cycling — ideate, make – remote, together

  • Andrii Matviienko, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Wilko Heuten, OFFIS - Institute for IT, Germany
  • Alan Dix, Swansea University, UK
  • Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Cycling is absolutely in trend, not only for health reasons but also as a major contribution to future sustainable mobility. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and explore the design space and interaction methods for technological augmentation of bicycles. The workshop will achieve this goal through invited talks, demos, brainstorming sessions and prototyping activities. The workshop various cycling tours to promote outdoor discussions about development of new technologies and research direction by exploring the design space of different cycling areas. The workshop is connected to a SIGCHI summer school on HCI Cycling, which will take place before the conference. We expect that in addition to open submissions to the workshop, the participants of the summer school will submit their results and design space explorations to the workshop.

Keywords: cycling, mobile interaction, user interface, inclusion

Establishing an interdisciplinary perspective on speech-based technology - Collecting and connecting theoretical and methodological approaches from multiple disciplines to widen the perspective on speech-based technology

  • Astrid Carolus, Julius-Maximilians-University
  • Carolin Wienrich, Julius-Maximilians-University
  • Ingo Siegert, Otto-von-Guericke-University

Speech-based technology has evolved dramatically over the last few years with ongoing progress. Today’s speech-based technology has become some kind of companion system. From a psychological perspective, the ability to speak has been a unique human feature until recently. With speech-based technology adopting these principles, human-technology interaction resembles human-human interaction to an increasing extent. Consequently, besides the well-established scientific perspectives in the field (data and engineering science, psychology), disciplines, which have established a treasure of knowledge on humans and their “functional principles” are becoming valuable sources of knowledge (e.g. social sciences, humanities). The present workshop wants to (1) connect researchers from various scientific fields to (2) collect theoretical and methodological approaches potentially relevant for the analysis and the understanding of speech-based technology and to (3) analyze possible conceptual and methodological overlaps. To account for the limited body of literature in this area, the workshop focuses on (4) a written synopsis of the different scientific perspectives on speech-based technology.

Keywords: Speech-based technology, interdisciplinarity, social science, humanities, conceptualization, methodology

Initial Call for Workshops (the deadline has passed)

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