Call for Workshops

Are you researching an exciting and emerging area in MobileHCI? Consider organizing a workshop! Organizing a workshop is a great opportunity to move the field forward and to build a community around emerging topics.

What is a MobileHCI Workshop?

Workshops allow members of a community to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion, and move the field forward and build a community. MobileHCI workshops might address basic research, applied research, HCI practise, new methodologies, emerging application areas, design innovations, management and organizational issues, or HCI education. Each workshop should generate ideas that give the MobileHCI community a new, organized way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research. Some workshops result in edited books or special issues of journals; you may consider including such a goal in the design of your workshop. Please note that for workshop proposals of comparable quality, preference will be given to workshops containing discussion, interactive sessions and a diverse organization team.

Important Dates

Deadline Date
Submission Deadline March 4, 2022, 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE). Check your local time in AoE.
Notification March 25, 2022
Camera-ready July 1, 2022 23:59 AoE
Day of Workshops October 1, 2022

Submission

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 2022” and the "Workshops" track.

Submission Format and Length

Quick Facts

Our assumption at the moment is that MobileHCI 2022 will be a hybrid conference and will take place at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Wosk Centre for Dialog in downtown Vancouver, Canada. Events like the workshop can be hybrid or online only and will take place on October 1. However, please keep in mind that with the ever-changing nature of COVID-19 we may have to default back to the online-only option.

Preparing the Submission

Workshops proposals should include:

  • Background: Provide a strong rationale for the workshop, describe the issues to be addressed, and state concrete goals for the workshop. If this is a continuation of a previously offered workshop please provide concrete descriptions of how you are extending the goals of the workshop or any changes you are introducing.
  • Pre-Workshop plans: State your plans for recruiting and community-building (e.g. through a website or other communication with participants) as well as plans for accessibility and inclusion leading up to the workshop.
  • Hybrid or online only: Please provide details about the workshop including what specific technical capacity will be necessary to support the workshop day. We encourage organizers to support asynchronous online materials for those participants that are unable to access in-person or synchronous virtual space, particularly for reasons of a pandemic or technical limitations. Please include accessibility requirements such as transcription, if needed. If you are planning a hybrid workshop, please also provide some details on how you might convert your hybrid workshop into an online-only workshop if a situation arises.
  • How you plan to run it: Please provide concrete details on what will happen during the workshop and how you plan to run the session. Take into consideration that workshops typically have 15 to 20 participants and interaction among participants is important. Please also consider other aspects such as the length of the proposed workshop (e.g., will it be a half-day or a full-day workshop) and take into account details such as burnout, need for breaks and diverse forms of engagement.
  • Diversity and inclusion considerations: Please elaborate on how you plan to promote diversity and how you would create an inclusive environment at the workshop.
  • Expected outcomes: Explain what you expected the outcomes from your workshop could be. For instance, some workshops result in edited books or special issues of journals.
  • Organizers: Include short bios for the organizers and indicate who is the main contact person and how participants can reach them.

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.

Our criteria for selection will consider three things:

  • Is the topic of the workshop relevant to the MobileHCI and the broader HCI community?
  • Does the topic of the workshop have the potential to evoke interest from the MobileHCI community? This may include considerations for whether the topic of the workshop is new, thought-provoking and/or pushing the knowledge forward related to an emerging topic of interest in the community.
  • Does the workshop foster community-building and look to broaden diversity in the MobileHCI community?

Anonymity

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

Publication

Accepted workshop submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2022 Adjunct Proceedings. ACM will send you a copyright form, which you have to complete. Once completed, ACM will provide you with 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: Organisers 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: 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 themselves with workshop content and encourage more in-depth discussions.
  • Publish: 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 the 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 workshop 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, 2022
  • Notifications of acceptance: 18 June, 2022
  • Camera-ready: 30 June, 2022

Workshops and Tutorial Chairs

tutorials2022@mobilehci.acm.org

Portrait of Sowmya Somanath

Sowmya Somanath
University of Victoria, Canada

Portrait of Khalad Hasan

Khalad Hasan
The University of British Columbia, Canada