Call for Demos & Interactivity Prototypes

The MobileHCI 2023 Demo & Interactivity track provides a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees. We look forward to seeing and trying interesting:

  • Functional prototypes of devices and systems
  • Mobile and wearable applications and services
  • New interaction techniques
  • Innovative examples of mobile experiences
  • Toolkits and prototyping techniques for mobile and wearable interfaces
  • Experiences addressing the conference main theme "Beyond morality: Ethics and action in MobileHCI"

We welcome demonstrations & interactivity prototypes from students and researchers in all stages of their careers. We particularly encourage undergraduate students and authors of accepted papers (details in the submission section) to contribute their demos. An appealing and innovative demonstration presents an opportunity to further display and disseminate your research and to attract the participation of attendees. Note that the demonstrations must be about research, not business. The demo forum is not an opportunity for marketing or sales presentations. Business-related visibility is only available for sponsors.

We are currently planning for MobileHCI 2023 to be a hybrid event, to be held simultaneously on a virtual conference platform and in-person. We will endeavor to provide a fun, interactive, and lively environment for authors to share their work, both virtually and physically. We especially appreciate clever approaches to providing high-quality interactive hybrid experiences, for getting engaged both virtual and on-site participants. All submissions must detail how they are to be presented according to how authors plan to participate in the conference: virtually in case of remote participation or on-site in case of physical attendance Hybrid approaches are appreciated but not enforced.

Important Dates

*All deadlines are AoE
Submission May 26, 2023
Notifications June 23, 2023
Camera-Ready August 10, 2023

Submission Platform

  • All materials must be submitted electronically to PCS by the submission deadline.
  • In PCS, first click "Submissions" at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus select "SIGCHI", "MobileHCI 2023" and the track you want to submit to.

Submission Format

Preparing the Submission

The submission should include:

  1. Description: maximum six-page long description (including figures) of the demonstrated system, using the SIGCHI ACM single-column format. References do not count against paper length. If the system has been demonstrated before, describe if there are any changes to the proposed demo.
  2. Virtual presentation plan (required by remote participants, optional otherwise): a brief document (max 1 page, single spaced) on how you plan to present your work virtually. Descriptions should clearly explain what attendees will see and how the demo will be presented (e.g. if you will use multiple cameras, screen-sharing, interactive websites, etc.)
  3. Physical presentation plan (required by physical participants, optional otherwise): a brief document (max 1 page, single spaced) outlining how you plan to present your work in person, including a description of the demo setup and a clear description of what conference attendees will see and hear: for instance, a 3rd person view of the demonstrator interacting with equipment, a first person view of a AR/VR display, a combination of multiple views, etc. Plans should also include any special equipment or setup that will be required.
  4. Video: a brief video (5 minutes maximum) showcasing your demo.

Submission for Authors of Accepted Papers

Accepted papers that include interactive experiences are granted a place in the demo session by default. We highly encourage all authors of demo-able papers to make use of this opportunity to showcase their work and connect with the attendees. For full paper authors, we provide a more light-weight demo submission process: to indicate that the accepted paper will be accompanied by a demo, authors will submit the presentation plan(s), demo video and the submission number of the paper. In case authors would like to have an additional extended abstract published, they can also decide to submit an up to six-page description in extended abstract format. Self-plagiarism must naturally be avoided.


Submissions do not need to be anonymous.

Selection Process

The selection process for MobileHCI demos is curated, that is, selected by an esteemed committee, but not sent out to external reviewers. The curated demo content will be selected from demonstration submissions, accepted papers, as well as projects invited by the Demo & Interactivity chairs. Authors will not receive formal feedback on their submission other than the selection decision. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the selection process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

Demos submissions are required to present a presentation plan according to their choice to present their demo physically or virtually. The selection process will consider the proposed plan. Upon acceptance, possible changes to the proposed plan may be requested for making presentations feasible at the conference (e.g., for fitting the capacity of the demo space).


Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2023 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.

Presentation Format

Upon acceptance, you will present your demo at the conference. At least one author of a demo must register by the early registration deadline. All demos may be presented virtually, and in-person at the conference venue.

Accepted demos must additionally submit a 30-second teaser video, which will be incorporated into a demo reel available to conference attendees.

The demos & interactivity track is planned to occur as follows:

  • Authors will submit a short video (30 seconds) of their demonstration, which will serve as a teaser for attendees. The 5-minute video submission will be available to participants to experience the demo asynchronously.
  • A live virtual track will be held during the conference. Authors will be assigned a time slot to present their demonstration.
  • A physical demo track will be held during the conference. In-person demos will be assigned a booth, and attendees will be able to visit booths at any time during the demo session.

Demos Chairs
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Davide Spano

University of Cagliari, Italy

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Aakanksha Mirdha

Playground AI, USA

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Kening Zhu

City University of Hong Kong, China