Call for Papers

The ACM MobileHCI Conference Series has shaped research, development, and practice in services used on mobile or within mobile contexts for over two decades. We interpret mobility broadly and welcome contributions related to any aspect of mobile HCI technology, systems, devices, techniques, experience, applications, methods, tools, theories, and new perspectives.

The overall conference theme in 2023 is "Beyond morality: Ethics and action in MobileHCI". Ethics are our deliberate effort to find answers to the questions of identifying good actions and choices. Focusing on deliberate action, we'd like to encourage authors to bravely move from following inherited, learned or handed-down rules that define good actions and choices (e.g. from legislation, professional practice, tradition, cultural and social norms and customs, etc) and to reflect on how their work addresses design, implementation and implications from a normative ethics viewpoint, such as virtue-based, deontological or utilitarian - consequentialist approaches. This can help us when "Mitigating the negative impacts of computing" as proposed by Hecht et al. in the paper of the same name. We invite all authors to especially consider and discuss ethical aspects in their work, as part of their problem definitions, system design, experiment design, instrument and metric adoption and conclusions and generalisations of research findings. It is also a friendly nudge encouraging us to rethink "mobile" in MobileHCI. Our suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Systems and Infrastructure

The design, architecture, deployment, and evaluation of systems and infrastructures that support the development of or interaction with mobile devices and services.

Devices and Techniques

The design, construction, usage, and evaluation of devices and techniques that create valuable new capabilities for mobile human-computer interaction.

Applications and Experiences

Descriptions of the design, empirical study of interactive applications, or analysis of usage trends that leverage mobile devices and systems.

MobileHCI for Social Good

Using mobile HCI to address societal challenges of our times such as health care, mobility, sustainability, social engagement, and civic engagement.

Methods and Tools

New methods and tools designed for or applied to studying or building mobile user interfaces, applications, and mobile users.

Theories and Models

Critical analysis or organizing theory with clearly motivated relevance to the design or study of mobile human-computer interaction; taxonomies of design or devices; well-supported essays on emerging trends and practice in mobile human-computer interaction.

Provocations and New Perspectives

Well-argued and well-supported visions of the future of mobile computing; non-traditional topics that bear on mobility; underrepresented viewpoints and perspectives that convincingly bring something new to mobile research and practice.

Important Dates

*All deadlines are AoE
Full Papers
Abstract Submission January 20, 2023
Paper Submission January 27, 2023
Notifications March 13, 2023
Revised Submission May 5, 2023
Final Notifications June 2, 2023
Camera-Ready June 16, 2023


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 "Society" dropdown menu select "SIGCHI", then from the "Conference/journal" dropdown menu select "MobileHCI 2023" and finally from the "Track" dropdown menu select the "MobileHCI 2023 papers" option.

Submission Format and Length

Important: MobileHCI will continue to use the new ACM Master Article Templates and Publication Workflow.

Please use the SIGCHI conference proceedings master template (anonymized, one-column option) for submission:

Typical page length is 12-16 pages (+ references), but any page length is allowed as long as the paper contribution is commensurate. As a matter of fact, in the previous two-column template, full papers had a maximum word count between 7000 and 9500 words. Paper length during the submission stage will not be handled as strictly as for previous MobileHCI conferences, but if your lengthy paper gets accepted we might request you to shorten it. References are not included in the paper's length. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a submission relative to its length, so papers with a length disproportionate to their contribution will likely be rejected. Shorter, more focused papers (akin to Notes or Short Papers in previous years) are encouraged and will be reviewed appropriately. The abstract should be a paragraph of 150 words or less that succinctly describes the research and the main findings.

Guide to accessible submissions


Paper submissions must be anonymous for blind review, i.e., authors must remove their names and affiliations throughout all submission materials. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. However, you do need to completely remove identifying information from the title/header/acknowledgements part of the paper, and also make sure that it does not appear in the document meta-data.

Citing Prior Work

Citations to your own previous work do NOT need to be anonymised, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account. However, you should refer to your own prior work in third person. For example, "Smith et al. did ... [1]" instead of "We did ... [1]".

Selection Process

We use a refereed process, i.e., an editorial board and a set of external reviewers will review the submitted papers.

The editorial board members will make decisions for any submitted papers as either accepted, minor revisions, major revisions, or rejected. These notifications will be sent to authors on March 13, 2023.

If the initial decision is "minor revisions" or "major revision", paper authors will have a 2-month revision cycle to address the required changes, from March 13th until May 5th, 2023. After resubmission on May 5th, the final decision on the revised papers will be sent to the authors on June 2nd, 2023. Please note that for "major revision" submissions the external reviewers will be involved in checking all the required changes.


Paper publication is archival, i.e., accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the Proceedings of ACM (PACM) and distributed in digital form to conference attendees. 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 be invited to present your paper at the conference. Presenting is highly encouraged but not required, according to the new journal model. The exact talk duration will be determined when the program is finalised.


Authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in the demo session. For this, they will need to submit an additional document describing the technical requirements for the demo.


Your submission must be original work. It cannot have been published elsewhere, nor can it be under concurrent review for publication by another conference or journal. All references must be complete, accurate, accessible to the public, and conform to the Conference Proceedings Publication Format.

ACM Publications Policies

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects.

Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

ORCID IDs of Authors

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors (FAQs). We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Paper Chairs
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Johannes Schoening

Universität St.Gallen, Switzerland

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Maristella Matera

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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Luis Leiva

University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg

Program Committee

  • Kening Zhu
  • Kaixing Zhao
  • Paweł W. Woźniak
  • Julia Woodward
  • Giuliana Vitiello
  • Radu-Daniel Vatavu
  • Hsin-Ruey Tsai
  • Jaisie Sin
  • Zhanna Sarsenbayeva
  • Jomara Sandbulte
  • Enrico Rukzio
  • Michael Rohs
  • Catia Prandi
  • Henning Pohl
  • Bastian Pfleging
  • Jasmin Niess
  • Florian Michahelles
  • Eleonora Mencarini
  • Alessandra Melonio
  • Sven Mayer
  • Andrii Matviienko
  • Maria Matsangidou
  • Charlotte Magnusson
  • Jo Lumsden
  • Tsvi Kuflik
  • Panayiotis Koutsabasis
  • Marion Koelle
  • Yasuaki Kakehi
  • Jonna Häkkilä
  • Khalad Hasan
  • Rita Francese
  • Bruce Ferwerda
  • Rachel Eardley
  • Tilman Dingler
  • Tania Di Mascio
  • Luigi De Russis
  • Marios Constantinides
  • Mark Colley
  • Woohyeok Choi
  • Shiwei Cheng
  • Olivier Chapuis
  • Samantha Chan
  • Sandip Chakraborty
  • Federica Cena
  • Ana María Bernardos
  • Anil Ufuk Batmaz
  • Michelle Annett