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 build a community around emerging topics.

What is a MobileHCI Workshop?

Workshops allow researchers, practitioners, and students to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion and, thus, build a community. MobileHCI workshops might address various topics within mobile contexts including:

  • Basic and applied research
  • HCI practice
  • New methodologies
  • Emerging application areas
  • Design innovations
  • Management and organizational issues
  • HCI education

Each workshop should offer a new, organized ways of thinking about topics or suggest promising future research directions for the MobileHCI community. Following the conference theme "Beyond morality: Ethics and action in MobileHCI", we strongly encourage workshop organizers to consider submissions reflecting, in part or entirely, on the ethical aspects entailed by each workshop topic.
Please note that for workshop proposals of comparable quality, preference will be given to those containing discussion, interactive sessions, and a diverse organization team.

Important Dates

*All deadlines are AoE
Proposals March 10, 2023
Notifications March 23, 2023
Camera-Ready July 10, 2023
Day of Workshops September 26, 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. Then, from the dropdown menu, select "SIGCHI", "MobileHCI 2023", and the "Workshops" track.

Submission Format and Length

Preparing the Submission

Workshop 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 clear 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 the technical capacity necessary to support the workshop day. We encourage organizers to support asynchronous online materials for participants unable to access in-person or synchronous virtual space, mainly for reasons of a pandemic or visa issues. Please include accessibility requirements such as transcription, if needed.
  • 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. MobileHCI workshops typically have 15-20 participants, and interaction is fundamental. Please also consider other aspects such as the length of the proposed workshop (i.e., half-day or full-day) and take into account details such as the need for breaks and diverse forms of engagement.
  • Diversity and inclusion considerations: Please elaborate on how you plan to promote diversity and 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.


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

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 organization team.
Criteria for selection will consider three things:

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


Accepted workshop 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 with the copyright information to put into your paper. Then, you can 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 Organizers

Please keep the following responsibilities in mind when submitting a workshop proposal:

  • Set up a webpage: Organizers 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, organizers, 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 organizers 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. Organizers can define specific dates as necessary to fulfill their selection process. We encourage workshops to complete the selection by the end of June to allow participants to plan accordingly for attending the conference. Suggested deadlines are available at the end of this page.
  • Distribute accepted papers/presentations and other pre-workshop materials to participants before the workshop. It will help participants to familiarize themselves with workshop content and encourage more in-depth discussions.
  • Publish: Decide on and publish the final programme of workshop activities.
  • During the workshop, organizers 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 is up to workshop organizers to set up. Workshop chairs can help suggest different services to handle the process.

These are the tentative deadlines aligned with other conference deadlines. We encourage the workshop organizers to use them.

Deadline for submissions: May 26, 2023
Notifications of acceptance: June 23, 2023
Camera-ready: July 7, 2023

Workshop Chairs
Fabrizio's photo
Fabrizio Balducci

University of Bari, Italy

Luigi's photo
Luigi De Russis

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Eleonora's photo
Eleonora Mencarini

Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy