Call for Demos & Interactivity Prototypes

The MobileHCI 2024 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 "Connecting Cultures"

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 2024 to be a hybrid event, to be held simultaneously on a virtual conference platform and in person. While we encourage in-person demos to stimulate interaction with the technology and between attendees, 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 engaging 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 - Demos

*All deadlines are AoE
Submission of Papers June 24, 2024
Notifications July 15, 2024
Camera-ready August 12, 2024

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 2024" and the track you want to submit to.

Submission Format

Preparing the Submission

The submission should include:

  • Description: maximum six-page (including figures, excluding references) of the demonstrated system, using the SIGCHI ACM single-column format. If the system has been demonstrated before, describe any changes to the proposed demo.
  • Presentation plan: a brief document (max 1 page, single-spaced) outlining how you intend to present your work, either in person or virtually. The descriptions should clearly explain your setup, detailing what attendees will experience. For instance, a third-person view of the demonstrator interacting with equipment, a first-person view of an AR/VR display, a combination of multiple views, etc. Additionally, elucidate on the presentation method, such as how the demo will be presented (e.g. if you will use multiple cameras, screen-sharing, interactive websites for virtual demonstration, etc.). Physical presentations should also include plans for any special equipment or setup that will be required. Virtual presentations should make a convincing case for how they will engage in-person attendees.
  • Video: a brief video (5 minutes maximum) showcasing your demo.

Anonymity

Submissions do not need to be anonymous.

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.

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.

The selection process will consider the associated presentation plan (physical or virtual). Upon acceptance, possible changes to the plan may be requested to make presentations feasible at the conference (e.g. to fit the capacity of the demo space).

Publication

Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2024 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.

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/or 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. Please refer to the accessibility guidelines for video submissions for more information on how to prepare your video.

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

  • A short teaser video (30 seconds) of the 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 (space and size will be announced at a later stage), and attendees will be able to visit booths at any time during the demo session.
Luke's photo

Luke Haliburton
LMU Munich, Germany

Theophilus's photo

Theophilus Teo
University of South Australia, Australia