Call for Workshops

Update: the list of accepted workshops for MobileHCI 2024 can be found here!

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.

Workshops are independently organised full-day or half-day events that take place on the day before the main MobileHCI conference. 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, organised way of thinking about topics or suggest promising future research directions for the MobileHCI community. Following the conference theme "Connecting Cultures", we strongly encourage workshop organisers to consider submissions reflecting, in part or entirely, on the aspects of the theme.

Important Dates - Workshops

*All deadlines are AoE
Submission of Proposals March 15, 2024
Notifications March 29, 2024
Camera-ready July 29, 2024

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 2024", 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.
  • Workshop format (In-person): Please provide details about the workshop, including the technical capacity necessary to support the workshop day. We encourage organisers 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.
  • Workshop schedule: Please provide tentative, but concrete details on your vision of activities that will happen during the workshop and how you plan to run the event. The proposed workshop plan can be modified by the organisers prior to the actual event, and according to the number of submissions and participants. However, workshop schedules are an important factor in the selection process. 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 (presentations, discussions, group and individual activities).
  • 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.
  • Organisers: Include short bios for the organisers 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 proposals will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2024 Adjunct Proceedings. ACM will send the organisers a copyright form, which they have to complete. Once completed, ACM will provide organisers with the copyright information to put into the camera-ready paper. Then, the camera-ready version (including the copyright notice) can be submitted 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

Accepted workshop organisers will be supported by the MobileHCI'24 Workshop Chairs in order to run a successful event. Key activities that need to be undertaken by workshop organisers include:

  • 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.).
  • Inform MobileHCI Web Chairs: Provide a title, short description and website URL to the conference Web Chairs so that your workshop can be listed in the main website.
  • Advertise your workshop: Share your call for participants within your professional network. If you'd like the workshop to be promoted through the main conference social network accounts, please inform the conference Publicity and Social Media Chairs and provide them with the necessary text and media material.
  • Collect papers/presentations: Workshops typically include paper presentations from participants (depending on how the organisers run the workshop). Workshop papers can present novel technical contributions or take the form of a position paper. Paper length requirements are determined by the workshop organisers. Please note that workshop papers are not archived with the conference proceedings. Workshop organisers can decide how to archive submissions (e.g. a collection in CEUR proceedings, or arXiv).
  • Set up a review process: Select papers/participants accordingly. We expect workshops to target a minimum number of 10 participants. Organisers can define specific dates as necessary to fulfill their selection process. We encourage workshops to complete the selection by mid-July 2024 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, 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.

We recommend that accepted workshop organisers consider the following timeline guidelines in preparing their call for submissions, in order to match the conference preparation schedule:

  • Deadline for submissions: After the main paper notification date (e.g. June 21, 2024)
  • Notifications of acceptance: At least 3 weeks after the submission deadline (e.g. July 12, 2024)

Some workshops may choose to extend their submission deadline in order to attract more submissions. However we recommend that dates are adjusted so that final author notifications are sent at least 5 days prior to the conference early-bird registration deadlines.

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Andreas Komninos
University of Patras, Greece

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Joanna Bergström
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Allison Jing
RMIT University, Australia