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Mobile Interaction with the Real World (MIRW 2007) - Call for Papers

Workshop @ MobileHCI 2007
9 September, 2007

Over the last years, there has been an increasing interested in extending
the interaction between users and mobile devices to the interaction with
objects from the everyday world. This development has benefited from the
pervasiveness of technologies for the augmentation of people, places and
things with additional information. Complementary, mobile devices have been
established as ubiquitous computing platforms that provide the technologies
to capture, process and use this information. For example, people can use
their mobile phones to take pictures of visual markers and have their codes
recognized. The usage of RFID/NFC is gaining in popularity as it can reduce
payment, identification or access control to simply swiping a mobile phone
over a reader. Mobile interaction with places - using e.g. GPS or cell
positioning - is the foundation for location based services. Other areas of
application that could benefit from this new kind of mobile interaction are
smart objects such as advertisement posters, vending machines, pervasive
gaming, mobile services or information systems, e.g. in museums or at

Following the success of Mobile Interaction with the Real World at MobileHCI
2006, we would like to continue this workshop as a forum that concentrates
on mobile interactions with real world objects. The main goal of the
workshop is to develop an understanding of how mobile devices can be used
when interacting with the real world. We will provide a forum to share
information, results, and ideas on current research in this area.

Possible topics for the workshop include (but are not limited to):
- Interactions between mobile devices and objects from the real world
- Automatic user interface generation
- Semantic Web within mobile applications and interactions
- Security and privacy aspects
- Using mobile devices as user interfaces for terminals and vending machines
- Using objects from the real world as pervasive interfaces extending
interfaces on mobile devices
- Guidelines for mobile interactions with the real world
- Authoring support for physical mobile applications
- Multimodal interaction taking mobile devices into account
- Usage of sensors of mobile devices (camera, microphone, GPS, etc.) for
pervasive applications
- Interaction metaphors for pervasive applications and services
- Applications and scenarios

Important Dates:
- 29 June, 2007: Deadline for submissions of workshop papers
- 20 July, 2007: Notification of acceptance for workshop papers
- 31 July, 2007: Early Registration Deadline
- 25 August, 2007: Deadline for preparing camera-ready copies
- 9 September, 2007: MIRW 2007 workshop at MobileHCI 2007

- Gregor Broll, University of Munich (Germany)
- Alexander De Luca, University of Munich (Germany)
- Enrico Rukzio, University of Lancaster (UK)
- Chie Noda, NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (Japan)
- Paul Wisner, Nokia Research Center (USA)

The main goal of the workshop is to develop an understanding of how mobile
devices can be used when interacting with the real world. We will provide a
forum to share information, results, and ideas on current research in this
In addition we aim at the development and dissemination of new ideas on how
mobile phones can be exploited for new ways of interacting with the
environment. We will bring together researchers and practitioners who are
concerned with design, development, and implementation of new applications
and services using personal mobile devices as user interfaces.

Workshop Format:
The workshop will feature presentation of research results, ongoing work,
ideas, concepts, and critical questions related to the use of mobile devices
as user interfaces in the real world. Every presentation will be followed by
a corresponding discussion. Furthermore we invite the presenters to show
their demonstrators during their presentation and in the breaks.

Participation & Progress:
The number of participants should be limited to 30 people. Prospective
authors are invited to submit their contribution, in PDF format conform to
the ACM SIG Proceedings format, electronically to gregor.broll (at) no later than 29 June, 2007. The organizers will select circa 10
papers for presentation at the workshop. Papers should have a length of
about 3-4 pages. Everybody who wants to participate in the workshop
(actively: as presenter of an accepted paper, passively as audience and
discussant) has to register on the corresponding conference webpage.

Mobile Interaction with the Real World will provide printed and online
proceedings as well as a technical report published by the University of

Mobile Interaction with the Real World will be held in conjunction with the
9th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile
Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2007) in Singapor. For more information
about the main conference, refer to
The actual workshop will take place on 9 September 2007.

Gregor Broll, Dipl.-Medieninf.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
LFE Medieninformatik
Amalienstr. 17
D-80333 München
Fon: +49-89-2180-4655
Fax: +49-89-2180-4652
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Skype: Gregor Broll

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