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Mon, 3 Jul 2006 01:16:39 -0400
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Mobile Interaction with the Real World (MIRW 2006)

Workshop at MobileHCI 2006

!!! The best papers of the workshop will be published in a special issue of
the Human Technology journal. !!!

Tuesday, September 12 2006
Espoo, Finland

Mobile devices have become a pervasive part of our everyday lives. People
have mobile phones, smartphones and PDAs which they take with them almost
everywhere. So far these mobile devices have been mostly used for
interactions between the user, her mobile device and the services (phone
calls, writing short messages and organizer functionalities) she uses.
In the last years we saw increased interest in using the mobile device for
interactions with other people (mobile gaming) and places (location based
mobile services, mobile guides). But so far there has been no forum which
concentrates on mobile interactions with real world objects. Examples for
this are for instances the usage of RFID/NFC equipped mobile devices for
interactions with smart objects such as advertisement posters or vending
machines; the usage of mobile devices as a universal remote control or the
usage of mobile devices for direct interactions (e.g. based on image
recognition) with objects in a museum.  When looking at this research area
the following questions occur:
* How can these real world services or objects be described (WSDL, UPnP,
Java interfaces, XML, task descriptions, etc.)?
* Which kind of interactions with the real world are possible?
* How should systems and services for these kinds of mobile interactions be
* What should these user interfaces look like?
* Can these interfaces be automatically generated?
* Should these real world services be defined in a standardized way (e.g.
with semantic web services)?

Possible topics for the workshop include (but are not limited to):
* Mobile interaction with real world objects and smart objects
* Automatic user interface generation
* Semantic web within mobile applications and interactions
* Using mobile devices as user interfaces for terminals and vending machines
* Guidelines for mobile interactions with the real world
* Interactions between mobile devices and the real world
* 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
* Augmented, virtual and mixed reality on mobile phones and PDAs (tracking,
markers, visualisation)
* Portable media players (e.g. iPod Video) and personal servers as mobile
interaction devices
* Interactive context-aware services on mobile devices
* User experience, user studies
* Applications and scenarios

Important Dates
- July 10, 2006: Extended deadline for submissions of workshop papers
- July 13, 2006: Notification of acceptance for workshop papers
- July 20, 2006: Early Registration Deadline
- August 25, 2006: Deadline for preparing camera-ready copies
- September 12, 2006: Mobile interaction with the real world workshop at
MobileHCI 2006

- Enrico Rukzio, University of Munich (Germany)
- Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Euro-Labs (Germany)
- Tim Finin, University of Maryland (USA)
- Paul Wisner, Nokia Research Center (USA)
- Terry Payne, University of Southampton (UK)

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. Furthermore we aim to develop new ideas on how mobile phones can be
exploited for new forms of interaction 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. We invite the presenters to show their
demonstrators during their presentation and in the breaks.

Participation & Process
The number of participants should be limited to 25 people. Prospective
authors are invited to submit their contribution, in PDF format conform to
the ACM SIG Proceedings format, electronically to Enrico.Rukzio (at) no later than June 30, 2006. 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 at the workshop
(actively: as presenter of an accepted paper, passively as audience and
discussant) has to register for it on the corresponding conference webpage.

Mobile Interaction with the Real World will provide printed and online
proceedings. Furthermore we will register the current workshop in the DBLP
Bibliography. The best papers of the workshop will be published in a special
issue of the Human Technology journal.

Mobile Interaction with the Real World will be held in conjunction with the
8th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile
Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2006) in Espoo, Finland. For more
information about the main conference, refer to
The actual workshop will take place on September 12 2006.

Best regards
Enrico Rukzio

Research Assistant
Media Informatics
Institute for Computer Science
University of Munich

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Telephone: +49 89/2180-4664
Fax: +49 89/2180-4652

Do not miss the workshop "Mobile Interaction with the Real World"
@ Mobile HCI 2006, see
Do not miss the INFORMATIK 2006 workshop "Collaborative Authoring of
Rich Media Applications", see
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