FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue Int. Journal of Mobile HCI
Research in the large: using app stores, markets, and other wide
distribution channels in mobile HCI & UbiComp research
The distribution of mobile applications has been greatly simplified by
mobile app stores and markets. Both lone developers and large research
and development teams can now relatively easily reach wide audiences.
This provides a huge opportunity for both iterative development and
gathering research data. Evaluation and research methods have to be
adapted to this new context. An overview of successful strategies and
ways to overcome the challenges inherent to wide deployment in a
research context ranging from platform characteristics to gathering
reliable research data however is not yet available.
We invite you to submit your work for inclusion in a special issue of
the International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction.
We invite researchers and developers from academia and industry to
share experiences, insights and strategies for wide distribution of
applications. Our focus is on building an understanding of the
opportunity of the different channels and the issues and obstacles
involved in a research context.
- Strategies for wide distribution of research applications
- Methods & experiences with research through app stores and other
- The impact of differences between distribution platforms
- Analysis of the various sorts of data, logs and feedback resulting
from publicly releasing applications
- Effects of mobile ecosystem features (distribution, payment, service
providers etc) on research and evaluation results
- New developments of distribution channels / app stores (including
those for other devices than mobile phones)
- Potential heading towards an 'app store bubble'
- Ethical & validity concerns in research on such a large scale
Submissions will be reviewed by a program committee consisting of
researchers from both industry and academia.
Submissions should be 5000-8000 words in length. Final submissions
should be sent to Henriette Cramer ([log in to unmask])
before: Oct 14th, 2010.
If you have any questions about the special issue or plan a
submission, please email your questions or a preliminary abstract
(around 150 words) to the same address.
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously
unpublished manuscripts will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD
CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS THE LINK
BELOW PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All manuscript submissions will be
forwarded to at least 3 members of the Program Committee for a
double-blind, peer review. A final decision regarding acceptance /
revision / rejection will be based on the reviews received from the
October 14, 2010 - Submission deadline
November 5, 2010 - Notification of acceptance
November 20, 2010 - Camera-ready deadline
The International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction is
published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the
Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) and
‚Medical Information Science Reference imprints. For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
For more information about the journal, please visit
More information about both the special issue and an associated
UbiComp 2010 workshop can be found at
Submissions are also welcomed from authors not participating in the workshop.
Henriette Cramer, PhD
Researcher & ERCIM Postdoctoral fellow
SICS / Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
henriettecramer.com / spotisquare.com
+46 (0)7 0262 9388
Research in the LARGE!
Workshop at UbiComp & special issue IJMobHCI
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