Mobile Interaction with the Real World
Workshop at MobileHCI 2006
Tuesday, September 12 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)
Mobile devices have become a pervasive part of our everyday live. 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 a big interested in using the mobile device for
interactions with other people (mobile gaming) and places (location based
mobile services, mobile guides). But so far there was 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 poster or vending
machines; the usage of mobile devices as a universal remote control or the
usage of the mobile device for direct interactions (e.g. based on image
recognition) with objects in a museum. When looking on this research area
then several questions like the following occur:
* Which kind of interactions with the real world exists?
* How should these user interfaces look like?
* How should systems and services for this kind of mobile interactions
* How can these real world services or objects be described (WSDL, UPnP,
Java interfaces, XML, task descriptions, etc.)?
* Can these interfaces automatically generated?
* Should these real world services 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
* Interaction metaphors for pervasive applications and services
* Augmented, virtual and mixed reality on mobile phones and PDAs
(tracking, markers, visualisation)
* Portable music 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
The main goal of the workshop is to develop an understanding of how mobile
devices (particularly mobile phones, smartphones and PDAs) can be used as
interaction devices. 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.
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 & 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)
ifi.lmu.de 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.
- June 30, 2006: Deadline for submissions of workshop papers
- August 4, 2006: Notification of acceptance for workshop papers
- August 25, 2006: Deadline for preparing camera-ready copies
- September 12, 2006: Mobile interaction with the real world workshop at
Mobile Interaction with the Real World will provide printed and online
proceedings. Furthermore we will register the current workshop in the DBLP
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.
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