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Call for Papers for the 3rd International Workshop on

Pervasive Mobile Interaction Devices (PERMID 2007)
- Mobile Devices as Pervasive User Interfaces and Interaction Devices -
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http://ubicomp.comp.lancs.ac.uk/workshops/permid2007/

Workshop at the Pervasive 2007

Sunday May 13, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Theme
-----
Mobile devices have become a pervasive part of our everyday live. People
have mobile phones, smart phones and PDAs which they take with them almost
everywhere. So far these mobile devices have been mostly used for phone
calls, writing short messages and organizer functionalities. Today we see
that the development of context-aware services for mobile phones which often
take the user, her situation and location into account. But why not use
these devices for interactions with the real world, as a mediator between
the virtual and the userís world? While certain research domains within the
fields of mobile applications and services advance at an amazing speed (e.g.
context-aware services on mobile devices, using the sensors of mobile
phones), the areas of pervasive mobile user interfaces, mobile devices as
interaction devices, mobile devices for interactions with the physical world
and user experiences in this field are still rather limited.

Topics
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Possible topics for the workshop include (but are not limited to):
- Interactions between mobile devices and the real world
- Using mobile devices as user interfaces for terminals and vending machines
- Portable music players (e.g. iPod Video) and personal servers as mobile
interaction devices
- 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)
- Multimodal interaction taking mobile devices into account
- Gathering, management and usage of context information for mobile applications
- Interactive context-aware services on mobile devices
- User experience, user studies
- Applications and scenarios

Important Dates
---------------
- January 26, 2007: Deadline for submissions of workshop papers
- March 2, 2007: Notification of acceptance for workshop papers
- March 23, 2007: Deadline for preparing camera-ready copies
- May 13, 2007: PERMID 2007 workshop at Pervasive 2007

Organizers
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- Enrico Rukzio (Lancaster University, UK)
- Jonna Hakkila (Nokia Corporation, Finland)
- Rafael "Tico" Ballagas (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
- Andy Wilson (Microsoft Research, USA)
- Derek Reilly (Dalhousie University, Canada)

Goals
-----
The main goal of the workshop is to develop an understanding of how mobile
devices (particularly mobile phones, smart phones 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.

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 & 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
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html) electronically to
rukzio (at) comp.lancs.ac.uk no later than January 26, 2007. The organizers
will select circa 10 papers for presentation at the workshop. Papers should
have a length of about 4-5 pages.

Location
--------
PERMID 2007 will be held in conjunction with the 5th International
Conference on Pervasive Computing (PERVASIVE 2007) in Toronto, Canada. For
more information about the main conference, refer to
http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/conferences/pervasive2007/. The actual workshop
will take place on Sunday May 13, 2007.

Best regards
Enrico Rukzio
Academic Fellow and Lecturer
Computing Department
Lancaster University (UK)

Email: [log in to unmask]
Web: http://eis.comp.lancs.ac.uk/index.php/enrico

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