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Henri ter Hofte <[log in to unmask]>
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* Deadline extended to Friday May 15th *
Mobile Living Labs 09: Methods and Tools for Evaluation in the Wild,
A one-day workshop at MobileHCI09, September 15th, 2009, Bonn, Germany.

In a Mobile Living Lab, mobile devices are used to evaluate concepts and
prototypes in real-life settings. In other words: the lab is brought to
the people. This one-day workshop provides a forum for designers,
researchers and practitioners who are interested in sharing experiences
and issues with methods and tools for Mobile Living Labs. In particular,
we seek to attract both people who have applied methods in Mobile Living
Labs and people who build tools for Mobile Living Labs.

== Important dates

Submission deadline of workshop paper (extended): Friday, May 15th, 2009

Notification of acceptance: Monday, June 8th, 2009 
Early registration deadline: Monday, June 29th, 2009 
Late registration deadline: Monday, August 10th, 2009
Workshop: Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

We invite designers, researchers and practitioners who want to
contribute to a vivid discussion leading to improved methods and tools
to study user experience in the real context of use to submit a 2-4 page
position paper, on any relevant topic for the workshop, including
challenges and solutions for Mobile Living Labs, innovative methods and
tools for data collection and analysis. 

== Submission

Submissions should be e-mailed as a PDF attachment in the MobileHCI09
other tracks paper format
cks.doc) on or before Monday, May 04, 2009 to [log in to unmask]

== Topics

Topics and questions to be addressed in the workshop include:

- When to choose taking the lab to the people instead of taking people
to the lab? 

- What are the merits and limitations of Mobile Living Lab methods in

- For which kind of applications are Mobile Living Labs beneficial?
(e.g., only applications that involve social networks and context-aware
applications, or are there other categories as well?) 

- What are the merits and limitations of Mobile Living Lab evaluation
methods in general? What are the merits and limitations using it for
formative evaluation (i.e., to inform the design of new applications)
and for summative evaluation (i.e., to assess (the user interface of) an

- What are the relative merits and limitations of self-report methods,
measurement methods and observation methods for studying various aspects
of mobile user experience?

- How to deal with long-term and large-scale Mobile Living Labs?

- Which tool support is needed for configuring, deploying, data
collection and analysis of studies in Mobile Living Labs?

- What are the merits and limitations of using people's own mobile
devices versus handing out new devices for a study?

- To what extent can we study mobile user experience with tools embedded
in stationary infrastructure?

- What is known about the reliability and validity of these methods and
tools? What are the open issues?

- How to deal with informed consent, privacy, data/device theft, loss
and corruption?

- What have we learned so far? What have been the big outcomes from
previous Mobile Living Lab workshops?

== Notification

Participants will be selected to represent diverse perspectives and the
organizers are searching for positions that can stimulate discussion.
Notification of acceptance will be sent on or before Monday, June 8,
2009. One author of each accepted paper needs to register for the
workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

== Organizing Committee

Henri ter Hofte, Novay*, The Netherlands 
Kasper LÝvborg Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark 
Petteri Nurmi, HIIT, Finland 
Jon Froehlich, University of Washington, USA

== Program Committee

Tom Broens, Novay*, The Netherlands 
Sunny Consolvo, Intel Research, USA 
Alexandre Fleury, Aalborg University, Denmark 
Anne Marie Kanstrup, Aalborg University, Denmark 
Joke Kort, TNO Information & Communication Technology, The Netherlands 
James Landay, University of Washington, USA 
Yelena Nakhimovsky, Google, USA 
Ingrid Mulder, Delft University of Technology & Rotterdam University,
The Netherlands

*In April 2009, Telematica Instituut changed its name to Novay.

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