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Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:20:00 +0100
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(Call for position papers)


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: Monday, May 4th, 2009 

Notification of acceptance: Monday, May 18th, 2009 

Early registration deadline: Monday, June 1st, 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 ( 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 general? 


- 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 application)?


- 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 Monday, May 18, 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, Telematica Instituut*, The Netherlands 

Kasper LÝvborg Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark 

Petteri Nurmi, HIIT, Finland 

Jon Froehlich, University of Washington, USA



== Program Committee


Tom Broens, Telematica Instituut*, The Netherlands 

Sunny Consolvo, Intel Research, USA 

Alexandre Fleuri, 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 will change its name to NOVAY.


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