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CALL FOR PAPERS (with apologies for cross-posting)

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*** Body, Movement, Gestures & Tactility in Interaction with Mobile Devices ***
***        Workshop @ Mobile HCI 2011 in Stockholm, August 30, 2011         ***
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In the search for novel and more expressive interaction techniques for mobile devices, bodily aspects such as movement, gesture, and touch based interfaces are prominent. Touch-screen gestures have found widespread application in mobile device interfaces and bodily gestures involving device movement are successfully applied in gaming scenarios. Research systems increasingly explore other modalities, like pressure, free-hand and on-body interaction in mobile settings. This has become possible through ongoing developments that have made sensing and actuating technologies cheaper and more easily integrated in mobile and handheld devices. The turn towards experiential, embodied, and enacted perspectives on cognition and action has also contributed to a shift in what aspects of interaction to focus upon in interaction design. This has led HCI-researchers to explore not only how the whole human body can be taken into account in design, but also to explore new domains of application for instance in leisure, entertainment, and public urban environments.

The full-day workshop "Body, Movement, Gestures & Tactility in Interaction with Mobile Devices" seeks to bring together participants from technical as well as design-oriented research fields in order to encourage discussions from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome participants from academia and industry who are concerned with envisioning, designing, and implementing gesture- and movement-based mobile interactive systems. Our aim with this workshop is to spark ideas and foster interdisciplinary discussion of new technical and design-oriented approaches for bodily interaction, to present current research, as well as to identify fundamental research issues in this emerging field. The broader aim is to foster a community in gestural and movement-based interaction with mobile devices and to provide a venue for potential future collaborations.


We invite research contributions describing original and high quality research work as well as position statements which provide a basis for discussion including the following topics:

- Applications of gestural, movement and touch-based interfaces 
- Example applications and application scenarios for technologies for bodily engagement
- Gesture and movement recognition algorithms
- Around-device interaction and tracking technologies
- Movement and gesture-based interaction with a device and the environment
- Theories and conceptualizations of body and interaction
- Novel interaction techniques, hardware and concepts, such as on-skin gestural interaction
- Models and frameworks in design of body and interaction
- Introduction of competencies from novel fields such as dance and sports
- Artistic and creative interfaces and methodologies for the study of gesture-based interfaces.
- Critical perspectives on bodily and gestural interaction


Submissions are due: April 22, 2011
Notification of authors: May 30, 2011
Final version due: June 13, 2011
Workshop at Mobile HCI 2011: August 30, 2011


Contributions eligible for presentations will be selected by a committee of peer reviewers. We invite three types of submissions:

- 4 page research paper describing the author’s current or ongoing work and 
  research results

- 4 page position paper stating the interest in the field, directions for 
  future research, research questions, and relevant work

- 2 page position paper plus a short video (30 sec – 2 minutes) of mobile 
  interaction involving some novel form of bodily interaction such as 
  movement, gesture or touch or other modality

Regarding the videos: We place no importance of the quality of the video. Instead the focus should be on illustrating a particular aspect of interaction involving aspects of the body, e.g. touch or movement. Any spoken language should be in English.

All written submissions should adhere to the MobileHCI 2011 Extended Abstracts Format format:

Please submit your contributions via:
Submissions have to be anonymized.


Accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website. 


The workshop is jointly organized by:
Sven Kratz, Media Informatics Group, University of Munich, Germany
Michael Rohs, Media Informatics Group, University of Munich, Germany
Katrin Wolf, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany
Jörg Müller, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories TU Berlin, Germany 
Mathias Wilhelm, Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory TU Berlin, Germany
Jakob Tholander, Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm University
Jarmo Laaksolahti, Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm University
Carolina Johansson, Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm University


Workshop website:
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