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(Apologies for cross-posting. Please forward to interested colleagues 
and students.)

#### ACM MobileHCI 2012 || Call for Demonstrations and Space Challenges ####
#### San Francisco, September 21-24, 2012 ####

The Mobile HCI 2012 Demonstration and Space Challenges track provides a 
space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to 
conference attendees. We want to see and try your:
* prototypes
* services
* devices
* systems
* ... and any innovative examples of mobile experiences or interactions!

We encourage making your demonstration visually or otherwise appealing 
and presenting it in an innovative way, to attract the participation of 

Challenges will be mobile experiences that address the particular 
challenge theme set for Mobile HCI 2012: provide a mobile experience 
that best fits one of several different designated places at the 
conference venue - we call these ‘Space Challenges’.

The submission processes for Demonstrations and for Space Challenges are 
slightly different so please take a close look at both of them. Your 
exhibit may be listed as a Demonstration, Challenge, or both if you fit 
both categories.

===== Submission =====
* Submission: May 9, 2012
* Notification of acceptance: June 11, 2012

The submission should include:
* Maximum four page description (including figures), max 4 MB, MobileHCI 
2012 Extended Abstracts format.
* One page specification of the infrastructural requirements.

===== Demonstrations =====
Demonstrations provide an opportunity to present hands-on demonstrations 
of your work, research, service, prototype or product, addressing one or 
more of the suggested topics in the general call for participation, 
e.g., focusing, but not limited to, the following:

* Novel mobile devices and hardware
* Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques
* Mobile social networks
* Context-aware systems
* Mobile Multimodal interaction
* Group interaction and mobility
* Wearable computing, smart clothes, new devices and sensors
* Mobile entertainment, storytelling and location based gaming
* Mobile art
* User centred design tools and methods for mobile systems
* Ethnographical and field studies with mobile technology
* Model-based design of interactive mobile systems
* Visualization techniques for the mobile context (including 3D graphics 
on mobile devices)
* Safety issues e.g., in-car user interfaces, payments
* Trust, privacy, content protection, legal aspects & issues in mobile 
applications & services

These will be highlighted at a conference Demo Reception and during breaks.

===== Space Challenges =====
Mobile HCI 2012 is happening right in San Francisco’s Union Square, the 
sight of Coppola’s The Conversation 
(, where a mobile 
specialist worked with people and their environment to gain new insights 
and understandings. The Space Challenges at Mobile HCI 2012 present a 
similar set of creative challenges to the student, industry and research 
communities. We open to all exhibitors, areas of the conference where 
there will be social gatherings, meetings, or receptions; we challenge 
you to construct a mobile demo that fits the specific space. This 
enables researchers to test their applications in a real-life setting 
with a potential user group of hundreds of conference attendees. The 
challenge period is not only during the conference, but also before, so 
that the users can take advantage of the applications in their daily 
life and the rich surroundings of San Francisco. Experiences can be 
subtile display based interactions to the smartest mobile immersive 
applications. We are looking for: demonstrations that fit the space and 
that fit the city. More so, those which demonstrate the best of 
flexibility, creativity, and efficacy will receive Judge’s awards. On 
the MobileHCI 2012 website, all submissions will be publicly displayed, 
encouraging users to install the applications on their own phones (if 
applicable). We encourage submissions with matching papers, posters, or 
workshop submissions, but it’s not a requirement.

We have designated a few challenge spaces, but you are not limited to 
these spaces:

* Union Square, the setting for MobileHCI 2012;
* The Alexander Ballroom, where the Conference Reception will be held 
with it views of San Francisco;
* The conference Reception Area, with its central location and function 
in our event; and
* A final challenge will be the experience best representing a 
technology-enabled MobileHCI flash mob.

We challenge you to enhance the conference attendees experience of one 
or more of these places.

Full call:

===== Contact =====
David A. Shamma, Yahoo Research, USA
Les Nelson, PARC, USA
Alex Olwal, MIT Media Lab, USA
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