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The 15th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2013, will be held in
Munich, Germany.

ACM MobileHCI 2013 is now looking for workshop proposals in areas
relevant to mobile HCI:

Deadline for workshop proposals is February 24, 201

Important Dates

    February 24, 2013: Workshop Proposals
    March 8, 2013: Proposal Notification
    May 10, 2013: Position Paper Submission Deadline
    June 10, 2013: Notification on Position Papers
    August 27, 2013: Workshop Date

Submissions are handled via PCS. For complete submission instructions, see:

If you have questions about Workshops for MobileHCI 2013, contact the
Workshop Chairs Per Ola Kristensson and Alex Olwal at
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Are you working in an emerging area in MobileHCI? Please consider
organizing a workshop! Workshops allow members of a community to meet
in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. Arranging a
workshop is an opportunity to move the field forward and to build a
community. MobileHCI workshops might address basic research, applied
research, HCI practice, new methodologies, emerging application areas,
design innovations, management and organizational issues, or HCI
education. Each workshop should generate ideas that give the MobileHCI
community a new, organized way of thinking about the topic, or ideas
that suggest promising directions for future research. Some workshops
result in edited books or special issues of journals; you may consider
including such a goal in the design of your workshop.

Workshops will be held on August 27, 2013. Two workshop formats will
be available: half-day and full-day. Half-day workshops should be
scheduled to use 3 working hours, with one break. Full-day workshops
should be scheduled to use 6 working hours, with a mid-morning break,
a lunch break, and a mid-afternoon break. Workshops typically have 15
to 20 participants. Focused interaction among participants is
important. Participants must have informed positions based on prior

Preparing the Submission

Workshop organizers submit a workshop proposal to the MobileHCI
conference. Proposals undergo a review process. Accepted workshops
will be publicized on the MobileHCI website. Workshop organizers will
be expected to recruit workshop participants (e.g., through
announcements on relevant mailing lists and using social media).

The submission deadline for workshop proposals is February 24, 2013
Proposals should be submitted using Precision Conference.

- Formatting Instructions

A workshop proposal submission consists of a single PDF file in the
MobileHCI 2013 Extended Abstracts Format. This document must contain
four sections: a cover sheet, a proposal, a description of the
workshop, and a call for participation.

- Part 1. Cover Sheet

Each submission should have a cover sheet giving contact information
for the primary workshop organizer. This person will serve as the main
point of contact with the Workshop Chairs.

- Part 2. Proposal

Prepare a proposal for the Workshops review committee. The proposal
should not exceed 3 pages. The proposal must describe the topic, a
detailed plan for conducting the workshop (before, during, and after),
and the organizers. backgrounds.

- Part 3. Description of the Workshop

Prepare a description of the workshop using a maximum of four pages,
suitable for publication in the supplementary conference proceedings
in digital format. It should contain a summary of the workshop's goals
and issues. It must be prepared in the MobileHCI 2013 Extended
Abstracts Format, within the deadline. Note that this document is the
only document from the workshop that will be published in the
conference proceedings on digital format.

- Part 4. Call for Participation

Prepare a 250-word Call for Participation suitable for publication on
the MobileHCI 2013 web site. It should describe the format and goals
of the workshop, the participant selection criteria, requirements for
papers (e.g. page length, topics to address, etc), where these papers
should be submitted, and the fact that at least one author of accepted
papers needs to register for the workshop and for the conference
itself. Organizers are encouraged to develop an external web page with
additional information about the workshop for potential participants.

The workshop description will be made available in the conference
proceedings and on the ACM Digital Library. The authors must be
prepared to sign an ACM copyright transfer form before the proposal is

Responsibilities of Workshop Organizers

* Publicize their workshop: organizers of an accepted workshop are
encouraged to set up and maintain locally a web page in which they
provide further and updated information about their workshop. The
local page of the workshop will be reachable from the official
MobileHCI workshop site.

* Solicit papers from potential participants: A workshop paper is
generally 2-4 pages long and outlines the submitter's view on the
workshop theme and the reasons for the submitter's interest in the

* Select participants on the basis of papers submitted to them.

* Distribute papers and other pre-workshop materials to participants
in advance of the workshop.

* Develop a final agenda of workshop activities.

At the workshop, the organizer is responsible for facilitating
discussion, maintaining productive interaction, and encouraging
participation. The emphasis should be on group discussion, rather than
on presentation of individual papers. Diversity of perspectives should
be encouraged.

We will provide the following A/V equipment: projector, screen, 1 flip
chart, 1 set of pens, and adhesive for attaching flip chart pages to
walls without leaving marks. Regarding wireless availability, network
connectivity is available in the facility.

Workshop Participants

Workshop participants submit position papers to the workshop. These
position papers are peer-reviewed by the workshop organizers.
Workshops are only open to people who have had their paper accepted by
the workshop organizers, and who have registered for both the workshop
and the MobileHCI conference. The MobileHCI program committee suggests
May 10, 2013 as a deadline for submission of position papers and June
10, 2013 as a deadline for notification of acceptance.

Accepted workshop papers (i.e., those of the workshop participants)
will NOT be published in the conference proceedings.


Per Ola Kristensson, University of St Andrews, UK
Alex Olwal, MIT Media Lab, USA

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