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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 ####

#### Submission Site Now Open ####

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 attendees.

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 ***NOW OPEN***
* 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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