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Call for Papers

Smarttention, Please!
2nd International Workshop on
Intelligent Attention Management on Mobile Devices

Workshop in conjunction with MobileHCI 2016
Florence, Italy - September 6, 2016


Workshop Theme and Goals
Smartphones, smartwatches, smart glasses, smart TVs and a number of other 'smart' devices have put an abundance of online content and services into our fingertips. Today, many users of mobile devices are continuously confronted with a huge variety of information: notifications from Facebook, new application updates, won badges, or reminders. This leads to an information overload, which makes it hard to stay focused.
The goal of this workshop is to discuss how information overload through mobile notifications affect the users' experiences, and how artificial intelligence, adaptive user interfaces or clever, multimodal interaction techniques can help users to focus on the most essential information. The aim is to identify current and future challenges of mobile notification and users attention. We also want to discuss requirements for smart attention management systems, for example, how they can be configured, trusted or how their dynamics can be communicated to the users. We welcome contributions for single- and multi-device environments.

Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Understanding mobile information needs, mobile notifications, mobile attention behaviour
* Detecting/predicting availability and attention
* Detecting/predicting information perception, information overload
* Multimodal interaction with focus on attention optimization
* Interaction across devices, multi-device interaction
* Context-adaptive or context-aware user interfaces
* Infrastructures, frameworks and tools for the development of smart attention systems

Submission details
A paper should have a length of 2 to 6 pages in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format and will be reviewed by at least two workshop organisers. Successful submissions will have the potential to raise discussion, provide insights for other attendees, and illustrate open challenges and potential solutions. All accepted publications will be published on the workshop website and in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the conference and the workshop itself. During the workshop, each paper will be given about 10 minutes for an oral presentation. In addition, there will be room for demonstrations and hands-on sessions.
Submissions or any questions should be mailed to Dominik Weber
([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). More details can be found on the workshop website:

May 27, 2016 - Submission Deadline
June 10, 2016 - Notification of Acceptance
September 6, 2016 - Workshop Date

Organising Committee
Dominik Weber, University of Stuttgart
Benjamin Poppinga, Smarttention Systems
Alireza Sahami, Yahoo Labs
Martin Pielot, Telefonica Research
Sven Gehring, DFKI
Tadashi Okoshi, Keio University
Niels Henze, University of Stuttgart

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