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    MUM 2021 - Pictorials Track
    MUM 2021, 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous 
    December 5-8, 2021
    Leuven, Belgium

# Important Dates (Pictorials Track)
> September 23, 2021 | Submission
> October 22, 2021   | Notification
> October 29, 2021   | Camera Ready
> December 5-8 2021  | Conference

# General Information

As aptly phrased by the time-old adage: "a picture is worth a thousand 
words", pictorials challenge contributors to rethink the ways in which 
we create and report knowledge. Pictorials are papers in which graphic 
elements (e.g. diagrams, sketches, screenshots, illustrations, 
renderings, photographs, collages) play a major role in conveying ideas 
and contributions of a study along with accompanying text. First 
introduced in DIS 2014, pictorials responded to the call for new 
approaches in documenting design perspectives for HCI research, which 
were – and are – growing increasingly complex in terms of spatial acumen 
and graphical ingenuity. In particular, ideas that are experientially 
complex or abstract can be conveyed more meaningfully in pictures than 
in verbal descriptions, such as the subtle undertones of a user’s 
emotions or the aesthetic-usability effect of a user interface. 
Pictorials have since been introduced in C&C 2017 and TEI 2020, and this 
year we are excited to offer the new Pictorials Track of MUM 2021.

Through pictorials, we invite researchers, practitioners, industry 
professionals, artists, designers, and students from multidisciplinary 
fields to express and unpack their design practices and projects in 
visually rich ways.

# Goal

The goal of MUM Pictorials is to investigate the hedonic qualities, i.e. 
pleasant and unpleasant sensations, that can be provoked within mobile 
or ubiquitous systems, and the design processes that lead to these 
hedonic qualities. We emphasise the importance of communicating the 
experiential side of HCI research, from not only its research value but 
also the emotional and aesthetic qualities of the work. We believe that 
these qualities make a difference in HCI, but acknowledge that they can 
be difficult or even controversial to describe in the typical research 
paper. Pictorials offer the opportunity to use images and other media to 
facilitate readers in making hedonic value judgements of the work, as 
presented through the pictorial narrative.

We invite convincing demonstrations or descriptions of original types of 
existing or future (speculative) systems, or the original design 
approaches that underlie them. Pictorials can thus reveal research 
prototypes, practices, and products, as well as novel tools and methods 
that provide the scaffolding for hedonic outcomes. Therefore, we 
encourage contributors to formulate possible tips or guidelines that can 
be demonstrated by a design rationale and/or the (iterative) (co-)design 

Possible ways to portray a hedonic quality is to use the pictorial as a 
low fidelity metaphor of the designed interface, illustrate the user’s 
journey of interacting with a system through a visual timeline, or 
create collages composed of screenshots and photographs that depict the 
experiential qualities of the system. We encourage contributors to be 
playful with the submission - after all, pictorials can be another kind 
of graphical interface designed to communicate research data. For more 
inspiration , please consult recent Call for Pictorials from other 
conferences such as: DIS, TEI, C&C, and IEEE VISAP, or contact the 
Pictorial chairs.

# Template and Submission

Pictorial submissions should be maximum 12 pages (excluding references). 
The correct template for pictorials is the MUM Template, which should be 
exported as a PDF when submitting. On the first page of submission, 
please keep with the template and include the submission’s title, 
author(s), and their affiliation(s) (leave blank for double blind 
review), and a written abstract of no more than 150 words describing the 
context and contribution of the pictorial to the MUM community. Further 
written parts known from other conference formats such as Introduction, 
Conclusion, and Discussion are optional.

We strongly recommend using the InDesign Template. A Microsoft Word 
template is also available for authors without access to InDesign. The 
main part of the submission should be an annotated visual composition 
and we encourage submissions to use the format creatively. Pictorials 
must be submitted via EasyChair at the latest by September 23rd, 2021.

- Link to MUM Template:
- Link to EasyChair:

# Relation to other submissions

We encourage fully original work. However, you may submit previously 
published work to which you have added significant visual content, 
provided only that such work is clearly and prominently attributed by 
describing how the pictorial adds to a previous work, i.e. in a footwork 
to the title with a clear description of what the pictorial uniquely 
contributes or adds to previous work. In this case, at least 30% of the 
material must be original, as per ACM rules.

We also encourage using visual materials that you have created or 
produced yourself. However, you may use third-party materials when 
following the "fair use" principles. We recommend the following article 
( Please be aware of these ACM copyright rules 
when submitting your work.

# Reviewing process

Pictorials must be anonymized. Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous 
double-blind review process managed by the Program Chairs. Final 
camera-ready versions of accepted submissions must be accompanied by a 
signed copyright form. At least one author of an accepted submission 
will be expected to attend the conference to present their work.Accepted 
pictorials will appear in the Proceedings of the International 
Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, which will be available 
in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to 
thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.

[*] Parts of this text is based on the Call for Pictorials from DIS and 

# Organisers:
Jihae Han, KU Leuven, Belgium, Pictorials Chair
Andrew Vande Moere, KU Leuven, Belgium, Pictorials Chair

# More information:
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