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Kaisa Väänänen (TAU) <[log in to unmask]>
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Kaisa Väänänen (TAU) <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 13 May 2019 05:12:01 +0000
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In short: Are you interested in hosting MobileHCI 2021? Deadline for bids is extended to ***June 9th***, 2019.

In more detail:

On behalf of the steering committee for the MobileHCI conference series we are inviting bids to host MobileHCI 2021 (the 23rd in the conference series). MobileHCI 2019 (<>) will be in Taipei, Taiwan and MobileHCI 2020 will be in Oldenburg, Germany. For 2021, we are inviting bids especially from Europe, but are certainly open to bids also from other continents. Information about the conference series can be found here:

MobileHCI is the forum that provides academics and practitioners a valuable place to discuss the challenges, potential solutions and innovations towards effective and pleasurable interaction with mobile systems and services. Beyond mobile devices and services, the conference covers a broad range of topics in the whole ecosystem of mobile, smart and embedded devices and related services. The bids can seek to extend the scope as the proposers envisage.

For the contents of the bids, please see below. We are paying special attention to the diversity (gender, cultural, economic, etc.) both in the organizing committee and in how the organisers plan to attract diverse audience to MobileHCI.

Bids should be sent to kaisa.vaananen at<> by ** June 9th, 2019 **. After receiving bids, the MobileHCI steering committee will review and vote on the bids and everyone who submits will be given the decision with feedback by June 30th.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the steering committee members. Information about the MobileHCI bidding process can be found at the International Steering Committee Web pages here:

The form of the bid is fairly open but we suggest to include the following contents in order to make an informed decision:

* Intended location for the conference
* The initial planned dates. For 2021, we are initially suggesting the week of Sept 27th to Oct 1st. (The timing needs to be negotiated with other SIGCHI conferences to avoid overlap.)
* How will the conference be organised
              * Will there be program chairs who manage the entire program or only papers chairs who manage the papers while the conference chairs manage the conference and program.  Ideally, programme chairs should manage the main papers track and the entire program while the conference chairs manage the logistics of the conference
              * Who will be programme chair - inc brief bio (1/2 page) and what will they be expected to handle
              * Who will be conference chair - inc brief bio (1/2 page) and what will they be expected to handle
              * Brief statement of chairs' experience of running conferences
              * Who will edit the proceedings (default = both programme and conference chairs)
              * Commitment to publish the proceedings with ACM
              * A draft program for the conference

                  * We suggest that the first day is the workshop day, followed by three days of the main conference. The conference itself should most likely be dual track.
              * Which research groups will support the conference
              * Which sponsors are likely and how will you attract sponsorship
* Diversity plan, both in terms of the committee and attracting participants (including genders, developing countries and accessibility)
* Any direction/theme change you would envisage for MobileHCI (default = none)
* Any new features/tracks you would like to include or other changes you would like to make to the conference (default = none)
* Venue and costs
              * Brief description (1/2 - 1 page) of conference venue

* Accessibility plan of the venue
* Brief description (1/2 - 1 page) of conference city and region/country

* Costs/initial budget:
              * Rough idea of likely costs of (estimates only): - registration rates (normal is to include everything inc workshops and dinner for all delegates, bar one-day attendees) - venue hire - travel costs and rough times from main world cities, say, London, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo and Sydney - a basic decent hotel for 5 nights
              * Bidders can include a draft budget which can include costs such as food, AV, room rental, registration, USB sticks, badges, PC meeting, speakers, conference
              * Management and ACM overhead and revenue details including registration, tutorials, workshops, sponsorship etc.

Bids are welcome from any organisation or group of organisations provided that:
* they agree to accept the committee guidelines on publication, reviewing and finance
* dates are agreed with the committee through negotiation after bidding
* the proposing team consists of at least one permanent faculty member

Please submit your bid as a single PDF document by June 9th, 2019 by sending it to kaisa.vaananen at<>. You can ask questions and request an example of an earlier successful bid from Kaisa.

Looking forward to your bids!

Best regards,
Kaisa Väänänen, Chair of the Mobile HCI Steering Committee

Kaisa Väänänen
Professor, human-technology interaction, unit of Computing Sciences, Tampere University
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