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"Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow" <[log in to unmask]>
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May 22nd, 1998, University of Glasgow.

Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices

The last 3-4 years have seen the development and marketing of a vast array of
mobile computing devices.   These systems herald what we believe to be a new
era of `ubiquitious' computing.   Unfortunately, there has been relatively
little work into the development of effective interaction techniques for these
systems.   The utility of these devices is reduced by the problems of accessing
information resources through tiny displays.   This can be especially problematic
where that information is `perishable'; where its value is only relevant to
particular locations and times.   The utility of mobile devices is further
reduced by the problems of manipulating miniaturised versions of `standard'
keyboards and pointing devices.   Users are also forced to perform numerous,
delicate operations by selecting very small icons.   This workshop will provide
a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential
solutions for effective interaction with mobile systems.

The workshop is intended to cover not only PDAs but also voice terminals, smartphones
and laptops.  Papers are invited on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- visualisation techniques for large data sets on small displays;
- speech input for portable devices;
- case studies of the existing tasks performed by mobile users;
- evaluations of mobile devices being used in remote/hazardous locations;
- requirements engineering for location dependent (and location independent) computing;
- interfaces that support the integration of mobile devices and telecommunications;
- ergonomics of hand-held devices;
- authoring Web pages for hand-held devices;
- novel screen-based user interfaces for hand held devices;
- screen quality and the success of hand held devices.

Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 75 participants in order to
encourage interaction.

   Extended abstracts (3-5 pages) in electronic ASCII (plain text) or in
   postscript form should be sent to the address given below, by March 10, 1998.
   Notification of acceptance  will be sent on April. 15, and final versions
   of the papers are due on April 30.
   Extended or revised versions of workshop papers will be considered for
   submission to a special issue of  the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.

        Chris Johnson
        Department of Computing Science,
        University of Glasgow,
        Glasgow, G12 8QJ, Scotland.
        email:   [log in to unmask]
        tel.:    +44 141 330 6053
        fax.:    +44 141 330 4913

Programme Committee:
Steve Brewster, University of Glasgow.
Charles Brennan, British Telecom.
Nigel Davies, Lancaster University.
Mark Dunlop, University of Glasgow.
Phil Gray, University of Glasgow.
Steve Hodges, Olivetti and Oracle Reseach Laboratory.
Judith Ramsay, Nortel.
Peter Thomas, Centre for Personal Information Management, UWE.
Roger Tucker, Hewlett Packard Laboratories.
Neil Watkinson, British Telecom.
Laura Watts, Nortel.

This meeting is jointly organised by the Glasgow Interactive Systems Group, the British HCI group and
 the BCS Information Retrieval Special Interest Group.