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Matthew Chalmers <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Aug 2006 12:47:19 -0400
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Mobile Multiplayer Games: Designs, Studies and Reflections
A Workshop at ACM CSCW 2006

September 15,2006   : submissions due
September 29,2006   : notification of acceptance
TBD                 : CSCW early registration deadline
November  4, 2006   : workshop
November 4-10, 2006 : CSCW conference

A number of researchers have used mobile multiplayer games either as a topic of study in itself or
as a vehicle for more general investigations in computing, collaboration and information. Set
within the context of increasing commercial significance of both games in general and mobile
games in particular, this research has used the energy and ingenuity of players to test interfaces,
infrastructure and design concepts, and to drive new technological developments. Commercial
games are appearing that take advantage of commodity mobile phones’ burgeoning capabilities
for interaction, awareness and collaboration. In-depth studies of mobile multiplayer games are
also beginning to appear in greater numbers, and growing experience of design and use opens up
new possibilities for conceptual work on the mixture of media, people and environments that
constitute such games. This workshop’s aim is a broad view of this young research area, spanning
and connecting system design, user studies and theoretical reflections.

The workshop will run for one day, and will be limited to 16 participants. In advance of the
workshop, as part of their invitation to attend, each participant will be nominated as discussant of
another participant’s paper. We will send out all the position papers to all the participants at this
time. Where possible, we pair up authors and discussants of complementary backgrounds, e.g.
inviting cultural commentary on a system design paper, and a system designer’s reaction to a user
studies paper.

Participation is on the basis of an accepted position paper, to be sent to Matthew Chalmers
(matthew at by September 15th.

Papers should be sent as PDF, in ACM CHI papers format. Please have an abstract of 150 words or
less, and limit your paper to 4 pages.


Matthew Chalmers, University of Glasgow, UK (main contact: matthew at

Steve Benford, University of Nottingham, UK

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