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Stephen Brewster <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 11 May 1999 11:57:53 +0100
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31 August 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland 
An Interact'99 Workshop

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 `ubiquitous' computing. 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 and builds on the 
success of the First Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile 
Devices held in Glasgow in May 1998 

The workshop is intended to cover not only PDAs but also voice terminals, 
smart phones 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; 
 evaluations of mobile devices being used in remote/hazardous locations; 
 safety issues in the operation of mobile devices; 
 case studies of the existing tasks performed by mobile users; 
 requirements engineering for location dependent (and location 
independent) computing; 
 interfaces that support the integration of mobile devices and 
 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; 
 sound in mobile computing devices. 

Attendance will be limited in order to encourage interaction. It will be 
possible for people to attend the workshop even though they have not 
submitted a paper.

Extended abstracts (3-5 pages) should be sent to the address given below by 
31 May 1999 (we have set a tight timetable for reviewing so, unfortunately, 
this deadline is absolute). Submission can be electronic (e-mailed URL 
reference to a single HTML page or PDF document; or e-mailed PDF or plain 
text) or on paper. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 July, and 
final versions of the papers are due on 14 August. 

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the journal Personal
Technologies .

For full details see the Workshop Web site at

Stephen Brewster 
Department of Computing Science, 
University of Glasgow, 
Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland. 

e-mail: [log in to unmask] 
phone: +44 (0)141 330 4966 
fax: +44 (0)141 330 4913

Stephen Brewster and Mark Dunlop (joint programme chairs), University of 
Peter Brown, University of Kent. 
Elisa Delgaldo, Cambridge Technology Partners. 
Mikael Goldstein, Ericsson 
Phil Gray, University of Glasgow. 
Steve Hodges, ORL. 
Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow. 
Matt Jones, Middlesex University 
Peter Johnson, QMW. 
Bruno von Niman, Ericsson 
Judith Ramsay, Nortel Networks 
Satu Ruuska, Nokia. 
Peter Thomas, University of The West of England.

Dr Stephen Brewster
Lecturer in HCI            Mailto:[log in to unmask]
Dept of Computing Science  Tel: +44 (0)141 330 4966 (voicemail)
University of Glasgow      Fax: +44 (0)141 330 4913
Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK

2nd International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction
with Mobile Devices:  

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