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Aaron Quigley <[log in to unmask]>
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Aaron Quigley <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:55:46 +0000
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      Are you interested in bidding to host the 20th anniversary edition of MobileHCI 2018, the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services?

In more detail:
On behalf of the steering committee for the MobileHCI conference series we are writing to invite bids to host MobileHCI 2018 (the 20th in the conference series see:<>)

MobileHCI 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark
MobileHCI 2016 Florence, Italy
MobileHCI 2017 Vienna, Austria
Full detail of 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 interaction with mobile systems and services. It covers the analysis, design, evaluation and application of human-computer interaction techniques and approaches for all mobile computing devices, software and services. The exact nature of a bid can of course include and seek to extend or focus this as the proposers envisage. The numbers of delegates attending ranges from 300-400 people.

Any bids should be sent to me ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) from today to the deadline of ** 4 May 2016**.

After receiving bids, the steering committee will consider and vote on the bids and everyone who submits will be advised shortly afterwards.

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

The form of the bid is fairly open but we do need the following information in order to make an informed decision:

* what are the initial planned dates
* Intended location for the conference
* how will the conference be organised? ie. 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
* any colocation opportunities with other events
* a draft program for the conference
* which research groups will support the conference
* which sponsors are likely and how will you attract sponsorship
* any letters of support from local entities offering help
* 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)
* brief description (1/2 - 1 page) of conference venue
* brief description (1/2 - 1 page) of conference city and region/country
* 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, New Delhi, London, Helsinki, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Rio and Sydney
- a basic decent hotel for 5 nights

* bidders can include a full budget (using their own or the ACM TMRF budget templates) 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, refereeing and finance;
* they agree to submit the appropriate approvals to the ACM to maintain our SIGCHI sponsored status and abide by the ACM conference policies
* dates are agreed with the committee through negotiation after bidding;
* the proposing team consists of at least one permanent faculty member.

Feel free to add creative ideas that engage this and other communities in new ways!

Please submit a single PDF document. Bidders must send their bids no later than 4 May 2016 to [log in to unmask]

   Aaron Quigley,
   Chair of the Mobile HCI Steering Committee
Professor Aaron Quigley
Chair of Human Computer Interaction
SACHI, School Of Computer Science
North Haugh
The University of St Andrews
Fife KY16 9SX, Scotland

phone: +44 (0) 1334 461623
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463278
email: [log in to unmask]
skype: aquigley

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