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Petteri Nurmi <[log in to unmask]>
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         IMUx 2008 - CALL FOR PAPERS

The Second International Workshop on Improved Mobile User Interaction
                          (IMUx 2008)


in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Pervasive 
Computing (Pervasive 2008), 19-22 May 2008, Sydney, Australia


Submission Deadline: 25 January 2008


Current interfaces of mobile devices are rather limited when
adaptability, context-awareness and proactiveness are considered. For
example, they do not utilize the context of the interaction, nor the
environmental changes in the user's proximity or the capabilities of the
device itself. This context can include information about the situation
and the user preferences, longer or shorter time usage histories, etc.
To improve usability and to provide a better user experience, the
interfaces of the devices should become more intelligent and require
less intentional user inputs. In order to achieve this goal, novel
interaction methods need to be developed and combined with statistical
models of the user that capture, for example, her behavior, personal
preferences and goals. Furthermore, the developed solutions need to be
evaluated via extensive user tests to guarantee they are valuable to the
users. To improve the dialogue between the different research areas and
their practitioners, the workshop aims at bringing together researchers
from the fields of user modeling, user interaction and user experience,
with developers of mobile and ubiquitous applications. The ultimate goal
of the workshop is to provide a common forum for exchanging ideas
between these domains.

The workshop welcomes two kinds of paper submissions: research papers
and position papers. Also videos and demonstrations can be submitted.

The research papers should present original research related to one or
more of the following areas:

     * user interaction in mobile environments,
     * ubiquitous user modeling, and
     * mobile user experience.

The position papers should address challenges in combining the
above-mentioned areas, and beyond, for an improved mobile user
experience, and propose approaches for overcoming these challenges.
We encourage authors to take a visionary view and a critical stand
towards current practices and trends.

Example topics for the research and position papers include, but are not
limited to,

     * adaptive context-aware user interfaces,
     * mobile computing applications with adaptation,
     * considerate computing,
     * context-aware information retrieval,
     * embedded solutions for machine learning,
     * large scale data gathering and its challenges,
     * large scale user studies,
     * minimal/implicit/reduced user interaction,
     * mixed-initiative interaction.


Deadline:        25 January 2008 at 23:59 EST.
Notification:    29 February 2008.
Day of workshop: 19 May 2008 or 22 May 2008 (pending the
                  Pervasive conference organizer's decision)


The manuscripts should be prepared according to the Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science guidelines. The maximum length of submissions
is 10 pages for research papers and 6 pages for videos and demonstrations.

Papers should be submitted by email to the address imux2008
(at) hiit (dot) fi by 25 January 2008 at 23:59 EST.

Each paper will be sent for review to three members of the program
committee or organizing committee.

The Pervasive conference organizers plan to publish a proceedings of all
the workshop papers. Further information about this will be available 
later. PLEASE NOTE: This may affect the requested format and we are 
waiting for further instructions from the Pervasive conference organizers.

All participants in the workshop need to register for the event. Further
information will be available later. At least one author of the
submitted paper is expected to participate and present the paper at the


Organizing committee:

     * Péter Boda (Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., USA)
     * Ákos Vétek (Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland)
     * Patrik Floréen (HIIT, Helsinki, Finland)
     * Esko Kurvinen (HIIT, Helsinki, Finland)
     * Petteri Nurmi (HIIT, Helsinki, Finland)

Program committee:

     * Mark Adler (Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, MA, USA)
     * Wray Buntine (NICTA, Canberra, Australia)
     * Jim Glass (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA)
     * Matt Jones (Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
     * Johan Koolwaaij (Telematica Instituut, Enschede, The Netherlands)
     * Kun Chang Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea)
     * Rene Mayrhofer (Lancaster University, UK)
     * Tatsuo Nakajima (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
     * Massimo Paolucci (DoCoMo Eurolabs, Munich, Germany)

Workshop organization

The program consists of invited talks together with presentations, and
possibly demonstrations and videos, from the participants. Each paper
presentation is allocated a time of 20-30 minutes (including Q/A time)
followed by time for discussions at the end of each session.

Nokia intends to sponsor an award (e.g. a mobile device) to be given out
as a Nokia Best Paper Award.

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