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   MobileHCI 2006 Workshop
   IMAC - Innovative Mobile Applications of Context


Call for Participation



Position papers due:         June 22 2006
Notification of acceptance:  July 6 2006
Camera-ready version:        August 3 2006
Workshop date:               September 12 2006


Following topics provide a rough framework and should always be seen in the
face of the main goal to discuss promising new context aware applications:
    * Understanding and using context for various applications
    * Defining the limitations of context for application needs
    * Application potentials making use of different context factors and
features, including social, psychological, cultural and other factors
    * Experiences of use of contextual information in user interaction (e.g.
geographical, emotional, physical)
    * Human-centric approaches to the development of context applications
    * Interaction and interface design for context-aware mobile and
ubiquitous applications (e.g. context for humans in motion)
    * Applications using semantic technologies
    * Impact of context-aware applications on the diverse aspects of user
    * Methods to design and study context-enabled applications (e.g.
evaluation methods) in diverse settings
    * Relevant characteristics of context centred application (e.g. privacy
and security issues)
    * Needs for extended context models based on smart and novel interactive
mobile applications
    * Novel, visionary and futuristic ideas and approaches to context-aware


Exchange and interaction among participants from different communities and
with various backgrounds is strongly encouraged. Moreover, a mixture of
academic and industrial participants is anticipated. The interdisciplinary
workshop aims at including researchers in the fields of human-computer
interaction, ubiquitous computing, ambient environments, psychology,
cognitive science, sociology, communication science, interaction design,
privacy experts, etc.

We particularly invite application concepts inspired by interdisciplinary
research (e.g. social scientists and historians proposing mobile
peer-to-peer context recommendation protocols).


The attendance to the workshop will be limited. Please submit a position
papers taking following into account:
    * 2-4 pages following the ACM SIG Proceedings Format
    * Provide a high technical standard in a wide variety of application
domains and/or multi-cultural approaches
    * Describe your work in the area and your perspective regarding the
goals of the workshop
    * Include a brief biographical sketch and the mission or focus of your
research group (if applicable)
    * Papers can be co-authored
    * Publication and workshop language is English

Please submit as PDF to Kris Mihalic ([log in to unmask]) and
Pertti Huuskonen ([log in to unmask]) with "IMAC Workshop" appearing
in the subject line. (We will confirm the receipt for each paper; if you do
not receive a confirmation within 3 days, please resend.)

All position papers will be reviewed. Submissions will be selected on the
basis of the significance of the work presented and with respect to how well
they will help reach the aim of the workshop. Space permitting, we will
allow multiple attendees for co-authored papers.

Kris Mihalic and Manfred Tscheligi, HCI & Usability Unit, ICT&S Center,
University of Salzburg, Austria
Pertti Huuskonen, Nokia Research Center, Tampere, Finland

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