In short: 
   Are you interested in bidding to host MobileHCI 2017?

In more detail: 
   On behalf of the steering committee for the MobileHCI conference series we are writing to invite bids to host MobileHCI 2017 (the 19th in the conference series). 

MobileHCI 2015 ( will be in Copenhagen and MobileHCI 2016 will be in Florence. 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. 

Any bids should be sent to me ([log in to unmask]) from today to 
** 31 March **. 

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 

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
* 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, London, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo 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;
* dates are agreed with the committee through negotiation after bidding;
* the proposing team consists of at least one permanent faculty member.

Please submit a single PDF document. Bidders must send their bids no later than 31 March 2015.

Finally we wanted to remind you of two things. 
1. MobileHCI is now a venue where you can choose to present an accepted a ToChi paper. (see their site for details)  
2. The deadline for papers for MobileHCI 2015 is Feb 6th this year - 

   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

email: [log in to unmask]
twitter: @aquigley

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532

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