Demonstrations and Experiences

Presentation

Welcome to present your Demonstrations and Experiences in MobileHCI conference!

  • Authors are required to bring their posters to the conference and a number will be assigned to them as to know the location where their demonstration will take place and where to hang their posters (A table, chairs, bostik and poster stands will be available). Student volunteers will assist them at the venue.

  • Authors are also required to prepare a one minute PowerPoint presentation for the Madness Session and submit it to the Posters' chair until September 1st.

  • Authors will have to be, for the duration of the Relax Session, next to their posters/demos in order to present and discuss them with the conference attendee

Quick Facts

  • Camera-ready version deadline: 16th June 2010, 9:00 EST
  • Camera-ready format: download updated ACM MobileHCI2010 Format
  • Camera-ready submission: Use the Publisher Site
  • Submission format:
    Demonstrations: anonymous document containing a four page abstract in the
    ACM MobileHCI 2010 Proceedings format
    Mobile Experiences: a proposal in PDF using the following template
    MobileExperiencesTemplate.doc
  • Submission deadline: 9th April, 2010, 23:59 GMT
  • Submission: use the Conference Submission System
  • Notification of acceptance: 18th May, 2010
  • Archives: Electronic conference proceedings and ACM Digital Library
  • Chair: Rui Jesus

In Mobile HCI 2010 we combined again the Demonstrations and the Mobile Experiences tracks into one Demonstration and Experiences track that provides a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees. We want to see and try your prototypes, services, devices, systems and any innovative example of mobile experiences or interactions. We encourage making your demonstration visually or otherwise appealing and presenting it in an innovative way, to attract the participation of attendees.

The submission processes for Demonstrations and for Mobile Experiences are slightly different so please take a close look at both of them and choose the kind of submissions that better fits your interest.

Demonstrations

Demonstrations provide an opportunity to present a hands-on demonstration of your work, research, service, prototype or product addressing one or more of the suggested topics as presented in the general call for participation.

Demonstration submissions should have a maximum of four pages (including figures) and they should be accompanied by a one page specification of the infrastructural requirements. By default, one table, two chairs, one poster board with enough space left for one A0-sized poster in portrait orientation, 220-230V 50Hz power (CEE 7/4 socket), and internet connectivity (both fixed Ethernet and Wi-Fi) are available. The demo area has proper GSM, GPRS and UMTS indoors reception, at commercial (roaming) tariffs. Please specify which of these default facilities you intend to use and whether you have additional wishes (e.g., a 17″ LCD screen). The Demonstrations Chair will investigate infrastructure and equipment possibilities for the accepted demonstrations.

Participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference site with them. Demonstrations will be presented during the conference.

Your extended abstract should be submitted by Friday, April 9th, 2010 to the Conference Submission System, according to the ACM MobileHCI 2010 Proceedings format. The file must be no larger than 4 megabytes. It should be accompanied by a one page specification of the infrastructural requirements.

Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

Accepted proposals abstracts (including figures) of the demonstration will be distributed in the electronic conference proceedings. They will also be placed in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide. Submission of the final camera-ready version includes and is not complete without giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above. This permission is given during submitting the final version of your work via the Conference Review System.

Mobile Experiences

Mobile Experiences is a large-scale field test for mobile applications still in R&D phase. It enables researchers to test their applications in a real-life setting with a potential user group of hundreds of conference attendees. The test period is not only during the conference, but also before and after the conference, so that the users can take advantage of the applications in their daily life. Mobile Experiences can be regarded as a display window where users are not only allowed to look but also to experience the best, most innovative and smartest mobile applications installed on their own mobile phone or PDA and could provide valuable feedback to the designers and implementers of the mobile application.

The rules are simple:

  • Your mobile application should be available for a period of 6 months, and free of charge to the conference attendees
  • Users should be able to install the application on their mobile phone or PDA by themselves, and the application should scale to 500 users without problems. (This is the difference with demonstrations, where a successful demonstration on the presenter’s own device is sufficient).
  • You need to deliver an appealing description of your application, that will be published on this website
  • This description contains at least
    • the application name
    • abstract (400 words max)
    • keywords (3 max)
    • a link to an installation and usage manual
    • a link to a feedback form
    • a list of supported devices and/or operating systems
    • name, affiliation and email of the responsible researcher
  • You need to present your application in a 1-minute talk in the poster and demo madness session during the MobileHCI conference.

On the MobileHCI 2010 website all submissions will be publicly displayed, encouraging users to install the applications on their own phones, and to try them in practice. The users will be able to rate the different applications on the MobileHCI website. During the conference, we will already present the half-time score, and after the test period has ended, the top 3 rated applications will be publicly announced and earn a highly visible place on the conference website. But the main award for all displayed applications is the feedback from the conference attendees who used your ideas and implementations in practice. We do expect that this provides new ways to convey your message and ample inspiration for the future development of the mobile applications in your line of research.

The time schedule for Mobile Experiences is:

  • Submission Deadline: Friday, 9th April, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, 18 th May, 2010
  • Camera-ready version deadline: 16th June 2010, 9:00 EST
  • Camera-ready format: download updated ACM MobileHCI2010 Format
  • Camera-ready submission: Use the Publisher Site
  • Start of experience period: Monday, 7th June, 2010
  • Conference: Tuesday, 7th - Friday September 10th, 2010
  • End of experience period: Friday, 10th December, 2010

Submit your proposals to the Conference Submission System on or before the deadline of Friday, April 9th, 2010 using this Word MobileExperiencesTemplate.doc.

If you want to submit an extended abstract for archiving consideration, you also have to submit your application as a demonstration

Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

Accepted proposals abstracts (including figures) of the experience will be distributed in the electronic conference proceedings. They will also be placed in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide. Submission of the final camera-ready version includes and is not complete without giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above. This permission is given when submitting the final version of your work via the Conference Review System.

If you have questions about Demonstrations and Experiences for MobileHCI 2010, contact the Demonstration&Experience Chair Rui Jesus at
demonstrations@mobilehci2010.org

We are looking forward to your submissions!