The MobileHCI Series provides a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for effective interaction with mobile systems and services. It covers the design, evaluation and application of techniques and approaches for all mobile and wearable computing devices and services.

The series started in 1998 as a stand-alone Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices held at The University of Glasgow and organized by Chris Johnson of Glasgow University, Scotland.

In 1999 the Second Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices was held as a workshop associated with Interact 99 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was organized by Stephen Brewster of Glasgow University and Mark Dunlop, then at Risø Danish National Laboratory.

This format of associating with a major conference was repeated in 2001 when MobileHCI 01 was held at the IHM-HCI 2001 conference in Lille, France and again organized by Stephen and Mark.

Following the success of the series, the meeting stepped up a gear to a stand-alone symposium for MobileHCI 02, which was held in Pisa, Italy, under the symposium chair of Fabio Paternò from I.S.T.I. - C.N.R. Pisa.

In 2003, Luca Chittaro of The University of Udine took over the conference chair for MobileHCI 03: "The Fifth International Symposium on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services" held in Udine, Italy.

For 2004 the series returns to Scotland and to the organization of Mark and Stephen - but this time, MobileHCI 04 got upgraded to an international conference and held at The University of Strathclyde.

In 2005 the MobileHCI 05 was held in Austria under the chair Manfred Tscheligi.

In 2006, the MobileHCI 06 was held in Finland under the chairs Marko Nieminen and Mika Röykkee.

In 2007, the MobileHCI 07 was held in Singapore under the chair Adrian David Cheok

In 2008, the MobileHCI 08 was held in The Netherlands under the chairs Henri ter Hofte and Ingrid Mulder.

In 2009, the MobileHCI 09 was held in Germany under the chair Reinhard Oppermann.