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OMUE 2010 : Workshop on Observing the Mobile User Experience


When Oct 17, 2010 - Oct 17, 2010
Where Reykjavik, Iceland
Submission Deadline Aug 27, 2010
Notification Due Sep 10, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2010
Categories    user experience   nordichi   HCI   evaluation

Call For Papers

Call for Papers for the International Workshop on
Observing the Mobile User Experience (OMUE 2010)
In Conjunction with NordiCHI 2010 - Reykjavik, Iceland
October 17, 2010

Workshop Theme and Goals
Nowadays the number of sold smart phones as well as the number of
features of those devices is steadily increasing. Mobile applications
are one of the major driving factors, as they can easily be distributed
through dedicated mobile application distribution platforms, e.g.
Apple's App Store, Google's Android Market. Additionally many smart
phones have a lot of sensors integrated, which makes them more and more
aware of the situation a user is in.

At the same time the usage of mobile devices is rapidly becoming an
integrated part of everyday life. This means that in order to understand
the user experience and the usability of a product it is in general not
enough to perform studies in the laboratory. Instead the mobile context
needs to be taken into account explicitly, and one needs to be able to
study users and usage "in the wild". The challenge of understanding a
mobile user experience is a rapidly evolving field, and it is the
purpose of this workshop to bring together people from industry and
academia in order to exchange methods and experiences related to
understanding the mobile user and the mobile usage.

In this workshop we want to discuss the most important factors,
parameters, and research questions about how to study and involve users
in a truly mobile setting. The goal of the workshop is to provide an
overview of available methods and techniques, but also to produce a set
of guidelines for studying and interacting with users in a mobile
setting. The workshop will focus on the process and methodologies and
will not go into deeper technical details (e.g. algorithms for activity

Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Observing and interacting with a user on the move
* Unsupervised data gathering
* The mobile device as a platform for user studies
* Specific situations and key parameters
* Mixed methods in a mobile setting
* Ethical considerations
* Safety and security of study participants

Submission details
Anyone interested in participating is invited to submit a position paper
or an industrial case study to the workshop organizers. Authors of
accepted papers are expected to present their work at the workshop by
giving a 10-15 minutes presentation.

Submissions of papers covering the topics of the workshop should be
submitted by 27th of August 2010. Position papers (2 to 4 pages) and
industrial case studies (1 to 2 pages) should be submitted in NordiCHI
ACM format.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out 10th of September 2010. At
least one author from each accepted submission is expected to attend the
workshop. Accepted submission will be compiled in the workshop
proceedings which will also contain the guidelines resulting from the
workshop activity. The proceedings will be made available at the
workshop website.

Submissions or other queries should be mailed to Benjamin Poppinga

August 27, 2010 - Submission Deadline
September 10, 2010 - Notification of Acceptance
October 1, 2010 - Camera Ready Deadline
October 17, 2010 - Workshop Date

Organising Committee
Benjamin Poppinga, OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
Charlotte Magnusson, Lund University
Wilko Heuten, OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
David McGookin, University of Glasgow
Niels Henze, University of Oldenburg
Ginger B. Claassen, C-Lab, Siemens AG
Martin Pielot, OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
Hakan Eftring, Lund University
Jörn Peters, Soest District

This workshop is organized within the HaptiMap project: - FP7-ICT-224675

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