Technical Program

Submitted by Virpi Roto on May 6, 2006 - 22:21.

Wednesday 13-Sep-2006

Opening of the conference (9:00-9:15) 

Conference chairs Mika Röykkee and Marko Nieminen. 

Keynote speaker Dr. Matt Jones (9:15-10:15)

 Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University.

Session 1: Mobile Entertainment (10:30-11:35)

Chair: Adrian David Cheok, National University of Singapore 


Unacceptability of Instantaneous Errors in Mobile Television: From Annoying Audio to Video
Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö & Vinod Kumar M.V. (Tampere University of Technology, Finland), Jari Korhonen (Nokia Research Center, Finland)

Playability Heuristics for Mobile Games
Hannu Korhonen, Elina M.I Koivisto (Nokia Research Center, Finland)

The Impact of the Form and Content to a Game Adaptation
Jari Takatalo, Jukka Häkkinen,  Jeppe Komulainen,  Heikki Särkelä, Göte Nyman (University of Helsinki, Finland) 

Session 2.

Mobility in Everyday Life (13:00-14:50)

Chair: Fabio Paterno, CNR, Italy

Mobile Wellness

MPTrain: A Mobile, Music and Physiology-Based Personal Trainer
Nuria Oliver (Microsoft Research), Fernando Flores-Mangas (University of Toronto, Canada)Cool

Bringing mobile guides and fitness activities together: a solution based on an embodied virtual trainer
Fabio Buttussi, Luca Chittaro,  Daniele Nadalutti (University of Udine, Italy) 

Mobility at Work 

Two different Interfaces to Visualize Patient Histories on a PDA
Carmelo Ardito, Paolo Buono, Maria Francesca Costabile, Rosa Lanzilotti (Università di Bari, Italy)

MACCS: Enabling Communications for Mobile Workers within Healthcare Environments
Michael J. Sammon,  Lynne Shapiro Brotman, Ed Peebles, Dorée Duncan Seligmann (Avaya, USA)

Using Mobility as a Conceptual Framework for Informing the Design of Mobile ICT for Construction Professionals
Val Mitchell, Andrew May, Tony Thorpe (Loughborough University, UK), Sarah Bowden (ARUP, UK)

It’s Always There, It’s Always On”: Australian Freelancer's Management of Availability Using Mobile Technologies
Kirsten Sadler, Toni Robertson,  Melanie Kan (University of Technology, Sydney (UTS, Australia)

Session 3. Mobile Usability (15:30-16:55)

Chair: Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, England


Usability Evaluation for Mobile Device: A Comparison of Laboratory and Field Tests
Henry Been-Lirn Duh; Gerard Tan, Vivian Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)Cool

Ripcord: Rapid interface prototyping for cordless devices
Matthias Krauss, Dennis Krannich (University of Bremen, Germany)

Usability Benchmarking Case Study: Media Downloads via Mobile Phones in the US
Richard Martin, Scott Weiss  (Usable Products Company, US)

The Right to Information- Setup of Mobile Terminals and e-Services
Matthias Schneider-Hufschmidt(BenQ), David Williams (Majire), Martin Böcker (BenQ),  Margareta Flygt (SonyEricsson), Pekka Ketola (Nokia), Bruno von Niman (vonnieman consulting), Michael Tate(University of Essex) (ETSI Specialist Task Force 285)

Scan and Tilt – Towards Natural Interaction for Mobile Museum Guides
Jani Mäntyjärvi, Fabio Paternò, Zigor Salvador, Carmen Santoro (ISTI-CNR, Italy)

Thursday 14-Sep-2006 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jyrki Kasvi (9:00-9:45)

Member of the Parliament of Finland.

Parallel Session 4: Wayfinding (10:15-12:05)

Chair: Luca Chittaro, University of Udine, Italy


A Natural Wayfinding - Photos in Pedestrian Navigation System
Ashweeni Beeharee, Anthony Steed (University College London, UK)

It's a long way to Monte Carlo: Probabilistic display in GPS navigation
John Williamson (Glasgow University, Scotland), Steven Strachan (Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Scotland), Roderick Murray-Smith (Glasgow University & Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Scotland)

Modeling Context Aware Interaction for Wayfinding using Mobile Devices
Chao Li  (University College London, UK), Katharine Willis (University of Bremen, Germany) 

A Platform For Mobile 3D Map Navigation Development
Antti Nurminen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland) 

Acquisition of Spatial Knowledge in Location Aware Mobile Pedestrian Navigation Systems
Ilhan Aslan(DFKI, Germany)

Comparing Conceptual Designs for Mobile Access to Geo-Spatial Information
Peter Fröhlich, Rainer Simon, Lynne Baillie, Hermann Anegg (FTW, Austria)

Parallel session 5. Structuring the Mobile UI (10:15-12:05)

Chair: Mark Dunlop, Strathclyde University, Scotland

Improving Photo Searching Interfaces for Small-screen Mobile Computer
Dynal Patel & Gary Marsden (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Matt Jones (University of Swansea), Steve Jones (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Depth and Breadth away from the desktop - Optimal Information Hierarchies for Mobile Use
Arjan Geven,  Reinhard Sefelin, Manfred Tscheligi (CURE - Center of Usability Research and Engineering; University of Salzburg, Austria)Cool

Supporting Mobile Access to Digital Video Archives without requiring User Queries
Cathal Gurrin(Dublin City University, Ireland), Lars Brenna (Universitetet i Tromsø, Norway), Hyowon Lee (Dublin City University, Ireland), Dmitrii Zagorodnov(Universitetet i Tromsø, Norway) , Alan F. Smeaton (Dublin City University, Ireland), Dag Jahansen (Universitetet i Tromsø, Norway)

GeoPix: Image retrieval on the Geo Web, from camera click to mouse click
Davide Carboni, Stefano Sanna, Pietro Zanarini (Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, italy)

Implementing Device UI in Standards-based Markup
Daniel Zucker Elizabeth Dykstra-Ericson, Michimasa Uematsu, Tomy Kamada  (Access, USA) 

A Case Study Icon-Scenario Based Animated Menu's Concept Development
Lim Chee Koon, (Newgen Telecom Pte, Singapore) 

Posters and demos 

Parallel Session 6. Group communication in mobile context (13:30-15:00)

Chair: Kari Kuutti, University of Oulu, Finland


PePe Field Study: Constructing Meanings for Locations in the Context of Mobile Presence
Jaakko Lehikoinen (Nokia Research Center, Finland), Anne Kaikkonen (Nokia Corporation, Finland)Cool

Sharing Control of Dispersed Situated Displays between Nomadic and Residential Users
Christian Kray (Informatics Research Institute, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK), Keith Cheverst,  Daniel Fitton, Corina Sas (Lancaster University, UK), Christoph Stahl (Saarland University, Germany)

Scent Field Trial - Understanding Emerging Social Interaction
Younghee Jung (Nokia Corporation, Japan), Jan Blom (Nokia Research Center, Finland), Per Persson (Very Solid, Sweden) 

Time to meet face-to-face and device-to-device
Oskar Juhlin, Mattias Östergren (Interactive Institute, Sweden)

Parallel Session 7. Novel Interaction solutions (13:30-15:20)

Chair: Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg , CURE, Austria


RodDirect: TwoDimensional Input with Stylus Knob
Motoki Miura, Susumu Kunifuji (School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

Requirements for In-Situ Authoring of Location Based Experiences
Mark Weal (University of Southampton, UK), Eva Hornecker (University of Sussex, UK) Don Cruickshank , Danius Michaelides,  David Millard (University of Southampton, UK) John Halloran, (University of Sussex, UK), David De Roure, (University of Southampton, UK), Geraldine Fitzpatrick, (University of Sussex, UK)

Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Phones: Development and Evaluation Using ACICARE
M. Serrano, L. Nigay (CLIPS-IMAG), R. Demumieux, J. Descos, P. Losquin (France Télécom Division R&D)

HybridTouch: An Intuitive Manipulation Technique for PDAs Using Their Front and Rear Surfaces
Masanori Sugimoto, Keiichi Hiroki (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Gait Analyzer based on a Cell Phone with a Single Three-axis Accelerometer
Toshiki Iso, Kenichi Yamazaki(NTT DoCoMo, Japan)

A Novel Interface to Sensor Networks Using Handheld Augmented Reality
Malinda Rauhala,  Ann-Sofie Gunnarsson, Anders Henrysson, Anders Ynnerman (Linköping University, Sweden)

Panel Discussion  (15:30-17:00)

 Collaborative Mobile User Interface Design: How should companies design the mobile user interface together
Chair David Williams, Majire, UK


Friday 15-Sep-2006

Keynote speaker: Dr. Harri Kiljander, Nokia (9:00-10:00)

Session 8: Displays (10:15-11:45) 

Chair: Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Target Size Study for One-Handed Thumb Use on Small Touchscreen Devices
Pekka Parhi (University of Oulu, Finland), Amy Karlson & Benjamin Bederson (University of Maryland, USA)

eye-q: Eyeglass Peripheral Display for Subtle Intimate Notifications
Enrico Costanza (MIT Media Lab, USA), Samuel A. Inverso (Australian National University, Australia) Elan Pavlov (MIT Media Lab, USA) Rebecca Allen (University of California Los Angeles, USA), Pattie Maes (MIT Media Lab, USA) 

Reading On-the-Go: A Comparison of Audio and Hand-held Displays
Kristin Vadas, Nirmal Patel, Kent Lyons, Thad Starner, Julie Jacko (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Simulator sickness in virtual display gaming: A comparison of stereoscopic and non-stereoscopic situations
Jukka Häkkinen (Nokia Research Center, Finland) 

Session 9. Visualization and multimodality (13:00-14:35)

Chair: Richard Harper, Microsoft, UK


Multidimensional Tactons for Non-Visual Information Presentation in Mobile Devices
Lorna Brown, Stephen Brewster, Helen Purchase (University of Glasgow, UK)Cool

Visualizing Locations of Off-Screen Objects on Mobile Devices: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Approaches
Stefano Burigat, Luca Chittaro, Silvia Gabrielli (University of Udine, Italy)

Visualization or Not of Uncertainty in Context Aware Mobile Applications
Enrico Rukzio (University of Munich, Germany), John Hamard, Chie Noda, Alexander De Luca (DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany)

A Mobile Multimodal Dialogue System for Public Transportation Navigation Evaluated
Topi Hurtig (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Automatic Rotation and Zooming in Mobile Roadmaps
Timo Partala (University of Oulu, Finland), Mika Luimula, Ossi Saukko (Centria Research and Development, Finland)

Panel Discussion  (14:50-16:20)

Novel Input Shootouts
Chair: Scott Weiss, Usable Products Company

Closing of the Conference (16:20-16:45) 

Introduction: MobileHCI 2007 (16:45-17:00) 

The papers marked with  Cool are the best paper nominees.

Demos and posters

Mobile Remote Usability Testing
Xavier Mestres, (Xperience Consulting, US)

MobileEssence: Meeting Capture on Smartphones.
Anthony Johnson,
(MIT Media Lab, USA)

Immersive Video as a Rapid Prototyping and Evaluation
Tool for Mobile and Ambient Applications.

Christian Kray,
(Informatics Research Institute)

AdapTex: Contextually adaptive text entry for mobiles
Mark Dunlop Andrew Glen, Sunil Motaparti, Sanjay Patel
(KeyPoint Technologies UK)

Real time spatial socializing through Mobile device
Kiran Pal Sagoo (Samsung Electronics; South-Korea)

Secure collaborative learning and mobile technology
Hannakaisa Isomäki,  Kirsi Päykkönen,  Hanna Räisänen (University of Lapland, Finland)

senseMix : sharing creative mobile content 
Jeremy Yuille,( RMIT University ) Miranda Forwood, (Australasian CRC for Interaction Design )Andrew Brown,  Gavin Sade, Greg Jenkins (Queensland University of Technology), Michael Dunbar, Jenny Weight (RMIT University) (Australia)

A taxonomy for the evaluation of mobile museum guides
Areti Damala, Christian Bouville, (France Telecom Research and Development , France)Hub KockelKorn (Museon, Netherlands)

The mobile phone as a medium for heightened sonic awareness 
Zeenath Hasan (University of Art and Design Helsinki, India), Richard Widerberg (University of Art and Design Helsinki, Sweden)

Striving for Ubiquitous Citizenship with Mobile PICOLA
Samantha Konwinski, Zachary Sam Zaiss (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

User Experience Design Guidelines for Mobile Telecare Services 
Bruno von Niman (vonNieman Consulting, Sweden) Torbjörn Sund (Telenor AS, Norway) Alejandro Rodriguez-Ascaso (GBT– E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación, Spain); Steve J. Brown (BT Group, UK) ETSI Specialist Task Force 299

Character Repertoires, Ordering and Assignment to the 12-key Telephone(in the support of European cultural diversity)
 Martin Böcker (benQ, Germany), Karl Ivar Larsson (LWP Consulting, Sweden), Bruno von Niman (vonNieman Consulting, Sweden) ETSI workforce 285



Matt Jones has recently moved from New Zealand to Wales where he is helping to set up the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University ( He has worked on mobile interaction issues for the past ten years and has published a large number of articles in this area. He is the co-author (with Gary Marsden) of Mobile Interaction Design (John Wiley & Sons, 2006).

He has had many collaborations and interactions with handset and service developers including Microsoft Research, Orange, Reuters, BT Cellnet, Nokia and Adaptive Info; and has one mobile patent pending.

He is an editor of the International Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing and on the steering committee for the Mobile Human Computer Interaction conference series.

Married with three mobile, small children; when he's not working he enjoys moving quickly on a bike whilst listening to music and the (very) occasional podcast.

Find out more at:


Jyrki J.J. Kasvi is a member of the Finnish Parliament from the constituency Uusimaa. Dr. Kasvi has Ph.D. in Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. He has worked as a research scientist in the department of Industrial Management and Engineering until 2003, when he was elected to the Parliament. In the parliament, Kasvi is a member of the Committee for the Future. Dr. Kasvi has written ten Finnish books about the utilisation of computers and he has an extensive list of publications in international scientific conferences and journals on the topic of interactive task support and electronic performance support systems. Kasvi has also acted as an evaluator of fund applications and research projects in IV and V Framework Programmes of the European Union. Nowadays, Kasvi is also an active blogger -- in mobile settings, too.


Harri Kiljander works as the Director of Experience Design at the Multimedia Business Group of Nokia corporation. He joined Nokia Research Center as an interaction designer in mid 1990s and was part of the concept design teams working on the predecessors to Nokia's Series 40 and Series 60 user interfaces.

During his Nokia career Harri has been involved with mobile device and applications interaction design, HCI research, user interface strategy formulation, mobile operator user interface development, physical ergonomics engineering, and e.g. colors & materials design management.
Harri holds a doctorate in Interactive Digital Media from Helsinki University of Technology, he is the co-editor of Mobile Usability (McGraw-Hill, 2003), and he holds a number of patents in the field of mobile device user interfaces.

When not improving the mobile user experience for Nokia Nseries users, Harri is exploring the world with his wife and two children, sailing in the Finnish archipelago, or being inspired by great architecture.