Workshop 7: Mobile and ubiquitous information access

Submitted by tjokela on May 12, 2006 - 16:05.

room Kivi, Innopoli 2, 4th floor

Innopoli 2, SoberIT premises Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14, 4th floor Espoo. See the building 33 in this map:

Mobile HCI 2006, September 12, 2006, Expoo, Finland

               CALL FOR PAPERS

The ongoing migration of computing and information access from the
desktop and telephone to mobile computing devices such as PDAs, tablet
PCs, and next generation (G3) phones poses critical challenges for
research in information access and, in particular, for Information
Retrieval (IR). These devices offer limited screen size and no
keyboard or mouse, making complex graphical interfaces cumbersome. In
addition, these mobile devices will be used in situations involving
different physical and social environments and tasks, and they will
need to allow users to interact wherever he/she is and using whichever
mode or combination of modes are most appropriate given the situation,
their preferences and the task at hand. Furthermore, unlike
traditional library or office settings, users of mobile IR devices
will, typically, be subject to much higher levels of interruption and
task switching - thus needing very different interface designs.

The workshop aims to be a forum for the presentation of current
research and exchange of experiences into technological and usability
aspects of mobile information access.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

- information retrieval and filtering
- user modelling and personalisation
- context awareness
- new mobile devices
- nomadic computing
- ubiquitous computing
- usability
- ambient intelligence

The workshop will discuss these topics in terms of existing approaches
and implementations of information access, in terms of theoretical
foundations, and on emerging directions of research.


- Fabio Crestani, Dept. Computer and Information Sciences, University
  of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Email:

- Matt Jones, Dept. Future Interaction Technology Lab, Computer Science, University        of Wales Swansea,  Email:

- Stefano Mizzaro, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science,
  University of Udine, Italy. Email:


Submission guidelines are reported in the workshop web site:

In addition to paper presentations, we are also considering invited
talks, demos of working prototypes, and panel discussions addressing
hot topics.

The accepted submissions will be included in the workshop proceedings
and distributed on the workshop Web site. We are also likely to edit a
Special Issue of journal. Authors of workshop papers will have
the opportunitiy to revise their work, after acceptance and the workshop,
and submit a "fast track" paper.


July    3, 2006        Electronic paper submission
July   31, 2006:        Author Notification
August 21, 2006:        Camera-Ready Copy