[ecoop-info] CFP: [MobileHCi'13 Workshop] Workshop on Prototyping to Support the Interaction Designing in Mobile Application Development (PID-MAD 2013)

Shah Rukh Humayoun humayoun at cs.uni-kl.de
Tue Mar 19 02:37:05 CET 2013

PID-MAD 2013
Workshop on Prototyping to Support the Interaction 
Designing in Mobile Application Development
August 27, 2013, Munich, Germany
Held in conjunction with 15th International Conference on 
Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and 
Services (MobileHCI 2013)

Recent changes in the mobile environments; such as 
multi-touch gestures, usage of sensors, or single-focused 
mobile apps; brought several challenges for interaction 
designers in communicating their ideas and thoughts 
enduring early design activities. Traditional prototyping 
techniques may not provide sufficient support due to the 
lack of mobile interaction paradigms in them. Therefore, a 
shift is required in prototyping techniques and approaches 
in order to support properly the interaction design 
process of mobile application development for the current 
mobile environments. Targeting these concerns, the 
workshop envisions that the research must address the need 
to change in existing prototyping techniques as well as 
focusing on novel prototyping approaches and frameworks 
that would support not only the interaction design process 
but the whole development process of mobile app 

Topics of interest for paper submissions include, but are 
not limited to:

* Novel approaches and frameworks for building sketches, 
mockups, wireframes, and prototypes suitable for mobile 
* Tools and environments support for building 
mockups/wireframes/prototypes for mobile environments.
* Novel approaches for utilizing prototyping in other 
phases of mobile application development, such as in 
development or in testing.
* Prototyping approaches that focus on leveraging sensor 
usage (e.g., using the accelerometer) in early design 
* Prototyping of user context.
* Case studies and best practices.

The workshop aims at achieving the following goals:

* Consolidate research and practice related to the 
prototyping practice in the interaction design process 
from the context of mobile environments.
* Establishing a platform which will bring interaction 
designers, requirement engineers, mobile app developers, 
project managers, and other interested communities closer 
together and to discuss how to make changes in the 
existing approaches and frameworks, as well as to 
investigate novel methods for making the prototyping 
useful to not only within the interaction design process 
but throughout the whole development process of mobile 
application development.
* Grow the body of knowledge related to prototyping and 
interaction design for mobile environments and identifying 
challenges and future avenues for research relevant for 
both academia and industry.
* Providing the relevant communities a dedicated forum for 
exchanging ideas and best practice and thus foster 
industry-academia collaboration.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit 
contributions including problem statements, technical 
solutions, experience reports, planned work and vision 
papers. Tool demonstration papers would also be 
   Paper should be written in English and conform to the 
MobileHCI 2013 Archive Format 
[http://www.mobilehci2013.org/submission.php]. The 
submitted papers must be 2 to 4 pages long, including 
figures, references, and appendices. Submission must be in 
PDF format. Papers should be submitted electronically via 
   All papers submitted to the workshop must be 
unpublished original work and must not have been submitted 
anywhere else for publication. The selection of papers 
will be based on workshop relevance, academic rigor, 
innovation, industrial applicability, and quality of 
writing as well as the suitability to trigger discussions. 
The reviewing process will be open and will be reviewed by 
a programme committee of experts.
   Note: At least one of the authors of each accepted 
paper is required to register for the workshop and at 
least one day of the conference.

Submission deadline:          Friday, May 10, 2013 
Notification of acceptance:  Monday, June 10, 2013
Camera ready submission:  Monday, July 15, 2013
Workshop:                         Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Note that all submission deadlines are firm. All 
submission deadlines are 23:59:59 UTC/GMT - 11 hours (= 
Pago Pago, American Samoa time).

We intend to develop our workshop discussion results into 
a publication to be submitted for pear review, either in 
the way of a monograph, a journal paper, or a chapter in a 
handbook, aiming at the interested communities. Moreover, 
accepted participants will be encouraged for submitting 
extended versions of their paper for the possibility of 
producing a special issue on the workshop topic.

Note: The best paper, after an extended version, will be 
published in a special issue of the International Journal 
of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI).

Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Steffen Hess, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Contact: pidmad13 at hciv.de

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