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Best of MobileHCI 2012

Best Papers

  • An investigation into the use of tactile instructions in snowboarding. Daniel Spelmezan
  • MemReflex: Adaptive Flashcards for Mobile Microlearning. Darren Edge, Stephen Fitchett, Michael Whitney, James Landay

Best Demo

Demo honorable mention

  • PoI Poi: Point-of-Interest Poi for Multimodal Tethered Whirling. Michael Cohen

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Doctoral Consortium

Graduate students within different areas of mobile interactions are invited to take part in the Doctoral Consortium at Mobile HCI 2012. This will be the place where lively and useful discussions enable students to receive suggestions about their on-going research and allow more experienced participants to encounter some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research both with other students and with leading experts within the field. The consortium will take the form of a workshop where established Mobile HCI scholars take active part as discussants. The purpose is for students to receive constructive feedback on their thesis work so far, get advice about future developments, and share ideas and experiences with students in related areas.

Participants should have advanced beyond the introductory stage in their thesis work, and be actively engaged in the exploration of an HCI topic. We also expect DC participants to have completed at least one year of graduate work to be eligible for participation. We will give preference to applicants beyond the proposal stage and well into their dissertation research. Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the consortium.

The research areas covered by the DC are the same as the Mobile HCI conference generally and can be found here. Students may come from different academic subjects or disciplines, such as interaction design, computer science, cognitive science, and sociology.

To apply, please submit a concise proposal of at most 2 pages, along with a short biographical note of at most one page describing the applicant's background. An abstract or bibliography are not required for the proposal. Submit both documents in PDF format via the PCS system.

The proposals will be evaluated by a review committee. Approximately 8 participants will be selected to give a short presentation of their research topic, followed by a discussion within the group of students and experts.

A travel stipend and free registration to the MobileHCI conference will be provided to each selected participant.

Relevant dates

  1. May 4, 2012: Submissions due by 17:00 PDT.
  2. June 11, 2012: Notification of acceptance decisions.
  3. July 8, 2012: Camera ready versions due.

Doctoral Consortium Chair

  1. Ravin Balakrishnan, University of Toronto, Canada