Panels are sessions that involve significant interaction with the conference audience. A Panel consists of an invited group of experts who may debate or critique concepts or artifacts, enact some aspect of their expertise, or reflect on and compare their diverse experiences. Panels should also include involvement from the audience, often through questions and answers, voting or critique of the experts’ presentations, and so on. Typically, panel sessions cover the length of a paper session (i.e. 1.5 hours), however, we are open to other creative proposals, schedule permitting.
We are aiming to create panel sessions full of exciting (and sometimes controversial) discussions. Panels that encourage debate and the inclusion of the audience are preferred.
Proposed panels are encouraged to address one or more of the topics as outlined in the general Call for Papers for MobileHCI 2012. An abstract (as described below) should be submitted by May 4th, 2012 through the Precision Conference System. Panels will be chosen from those submitted through this process as well as additional panels suggested by the Technical Program Committee and Panel chairs. Upon acceptance, panel organizers should prepare the Camera-ready version of the abstract by July 8th, 2012.
Proposals must be in the Mobile HCI Extended Abstract format and consist of a 4-6 page abstract covering:
- The topic area to be discussed and the applicability of this discussion for a panel session at Mobile HCI. It should highlight specific differences in viewpoints in the community and why a panel format is ideal for exploring this topic.
- The format of the panel (e.g. will panelists each present first, for how long, how will the audience be engaged for the duration of the panel)
- The moderator name, affiliation, and a short bio
- The proposed panelists’ names, affiliations, and a short bio
Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.
Accepted Panel abstracts will be placed in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide. Submission of the final camera-ready version includes and is not complete without giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above. This permission is given during submitting the final version of your work via the Conference Review System.