Day 1

Tuesday 30th of August 2011

09:00 - 18.00


All workshops are full day, and require accepted position papers for participation.

Detailed program for each workshop will be provided to participants by the workshop organisers (see workshop page).


The tutorals will be held in two separate tracks. For more details see the tutorials program.

Doctoral Consortium

Detailed program for the doctoral consortium will be provided to accepted doctoral students by the .

Day 2

Wednesday 31th of August 2011


Track A - Mässhallen

Track B - Riddarsalen

08:00 - 18:00


09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and opening announcement – Program chairs Ylva Fernaeus and Oskar Juhlin, Mobile Life, Mässhallen

09:30 - 10:30

Opening Keynote Mässhallen:
Jeanna Kimbré, SonyEricsson

10:30 - 11:00

Morning break

11:00 - 12:30

Papers and notes - Vibro tactile and beyond
Session chair: Keith Cheverest 

Exploring the Effects of Cumulative Contextual Cues on Interpreting Vibrotactile Messages (Full paper)
Jani Heikkinen, Tampere University of Technology
Jussi Rantala, Univ. of Tampere
Thomas Olsson, Tampere University of Technology
 Roope Raisamo and Veikko Surakka, Univ. of Tampere

Tactile Effect Design and Evaluation for Virtual Buttons on a Touchscreen Mobile Device (full paper)
Gunhyuk Park and  Seungmoon Choi, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Kyunghun Hwang, Sunwook Kim, Jaecheon Sa and Moonchae Joung, LG Electronics

Intimate Mobiles: Grasping, Kissing and Whispering as a Means of Telecommunication in Mobile Phones (Note)
Fabian Hemmert, Ulrike Gollner, Matthias Löwe, Anne Wohlauf and Gesche Joost, Univ. of the Arts Berlin and  Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

Virtual Sensors: Rapid Prototyping of Ubiquitous Interaction with a Mobile Phone and a Kinect (Note)
Lauren Norrie and Roderick Murray-Smith , Univ. of Glasgow

Kick: Investigating the Use of Kick Gestures for Mobile Interactions (Note)
Teng Han, Jason Alexander and Abhijit Karnik,
Univ. of Bristol
Pourang Irani, Univ. of Manitoba
Sriram Subramanian, Univ. of Bristol 

A Prototype of Gesture-based Interface (Note)
Zhiyuan Lu and Xiang Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China
Kongqiao Wang, Nokia Research Center
Zhangyan Zhao Univ. of Science and Technology of China

Papers and notes - Understanding mobile phone use
Session chair: Alexandra Weilenmann

Ethnography of the telephone: Changing uses of communication technology in village life (Full paper)
Tricia Wang, UCSD
Barry Brown, Mobile Life @ Stockholm Univ.

Falling Asleep with Angry Birds, Facebook and Kindle - A Large Scale Study on Mobile Application Usage (Full paper)
Matthias Böhmer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Brent Hecht, Northwestern University
Johannes Schöning and Antonio Krüger, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Gernot Bauer, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Performing a Check-in: Emerging Practices, Norms and ‘Conflicts’ in Location-sharing Using Foursquare (Full paper)
Henriette Cramer, Mattias Rost and Lars Erik Holmquist,
Mobile Life @ SICS

Understanding Mobile Web and Mobile Search Use in Today's Dynamic Mobile Landscape  (Full paper)
Karen Church and Nuria Oliver, Telefonica Research  

Understanding the Importance of Location, Time, and People in Mobile Local Search Behavior (Note)
Jaime Teevan and Amy Karlson, Microsoft Research
Shahriyar Amini, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
A.J. Bernheim Brush and John Krumm, Microsoft Research

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:15

Panel- Revisiting mobility - Should we return to mobility as a concept to understand mobile practice?

Moderator: Alexandra Weilenmann, Mobile Life Centre and Göteborg University


Richard Harper Microsoft Research
Elizabeth Churchill, Yahoo!
Christian Licoppe, Telecom ParisTech
Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center
Oskar Juhlin, Mobile Life Centre

Papers and notes – Learning
Session chair: Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila 

Exploring Display Techniques for Mobile Collaborative Learning in Developing Regions (Full paper)
Mohit Jain, Univ. of Toronto
Jeremy Birnholtz, Cornell University
Edward Cutrell,
Microsoft Research
Ravin Balakrishnan Univ. of Toronto

EcoChallenge: A race for efficiency (Note)
Ronald Ecker, Philipp Holzer and Verena Broy BMW Group Research and Technology
Andreas Butz Univ. of Munich

"Showing off" your Mobile Device: Adult Literacy Learning in the Classroom and Beyond (Full paper)
Cosmin Munteanu, Heather Molyneau and  Daniel McDonald, National Research Council Canada
Joanna Lumsden,
Aston University
Rock Leung, Univ. of British Columbia
Helene Fournier and Julie Maitland, National Research Council Canada

Locast H2Flow: Contextual Learning through Mobile Video and Guided Documentary Production (Note)
Liselott Brunnberg, Pelin Arslan, Amar Boghani, Federico Casalegno, Steve Pomeroy and Zoe Schladow, MIT

MobiDev: A Tool for Creating Apps on Mobile Phones (Note)
Julian Seifert, Univ. of Duisburg-Essen
Bastian Pfleging, Univ. of Stuttgart
Elba del Carmen Valderrama Bahamóndez, Martin Hermes and  Enrico Rukzio, Univ. of Duisburg-Essen
Albrecht Schmidt, Univ. of Stuttgart

15:15 - 15:45

Break with Posters, Demos & Experiences, and Industrial Exhibition

15:45 - 17:15

Papers and notes  - Touch 2.0
Session chair: Luca Chittaro

ForceTap: Extending the Input Vocabulary of Mobile Touch Screens by adding Tap Gestures  (Full paper)
Seongkook Heo and Geehyuk Lee, KAIST

Evaluation of mapping functions for one-handed flick operations on a mobile device (Full paper)
Jeehea Lee, Donghun Lee and Min K. Chung,
Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology 

100,000,000 Taps: Analysis and Improvement of Touch Performance in the Large (Full paper)
Niels Henze, Univ. of Oldenburg
Enrico Rukzio,
Univ. of Duisburg-Essen
Susanne Boll,  Univ. of Oldenburg

The Effects of Walking Speed on Target Acquisition on a Touchscreen Interface (Note)
Joanna Bergstrom-Lehtovirta and Antti Oulasvirta HIIT, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
Stephen Brewster, Univ. of Glasgow

The Effects of Walking, Feedback and Control Method on Pressure-Based Interaction (Full paper)
Graham Wilson, Stephen Brewster, Martin Halvey, Andrew Crossan and Craig Stewart, Univ. of Glasgow

Papers and notes - Context awareness
Session chair: Henriette Cramer

Design of an Intelligible Mobile Context-Aware Application (Full paper)
Brian Lim and Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Barriers and bridges in the adoption of today's mobile phone contextual services  (Full paper)
Mauro Cherubini, Rodrigo de Oliveira, Anna Hiltunen and Nuria Oliver, Telefonica Research

Field Study of a Waiting-Time Filler Delivery System (Note)
Sumaru Niida, Satoshi Uemura and Hajime Nakamura,
KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.
Etsuko Harada, Univ. of Tsukuba

Investigating Episodes of Mobile Phone Activity as Indicators of Opportune Moments to Deliver Notifications (Full paper)
Joel Fischer, Chris Greenhalgh and Steve Benford, Univ. of Nottingham

The Influence of the Spatial Separation of Control Elements on the Workload for Mobile Information Systems (Full paper) 
Jens Ziegler and Markus Graube, Dresden Univ. of Technology
Alexander Suhrbier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Niels Wessel, Hagen Malberg and Leon Urbas, Dresden Univ. of Technology

17:15 - 18:30

Posters, Demos & Experiences and Industrial Exhibitions 

18:30 - 19.00

Boat transportation with Strömma kanalbolaget from Söder Mälarstrand to Ragnar Östbergs plan (The City Hall)

19:30 - 21:30

Reception at the City Hall

Day 3

Thursday 1st of September 2011


Track A - Mässhallen

Track B - Riddarsalen

08:00 – 18:00


09:30 – 10:30

Papers and notes - Indoor navigation
Session chair: Manfred Tscheligi

Exploring User Preferences for Indoor Navigation Support through a Combination of Mobile and Fixed Displays (Full paper)
Faisal Taher and Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University

Handheld Augmented Reality Indoor Navigation with Activity-Based Instructions (Full paper)
Alessandro Mulloni, Hartmut Seichter and Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz Univ. of Technology

Pedestrian Navigation with Degraded GPS Signal: Investigating the Effects of Visualizing Position Uncertainty (Full paper)
Stefano Burigat and Luca Chittaro  Univ. of Udine

Papers and notes - Hedonic life
Session chair: Barry Brown

The Secret Life of My Dog - Design and Evaluation of Paw Tracker Concept (Full paper)
Susanna Paasovaara, Tampere Univ. of Technology
Mikko Paldanius, Nokia Research Center
Petri Saarinen, Tampere Univ. of Technology
Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center
Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila Tampere Univ. of Technology

Unpacking Social Interaction that Make us Adore – On the Aesthetics of Mobile Phones as Fashion Items (Full paper) 
Oskar Juhlin, Mobile Life @ Stockholm University
Yanqing Zhang  Mobile Life @ Interactive Institute

The Hybrid Shopping List: Bridging the Gap between Physical and Digital Shopping Lists (Note) 
Felix Heinrichs and Daniel Schreiber,
TU Darmstadt
Johannes Schöning,  DFKI GmbH

10:30 - 11:00

Morning break & Exhibition

11:00 – 12:30

Papers and notes – Outdoor navigation
Session chair: Matt Jones

MirrorMap: Augmenting 2D Mobile Maps with Virtual Mirrors (Full paper)
Carmen E. Au, Victor Ng and  James J. Clark , McGill University

Augmented Reality vs. Street Views: A Driving Simulator Study Comparing Two Emerging Navigation Aids (Full paper)
Zeljko Medenica and Andrew L. Kun, Univ. of New Hampshire
Tim Paek, Microsoft Research
Oskar Palinko Univ. of New Hampshire

 ZebraLocalizer: identification and localization of pedestrian crossings (Full paper)
Dragan Ahmetovic, Cristian Bernareggi and Sergio Mascetti, Univ. of Milan

Navigating the world and learning to like it - mobility training through a pervasive game (Full paper)
Charlotte Magnusson, Lund Univ.
Annika Waern, Mobile Life @ Stockholm University
Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Lund Univ.
Åse Bjernryd, Helen Bernhardsson and  Ann Jakobsson,
Universitetssjukhuset, Lund
Johan Salo and Magnus Wallon, Dofilicious
Per-Olof Hedvall, Lund Univ.

Papers and notes - Text and keyboards
Session chair: Mark Dunlop

A Versatile Dataset for Text Entry Evaluations Based on Genuine Mobile Emails (Note) 
Keith Vertanen,
Princeton University
Per Ola Kristensson, Univ. of Cambridge

Script-Agnostic Reflow of Text in Document Images (Note)
Saurabh Panjwani,
Bell Labs India
Abhinav Uppal, IIT Delhi
Edward Cutrell, Microsoft Research

Understanding Information Preview in Mobile Email Processing (Full paper)
Kimberly A Weaver, Georgia Institute of Technology
Huahai Yang, IBM
Shumin Zhai, Google Inc.
Jeff Pierce, IBM Research

Solving the great Indic text input puzzle: Touch screen-based Mobile Text Input Design (Full paper)
Younghee Jung, Dhaval Joshi, Vijay Narayanan-Saroja and Deepak Prabhu Desai, Nokia Research Center

Design and Evaluation of Devanagari Virtual Keyboards for Touch Screen Mobile Phones  (Full paper)
Anirudha Joshi, Girish Dalvi, Manjiri Joshi, Prasad Rashinkar and Aniket Sarangdhar, IDC, IIT Bombay

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30

Panel: We need to talk: Rediscovering Audio for Universal Access
Nitendra Rajput and Amit A. Nanavati, IBM Research

Markku Turunen, Tampere University, Finland
Roderick Murray-Smith, University of Glasgow, UK
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Matt Jones, University of Swansea, UK
Stephen Brewster, University of Glasgow, UK

Papers and notes - Projections and visualizations
Session chair: Martin Jonsson

PoCoMo: Projected Collaboration using Mobile Devices (Note) 
Roy Shilkrot, Seth Hunter and Pattie Maes, MIT

Prochinima – Using Pico Projector to Tell Situated Stories (Full paper) 
Panu Åkerman and Arto Puikkonen, Nokia Research Center

An Exploratory Study on the Use of Camera Phones and Pico Projectors in Rural India (Full paper)
Akhil Mathur, Univ. of Toronto and  Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Divya Ramachandran, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Edward Cutrell, Microsoft Research
Ravin Balakrishnan, Univ. of Toronto

Evaluating Depth Illusion as Method of Adding Emphasis in Autostereoscopic Mobile Displays (Note)
Jussi Huhtala, Minna Karukka, Marja Salmimaa and Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center

Content Splitting & Space Sharing: Collaboratively Reading & Sharing Children’s Stories on Mobile Devices (Full paper)
Jerry Fails, Montclair State University
Allison Druin and Mona Leigh Guha, Univ. of Maryland

15:30 - 16:15

Afternoon break & Exhibition& Innovation pitch
Chair: Tomas Bennich, Kista Science City

16:15 – 17.45

Industrial cases

Chair: Virpi Roto, Aalto Univ.

User Experience in Speech Recognition of Navigation Devices: an Assessment.
Areti Goulati TomTom
Dalila Szostak TomTom and Eindhoven Univ. of Technology

Mobile Application for Utility Domains. 
Jacqueline Tappan and Mary Cummings, MIT
Christine Mikkelsen, ABB Corporate Research
Ken Driediger, Ventyx

Feedback on the definition and design of innovative mobile services. 
Lou Schwartz, Sylvain Kubicki, Alain Vagner, Thomas Altenburger,
Public Research Centre Henri Tudor

Industry and academia - creating the future together. 
Anne Kaikkonen, Nokia

Using Physical Objects to Enable Enriched Video Communication
Marcus Nyberg and Cristian Norlin, Ericsson Research

Papers and notes – Methods and prototyping
Session chair: Eva Hornecker

Naturalistic Enactment to Stimulate User Experience for the Evaluation of a Mobile Elderly Care Application (Full paper)
Luis A. Castro and Jesus Favela, CICESE Research Center
Carmen García-Peña,  Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

People-Centric Mobile Sensing with a Pragmatic Twist: from Behavioral Data Points to Active User Involvement (Note)
Jan Blom, Nokia Research Center
Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap Research Institute and EPFL
Niko Kiukkonen Nokia Research Center

Experience Characters: A Design Tool for Communicating Mobile Phone Experiences to Designers (Full paper)
Marianna Obrist, Elke Beck, Daniela Wurhofer and Manfred Tscheligi, Univ. of Salzburg

Ubiquitous Sketching for Social Media (Full paper)
Lisa G. Cowan, Nadir Weibel, Laura R. Pina, James D. Hollan and William G. Griswold Univ. of California San Diego

Sketching in Software and Hardware: Bluetooth as a Design Material (Full paper)
Petra Sundström, Mobile Life @ SICS
Alex S. Taylor and Kenton O'Hara, Microsoft Research

18:00 - 19:00


19:00 - 23:00

Conference Dinner Mälarsalen

23:00 - 01:00

Got To Have Pop vol. 9: Young! Fast! Scientific! DJ: Lars Erik Holmquist, Mobile Life

Day 4

Friday 2nd of September 2011


Track A - Mässhallen

Track B - Riddarsalen

08:00 – 18:00


09:30 – 10:30

Papers and notes - Video interaction

Visual reporting in time-critical work: Exploring video use in emergency response (Full paper)
Fredrik Bergstrand and Jonas Landgren, Gothenburg University

Live-streaming mobile video: Production as civic engagement (Full paper)
Audubon Dougherty MIT

Crowdsourced News Reporting - Supporting News Content Creation with Mobile Phones (Full paper)
Heli Vaataja and Teija Vaini, Tampere Univ. of Technology
 Esa Sirkkunen, Univ. of Tampere
Kari Salo, Helsinki Metropolia Univ. of Applied Science

Papers and notes - Work and security

Smart Phone Use by Non-Mobile Business Users (Full paper)
Patti Bao, Northwestern University
Jeffrey Pierce, IBM Research
Steve Whittaker, IBM Research and University of California, Santa Cruz
 Shumin Zhai, IBM Research and Google Research

Beyond ‘yesterday’s tomorrow’: Towards the design of awareness technologies for the contemporary worker (Full paper)
Jason Wiese Carnegie Mellon University
Jacob Biehl, Thea Turner, William van Melle, and Andreas Girgensohn  FX Palo Alto Laboratory

On The Need For Different Security Methods On Mobile Phones (Full paper)
Noam Ben-Asher, Ben Gurion University
Hanul Sieger, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
Asaf Ben-Oved, Ben Gurion University
Niklas Kirschnick, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
Joachim Meyer, Ben Gurion University
Sebastian Moeller Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

10:30 - 11:00

Morning break & Exhibition

11:00 – 12:30

Papers and notes - Interacting off-screen, on-site and remote
Session chair: Elizabeth Churchill

MyState: Sharing Social and Contextual Information through Touch Interactions with Tagged Objects (Full paper)
Robert Hardy, Lancaster University
Enrico Rukzio, Univ. of Duisburg-Essen / Lancaster University
Paul Holleis and Mattthias Wagner, Docomo Euro-Labs

Characterizing User Performance with Assisted Direct Off-Screen Pointing (Full paper)
Barrett Ens, Univ. of Manitoba
David Ahlström, Klagenfurt University
Andy Cockburn, Univ. of Canterbury
Pourang Irani, Univ. of Manitoba

Proximal and Distal Selection of Widgets: Designing Distributed UI for Mobile Interaction with Large Display (Note)
Umar Rashid, Univ. of St Andrews
Jarmo Kauko and Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center
Aaron Quigley Univ. of St Andrews

“Can we work this out?”: An evaluation of remote collaborative interaction in a mobile shared environment (Note)
Dari Trendafilov, Nokia Research Center and Univ. of Glasgow
Yolanda Vazquez-Alvarez, Univ. of Glasgow
Saija Lemmelä, Nokia Research Center
Roderick Murray-Smith, Univ. of Glasgow

The Phone Rings But the User Doesn’t Answer: Unavailability in Mobile Communication (Full paper)
Antti Salovaara, Antti Lindqvist and Tero Hasu, Helsinki Institute for Information   Technology
Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center

Exploring Serendipitous Social Networks: Sharing Immediate Situations among Unacquainted Individuals (Note)
Hyukjae Jang, Sungwon Peter Choe and Junehwa Song Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Design competition
Chairs: Mauro Cherubini Telefonica
Younghee Jung, Nokia Research Centre


Mobile Thumb Interaction and Speech
Mikhail Blinov, State Academy of Arts and Design St. Petersburg
Matthieu Deru and Daniel Sonntag,
German Research Center for AI (DFKI)

First Contact: Encouraging use of emergency contact details on mobile phones.
John Greaney, School of Creative Technologies Institute of Art, Design, Technology (IADT)

MAWL: Mobile Assisted Word-Learning
Pramod Verma, Johns Hopkins Univ.

Spaces Without Faces.
Dan Kestranek, Russell J. Clark, Matt Sanders, Georgia Institute of Technology
Erika Poole, Penn State Univ.
Philip Marquardt, Jackson Rabun and Joseph Rhodes, Georgia Institute of Technology

BrailleTouch: Designing a Mobile Eyes-Free Soft Keyboard.
Mario Romero, Brian Frey, Caleb Southern and Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology

Designing Mobile Phones using Silent Speech Input and Auditory Feedback
Kamer Ali Yuksel, Sinan Buyukbas and Serdar Hasan Adali, Sabanci University

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00

Closing Keynote Mässhallen
Adrian Cheok, Keio University, Japan

15:00 -15:15

Social buzz
Chairs: Mattias Rost Mobile Life @ SICS and Alexandra Weilenmann, Mobile Life and Göteborg University

15:15 -15:30

Design Competition Awards 
Chairs: Mauro Cherubini Telefonica and Younghee Jung Nokia Research Center

15:30 - 16:00

Closing address and announcement of MobileHCI 2012
General chair: Markus Bylund, SICS