Demonstrations and Experiences

The Mobile HCI 2011 Demonstration and Experiences track provides a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees. We want to see and try your prototypes, services, devices, systems and any innovative example of mobile experiences or interactions. We encourage making your demonstration visually or otherwise appealing and presenting it in an innovative way, to attract the participation of attendees.
The submission processes for Demonstrations and for Mobile Experiences are slightly different so please take a close look at both of them and choose the kind of submissions that better fits your interest.


Demonstrations provide an opportunity to present a hands-on demonstration of your work, research, service, prototype or product addressing one or more of the suggested topics as presented in the general call for participation.

Demonstration submissions should have a maximum of four pages (including figures) and they should be accompanied by a one page specification of the infrastructural requirements. By default, one table, two chairs, one poster board with enough space left for one A0-sized poster in portrait orientation, 220-230V 50Hz power (CEE 7/4 socket), and internet connectivity (both fixed Ethernet and Wi-Fi) are available. The demo area has proper GSM, GPRS and UMTS indoors reception, at commercial (roaming) tariffs. Please specify which of these default facilities you intend to use and whether you have additional wishes (e.g., a 17″ LCD screen). The Demonstrations Chair will investigate infrastructure and equipment possibilities for the accepted demonstrations.

Participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference site with them. Demonstrations will be presented during the conference.

Your extended abstract should be submitted by Apr 8th, 2011 to the Conference Submission System, according to the MobileHCI 2011 Extended Abstracts format. The file must be no larger than 4 megabytes. It should be accompanied by a one page specification of the infrastructural requirements.

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 proposals abstracts (including figures) of the demonstration will be distributed in the electronic conference proceedings. 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

Mobile Experiences

Mobile Experiences is a large-scale field test for mobile applications still in R&D phase. It enables researchers to test their applications in a real-life setting with a potential user group of hundreds of conference attendees. The test period is not only during the conference, but also before and after the conference, so that the users can take advantage of the applications in their daily life. Mobile Experiences can be regarded as a display window where users are not only allowed to look but also to experience the best, most innovative and smartest mobile applications installed on their own mobile phone or PDA and could provide valuable feedback to the designers and implementers of the mobile application.

The rules are:

Your mobile application should be available for a period of 6 months, and free of charge to the conference attendees.

Users should be able to install the application on their mobile phone or PDA by themselves, and the application should scale to 500 users without problems. (This is the difference with demonstrations, where a successful demonstration on the presenter’s own device is sufficient).

You need to present your application in a 1-minute talk in the poster and demo madness session during the MobileHCI conference.

On the MobileHCI 2011 website all submissions will be publicly displayed, encouraging users to install the applications on their own phones, and to try them in practice. The main award for all displayed applications is the feedback from the conference attendees who used your ideas and implementations in practice. We do expect that this provides new ways to convey your message and ample inspiration for the future development of the mobile applications in your line of research.


Paul Coulton
Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Jakob Eg Larsen
Technical University of Denmark