Mobile Interaction with the Real World (MIRW)

Venue: University of Bonn

Location: Bonn, Germany

Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 15, 2009
Registration Date: Aug 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 29, 2009
Paper Submission Date: May 15, 2009
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The 4th workshop on Mobile Interaction with the Real World invites researchers and practitioners which focus on new mobile and wearable input and output interfaces to allow simpler and straightforward interactions with mobile services and applications. An inherit problem of current mobile devices are their limited output and input capabilities. This workshop continues a successful series of workshops that focus on new approaches to overcome these issues. Examples are the usage of external visual interfaces (e.g. projector phones, public displays, interactive surfaces) and additional input capabilities (e.g. gestures, on-body interfaces, pointing) and innovative feedback mechanisms (e.g. tactile feedback). The workshop combines technical presentations with the presentation of prototypes and focused discussions to drive interaction between participants.

The main goal of the workshop is to develop an understanding of how mobile devices can be used to interact with the real world. We seek for new ideas, prototypes, and insights as basis to develop a deeper understanding of the field. We will provide a forum to share information, results, and ideas on current research in this area. This workshop encourages discussion about future topics concerning mobile interaction with the real world. Furthermore we aim to develop new ideas on how mobile devices can be exploited for new forms of interaction with the environment. We will bring together researchers and practitioners who are concerned with design, development, and implementation of new applications and services using personal mobile devices as user interfaces.

The workshop will feature presentations of research results, ongoing work, ideas, concepts, and critical questions related to the use of mobile and wearable devices as user interfaces in the real world. Every presentation will be followed by a corresponding discussion. We invite the presenters to show their demonstrators in a dedicated demo session. Results of the workshop and future research will be discussed in a panel-like style.