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PID-MAD 2014 : Second International Workshop on Prototyping to Support the Interaction Designing in Mobile Application Development


When Sep 23, 2014 - Sep 23, 2014
Where Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline Jun 20, 2014
Notification Due Jul 7, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 18, 2014
Categories    mobile   HCI   interaction design   software engineering

Call For Papers

MobileHCI is the world's leading conference in the field of Human Computer Interaction concerned with portable and personal devices and with the services to which they enable access. The first workshop (PID-MAD 2013) was held on August 27, 2013 in conjunction with MobileHCI 2013 at Munich, Germany. This year, PID-MAD 2014 will be held in conjunction with the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2014) at Toronto, Canada on September 23, 2014.

The current mobile paradigm is in many ways fundamentally different from the conventional desktop paradigm due to many factors such as multi-touch gesture interaction, usage of sensors, single-task focused model, etc. These factors bring several new challenges to the interaction designers in communicating their ideas and thoughts enduring early design activities, which may not be tackled properly through the traditional prototyping techniques. Therefore, we envision that the research must address the need for a change in existing prototyping techniques as well as focus on novel prototyping approaches and frameworks that would support not only the interaction design process but also the whole development process of mobile app development.

In the footsteps of the first workshop, the PID-MAD 2014 provides a platform to the interested communities for discussing issues and brings together researchers and practitioners for sharing the knowledge and experience in order to tackle the upcoming challenges.

PID-MAD 2014 is dedicated to observations, concepts, approaches, frameworks, and practices that would allow understanding, facilitating, and increasing the awareness of the role of prototyping particularly during interaction designing phases as well as in other phases of mobile application development.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Novel techniques and frameworks for building sketches, mockups, wireframes, and prototypes suitable for the mobile environment
- Tools and environments that support building mockups/wireframes/prototypes for mobile apps
- Novel approaches for utilizing prototyping in other phases of mobile application development, e.g. in implementation or in testing
- Prototyping approaches that focus on leveraging sensor usage (e.g., using the accelerometer) in early design phases
- Prototyping of user context
- Evaluation strategies for mobile prototyping techniques
- Case studies and best practices

Submission deadline: Friday, June 20, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Monday, July 07, 2014
Camera-ready submission: Friday, July 18, 2014
Workshop: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Note that all submission deadlines are firm. All submission deadlines are 23:59 Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The submitted papers should be 4 to 6 pages long using the MobileHCI 2014 Archive Format ( Submissions must be written in English. All papers submitted to the workshop must be unpublished original work and must not have been submitted elsewhere for publication. The selection of papers will be based on workshop relevance, academic rigor, innovation, industrial applicability, quality of writing and for their ability to trigger discussions. Submissions must be in PDF format and submitted electronically via EasyChair (

Note: At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and at least one day of the RE 2014 conference.

We intend to publish a special book with the extended versions of the accepted papers from the PID-MAD 2013 and PID-MAD 2014.

A Best Paper award will be given based on program committee decision. The awarded best paper (after an extended version) will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI).

Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Steffen Hess, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Yael Dubinsky, IBM Research - Haifa, Israel


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