W4: Second Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices (MobileHCI'99)

31 August 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland

See www.all.mobilehci.org for all MobileHCI events

An INTERACT 99 Workshop

Aims and objectives

The last 3-4 years have seen the development and marketing of a vast array of mobile computing devices. These systems herald what we believe to be a new era of `ubiquitous' computing. The utility of these devices is reduced by the problems of accessing information resources through tiny displays. This can be especially problematic where that information is `perishable'; where its value is only relevant to particular locations and times. The utility of mobile devices is further reduced by the problems of manipulating miniaturised versions of `standard' keyboards and pointing devices. Users are also forced to perform numerous, delicate operations by selecting very small icons. This workshop will provide a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for effective interaction with mobile systems and builds on the success of the First Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices held in Glasgow in May 1998. The workshop is intended to cover not only PDAs but also voice terminals, smart phones and laptops.

Attendance will be limited in order to encourage interaction. It will be possible for people to attend the workshop even though they have not submitted a paper.

Workshop Content

As we had so many good submissions we have accepted 11 papers and 6 posters. Our draft plan for the workshop is below. This is likely to change as we go along but it will give you an idea for what we hope the day will be about. Each author will get 30 minutes to present his/her work:15 - 20 minutes of presentation and 15 - 10 minutes of discussion.

Over lunch and coffee breaks we will run a poster session in a break-out room near the main workshop room. The authors of the posters will be there to present them over coffee breaks but the posters will be up all day for people to look at during lunch. We hope that the long lunch and coffee breaks will lead to considerable discussion amoungst attendees as we received too many papers to allow in meeting discussion bar through questions.

Papers are available individually below in PDF format (or here in original postscript: papers.zip and posters.zip)

Draft Timetable

08:45 Registration

Paper Session 1: Input/Output 1

Applying Perceptual Layers to Colour Code Information in Hand-Held Computing Devices.
Deshe, O & Van Laar, D. (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Dictionary based text entry method for mobile phones.
Dunlop, M. D. & Crossan, A. (University of Glasgow, UK)

The Finger-Joint Gesture Wearable Keypad.
Goldstein, M. & Chincholle, D. (Ericsson Radio Systems, Sweden)

  Coffee and Posters

Paper Session 2: Context of use

A diary study of information capture at work.
Brown, B., O’Hara, K. & Sellen, A. (Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol)

Implicit human-computer interaction through context.
Schmidt, A. (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)

  Lunch and Posters

Paper Session 3: Input/Output 2

Comparison of speech input and manual control of in-car devices while on the move.
Graham, R. & Carter, C. (HUSAT Research Institute, University of Loughborough, UK)

Mobile asynchronous communication: Use and talk of use among a group of young adults in Finland, 1999.
Koskinen, T. (Nokia Mobile Phones, Finland)

Extending the auditory display space in handheld computing devices.
Walker, A. & Brewster, S. (University of Glasgow, UK)

  Coffee and Posters

Paper Session 4: Design

Research Methods Used to Support Development of Satchel.
Eldridge, M., Lamming, M. Flynn, M., Jones, C. & Pendlebury, D. (Xerox Research Centre Europe, UK)

Coping with consistency under multiple design constraints: the case of the Nokia 9000 WWW browser.
Hjelmeroos, H., Ketola, P. & Raiha, K-J. (Nokia and University of Tampere, Finland)

Design challenges of an In-Car Communication System UI.
Koppinen, A. (Nokia Mobile Phones, Finland)

The Posters

The Digital Dictaphone: an exercise in audio-only interaction design.
Barfield, L. (University of the West of England, UK)

Places to stay on the move: software architectures for mobile user interfaces.
Dix, A., Ramduny, D., Rodden, T. & Davies, N. (aQtive Ltd, University of Staffordshire, University of Lancaster)

Mobile computers in a Community NHS Trust. Is this a relevant context and environment for their use?
McManus, B. (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

A Graphical Interface for Wearable Computing.
Newman N. & Clark, A. (University of Essex, UK)

Using mobile communication devices to access virtual meeting places.
Rist, T. (DFKI, Germany)

A personal digital assistant as an advanced remote control for audio/video equipment.
De Vet, J. & Buil, V. (Philips Research, The Netherlands)


As we had so many papers we have decided to do away with the idea of discussion groups to get more papers and posters in.

The proceedings of the workshop were published in the journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 4(2&3), 2001.

Contact and more information

Stephen Brewster
Department of Computing Science,
University of Glasgow,
Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland.

e-mail: stephen@dcs.gla.ac.uk
phone: +44 (0)141 330 4966
fax: +44 (0)141 330 4913

Programme Committee

Joint programme chairs: Stephen Brewster, University of Glasgow, and Mark Dunlop, Riso Danish National Laboratory.

Peter Brown, University of Kent.
Elisa Delgaldo, Cambridge Technology Partners.
Mikael Goldstein, Ericsson
Phil Gray, University of Glasgow.
Steve Hodges, ORL.
Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow.
Matt Jones, Middlesex University
Peter Johnson, QMW.
Bruno von Niman, Ericsson
Judith Ramsay, Nortel Networks
Satu Ruuska, Nokia.
Meurig Sage, University of Glasgow
Peter Thomas, University of The West of England.

Last updated 27/Feb/2009

This meeting is jointly organised by the Glasgow Interactive Systems Group, the British HCI group and the INTERACT 99 Conference.

HCI Group



Partly supported by EPSRC Grant GR/L66373.