15. - 16. June 2005
The conference will be held at
ZKMax Munich (www.ZKMax.de), a cooperation of Kulturreferat München
and ZKM Karlsruhe center for art & media in collaboration with
the city of Munich, Germany.
• Cultural Council of Munich
European Network for people-centered
of interactive technologies
Rapid advances in mobile technologies transform mobile phones more
and more to powerful personal devices that offer a multitude of functionalities.
Market analysts forecast a rapid growth of the sales number mobile
devices in the coming years. Smart Phones and other kinds of mobile
media devices are, however, not just another platform for consumers
to play-back videos, or to surf the Internet. Rather, a great deal
of the real potential of mobile technologies is still to be discovered
– by researchers as well as by the users themselves.
In fact, a major challenge for the whole mobile section is the identification
and generation of convincing application ideas for mobile media environments
that meet real needs of real users, e.g., with respect to social activities,
knowledge access, entertainment, health, well-being, and other areas.
With a special focus on new applications that enable mobile users
to unfold their own creativity, the aim of the symposium is to determine
new research fields that will be essential over the next 5-8 years.
Call for submissions
The symposium invites submissions in the form of papers, position
statements, and system demonstrations relating to the following themes.
Submission deadline is 30. April. 2005.
FROM MOBILE CONSUMENTS TO CREATIVE USERS
- Creativity in mobile life: scenarios and use cases, e.g.:
- adhoc gaming
- friend finding systems
- mobile story telling
- collective urban memories
- How to inspire new life style qualities by mobile creativity tools
- emerging new social strategies in mobile communities
- users interest in local based mobile communitiesMOBILE
DEVICES AS CREATIVITY TOOLS
- Which technical features of mobile devices can be exploited
for mobile creativity, e.g., for content creation?
- What features are not yet available? Which of them are likely
to emerge on a 5-10 years horizon?
- How to structure the information generated by the participants?
- Can information agents help to structure information
and avoid the potential information overload?
REQUIREMENTS AND IMPLICATIONS
- What can we learn from conducted pilot projects
and case studies??
- What are the essential factors that motivate / hinder
participation in mobile communities?
- Privacy and security needs of mobile users
The event will start with an opening session allowing the invited
experts to introduce themselves and to shortly present their working
area. The opening session will be open to the public.
After that, two working groups will be arranged. During intense discussions
the group members will develop visions and recommendations for user
centred research in the field of mobile experience scenarios.
The results of the working groups will be presented in a plenary session,
which is again open to the public. The results will also be published
in the Web at netzspannung.org and in a printed conference brochure.
Part of the programme are also:
- an experimental “ringtone_concert”
- and the presentation of xPOSTEN,
a system to push content via bluetooth
Audience and rules of Participation
In order to create a productive discussion forum and due to space
limitations participation will be limited to about 20 active participants.
Participants will be selected on the basis of received submissions.
In addition, we plan to invite a number of distinguished experts from
industry and academia.
The symposium fee includs participation in the workshop
and the presentations, coffee, and ticket for the ringtone concert,
dinner on wednesday night.
Early bird (before 1.May 2005): 125,- €
Regular: 175,- €
The fee will be waived for accepted presentations at the symposium.
Registration deadline is 1. June 2005.
events organized by xinober
2004 XINOBER organised a conference presenting
various projects which dealed with location based applications.
In November 2004 another conference took place in Munich, dealing
with site specific, social, and dramaturgical aspects of loacation
based and mobile applications.