MobileHCI 2018 Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects of Text Entry

September 3, 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Mobile text entry has become an integral part of our daily life. We regularly input text on smartphones, laptops, desktops and increasingly on smartwatches, VR systems, interactive tabletops/walls, and kiosks. This text entry is done in all social settings, from solo individuals writing private notes, through social networking in bars with friends, to jointly writing on collaborative devices in public spaces. Traditional tap based input is increasingly being replaced with or supplemented by voice input or multimodal control. With the ubiquity of text entry, it is becoming increasingly important to consider socio-technical systems perspectives in the design, development and evaluation of new techniques. The purpose of this one-day workshop is to share and encourage research exploring various socio-technical aspects of text entry, including social and cultural impacts, developing socially and culturally acceptable techniques, and techniques to support all users of varying ages, social and technical backgrounds, language, and physical abilities.

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Call for Participation

We invite position statements for the MobileHCI 2018 Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects of Text Entry. This one-day workshop will be held on September 3, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. It will offer an interdisciplinary platform for researchers and practitioners interested in text entry. Its purpose is to identify and encourage research investigating various sociotechnical aspects of text entry. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Interested participants must submit a short position statement by May 3, 2018 (17:00 PST) outlining a biography, a summary of any past/future work relevant to the workshop theme; and suggesting a scenario they would like to explore during the workshop. Accepted authors may submit an "optional" technical paper for possible inclusion in the workshop program by July 30, 2018 (17:00 PST).

All submissions will be peer-reviewed with accepted papers being presented at the workshop. At least one author must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the MobileHCI 2018 conference.

Submission Details

Important Dates

Position statement deadline May 3, 2018 (17:00 PST)
Position statement notification June 7, 2018
Optional technical paper submission deadline July 30, 2018 (17:00 PST)

Structure

This is a full one-day workshop. Community building and discussion are core to our plans. We aim for the technical and show-and-tell sessions to provide participants, particularly early career researchers, feedback on their work from experts, stimulate ideas, and initiate new collaborations.

A speed dating style meet-and-greet for introductions and "something about my research" 30 minutes
Technical paper session for short presentations 90 minutes
Coffee break 15 minutes
Technical paper session for short presentations 90 minutes
Show-and-tell session for demos of newly developed systems and posters of new results 90 minutes
Coffee break 15 minutes
Group discussion session to explore and discuss open research questions through development of lowfidelity prototypes 90 minutes
Final group report backs and discussion of future community building, retiring to a local bar

Proceedings

Organizers

The organizers are all widely published experts on text entry. They have all published extensively in the HCI text entry community and often collaborate with researchers from outside the community, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), machine learning, speech recognition, and gesture recognition.

Ahmed Sabbir Arif

Ahmed Sabbir Arif

University of California, Merced
Merced, CA, USA
asarif@ucmerced.edu

Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Simon Fraser University
Surrey, BC, Canada
w.s@sfu.ca

Mark D. Dunlop

Mark D. Dunlop

University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
mark@textentry.org.uk

Xin Yi

Xin Yi

Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
yix15@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

Caitlyn Seim

Caitlyn Seim

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
ceseim@gatech.edu