Mobile HCI 2015 Workshop on Attention Management on Mobile Devices Accepted!

I’m delighted to announce that we have recently had our workshop proposal accepted to Mobile HCI 2015. The workshop entitled Smarttention, Please! Intelligent Attention Management on Mobile Devices is being organized with Benjamin Poppinga, Nuria Oliver, Martin Pielot, Niels Henze and Alireza Sahami. Given the rise of smart devices and the increasing reliance and volume of mobile notifications people have to deal with on a daily basis, we thought a workshop on the topic of attention management would be timely! And what better venue that Mobile HCI 2015.

We welcome submissions which aim to understand users and attention-related aspects, e.g., when do users attend notifications, how do users set their ringer mode switch, or the costs of interruptions. Topics of interest include:

– Understanding mobile information needs, mobile notifications, mobile attention behaviour
– Detection/prediction of availability and attention
– Detection/prediction of information perception, information overload
– Multimodal interaction with focus on attention optimization
– Interaction across devices, multi-device interaction
– Context-adaptive or context-aware user interfaces
– Infrastructures, frameworks and tools for the development of smart attention systems

Full details are available on the workshop website ( but the submission deadline is May 8th 2015 so it’s time to get your papers ready 🙂