MobileHCI 2016: Student Support and “Future of MobileHCI Panel”
MobileHCI 2016 will be the 18th annual conference and is now one of SIGCHI’s leading and most well known conferences. Independent rankings of the impact of HCI conferences places MobileHCI in the top five conferences for “Top publications - Human Computer Interaction”. We aim to provide modest travel support for doctoral colloquium students to attend MobileHCI. In addition we aim to have a panel at MobileHCI 2016 which will draw upon the steering committee chairs for other SIGCHI conferences, leading figures in industry and though leaders outside of computing. This requested amount will only go someway to ensuring the panel members, who would not normally attend MobileHCI can be encouraged to attend and contribute to the panel.
The ACM SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for Specialised Conferences (Aaron Quigley) made this request at the MobileHCI steering committee. As a result he took no part in the decision making on this, instead the past chair and core CMC decided on this.