Workshop Theme and Goals

Today, many users of mobile devices are continuously confronted with a huge variety of information: notifications from Facebook, new application updates, won badges, or reminders. This leads to an information overload, which makes it hard to stay focused. This workshop will investigate approaches towards smart attention management systems. We will discuss the fundamental challenges of smart notifications and the design of proactive notification mechanisms. We invite submissions that focus on the understanding of users and their current, mobile information handling. We further appreciate contributions that propose design concepts for the interaction with smart attention management systems. The expected workshop outcome is a summary of emerging challenges in the design and development of smart attention management systems as well as approaches to address them.

Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding mobile information needs, mobile notifications, mobile attention behavior
  • 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

Workshop Impressions

Workshop Program

November 26, 2017

10:00 - 10:30 Workshop
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Workshop
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00 Workshop
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Workshop
17:00 - 18:00 Christmas market


Dominik Weber Dominik Weber
University of Stuttgart

Alexandra Voit Alexandra Voit
University of Stuttgart

Anja Exler Anja Exler
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Svenja Schröder Svenja Schröder
University of Vienna

Matthias Böhmer Matthias Böhmer
TH Köln

Tadashi Okoshi Tadashi Okoshi
Keio University

Important Dates

October 28, 2017 (23:59 AoE) Submission Deadline (extended)
November 1, 2017 Notification of Acceptance
November 10, 2017 Camera Ready
November 26, 2017 Workshop Date (Full-Day)

Submission Details

A position paper should have a length of 2 to 8 pages (excluding references) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format and will be reviewed by at least two workshop organisers. Successful submissions will have the potential to raise discussion, provide insights for other attendees, and illustrate open challenges and potential solutions.

At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the conference and the workshop itself. During the workshop, each paper will be given time for an oral presentation. In addition, there will be room for demonstrations and hands-on sessions.

Submission System


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