Third International Workshop on Improved Mobile User Experience - IMUx 2008

The first IMUx workshop was held in conjunction with Pervasive 2007. This year’s workshop was held together with the PERMID workshop in conjunction with Pervasive 2008 on 19 May 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Topic Description

Current interfaces of mobile devices are rather limited when adaptability, context-awareness and proactiveness are considered. For example, they do not utilize the context of the interaction, nor the environmental changes in the user’s proximity or the capabilities of the device itself. This context can include information about the situation and the user preferences, longer or shorter time usage histories, etc. To improve usability and to provide a better user experience, the interfaces of the devices should become more intelligent and require less intentional user inputs. In order to achieve this goal, novel interaction methods need to be developed and combined with statistical models of the user that capture, for example, her behavior, personal preferences and goals. Furthermore, the developed solutions need to be evaluated via extensive user tests to guarantee they are valuable to the users. To improve the dialogue between the different research areas and their practitioners, the workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the fields of user modeling, user interaction and user experience, with developers of mobile and ubiquitous applications. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to provide a common forum for exchanging ideas between these domains.


The workshop programme is available on the PERMID homepage.

The papers:

  • The Challenges of Evaluating the Mobile and Ubiquitous User Experience by Kasper Lovborg Jensen and Lars Bo Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark) Paper Presentation
  • Selecting Optimal Modalities for Multimodal Interaction in Mobile and Pervasive Environments by Saija Lemmelä (Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland) Paper Presentation
  • Performance of Ajax on Mobile Devices: A Snapshot of Current Progress by Mikko Pervilä and Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki, Finland) Paper Presentation

The Nokia Best Paper Award went to the paper by Kasper Lovborg Jensen and Lars Bo Larsen.


Organizing committee:

  • Péter Boda (Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., USA)
  • Ákos Vétek (Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland)
  • Patrik Floréen (HIIT, Helsinki, Finland)
  • Petteri Nurmi (HIIT, Helsinki, Finland)

Program committee:

  • Mark Adler (Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Wray Buntine (NICTA, Canberra, Australia)
  • Jim Glass (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Matt Jones (Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
  • Johan Koolwaaij (Telematica Instituut, Enschede, The Netherlands)
  • Kun Chang Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea)
  • Rene Mayrhofer (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Tatsuo Nakajima (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Massimo Paolucci (DoCoMo Eurolabs, Munich, Germany)


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