Research on mobile collocated interactions has been exploring situations where collocated users engage in collaborative activities using their personal mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets), thus going from personal/individual toward shared/multiuser experiences and interactions. The proliferation of ever- smaller computers that can be worn on our wrists (e.g., Apple Watch) and other parts of the body (e.g., Google Glass), have expanded the possibilities and increased the complexity of interaction in what we term “mobile collocated” situations.

The focus of this workshop is to bring together a community of researchers, designers and practitioners to explore novel interaction techniques for mobile collocated interactions.

Workshop Goals

  • Identify key opportunities for interaction in mobile collocated contexts.
  • Investigate how devices will be bound together.
  • Consider more intimate or personal interaction techniques, as these devices get closer to our bodies.
  • Explore interaction paradigms that can be (re-)appropriated for such interactions.
  • Examine ways of visually, functionally and experientially prototyping and evaluating such systems.


Potential participants should submit a 3-4 page position paper in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format describing their interest and/or previous work related to the workshop topic. Proposals should be submitted to lucero[at] We will select papers based on relevance, quality, and diversity. We will limit the size of the workshop to 15-20 people to ensure effective participation.

Workshop position papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the Adjunct Proceedings for the conference.


At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for the workshop and for the conference itself.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 27th May 2016 13th June 2016, 5pm PST
Notifications Sent: 20th June 2016
Workshop: 6th September 2016


For further information, please write to lucero[at]