15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Rovaniemi, Finland     Dec 12 - Dec 15, 2016


MUM 2016, the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2016) will be held in Rovaniemi, Finland, December 12th - December 15nd, 2016. It is organized by the University of Lapland, papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

MUM is a distinguished forum for advances in research and technologies that drive innovation in mobile and multimedia systems, applications, and services. At MUM academics and practitioners gather to discuss challenges and achievements from diverse perspectives, in a single track conference format. This year's conference aims to continue the tradition of innovation and excellence in research established by previous MUM conferences. In addition to the peer-reviewed accepted papers, the conference program will include keynote presentations, posters, demos, videos and a doctoral school.

Accepted full and short papers as well as poster, demo, video and doctoral school submissions will be included in the conference proceedings published by ACM Press and included in the ACM Digital Library.

Full and Short Papers

Submission deadline August 26, 2016 (23:59 UTC-11) *Extended*
Notification of review decisions October 10, 2016
Camera ready deadline November 1, 2016
Conference dates December 13 - December 15, 2016

We welcome high quality full and short paper submissions that offer an original contribution relevant to the field of mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. Successful full paper submissions typically represent a significant advance for the field. Short papers offer a focused contribution to the research program. Short papers are not work in progress reports but offer completed, rigorously researched/developed work that makes a significant contribution to the field of mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. Short papers are likely to have a smaller scope of contribution than full papers, but they are expected to make a solid contribution to the field. Paper topics could include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia applications and systems
  • Mobile user interfaces, interaction design and techniques
  • Mobile games, entertainment and advertising
  • Mobile social network and multimedia services
  • Context-aware and location-based mobile and ubiquitous services
  • Mobile Augmented Reality systems and applications
  • Architectures, systems, and algorithms tackling technical challenges of mobile systems
  • Middleware and distributed computing support for mobile and ubiquitous multimedia
  • Tools and development systems for building mobile and ubiquitous multimedia systems
  • Case studies, field trials, and user experience evaluations of new applications and services
  • Social and privacy implications of mobile and ubiquitous multimedia systems

We welcome submission of high quality papers, either in full paper format (max. 10 pages excluding references) or short paper format (max. 4 pages excluding references), that describe original and unpublished research advancing the state of the art in mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. Papers should be grounded in existing mobile and ubiquitous multimedia literature and knowledge, and should be written for an interdisciplinary mobile and ubiquitous multimedia audience. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair and follow the SIGCHI Paper Format (LaTeX or Word).

Submissions should not have been previously published or be concurrently under submission elsewhere. Papers must be anonymized. Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process, managed by the Technical Program Chairs. Final camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be accompanied by a signed copyright form.

Chairs: Florian Alt and Niels Henze (

Posters, Demos, Videos and Doctoral School

Submission details for posters, demos, videos and the doctoral school will be added later

Submission deadline October 21, 2016 (23:59 UTC-11)
Notification of review decisions November 4, 2016
Camera ready deadline November 11, 2016
Conference dates December 12 - December 15, 2016

We explicitly welcome submissions to multiple categories. By submitting one paper in the following categories (up to 2 pages excluding references in SIGCHI Double Column Format: LaTeX or Word), authors can select multiple formats of presentation, including a poster, a video, a demo, and a doctoral school submission. If multiple categories are used for presenting a certain research project, please upload the paper only in one submission category. For example, if you want to submit a two-page paper with a poster and a video, you can submit it to the poster track in EasyChair first, and provide the ID of this poster submission in the additional video track submission instead of uploading the paper again. The same way you can refer to a full or short paper submission from a poster, demo or video track submission.

Please note that the respective chairs will review suitability for presentation in each category separately. Accepted demo, poster and video submissions will be included in the conference proceedings published by ACM Press and included in the ACM Digital Library. For doctoral school submissions, the author can select if s/he wants the submission to be included.


The MUM poster track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to show and discuss their recent work on mobile and ubiquitous multimedia systems, services, interactions and experiences. The submissions can be also about something that has not been fully designed, implemented or tested but shows great promise, has a provoking topic or only preliminary results, or summarizes several small-scale studies. Topics of interest are the same as mentioned in the CfP for short and full papers. Posters provide the opportunity for researchers to get feedback on early-stage work, discuss potential collaborations and burning issues in an informal manner with the MUM community.

Poster submissions should be up to 2 pages excluding references in SIGCHI Double Column Format (excluding references) and they should be accompanied by a first version of the poster. The posters are recommended to be in A0 format (84cm x 119cm / 33in x 47in), and must be in portrait orientation. Poster submissions must include an abstract of less than 150 words that clearly states the poster's contribution to the field. Submissions will undergo a double-blind review process managed by the poster chairs and the poster committee.

Accepted submissions will be presented in dedicated poster sessions at the conference. Authors are expected to bring the accepted posters to the conference site with them and be present at the posters and demos session on the second day of the conference.

Chairs: Thomas Olsson and Katrin Wolf (


The MUM 2016 demonstration track provides an opportunity to present a hands-on demonstration of your work, research, service, prototype or product addressing one or more of the suggested topics in the general call for participation. We want to see and play with your prototypes, services, devices, systems and any innovative example of mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. We encourage making your demonstration visually or otherwise appealing and presenting it in an innovative way in order to attract the participation of attendees.

Demo submissions should max. 2 pages excluding references in SIGCHI Double Column Format, and accompanied by a one-page informal specification of the infrastructure requirements. Demo submissions contain an abstract that is less than 150 words long that clearly states the demo's contribution to the field. Authors are encouraged to submit an illustrative video to accompany their paper. Submissions will undergo a review process managed by the demonstration chairs.

The demonstration chairs will investigate infrastructure and equipment possibilities for the accepted demonstrations. Participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference site with them. Demonstrations will be presented during the posters and demos session at the second day of the conference.

Chairs: Kai Kunze and Denzil Ferreira (


The MUM 2016 video track is a forum that leaps off the page: vision videos, reflective pieces, humor, novel interfaces, games, AR systems, and anything else that is a good match for video and relevant to MUM. Videos will be shown to all attendees during a screening event at the first day of the conference. The video track is a great opportunity to showcase your work to the MUM community. Videos will be judged on their content and presentation, that is, how much they intellectually engage a MUM audience and how effectively they communicate their message. We are looking to create an enjoyable experience for the attendees. Interesting but poorly-produced videos may be rejected.

We welcome high-quality video submissions of any length up to 5 minutes, but 2-3 minutes is the more common length. We encourage the submission of videos either as new material or as supplemental to other submissions. A maximum of two-page paper submission (ACM Double Column Format, references do not count towards the page limit) of your video submission is required unless your submission accompanies a short or full paper, poster, demo, or doctoral school submission currently under review at MUM. The video should be self-explanatory and not require the viewer to read the paper. Submissions will undergo a review process managed by the video chairs.

It is very important that you have the rights to use all the material that is contained in your submission, including music, video, images, etc. Attaining permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author.

Videos may show work that has been published or released previously. Please make clear in your submission any prior exposure your video has received.

Video format: H.264 encoded MP4, at least 1280px x 720px, at most 5 minutes (2-3 minutes is a more common length)

Chairs: Julie Williamson and Daniela Petrelli (

Doctoral School

MUM 2016 will feature a doctoral consortium for the second time in the history of the conference series. This will be an opportunity for a small group of PhD students to meet and discuss their work with each other and with a panel of experienced researchers in the field, in an informal and interactive setting. We welcome applications from current PhD students studying in any area of relevance to the MUM community. You will benefit most from this opportunity, if you are already beyond proposal stage in your PhD and have clearly identified your PhD topic and approach.

To apply for participation in the doctoral school, we ask you to submit A maximum of two-page paper in ACM Double Column Format (references do not count towards the page limit). The paper should describe the context and motivation of your PhD research, the problem and aims that drive your research and your research objectives and/or questions. It should further describe and explain your (proposed) research approach and methods, and include a discussion of any results you may already have. Please also include the context of your PhD, i.e. the university programme in which you conduct your PhD, the status of your PhD, the expected completion date, and any other relevant information on your PhD situation.

Submissions will not be peer-reviewed. We will select students for participation with a view of prioritising those who would likely benefit most, i.e. students who have a clear plan as a foundation for discussion, but are not already too advanced in their PhD to still be able to benefit from advice in developing their dissertation. Accepted students will be asked to prepare a presentation on their PhD research, and a poster which will be included in the MUM 2016 poster track. For accepted doctoral consortium submissions, the author can select if s/he wants the submission to be included to the conference proceedings and ACM Digital Library.

Chairs: Oskar Juhlin and Keith Cheverst (

Submission Details (Posters, Demos, Videos and Doctoral School)
Online submission EasyChair
Submission format SIGCHI double column Format: LaTeX or Word (up to 2 pages excluding references)
File size Video files with a size of more than 50 megabytes have to be provided via an external download link
Anonymous Submissions are anonymous and should not include all author names, affiliations, and contact information. Note: For the doctoral school should be non-anontmous.

We welcome you to submit to MUM 2016!