Workshop at the Pervasive 2005

Pervasive Mobile Interaction Devices (PERMID 2005)
- Mobile Devices as Pervasive User Interfaces and Interaction Devices -

Wednesday, May 11th 2005
Munich, Germany


Enrico Rukzio, Media Informatics Group, University of Munich, Enrico.Rukzio (at)
Jonna Hakkila, Nokia Corporation, Jonna.Hakkila (at)
Jani Mäntyjärvi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Jani.Mantyjarvi (at)
Mirjana Spasojevic, Hewlett Packard Labs, Mirjana.Spasojevic (at)
Nishkam Ravi, Rutgers University, nravi (at)


Mobile devices have become a pervasive part of our everyday live. People have mobile phones, smartphones and PDAs with them nearly always and everywhere. So far these mobile devices have been mostly used for phone calls, writing short messages and organizer functionalities. Currently we see that the development of context-aware services for mobile phones takes particularly the user, his situation, and the location into account.
But why not use these devices for interactions with the real world, as a mediator between the virtual and the user’s world? While certain research domains within the fields of mobile applications and services advance at an amazing speed (e.g. context-aware services on mobile devices, using the sensors of mobile phones), the areas of pervasive mobile user interfaces, mobile devices as interaction devices, mobile devices for interactions with the physical world and user experiences in this field are still rather limited.


Possible topics for the workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • Interactions between mobile devices and the real world
  • Interactive context-aware services on mobile devices
  • Augmented, virtual and mixed reality on mobile phones and PDAs (tracking, markers, visualisation)
  • Using mobile devices as user interfaces for terminals and vending machines
  • Portable music players (e.g. iPod Photo) and personal server as mobile interaction devices
  • Multimodal interaction taking mobile devices into account
  • User experience, User studies
  • Applications and scenarios
  • Usage of sensors of mobile devices (camera, microphone, GPS, etc.) for pervasive applications
  • Interaction metaphors for pervasive applications and services
  • Gathering, management and usage of context information


The main goal of the workshop is to develop an understanding of how mobile devices (particularly mobile phones, smartphones and PDAs) can be used as interaction devices. We will provide a forum to share information, results, and ideas on current research in this area. Furthermore we aim to develop new ideas on how mobile phones can be exploited for new forms of interaction with the environment. We will bring together researchers and practitioners who are concerned with design, development, and implementation of new applications and services using personal mobile devices as user interfaces.


Introducing Personal Operating Spaces for Ubiquitous Computing Environments (PDF)
Anuroop Shahi, Vic Callaghan, Michael Gardner (University of Essex, UK)

Task Partitioning in Smart Environments (PDF)
Markus Ritala, Jukka Vanhala (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Service Discovery in TinyObj: Strategies and Approaches (PDF)
Pavel Poupyrev, Takahiro Sasao, Shunsuke Saruwatari, Hiroyuki Morikawa, Tomonori Aoyama (Tokyo University, Japan), Peter Davis (ATR, Japan)

Camera Phones with Pen Input as Annotation Devices (PDF)
Michael Rohs, Christof Roduner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Mobile Phones as Pointing Devices (PDF)
Rafael Ballagas (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Michael Rohs (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Jennifer G. Sheridan (Lancaster University, UK)

Physical Browsing Research (PDF)
Pasi Všlkkynen, Timo Tuomisto (VTT Information Technology, Finland)

A Mobile Device as User Interface for Wearable Applications (PDF)
Pekka Iso-Ketola, Tapio Karinsalo, Manu Myry, Lasse Hahto, Hanna Karhu, Mikko Malmivaara, Jukka Vanhala (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Exploring Mobile Phone Interaction with Situated Displays (PDF)
Keith Cheverst, Alan Dix, Daniel Fitton, Chris Kray, Mark Rouncefield, George Saslis-Lagoudakis, Jennifer G. Sheridan (Lancaster University, UK)

Product Reviews in Mobile Decision Aid Systems (PDF)
Rene T.A. Wietsma, Francesco Ricci (eCommerce and Tourism Research Laboratory, ITCirst, Italy)

Context Modeling for Device- and Location-Aware Mobile Web Applications (PDF)
Michael Hinz, ZoltŠn Fiala (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)

Motion Detection as Interaction Technique for Games & Applications on Mobile Devices (PDF)
Stephan A. Drab, Nicole M. Artner (Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria)

Analysis of Built-in Mobile Phone Sensors for Supporting Interactions with the Real World (PDF)
Karin Leichtenstern, Alexander De Luca, Enrico Rukzio (University of Munich, Germany)