First CfP: Software Development for Mobile Devices, Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things HICSS 2018 Minitrack

by Tim A. Majchrzak, March 13, 2017

Call for papers for the Software Development for Mobile Devices, Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things HICSS 2018 Minitrack. It would be great to receive more submissions that deal with programming!

CALL FOR PAPERS

HICSS 2018 Minitrack: Software Development for Mobile Devices, Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things
(Software Technology Track)
http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-51/software-technology/

3-6 January 2018
Hilton Waikoloa Village
http://www.hicss.org/

MINITRACK DESCRIPTION
Applications for mobile devices (apps) have facilitated the success of smartphones and tablets. By using apps, the multi-purpose hardware of modern devices can be utilized to the full extent. Despite much progress with regard to development methods, software development kits, and frameworks, app development poses many challenges. This is even truer for novel mobile devices such as wearables and for the hardware that constitutes the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Compatibility, performance, battery-saving, security, and testing are only some of the issues that are mainly driven by the quality of the used software. A satisfying level of this quality in many cases is very hard to achieve.

Experiences and methods from classical software development can only be utilized to some degree. Moreover, the inherent challenges of the respective new devices ask for novel solutions. The above-sketched issues are worsened by the conditions that development underlines. Typical particularities include the need for multi-platform development, device fragmentation, context-sensitivity, low computational power, little memory, energy conservation requirements, and the heterogeneity of users. Therefore, new threads of research are needed to tackle these issues and to pave the way for better business producibility and an improved customer experience.

This minitrack extends the former Mobile App Development minitrack (of HICSS-49 and HICSS-50) beyond the core app realm, which was limited to apps for devices for smartphones and tablets. It keeps the focus on software development but broadens the scope of applicable hardware to reflect the increasing interconnectedness. The minitrack thereby is devoted to the technological background of mobile computing while keeping an eye on business value, user experience, and domain-specific issues. Topics of interests include (but are not limited to)

•    Case studies of development for mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Enterprise usage and business models of software for mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Development methods for mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Economic and/or social impact of mobile computing
•    Requirements engineering for apps
•    User interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) research for mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Testing of mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Cross-platform development
•    Web technology in mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Security and privacy for mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Legal aspects of software for mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT
•    Energy efficient computing on mobile devices
•    Sensor-usage in mobile devices, wearables, and the IoT

IMPORTANT DATES
01 April 2017 : Paper submission begins.
15 June 2017  : Submission of full manuscripts
17 August 2017: Acceptance notifications

For formatting instructions, see HICSS website. (http://www.hicss.org/)
(While LaTeX submissions are discouraged by HICSS, we have made good experiences with them. Just be sure to comply with the proper IEEE LaTeX template. It will look better than the papers produced with Word, anyway.)

POSSIBLE PAPER EXTENSION
The Software Development for Mobile Devices, Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things minitrack will be held for the first time, but it follows the former Mobile App Development minitrack from HICSS 2016 and 2017. We are currently scrutinizing possibilities for providing post-conference publication opportunities for revised and extended papers, e.g. as part of a journal special issue.

Please consider to approach us with an abstract to check suitability to the minitrack. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Minitrack Co-Chairs:
Tim A. Majchrzak (Primary Contact)
University of Agder
Tel: +47 38 14 1982
Email: timam@uia.no

Tor-Morten Grønli
Westerdals – Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology
Email: tmg@westerdals.no