The organisers have recently co-organised a range of workshops that explored proxemics and mobile collocated interactions. In this workshop we seek to build on recent workshops by bringing together these complimentary research areas, to address new and emerging challenges in both fields.

Martin Porcheron

Martin Porcheron is a PhD Student in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. His work has focused on the use of mobile devices within collocated groups. His research includes examining the social implications of mobile device use and the positioning of mobile devices as resources that people can draw upon in conversations.

Andrés LuceroAndrés Lucero is an Associate Professor of Interaction Design at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding. His recent work at Nokia focused on the design and evaluation of novel interaction techniques for mobile collocated interactions. He has recently co-organised successful workshops at CHI ’15, MobileHCI ’15, and ITS ’13.

Aaron QuigleyProfessor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction and deputy Head of School in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is co-founder and director of SACHI, the St Andrews Computer Human Interaction research group. His research interests include surface and multi-display computing, human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation. He has published over 150 internationally peer-reviewed publications during his time holding academic and industry appointments in Australia, Japan, USA, Germany, Ireland and the UK. Aaron has been the general co-chair for ACM MobileHCI 2014, ACM UIST 2013 and ACM ITS 2013. He is the current chair of the MobileHCI steering committee and serves as the ACM SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for Specialised Conferences.

Nicolai MarquardtNicolai Marquardt is a Lecturer in Physical Computing at University College London. At the UCL Interaction Centre he works on projects in the research areas of ubiquitous computing, proxemic interactions, prototyping toolkits, and physical user interfaces. He has experience running workshops at ACM conferences.

James ClawsonJames Clawson is a Post-Doc in the GVU Center and the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an active mobile HCI researcher, studying how collocated groups of people use mobile devices to augment their face-to-face experiences. He co-organized the first mobile collocated interactions workshop at MobileHCI ’11 and successive workshops at CHI ’15 and MobileHCI ‘15.

Kenton O'HaraKenton O’Hara works in the Human Experience and Design Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge and is also a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Bristol. His research explores everyday social and collaborative practices with technology with a view to informing design and innovation. His most recent research has focused on user experiences and practices with “touchless” gestural interaction technology in a variety of areas such as surgery, urban displays and everyday desktop computing.