Mobile phones are no longer simply a means of communication, but have gradually become supporting devices for day-to-day tasks. It is predicted that by 2020 all software will be developed for mobile devices and this implies it is necessary to explore the issues involved in the design, development, and deployment of mobile applications. The Human Aspects in Mobile Applications Engineering (HAMAE) workshop brings together researchers from industry and academia in order to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by incorporating human aspects in mobile app engineering. It will discuss how to provide better theoretical and practical support for mobile app developers, and the extent to which traditional human-computer interaction and software engineering techniques can be applied in mobile applications engineering.

The topics addressed by HAMAE include, but are not limited to:

  • Empirical studies informing mobile app design
  • Behavioural research on the use of mobile apps
  • Mobile applications usability evaluation: studies and techniques
  • Social and cultural aspects in mobile app engineering
  • Studies of mobile app stores
  • Development models in mobile app engineering
  • Reports on development cycles of mobile apps
  • Non-functional aspects (i.e. privacy and security) in mobile app engineering
  • Tools and applications to support mobile app engineering