Program

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome

09:30 – 10:30 Keynote talk: Professor Johannes Schoening (Hasselt University) – Falling in Love with Apps – A (larger scale) study on mobile app usage [slides: TalkLondonKeynoteBritishHCI_092013 Please contact author for the password]

  • In our talk we describe a large-scale deployment-based research study
    that logged detailed application usage information from over 4,100
    users of Android-powered mobile devices. For example we found that the
    average session with an application lasts less than a minute, even
    though users spend almost an hour a day using their phones. Our
    contextual findings include those related to time of day and location.
    For instance, we show that news applications are most popular in the
    morning and games are at night, but communication applications
    dominate through most of the day. Based on these findings we will
    present some hypotheses, that could lead to novel mobile applications
    that aim to support healthy and sustainable mobile app usage patterns.

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Session 1: Security Aspects in Mobile App Engineering

  • Influencing factors on the overall rating of security-relevant applications – Niklas Kirschnick, Hanul Sieger, Sebastian Möller (Telekom Innovation Laboratories, TU Berlin)
  • Security Lessons Learned Building Concept Apps for webinos – Shamal Faily (Bournemouth University), John Lyle (University of Oxford) [slides: ConceptAppsPres]

12:00 – 12:45 Panel “Where are we going with mobile apps engineering?”

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Keynote talk: Nick Allott (UbiApps) – Lessons Learned and Problems To Be Solved: Feedback from the Frontline of Mobile Application Development

  • Drawing on over 15 years of Mobile Application Development we will review our experiences of what works, what doesn’t and what’s simply very hard to do, with particular attention on usability, cultural and economic influences. We will compare and contrast different application design cultures, and how they influence the final product and user experience. We shall also look at the concept of product readiness: not in terms of when is the product ready for the market, but when is the market ready for the product. In other words looking at the importance of established behaviour patterns the openness and susceptibility to change as a key determinant in mobile application success.

15:00 – 16:00 Session 2: Healthcare and Mobile Apps

  • On the Success Factors for Mobile Data Acquisition in Healthcare – Bernhard Peischl (Softnet Austria), Michaela Ferk (Ferk Systems), Andreas Holzinger (Medical University of Graz)
  • User Errors in Mobile Healthcare Applications – Clare Martin (Oxford Brookes University), Ann Nosseir (Institute of National Planning and British University), Derek Flood (Dundalk Institute of Technology) [slides: HAMAESept2013]

16:00 – 16:15 Closing session

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