Special Issue on “Mobile and Wearable Interaction”

* Submission Deadline: April 8, 2022 *

Mobile and wearable technologies are now universal. They enable ubiquitous communication, sensing, and interaction. The design of mobile and wearable technologies has a tremendous impact on our everyday lives. Research in the field of mobile interaction investigates novel interaction techniques, multimodal feedback, the use of wearables in AR and VR, mobile activity tracking, mobile conversational user interfaces, and other related topics. There is also a growing interest in investigating the connection between mobile interaction and sustainability, digital self-determination, and handling sensitive user data on mobile devices. For this special issue we invite contributions in the broad and important field of mobile and wearable interaction.

Accepted articles will be published in the Journal of Interactive Media (i-com), edited by the German Association for Informatics. i-com is indexed by the major scientific indices. Scopus CiteScore has reached 1,7 for i-com articles in 2020.

Guest Editors

Michael Rohs, Leibniz University Hannover
Florian Echtler, Aalborg University


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • interaction techniques for mobile devices, smartwatches, and smart glasses
  • mobile tactile and haptic feedback
  • multimodal wearable interaction
  • mobile and wearable interaction in AR and VR
  • wearable technologies for sensing and activity tracking
  • mobile conversational user interfaces
  • mobility and sustainability
  • mobile and wearable technologies in healthcare
  • digital self-determination and mobile interaction
  • wearable user interface designs, provocations, new perspectives
  • applications, experiences, use cases, deployments
  • methods and tools for mobile and wearable interaction
  • theories and models, taxonomies, design spaces, critical analysis

We welcome any contributions that address one or more of these, as well as related issues.


08.4.2022 Submission Full Paper
30.4.2022 Reviews Due
15.5.2022 Preliminary decisions
15.6.2022 Revisions due
22.6.2022 Final Decisions

Submission and Review Process

All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Each manuscript will be reviewed by three independent expert reviewers. Possible outcomes of the first round of reviews are: accept, revision, or reject. Authors of submissions that require revision will have one month to implement the required changes.

Anonymized manuscripts need to be submitted via ScholarOne. The anticipated length of papers for this special issue is about 7.000 – 10.000 words. The length of the manuscript should be proportional to its contribution. Templates for preparing submissions can be accessed below.

Link to Submission System:

Link to Templates:
“Supplementary Materials”

Further Information

For further information, please refer to:

You may also send an email to michael.rohs@hci.uni-hannover.de or floech@cs.aau.dk.