MCSS 2012

1st ACM Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science

Workshop at MobiSys 2012, Low Wood Bay, Lake District, United Kingdom

Call for Demos and Posters


  • Mobile phones
  • Sensors and Sensing
  • Social computing
  • Data collection
  • Privacy
  • Activity recognition
  • Emotion detection
  • Behavioural Change & Health
  • Social analysis
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Computational Social Science

Join us!
Do you have an early stage prototype, working system, or idea that fits some of the keywords above? Is your research pushing the bounds of mobile social sensing? Have you been involved in the design, implementation, or evaluation of mobile systems for computational social science? Are you designing experiments that measure social and behavioural phenomena using mobile phones? If your answer was yes to any of the questions above, please consider submitting a demo or poster to the 1st ACM Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science. The aim of the demo and poster session will be to interact with, showcase your research to, and get feedback from an interdisciplinary group of researchers and increase the reach of your applications.

Submission Format. Page length is up to 2 pages (10pt ACM format). Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF through EasyChair.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 15th, 2012
  • Notifications: TBA

Call for Papers

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2012
  • Notifications: April 22, 2012
  • Camera-ready versions: April 29, 2012
  • Workshop date: June 25, 2012


The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers working or interested in mobile systems for social analysis and applications. We wish to build a lively forum to propose and discuss recent advances in designing, implementing and evaluating this emerging class of mobile systems. The workshop will be open to contributions from researchers tackling these challenging research problems from different perspectives. The aim is to discuss the many open issues in this area trying to identify novel solutions to be investigated, also by means of collaborations among the participants of the workshop. We will welcome especially highly innovative and/or controversial contributions, debunking or confirming existing system design methodology, for example by means of new experimental results.

We invite submissions (position papers, preliminary research results, demos) in the following areas:

  • Design, implementation and evaluation of mobile systems for computational social science;
  • Experiment design of social and behavioural experiments using mobile technologies;
  • Design and implementation of algorithms for mobile system applications;
  • Architectural issues, including middleware and operating systems support for social applications;
  • Integration of mobile technologies and cloud computing for social applications;
  • Energy efficiency issues in designing socially-aware mobile systems;
  • Mobile social sensing systems;
  • Implementation of mobile technologies for psychological and health interventions;
  • Integration of mobile and Web technologies for behavioral intervention;
  • Deployment and testing of mobile systems for social analysis and applications;
  • Data collection, anonomyzation and storage of social and behavioral data collected by means of mobile systems;
  • Privacy issues related to the design of socially-aware systems.


Papers are limited to 6 pages (ACM format). Please submit via our Easychair site.

MCSS: Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science
The 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2012)
Low Wood Bay, Lake District, United Kingdom. June 26-29, 2012