The Mobile Life Centre at Stockholm University in Kista, Sweden, does research in mobile services and ubiquitous computing. The topic of the Centre includes research on consumer-oriented mobile and ubiquitous services spanning all areas from entertainment and socialization to work and society. The Centre joins forces with local research organisations such as SICS and the Interactive Institute. It is funded by VINNOVA on a 10-year grant, 2007 - 2017, and it has major partners from the IT and telecom industry, including: Ericsson Research, TeliaSonera, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Microsoft Research. Partnerships in the public sector, including City of Stockholm Municipality and Kista Science City secure societal relevance, and collaboration with Stockholm Innovation and Growth ensures that results are integrated in the innovation system. In the Centre, this academic, industrial and public partnership is able to jointly work on strategically important projects that can provide a sustainable growth for Sweden.
MobileHCI 2011 will be the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. The MobileHCI series provides a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for effective interaction with mobile systems and services. It covers the design, evaluation and application of techniques for all mobile and wearable computing devices and services.