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Building the Mobile Web:
Located at the Fifteenth International World Wide Web Conference, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. The Workshop Date is Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd May 2006.
After the launch of the Mobile Web Initiative at the World Wide Web Conference 2005 we are beginning to realise that, today, mobile Web access suffers from interoperability and usability problems that make the Web difficult to use. With the move to small screen size, low bandwidth, and different operating modalities, technology is in effect simulating the sensory and cognitive impairments experienced by disabled users within the wider population of mobile device users. In this our 3rd Workshop we ask the question:
"Is engineering, designing, and building for the mobile Web just a rehash of the same old Web accessibility problems?"
The workshop was held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd May 2006 at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. We welcomed 73 attendees and were the biggest workshop at the conference. We accepted 41.6% of all submissions, each paper was peer reviewed by 3 of our programme committee. Comments from our attendees, and our workshop evaluation questionnaires, suggested that they enjoyed the workshop and would be participating again next year. Our social programme also attracted 20 of our delegates. Overall we judge the workshop to be a great success.
2006 Best Paper AwardShari Trewin, for - Physical Usability and the Mobile Web