3-6 January 2023, Hyatt Regency, Maui. https://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-55/software-technology/


Applications for mobile devices (apps) have facilitated the success of smartphones and tablets. By using apps, the multi-purpose hardware of modern devices can be utilized to the full extent. Despite much progress in development methods, software development kits, and frameworks, app development pos-es many challenges. This is even more so for novel mobile devices such as wearables and for the hard-ware that constitutes the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Compatibility, per-formance, battery-saving, and security and safety are only some of the issues that are mainly driven by the quality of the used software. A satisfying level of this quality in many cases is very hard to achieve and proper techniques for testing and formal verification are needed.

Experiences and methods from classical software development can only be utilized to some degree. Moreover, the inherent challenges of the respective new devices ask for novel solutions. The challeng-es sketched above are reinforced by the conditions that development activities meet. Typical particular-ities include the need for multi-platform development, device fragmentation, context-sensitivity, low computational power, little memory, energy conservation requirements, and the heterogeneity of us-ers. With the emergence of multi-platform and multi-device, the new golden standard are applications not only across software ecosystems, but across hardware platforms such as laptop, mobile, tablets, embedded devices, sensors, and wearables. Therefore, new threads of research are needed to tackle these issues and to pave the way for improved software development, better business producibility and improved user experience (UX).

Further, there are novel developments in machine learning and analysis, and the emergence of multi-faceted aspects of artificial intelligence (AI), ranging from algorithms to ethical AI, secure AI and sus-tainable AI perspectives. On mobile, IoT and CPS, this creates new opportunities for groundbreaking research through distributed machine learning, federated learning, edge analytics and computational collaboration between several heterogenous systems and device forms.

This minitrack started as Mobile App Development (HICSS-49 and HICSS-50) before broadening to Soft-ware Development for Mobile Devices, Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things (HICSS-51 and HICSS-52). We then (HICSS-53, HICSS-54, and HICSS-55) adapted the minitrack to the continuously changing land-scape to keep it attractive to the community. Our minitrack invites researchers from software engineer-ing, human-computer interaction, information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, and any other discipline that contributes to the topics covered by our minitrack.

The minitrack is devoted to the technological background of mobile computing while keeping an eye on business value, user experience, and domain-specific issues. Contributions may take a sociotechnical view or report on technological progress. Topics of interests include the full spectrum of research on mobile devices, IoT, and CPS, for example (but not limited to):

  • Case studies of development
  • Development methods, software architectures, and specification techniques
  • Economic and social impact, behavioral aspects
  • Software engineering education
  • User interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) research
  • Testing, simulation, and formal verification
  • Hybrid and cross-platform development, Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
  • Web technology
  • Security, safety, and privacy
  • Legal aspects of software
  • Energy-efficient computing
  • Sensor-usage
  • Machine learning on device
  • Collaborative applications and systems
  • The convergence between mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
  • Fog, edge, and dew computing and their computational applications


  • 15 June 2021: Submission of full manuscripts
  • 17 August 2021: Acceptance notifications

For formatting instructions, see HICSS website. We recommend using the LaTeX template.)

Please consider approaching us with an abstract to check suitability to the minitrack. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us any time.


Authors of selected articles will be invited to fast-track extended and revised versions of their work to the Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (Emerald).


Tim A. Majchrzak (Primary Contact) University of Agder Phone: +47 38 14 1982 email: timam@uia.no

Tor-Morten Grønli Kristiania University College email: tor-morten.gronli@kristiania.no

Hermann Kaindl TU Wien email: kaindl@ict.tuwien.ac.at