The 6th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Lugano, Switzerland
7-9 June, 2017


As digital displays become pervasive, they become increasingly prevalent with a wide range of application areas. We invite submissions that report on cutting-edge research in the broad spectrum of pervasive digital displays, from large interactive walls to wearable displays, from installations to personalised signage or mobile displays to urban visualisation. The symposium on Pervasive Displays welcomes work on all areas pertaining to digital displays including, but not limited to:

  • Applications
  • Content design and information visualisation
  • Evaluations, case studies, deployments and experience reports
  • Interfaces and interaction techniques
  • Novel technologies and new forms of pervasive displays
  • System architectures and infrastructure
  • Frameworks and toolkits for developing pervasive display applications
  • Research methods for pervasive displays
  • Media facades and architecture
  • Art installations

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline February 3, 2017 23:59 GMT
Paper submission deadline (extended) February 10, 2017 23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance March 31, 2017
Camera-ready submission April 13, 2017
Demos, Posters and Videos
Submission deadline April 10, 2017 23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance April 24, 2017
Camera-ready submission May 1, 2017
Symposium June 7-9 2017

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As a targeted topic venue, Pervasive Displays offers authors the unique opportunity to present their work to a research community focused on display technologies and research questions surrounding them, and allow them to receive feedback from experts in the field and other highly interested parties in an intimate symposium setting. Please note that the information in this call pertains to submissions to the research paper track. Information about other submission tracks (e.g., posters, demos, and videos) will be provided in subsequent calls.

Submitted papers should clearly explain the research question addressed, research method and tasks, findings or results, and contributions of the work. Papers should also provide sufficient background and related work to situate and contextualize the authors’ work within the greater body of research. Submitted papers should be a maximum of six (6) pages in length (excluding references) in the ACM SIGCHI Conference Proceedings format

Submissions should consist of original work not been previously published or concurrently under consideration for any other conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN or DOI number. Papers will be peer-reviewed by multiple members of a program committee consisting of experts on pervasive displays. All accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. Papers should be submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair Conference System

Note: Papers should not be anonymized for submission.

Important Dates

  • Submission: 3 February 2017, 23:59 GMT
  • Submission (extended): 10 February 2017, 23:59 GMT
  • Notification: 31 March 2017
  • Camera-Ready: 13 April 2017
  • Download CfP
  • Submit to PerDis 2017

Demos, Posters & Videos
  • Submission: 10 April 2017, 23:59 GMT
  • Notification: 24 April 2017
  • Camera-Ready: 01 May 2017
  • Tutorials: 7 June
  • Main Symposium: 8-9 June

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Mail Address

Prof. Marc Langheinrich
UniversitĂ  della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Faculty of Informatics
Via Buffi 13
6904 Lugano

Previous Symposia

2016: The 5th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2015: The 4th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany
2014: The 3rd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013: The 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Google, Mountain View, CA, USA
2012: The 1st International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Minho, Porto, Portugal