The 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Palermo, Italy
12-14 June, 2019


We invite submissions that report on cutting-edge research in the broad spectrum of pervasive digital displays. We welcome submissions from large interactive structures to wearable displays; from technical advances to field studies; and from mobile display to urban visualisation. The symposium on Pervasive Displays welcomes work on all areas pertaining to digital displays including, but not limited to:

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

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline February 7, 2019
23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance March 28, 2019
Camera-ready submission TBD
Symposium June 12-14 2019


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. In this intimate symposium setting, authors can receive feedback from leading experts and lead discussions with highly interested parties.

Please note that the information in this call pertains to submissions to the research paper track. Information about other submission tracks (posters, demos, and workshops) 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 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, choosing from the three following options available:

  • LaTeX template – Download the LaTeX (Version 1.55) ZIP file, and use the sample-sigchi.tex and samplebody-conf.tex files.
  • Overleaf project – For online collaborative writing, authors can create an Overleaf project using this template. However, the SIGCHI LaTeX templates are not yet included in that project. After creating an Overleaf project, download the LaTeX templates, upload the sample-sigchi.tex file, and set it as your main file for compilation.
  • Microsoft Word template – Download and use the Interim layout.docx file. Authors using MS Word might need to download the required fonts, often not included in MS Word.

Submissions shall consist of original work that has not been previously published or is not 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.

New 2019: PerDis is now using blind reviewing as part of a new anonymization policy. Authors' names should not be included in the submission.

Important Dates

  • Submission: February 07, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2019
  • Camera-Ready: TBD

Demos, Posters, Arts & Videos
  • TBA
  • Main Symposium: 12-14 June, 2019

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Contact Address

Salvatore Sorce, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Dipartimento dell'Innovazione Industriale e Digitale
Ubiquitous Systems and Interfaces (USI) group
Palermo, Italy
Tel.: +39 091 238 62609
E-Mail: Send Email

Mohamed Khamis, Ph.D.
University of Glasgow
School of Computing Science
Glasgow, UK
E-Mail: Send Email

Previous Symposia

2018: The 7th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany
2017: The 6th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland
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