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

Submissions

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

Papers
Paper submission deadline February 7, 2019
February 22, 2019
February 25, 2019
Notification of acceptance March 28, 2019
Camera-ready submission April 22, 2019
Posters & Demos
Submission deadline April 9, 2019
23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance April 22, 2019
Camera-ready submission April 30, 2019
Workshops & Tutorials
Submission deadline April 9, 2019
23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance April 22, 2019
Symposium June 12-14 2019

Papers

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). Further, authors are required to use the 2012 ACM Computing Classification System in their Paper submission.

Paper, poster and demo submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIGCONF Conference Proceedings format that the authors have to download at this link. The zip file contains three folders (latex, overleaf, word), each for the three different submission options:

  • LaTeX – use the LaTeX template files contained in the "latex" folder.
  • Overleaf – an "ACM SIGCONF Conference Proceedings" template is already available in the Overleaf template repository. However, we invite the authors to adopt the template available in the "overleaf" folder already customized with the PerDis 2019 details.
  • Microsoft Word – Use the main.docx file contained in the "word" folder. Authors using MS Word might need to install the required fonts (available in the word folder), 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.



Workshops

PerDis 2019 is pleased to introduce a new Workshop track. Workshops provide a unique opportunity to discuss ideas, challenges and new work in the area of pervasive displays. We invite proposals for half-day and full-day workshops that are held on June 12, 2019. Workshops are intended to foster discussion and offer a platform for community building and the exchanging of ideas.

Workshops will be open to all PerDis attendees, including those who registered for the whole event and those who registered for only one day. There is no separate participation fee for participating in workshops. However, workshops require registration by submitting a position paper, the contents of which are defined by the workshops organizers.

The Workshop Chairs at PerDis want to encourage students to participate in workshops. Consequently, workshop proposals are encouraged, but not required, to consider catering to audiences that are still developing their expertise.

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

In your proposal, include:

  • Workshop title
  • Names and contact information of all workshop organizers
  • Length of the workshop: half day or full day
  • Abstract
  • Background
  • Covered topics and goals for the workshop
  • Activities that attendees will engage in
  • Relevance of the workshop to the PerDis community
  • Planned outcomes

Use the ACM SIGCONF Conference Proceedings format for your proposal, max 2 pages. You can download the templates at this link. The zip file contains three folders (latex, overleaf, word), each for the three different submission options:

  • LaTeX - use the LaTeX template files contained in the "latex" folder.
  • Overleaf - an "ACM SIGCONF Conference Proceedings" template is already available in the Overleaf template repository. However, we invite the authors to adopt the template available in the "overleaf" folder already customized with the PerDis 2019 details.
  • Microsoft Word - Use the main.docx file contained in the "word" folder. Authors using MS Word might need to install the required fonts (available in the word folder), often not included in MS Word.

Proposals should be submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair Conference System by April 9, 2019. The Workshop Chairs will evaluate all proposals and communicate acceptance decisions to the proposers. Accepted workshop proposals will be included in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Responsibilities of Workshop Organizers

Please keep the following responsibilities in mind when submitting a workshop proposal:

  • Publicize the workshop: Organizers of accepted workshops are encouraged to set up a web page in which they provide further and updated information about their workshop. The local page of the workshop will be reachable from the official PerDis website. Workshop organizers are encouraged to advertise their workshop on social media and relevant mailing lists.
  • Solicit papers from potential participants: Interested potential participants submit a position paper to the organizers of the workshop. Position papers are statements of interest and/or expertise in the workshop topic, the exact format of which is defined by the workshop organizers.
  • Select participants: The workshop organizers will review position papers using their own criteria, and will decide on the final list of participants.
  • Distribute pre-workshop materials (if any) to participants prior to the workshop.
  • Develop a final agenda of workshop activities.

At the workshop, the organizers are responsible for facilitating discussion, maintaining productive interaction, and encouraging participation. The emphasis should be on group discussion and diverse perspectives.

More Information

If you have questions about workshops at PerDis 2019, contact the Workshop Chairs.

Workshop Chairs
Dr. Salvatore Andolina, Aalto University
Dr. Ville Mäkelä, LMU Munich



Tutorials

PerDis 2019 continues to build on the tradition of previous conferences with a high quality tutorial program. We invite proposals for half-day and full-day tutorials that are held on June 12, 2019. The goal is to provide a set of tutorials that balances emerging and established areas of research and practice on pervasive displays.

Tutorials will be open to all PerDis attendees, including those who registered for the whole event and those who registered for only one day. There is no separate participation fee for participating in tutorials. However, each tutorial requires a separate registration, as the number of attendees may be limited.

Submitting a Tutorial Proposal

In your proposal, include:

  • Tutorial title
  • Names and contact information of all tutorial organizers
  • Length of the tutorial: half day or full day
  • Learning goals of the tutorial
  • Covered topics
  • Intended audience(s)
  • Activities that attendees will engage in
  • Relevance of the tutorial to the PerDis community

Use the ACM SIGCONF Conference Proceedings format for your proposal, max 2 pages. You can download the templates at this link. The zip file contains three folders (latex, overleaf, word), each for the three different submission options:

  • LaTeX - use the LaTeX template files contained in the "latex" folder.
  • Overleaf - an "ACM SIGCONF Conference Proceedings" template is already available in the Overleaf template repository. However, we invite the authors to adopt the template available in the "overleaf" folder already customized with the PerDis 2019 details.
  • Microsoft Word - Use the main.docx file contained in the "word" folder. Authors using MS Word might need to install the required fonts (available in the word folder), often not included in MS Word.

Proposals should be submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair Conference System by April 9, 2019. The Tutorial Chairs will evaluate all proposals and communicate acceptance decisions to the proposers. Accepted tutorial proposals will be included in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

More Information

If you have questions about tutorials at PerDis 2019, contact the Tutorial Chairs.

Tutorial Chairs
Dr. Salvatore Andolina, Aalto University
Dr. Ville Mäkelä, LMU Munich



Posters, Demos and Videos

Building on the success of the previous PerDis events, we are pleased to announce the call for posters, demos, and video submissions. We invite material that reports on cutting-edge research in the broad spectrum of pervasive displays, from large interactive walls to wearable displays, from installations to personalised signage or mobile displays to urban visualisation.

The adjunct program presents an opportunity to publish late-breaking results, technical descriptions, installations, smaller research contributions, and works-in-progress in a concise format. PerDis 2019 welcomes posters, demonstrations and arts, as well as video submissions on all areas pertaining to 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

Submissions should consist of original work that has not been previously published or concurrently under consideration for any other conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN or DOI number (see the exception for demonstrations and arts). All material will be reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field of pervasive displays.

Posters, demonstrations and videos be submitted via the EasyChair Conference System by April 9, 2019.


Submissions: Research Abstracts

All types of adjunct submissions should be in ACM SIGCONF format (i.e., should not use the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format) and should not exceed 2 pages (including references). You can download the templates at this link. The zip file contains three folders (latex, overleaf, word), each for the three different submission options:

  • LaTeX - use the LaTeX template files contained in the "latex" folder.
  • Overleaf - an "ACM SIGCONF Conference Proceedings" template is already available in the Overleaf template repository. However, we invite the authors to adopt the template available in the "overleaf" folder already customized with the PerDis 2019 details.
  • Microsoft Word - Use the main.docx file contained in the "word" folder. Authors using MS Word might need to install the required fonts (available in the word folder), often not included in MS Word.

Submissions should clearly describe the research questions addressed, research methods and tasks, findings or results, and the contribution to the pervasive displays community. Abstracts should also provide sufficient background and related work to situate and contextualize the authors' contribution within the greater body of research. As the abstract may be viewed without the poster, demo/installation, or video, this should be written to stand alone as an independent submission. Accepted abstracts describing original work will be included in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Submissions (and supplementary material) should not be anonymized.

Posters, demonstrations and videos should be submitted via the EasyChair Conference System. You can find track-specific submission instructions below.

Posters

Accepted posters will be displayed in a designated session, providing presenters with an opportunity to engage in discussions with other attendees around their research.

Poster authors are required to submit a research abstract (see above).

If you have questions about posters at PerDis 2019, contact the Posters Chairs.

Posters Chairs
Jorge Goncalves
Mateusz Mikusz

Demos

Accepted demonstrations will be displayed in a designated session, providing presenters with an opportunity to engage in discussions with other attendees around their research. Furthermore, we plan to feature accepted demonstrations and art installations on the PerDis Website with photos and project information for potential collaborators and sponsors.

Authors of demonstrations are required to submit a research abstract (see above) as well as an additional installation information form (see template on the website).

Authors are encouraged to also submit an optional short (3 minute maximum) video documenting the work. Videos should not be submitted directly - only a download link should be provided (e.g. from Youtube or Vimeo, or from the authors' website). Either you upload your video to the submission system or you provide a link to your video.

Please note, that PerDis 2019 also considers demo submissions of work which has been previously presented at another conference. However, respective abstracts will not be archived in the ACM Digital Library. Please notify the demo and video chairs if this is the case for your submission.

If you have questions about demonstrations at PerDis 2019, contact the Demos and Videos Chairs.

Videos

PerDis 2019 video track offers a possibility to showcase novel visions, reflections, and studies that are most suited for video format and fall within the focus areas of the symposium. Each video will be shown within a suitable single-track session, preceded by short introduction from the corresponding video author, and followed by short discussion with the audience.

A video submission consists of the video and an accompanying research abstract (see above). Submitted videos will be judged based on their focus, production quality, as well as the level of intellectual engagement with the symposium audience. Accepted videos will be made available in the ACM Digital Library after the conference.

Checklist for video submissions:

  • Five minutes in length. Contact the demo and video chair in advance in case you have a good reason to request exemption for the length limit.
  • Present video title and credits shortly in the beginning; keep your focus on your contribution.
  • Encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec.
  • Resolution at least 720px * 480px. Submit high-resolution copy as possible.
  • 16:9 aspect ratio. Encode your video using square pixels for the pixel aspect ratio to avoid the video looking stretched when projected to a canvas.

Videos should ideally not be submitted directly -- only a download link should be provided (e.g. from Youtube or Vimeo, or from the authors' website). Either you upload your video to the submission system or you provide a link to your video.

If you have questions about videos at PerDis 2019, contact the Demos and Videos Chairs.

Demos and Videos Chairs
Teresa Onorati
Bastian Pfleging

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Journal publication opportunity!

Accepted papers in PerDis '19 will be invited to submit extended manuscripts to a special issue of the Springer journal "Personal and Ubiquitous Computing" on pervasive displays. More info here.


Important Dates

Papers
  • Submission: February 07, 2019 extended:
  • Submission: February 22, 2019
  • Submission: February 25, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2019
  • Camera Ready: April 22, 2019

Posters & Demos
  • Submission: April 09, 2019
  • Notification: April 22, 2019

Workshops & Tutorials
  • Submission: April 09, 2019
  • Notification: April 22, 2019
Symposium
  • Main Symposium: 12-14 June, 2019



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Contact Address


Salvatore Sorce, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica
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