The 4th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Saarbrücken, Germany
June 10-12, 2015

Submissions

As digital displays become pervasive, they become increasingly prevalent and indeed relevant in many areas, including advertising, art, architecture, computing, engineering, entertainment, interaction design, sociology and urban life.

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.

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.

The symposium on Pervasive Displays welcomes work on all areas pertaining to digital displays including, but not limited to:

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

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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, 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 will be provided in subsequent calls.

Submitted papers should be a maximum of six (6) pages - excluding references - in length in the ACM SIGCHI format, and 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. Furthermore, papers should not be anonymized.

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.

Please submit your papers here.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline 25 February 2015, 6:00 pm GMT
Notification of acceptance 2 April 2015
Camera-ready submission 15 April 2015
Symposium 10 - 12 June 2015

Demonstrations and Arts track

The demonstrations and arts track presents an opportunity to publish late-breaking results, technical descriptions, smaller research contributions and works-in-progress in a concise and visible format. Accepted demonstrations and art installations will be displayed in a designated session, providing presenters with an opportunity to engage in discussions with other attendees around their research.

Authors are required to submit an abstract as well as recommended to include a short (5 minute maximum) video documenting the work. Submitted abstracts should be a maximum of two (2) pages in length in the ACM SIGCHI format, and should clearly explain the research question addressed, research method and tasks, findings or results, and contributions of the work. Abstracts should also provide sufficient background and related work to situate and contextualize the authors work within the greater body of research.

Authors must provide a link to download the video documentation (e.g. from Youtube or Vimeo). Accepted submissions will need to submit an additional installation information form.

In addition we encourage submissions that can be displayed on an existing media facade in SaarbrüŸcken. More information with technical specification about the media facade will be published on the conference website.

As the abstract may be viewed without the demo, this should be written to stand alone as an independent submission.

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.

All submissions (and supplementary material) should not be anonymized and will be reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field of pervasive displays. All accepted abstracts will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Please submit your demos here.

Posters

The poster track presents an opportunity to publish late-breaking results, technical descriptions, smaller research contributions, and works-in-progress in a concise format. Accepted posters will be displayed in a designated session, providing presenters with an opportunity to engage in discussions with other attendees around their research.

Authors are required to submit an abstract and draft poster. Poster abstracts should be a maximum of two (2) pages in ACM SIGCHI format, clearly describing 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 work within the greater body of research. As the abstract may be viewed without the poster, this should be written to stand alone as an independent submission. Draft posters should be formatted for A1 portrait (594mmx841mm).

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.

All submissions (and supplementary material) should not be anonymized and will be reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field of pervasive displays. All accepted abstracts will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Please submit your posters here.

Videos

PerDis 2015 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. A video submission consists of the video and an accompanying two-page abstract in the ACM SIGCHI format. Submitted videos will be judged based on their focus, production quality as well as the level of intellectual engagement with the symposium audience. 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. Accepted videos will be made available in the ACM Digital Library after the conference.

Checklist for video submissions:

  • At most five minutes in length. Contact the 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 within your content.
  • Encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec. No exceptions!
  • Resolution at least 720px * 480px. Send as 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.
  • At most 100 MB in file size. Again, contact the video chair in advance if you have a good reason for submitting a video file larger that this.

As the abstract may be viewed without the video, this should be written to stand alone as an independent submission.

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.

All submissions (and supplementary material) should not be anonymized and will be reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field of pervasive displays. All accepted abstracts will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Please submit your videos here.

Important Dates

Submission deadline 10 April 2015
Notification of acceptance 21 April 2015
Camera-ready submission 1 May 2015
Symposium 10 - 12 June 2015

Updates

The ACM OpenTOC is now available here!

Important Dates

Papers
  • Submission: 25 February 2015, 6:00 pm GMT
  • Notification: 2 April 2015
  • Camera-Ready: 15 April 2015
  • → Accepted papers

Demos, Posters & Videos
  • Submission: 10 April 2015
  • Notification: 21 April 2015
  • Camera-Ready: 1 May 2015
  • → Accepted papers, demos, posters and videos


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Mail Address

Dr. Sven Gehring / Prof. Antonio Krüger

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Campus D3_4
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany

Previous Symposia

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 in Porto, Porto, Portugal