The 5th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Oulu, Finland
20-22 June, 2016

Submissions

As digital displays become pervasive, they become increasingly prevalent and relevant in many areas, including advertising, art, 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. 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
  • Frameworks and toolkits for developing pervasive display applications
  • Research methods for pervasive displays
  • Media facades and architecture
  • Art installations

PerDis 2016 will offer an extra day prior to the main conference, featuring tutorials, demos, and a pre-conference reception.

NEW THIS YEAR

This year PerDis will have two types of contributions:

  1. FULL PAPERS up to 6 pages in the ACM SIGCHI format excluding references
  2. EXTENDED FULL PAPERS 12-16 pages in the ACM SIGCHI format excluding references.

Important Dates

Papers
Abstract registration 5 February 2016, 23:59 GMT
Paper submission deadline
You can still submit a paper if you did not submit an abstract.
26 February 2016, 23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance 8 April 2016
Camera-ready submission 22 April 2016
Demos, Posters & Videos
Submission deadline 29 April 2016, 23:59 GMT
Notification of acceptance 13 May 2016
Camera-ready submission 20 May 2016
Earlybird registration 20 May 2016
Symposium 20-22 June 2016

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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.

FULL PAPERS (up to 6 pages excluding references)

Full papers should be a maximum of six (6) pages in length in the ACM SIGCHI format excluding the references. Full 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.

EXTENDED FULL PAPERS (12-16 pages excluding references)

For contributions that cannot be summarized in 6 pages, this year we are allowing a special category of submissions – “extended papers”. Extended papers are suitable, e.g., for

  • multiple evaluation methods were used, e.g., quantitative log file analysis and qualitative interviews and/or surveys
  • cases of system deployments that took over an extended period of time
  • descriptions of multiple experiments, e.g., mixing lab and in the wild studies, or multiple deployments

Note that the extra length of an extended paper needs to be be justified. Submission should include author names and affiliations and should consist of original work not previously published or concurrently under consideration for any other conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN or DOI number. Submissions 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.

Submission should include author names and affiliations and should consist of original work not previously published or concurrently under consideration for any other conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN or DOI number.

Submissions 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.

Submit here.

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 public displays in Oulu. More information with technical specification 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.

Submit 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 (incl. references) 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.

Submit here.

Videos

PerDis 2016 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.

Submit here.

Updates

You can now register here!
Program is available!
Submission dates changed!
You can make your submissions here!

Important Dates

Papers
  • Abstract: 5 February 2016, 23:59 GMT
  • Submission: 26 February 2016, 23:59 GMT
    You can still submit a paper if you did not submit an abstract.
  • Notification: 8 April 2016
  • Camera-Ready: 22 April 2016

Demos, Posters & Videos
  • Submission: 29 April 2016, 23:59 GMT
  • Notification: 13 May 2016
  • Camera-Ready: 20 May 2016
Symposium
  • Pre-symposium arctic tour: 19 June
  • Tutorials and Welcome Reception: 20 June
  • Main symposium: 20-21 June



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Mail Address

Prof. Vassilis Kostakos / Prof. Timo Ojala

University of Oulu
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
P.O.Box 8000
90014 Oulu
Finland

Previous Symposia

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 in Porto, Porto, Portugal