The 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 2013

he Second International Symposium on Pervasive Displays will take place in June 2013 at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. Mountain View is in the heart of Silicon Valley, surrounded by many iconic information technology companies, UC Berkeley and Stanford, as well as down the street from the Computer History Museum. It is also close to San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and the California coast with its famous redwood forests. This ACM affiliated event brings together researchers with a common interest in the opportunities and challenges of pervasive displays systems as a new communication medium in public and semi-public spaces. As a target topic venue the Symposium offers participants a unique opportunity to network with a diverse but focused research community, resulting in an extremely lively event with all the energy and excitement that characterizes the emergence of a new research community. The symposium program comprises a paper, poster and video track and a keynote by Prof. Saul Greenberg from the University of Calgary. The First International Symposium was organized by University of Minho in Porto, Portugal.

Building on the success of the 2012 event, we are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. This event will take place at Google&8217;s Mountain View campus and will include a keynote address by Prof. Saul Greenberg on Proxemic Interactions: Displays and Devices that Respond to Social Distance. In addition to research papers we are also soliciting submissions for videos, posters and demonstrations – see for more details of the submission process for these.

Call For Papers

As digital displays become pervasive, they become increasingly relevant in many areas, including advertising, art, sociology, engineering, computer science, interaction design, and entertainment. We invite submissions that report on cutting-edge research in the broad spectrum of pervasive digital displays, from large interactive walls to personal projection, from tablets and mobile phone screens to 3-D displays and tabletops. The symposium on Pervasive Displays welcomes work on all areas pertaining to digital displays including, but not limited to:

  • Novel technologies
  • System architectures
  • Interfaces and interaction techniques
  • Content design
  • Applications
  • Evaluations, case studies and deployments

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. 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 in length in the ACM Conference Proceedings 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&8217; work within the greater body of research.

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 submission deadline: 11 February 2013

Call For Videos

The video track presents an opportunity to publish late-breaking results, technical demonstrations, concepts and visions, works-in-progress and student projects in a concise and visible format. Accepted videos will be allocated a short presentation as part of the main program, providing presenters with an opportunity to introduce and show their video to other attendees.

We welcome videos covering all aspects of digital displays. Some areas of particular interest include:

  • Real world deployments and experiences
  • New approaches to interaction and interface design for pervasive displays
  • Novel technologies and techniques
  • Applications and domain specific uses of pervasive displays
  • Approaches and support for large scale display networks
  • Concept and visions for the future of public displays and their use

However we encourage submissions covering any aspect of digital displays, ranging from technology, through to usage and experiences.

Authors are required to submit a video with a short summary paper. Video summaries should be no longer than two pages in ACM format, and should concisely describe the content of the video and its intended contribution to the pervasive displays community. Submitted videos should be in a standard format (AVI, MOV, MPG) and their duration should not exceed 10 minutes at most.

An international panel of experts in the field of pervasive displays will review each submission.

Video submission deadline: 29 March 2013

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