Call for Papers & Notes

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The 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016) invites submission of full papers and notes describing original research. UbiComp is a premier interdisciplinary venue in which leading international researchers, designers, developers, and practitioners in the field present and discuss novel results in all aspects of ubiquitous and pervasive computing. This includes the design, development, and deployment of ubiquitous and pervasive computing technologies and the understanding of human experiences and social impacts that these technologies facilitate. UbiComp 2016 will be held from September 12 to 16 in Heidelberg, Germany, and as in past years will be co-located with ISWC 2016 (with a single registration fee).

In the papers and notes track, we welcome high quality submissions that describe original and previously unpublished research contributions advancing the frontier of pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Relevant research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Systems & infrastructures:
    descriptions of the design, architecture, deployment, and evaluation of sensors, systems and infrastructures that support ubiquitous computing
  • Devices & techniques:
    descriptions of the design, architecture, usage, and evaluation of devices and techniques that create new capabilities for ubiquitous computing
  • Applications & experiences:
    descriptions of the design and/or empirical study of applications that leverage Ubicomp devices and systems, such as but not limited to applications of computing to health, sustainability, education, etc
  • Methodologies & tools:
    new methods and tools applied to studying or building Ubicomp systems and applications
  • Theories & models:
    critical analysis or organizing theory with clear relevance to the design or study of Ubicomp systems
  • Visions & wildcards:
    well-argued and well-supported visions of the future of ubiquitous computing; non-traditional topics, viewpoints and perspectives that convincingly bring something new to ubicomp research and practice.

A submission (full paper or note) should clearly compare and contrast how the work relates to previous research and knowledge, what aspects of the work are new, and the major contributions it makes. Authors should write their paper for an interdisciplinary, international audience. Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under concurrent submission for publication for an archival track of any other conference, journal, workshop or other publication that is part of a formal repository (such as the ACM digital library).

Submission Guidance

Submissions must adhere to the ACM double-column format. The page limit is 10 pages for full papers and 5 pages for notes. To allow for more complete and fully formatted reference lists, bibliographic references do NOT count toward the page limit of 10 pages for full papers and 5 pages for notes. However the overall limit including the bibliography is 12 pages for full papers and 6 pages for notes (with only references allowed in the additional pages). Author names/affiliations must not appear in the title area of a paper-in- submission. Further anonymization is at the author's' discretion but authors must ensure that their own prior work of relevance to the submission is fully referenced in the bibliography.

Review Process

All submissions will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee and external experts to reach a decision on acceptance. In some cases, the Program Committee may decide to conditionally accept a paper to allow the authors to update their submission based on the committee's feedback.

Paper Template

Submissions must be formatted according to the following template:

Submissions can be made at

Important Dates for UbiComp 2016 Papers and Notes track

  • Submission deadline: 1 April 2016, 23:59 EDT
  • Author notifications: 5 June 2016
  • Revisions of conditionally accepted papers due for final check: 1 July 2016
  • Camera-ready deadline: 15 July 2016