torsdag 1 december 2016

Computing within Limits 2017 (call for papers)


Yes! What you have all been waiting of just arrived - the Call For Papers (cfp) for the Third Workshop on Computing within Limits is now available on the ACM Limits website (! From the cfp:

"LIMITS aims to foster research on the impact of present or future ecological, material, energetic, and/or societal limits on computing and computing research to respond to such limits. [...] A goal of this community is to impact society through the design and development of computing systems in the abundant present for use in a future of limits and/or scarcity."

The most important dates for the workshop (conference) are:

  • Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Paper reviews available: March 19, 2017
  • Camera-ready paper deadline: April 10, 2017
  • Workshop (conference): June 22-23, 2017 in California

Do note that since it's December 1 today, you have exactly three months from today to prepare you Limits submission! There is a very high chance that there will be one more day's worth of events either in the form of an optional workshop before or an informal Hoffice event after the main event. Do also note that we have accepted a few remote presenters each year who do not need to attend the Limits workshop in person.

I have been and am still heavily involved in organizing this workshop and it is one of the main landmarks during my academic year. This workshop is where some of my most exciting ideas are born and presented before they later make their way into other papers and other venues. Something really great is that all the papers from Limits 2015 and Limits 2016 are available online (2015, 2016) and that the workshop has been organized under the auspices of ACM since this year (2016). That means all the accepted papers are available in ACM's Digital Library and that they are indexed and counted by Google Scholar etc.

I you want to know more about Limits, do check out the Limits 2016 website as well as the thorough and very long blog post I wrote about Limits 2016.

One interesting facts about Limits is that the number of organizers is steadily climbing; from 7 in 2015 to 9 in 2016 and up to the 13 organizers for the upcoming 2017 workshop. If this series continues we will be able to fill up the workshop with organizers a few years from now...

Since I submitted no less than three papers to the CHI 2017 conference and reviewed another 5 papers I have this year noticed that the term "Collapse informatics" is relatively well-known (or at least not unknown) in the CHI community (or at least in the Sustainable HCI community). It does however seem that that community has not yet caught up with the fact that Collapse informatics now continues to exist under the moniker 'Computing within Limits'.

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