UbiComp / ISWC 2023
GenAI4PC Symposium

Submission Deadline: August 27, 2023


Generative models – most prominently Large language Models (LLMs) for images and text – have been a major computing advance of 2023. For Ubiquitous Computing, these models offer tantalizing opportunities for personalization, data interpretation and more complex and meaningful interactions with humans.

In this new era of AI there are many open problems, including how we assess them and how we deploy them both efficiently and safely. The Generative AI for Pervasive Computing Symposium (GenAI4PC) aims to bring together both industrial and academic Ubiquitous Computing, researchers to explore these issues in a format that is focused on encouraging discussion and debate.


Summary of Key Dates

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE. Check your local time in AoE.

  • August 27, 2023: Submission deadline
  • September 1, 2023: Author Notification of acceptance
  • October 9, 2023: GenAI4PC Symposium
  • October 10-12, 2023: Main UbiComp/ISWC Conference

Types of Submission

We encourage submissions of:

  1. Position Papers that challenge the audience to view GenAI in a new light.
  2. Demos illustrating the application of these new techniques in Ubiquitous Computing.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Applications of GenAI to all aspects of ubiquitous computing, including global and personalized healthcare, human sensing, context detection, privacy & security, and related fields.
  • Techniques and strategies for deploying GenAI at scale and across devices
  • Ensuring user trust and safety when interacting with GenAI at Ubiquitous Computing scale.
  • Quantifying and communicating uncertainty in model outputs to the user.
  • New paradigms for user interaction in Ubiquitous Computing using GenAI

Submission Details

We recognize that research into these areas is nascent and therefore seek position papers or proof-of-concept demos.

  • Submissions should focus on topics likely to inspire discussion and debate
  • Submitted papers or demos should be no more than 4 pages long, in the 2-columns ACM Proceedings format, excluding references. See templates and formatting instructions here
  • Demos should submit a demo supplement document does not have any formatting requirements or length restrictions, but it should be easy for the organizers to read and process. Please append the demo supplement to the submission document
  • Submissions should be single-blind, meaning authors should list their affiliations and not anonymize their submission
  • Accepted submissions will not be published in the ACM DL, but will be published on the Symposium web page with the agreement of the authors
  • Accepted submissions will receive a 20 minute slot to present their work to audiences

Please submit your position paper or proof of concept demo to the Google Form Here.

Demo Supplement (required for Demos)

Demo submissions should include a demo supplement document containing a description of attendees’ interactions with the demo and the technical requirements of the demo. Note that the conference will at minimum provide you with a space for your demo, including a table, chairs, and a power connection. If your demo is accepted, you will be responsible for bringing any special equipment or devices such as power converters, projectors, or audio amplifiers. Specific requirements for additional on-site needs can be discussed after acceptance with the Organizers.

Symposium Activities

The structure of the GenAI4PC Symposium is optimized for discussion and debate rather than being a traditional academic structure. Position papers and demos are guaranteed to be accepted long as the idea is interesting.

The whole-day Symposium will feature introductory talks and keynotes from leading experts in the area, and alternate presentations of the position papers, with panels and demos.

UbiComp / ISWC

Past Conferences

The ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) is the result of a merger of the two most renowned conferences in the field: Pervasive and UbiComp. While it retains the name of the latter in recognition of the visionary work of Mark Weiser, its long name reflects the dual history of the new event.

The ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) discusses novel results in all aspects of wearable computing, and has been colocated with UbiComp and Pervasive since 2013.

A complete list of UbiComp, Pervasive, and ISWC past conferences is provided below.