Papers & Notes

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The 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014) invites submissions of papers concerning new research contributions in ubiquitous and pervasive computing. 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. Following the successful merger in 2013 of the two most renowned conferences in the field, i.e., Pervasive and (the former) UbiComp, UbiComp 2014 will be held from September 13 to 17 in Seattle, Washington, USA, and as in past years will be collocated with ISWC 2014 (with a single registration fee).

UbiComp 2014's papers and notes track welcomes high quality submissions that describe original and unpublished research contributions advancing the frontier of pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Relevant research topics include, but are not limited to:


A submission (full paper or note) should clearly compare and contrast how the work relates to previous research and knowledge, highlighting what aspects of the work are new and the major contributions it makes, with appropriate validation(s) depending on the nature of the work. Authors should write their paper for an interdisciplinary, international audience. All submissions should 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). More details can be found in our policy on Novelty.

Page Lengths ***NEW for 2014***

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 4 pages for notes. However, references are limited to 2 total additional pages for full papers and 1 additional page for notes and must still be formatted in the ACM double-column format. Therefore, the maximum total pages for full papers will be 12 pages and 5 pages for notes (with only references allowed on the final pages).

Notes will be held to the same scientific quality as full papers, albeit for a shorter contribution. The note category is intended for mature, albeit succinct, contributions to the field, and not for "works in progress".

Anonymization ***NEW for 2014***

UbiComp 2014 will use a relaxed anonymization policy. Author names/affiliations must not appear in the title area of a paper-in-submission, but further anonymization is at the authors' discretion. Please note, using a black background to hide author names does not work (they can be cut and pasted). More details can be found in our policy on Anonymization.

Ethics ***NEW for 2014***

Submissions should follow the ethics review policies of the relevant institutions/countries/funding bodies. More details can be found in our policy on Ethics Review.

Accessibility ***NEW for 2014***

We also ask authors of UbiComp papers to take steps where possible to improve the accessibility of their submissions. This is not mandatory but is highly encouraged. As ACM CHI 2014 has an excellent guide on this topic, we ask authors to visit that guide and follow the steps:

Review and Resubmit

UbiComp 2014 will continue to include a "revise & resubmit" phase as a part of its submission and review process. While most papers will be accepted or rejected at the program committee meeting (with author notifications on April 30), a select number of papers will receive the opportunity to resubmit a substantially revised version of their submission (re-submission on June 4, author notification on June 16). A detailed meta-review will outline necessary changes, which may include the need for further experiments and/or significant manuscript re-organization. This process allows flawed papers with significant potential a second chance at acceptance. However, note that an invitation to revise and resubmit does not guarantee acceptance.

Paper Template

Submissions must be formatted according to the following template:

Submissions can be made at

Important Dates for UbiComp 2014 Papers and Notes track

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