Call for papers

The second annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS 2019) invites submissions for the conference. The program from last year showcases the types of topics typically relevant to the conference. COMPASS broadly includes papers from four general “areas”: Systems, HCI, Data Science/AI, and Deployment Experiences.

Systems: The Systems area focuses on computational innovations. Relevant topics may include networking; data collection toolkits;

HCI: The HCI area focuses on socio-technical systems. Relevant topics may include gender equity; social forces influencing wireless network access; the landlord/tenant information economy;

Data Science/AI: The Data Science/AI area focuses on analysis, collection of large scale data sets as well as models and algorithms for developing and studying AI based systems. AI applications not deployed are also considered in this area.

Deployment Experiences: The Deployment Experiences area focuses on reporting experiences with field deployments or results from long-term studies that can provide valuable insights into how our tools perform (or fail) in real-world applications.


COMPASS 2019 will have two tracks. To help facilitate global representativeness, COMPASS provides mentoring to support potential authors who need guidance in creating these papers. Please send an email to with your latest paper draft and a short note to request mentoring.

The Papers track will represent archival journal-type submissions, with a length of between 4 to 10 pages plus references. Papers submitted to this track should represent polished, significant contributions. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution.

In addition, COMPASS 2019 will have a Posters track for preliminary projects or late-breaking results. Posters will not be archival and are intended to allow presenters to share their latest results or get early feedback on projects. Poster submissions will be limited to 2 pages plus references. There are two poster submission deadlines (March 15 and May 15) to allow for earlier travel planning as well as late-breaking work.


The papers and posters should be submitted using the ACM Proceedings New Master Template. The template is also available on the ACM Master Latex Download page. The two column paper format has to be followed for both papers and posters.

For other queries, they can refer to the ACM Master Template Format page.

Submission instructions

The papers and posters should be submitted using the respective links below.

For papers :

For posters :

Refer to the Submission Instructions for more instructions on how to submit papers or posters.

Important dates

  • April 1, 2019: Notification of Posters (first round) acceptances

  • May 1, 2019:  Notification of decisions for Papers

  • May 15, 2019:  Submission of Posters (second round) due

  • May 30, 2019: Notification of Posters (second round) acceptances

  • June 15, 2019:  Camera-ready of Papers due

All submission are due 11:59 pm UTC.