Call for Work-in-progress Posters

The first annual ACM SIGCAS conference on computing & sustainable societies (ACM COMPASS 2018) invites submissions of 4-page work-in-progress poster proposals. These proposals provide a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting useful feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Accepted submissions will be presented as a physical poster at the conference. COMPASS 2018 is a re-creation of the ACM DEV conference, which was held annually between 2010 and 2016. The new conference expands the focus of the original conference to explicitly welcome work on underrepresented communities worldwide and includes a new track on sustainability. To ensure strong contributions, the conference will accept  based on tracks corresponding to the computing areas they draw upon. The focus areas for the 2018 conference are Systems, HCI, Data Science, Sustainability, and Applications.

Poster proposals are structured similarly to Notes, being shorter and more focused. However, poster proposals are explicitly for works-in-progress and not completed research. Submissions should represent work that has not reached a level of completion or maturity that would warrant the full refereed selection process and should report on cutting edge or emerging work that has not been fully realized or developed or for which empirical data may not yet be available. The goal is for this early-phase work to be presented to the community for feedback. Submitters will be expected to generate posters for their proposals if accepted and present these at the 2018 ACM COMPASS poster session. Posters and poster proposals will not be published in ACM SIGCAS proceedings, allowing for future publications on the same topic. Proposals can be up to 4 pages in length (not including references). Due to the short review cycle, poster proposals will be assessed as-is, without revise and resubmit provisions. Submissions should be made to Use the CHI 2018 Proceedings Format available here. See our FAQ if you still have questions! 

Some examples of poster proposals could be:

  • An initial investigation with insufficient statistical power into mobile money use in a marginalized community.
  • The current state of a specific dissertation project seeking feedback and guidance.
  • A notable negative result worth discussing with the community.

Important dates

  • March 30, 2018: Deadline for submission of poster proposals.
  • April 13, 2018: Notification of decisions on submitted poster proposals.
  • May 4, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted poster proposals.
  • All submission are due 11:59 pm UTC.