[] On Behalf Of Lakshminarayanan 
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:40 PM
Subject: [TIER] ACM COMPASS 2018 Round 2 submissions: March 2nd, 2018

Hi all,

The Round 2 submissions for ACM COMPASS 2018 are fast approaching with the 
paper deadline on March 2nd, 2018. The steering committee decided to extend
the deadline to March 2nd from the previous deadline in mid-Feb.

The Submission site for Round 2 has been updated to:

The CFP for the papers is available online (appended below) at:

Please submit and participate in the ACM COMPASS conference.

Thank you,
Ellen, Richard and Lakshmi


The first annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies 
(COMPASS 2018) invites submissions of Full Papers for the conference to be 
hosted at Facebook from June 20-22, 2018. COMPASS 2018 is a re-creation of the 
ACM DEV conference, which was held annually between 2010 and 2016. Inspired by 
the broad agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 
the new conference expands the focus of the original conference to explicitly 
welcome work on all under-represented and/or marginalized communities worldwide 
and to include work on sustainability, gender equality, health, education, 
poverty, accessibility, conservation, climate change, and economic growth, 
among others.

To ensure strong research contributions, the conference will review papers 
based on focus areas corresponding to the computing areas they draw upon. The 
four focus areas for the 2018 conference are Systems, HCI, Data Science/AI, and 
Applications. Possible topics for each focus area include, but are not limited 


●      Low-cost connectivity and computing devices

●      Power-efficient systems

●      Network solutions for poorly connected regions, including white space 

●      Novel tools and applications for underserved communities

●      Mobile systems and applications

●      Special-purpose systems, e.g sensors, wireless, IVR

●      Cellular phone systems and applications

●      Measurements of existing technology in underserved regions, e.g network 

●      Systems challenges and opportunities in low-resource contexts, e.g 
security, sustainability, resilience

●      IT systems for smart-grids and smart-homes


●      User interfaces for low-literacy populations

●      Multilingual computing

●      Participatory methods and user-centered design for low resource contexts

●      Accessible technologies for underserved communities with disabilities

●      User interfaces for low-cost devices

●      Adapting content and applications to local languages and education levels

●      Understanding social relationships and information flows in underserved 

●      Understanding technology adoption dynamics in underserved communities


●      Computational sustainability

●      Computational social science

●      Econometric models and developmental economics

●      Novel applications for underserved communities, including in poverty 
mapping, disease surveillance, population migration, health services

●      Machine learning techniques for large-scale data analysis in development 

●      Data cleaning and data integration methods

●      Speech interfaces and translation for local languages

●      Computer vision challenges and opportunities in low-resource settings

●      Understanding social networks and digital media in underserved regions


●      Design and evaluation of applications in health, financial services,  
education, agriculture, entertainment, and social media in underserved regions

●      Studies of large scale deployments of technology for social good

●      Internet policy and law for underserved communities

●      Critical analyses of technology in low resource contexts

●      Blockchain applications

●      Security analyses of systems used by marginalized communities

●      Additional relevant topics not covered above

The COMPASS conference will have a model of rolling submissions, as has been 
recently adopted by several other top conferences. As this is a transition year 
for the conference, there will be two separate submission dates. Papers 
submitted on the first deadline may be given the option of revise and resubmit 
for consideration of acceptance at the conference. Full papers will have a 
length limit of 7-10 pages (not including references). The conference will have 
a separate track for notes (short papers of 4 pages or fewer, focusing on a 
single topic). Please see the FAQ page for further clarifications. Details of 
the requirements for notes are below.

All submissions are due 11:59 pm UTC. Please submit at  Use the CHI 2018 Proceedings Format 
available here<>. See our 
FAQ<> if you still have questions!


January 12, 2018: Round one deadline for submission of Full Papers.

March 2, 2018: Notification of decisions for Full Papers submitted for round 

March 2, 2018: Round two deadline for submission of Full Papers.

March 30, 2018: Deadline for resubmission of round one papers that were not 
accepted, but invited to resubmit.

March 30, 2018: Deadline for Notes.

April 13, 2018: Notification of decisions for Full Papers submitted for round 

April 13, 2018: Notification of decisions on resubmitted Full Papers of round 
one and Notes.

May 4, 2018: Camera-ready of Full Papers accepted in rounds one and two and 
Notes due.

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