Call for papers

Workshop topics

The workshop is intended to be a forum to share ideas that will help shape the future of interpersonal interactions at work and beyond, and to rethink the role of UbiComp as an enabler of new experiential and generative possibilities within the realm of the new blended experiences likely to emerge due to hybrid work and social arrangements. The main topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of robust models that capture people’s psychological aspects and social response to remote/hybrid arrange- ments (e.g., isolation, fatigue, stress, or burnout)
  • Methods and techniques for conducting in-the-wild studies, remote/hybrid data collection, and multi-modal sensing
  • Re-imagining creative and novel technological modalities to support blended experiences (e.g., conversational interfaces, wearables, textiles, eXtended reality)
  • Evaluation of security, privacy, and workplace surveillance in developing UbiComp technologies for blended experiences

Paper submission

Submission format

We plan for a full-day virtual workshop with submissions (4-6 pages, excluding references) that include completed and ongoing research works as well as position papers. The submission should be in PDF format. Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. All accepted workshop papers can be included in the ACM Digital Library (DL) and the supplemental proceedings. 

The submission template can be downloaded from ACM site.
Alternatively, the Overleaf version can be found here.

Latex documents should use the “sigconf” template style. Word users should use the interim template downloadable from the ACM site.

Submission site

Submission instructions

To select the appropriate track, choose “SIGCHI” in the field Society, “Ubicomp/ISWC 2021” as Conference, and, finally, pick “UbiComp/ISWC 2021 Workshop: SensiBlend” as Track .

Important dates

• Call for Papers (CfP): 15 April 2021
• Paper submission: 15 30 June 2021
• Notification to authors: 15 July 2021
• Camera-ready deadline: 31 July  6 August 2021 23:59, Anywhere on earth
• Workshop Day: 25 September 2021

Camera-ready submission

Submission format

For Word users, the source files should be in the same single column format (word documents will be converted to two-columns by a vendor). LaTeX users should use the “sigconf” style, which will change the source file to two columns.

Please refer to for more details. 

Submission site

Please kindly upload your camera-ready PDF (as “the final version”) via the PCS submission system:

ACM Copyright and Permission

Please fill out the PCS final submission form with the final title and authors names, making sure they match 100% what you have on the final PDF (if you include ‘Mike’ on the form but have ‘Michael’ on the PDF, you will be asked to correct and be consistent). This PCS data is sent to the ACM system and creates your ACM eForm and must match your final PDF for copyright reasons.

Participation to the workshop

At least one of the authors must register, attend and present the paper at the workshop venue so that the final paper will be included in UbiComp’21 proceedings.