The LIMITS workshop aims to foster discussion on the impact of present and future ecological, material, energetic, and societal limits on computing. These topics are seldom discussed in contemporary computing research. A key aim of the workshop is to promote innovative, concrete research, potentially of an interdisciplinary nature, that focuses on technologies, critiques, techniques, and contexts for computing within fundamental economic and ecological limits. A longer-term goal is to build a community around relevant topics and research. We hope to impact society through the design and development of computing systems in the abundant present for use in a future of limits. This year LIMITS will be a distributed workshop between USC, Los Angeles and University of Bristol, UK. LIMITS in the UK will be co-located with ICT4S in Bristol, UK.
Oliver Bates, Lancaster University, firstname.lastname@example.org (co-chair)
Eli Blevis, Indiana University, email@example.com
Jay Chen, New York University - Abu Dhabi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elina Eriksson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, email@example.com
Kurtis Heimerl, University of Washington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lara Houston, Goldsmiths, University of London, email@example.com
Ann Light, University of Sussex, firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Mann, Otago Polytechnic, email@example.com
Bonnie Nardi, University of California - Irvine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Nathan, University of British Columbia, email@example.com
Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Stockholm University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Birgit Penzenstadler, California State University - Long Beach, email@example.com
Barath Raghavan, USC, firstname.lastname@example.org (co-chair)
Christian Remy, Aarhus University, email@example.com
Douglas Schuler, Evergreen State College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Tomlinson, University of California - Irvine, email@example.com
Bonnie Nardi, UC Irvine
Barath Raghavan, USC
Karla Carter (ACM SIGCAS chair), Bellevue University
LIMITS aims to foster research on the impact of present or future ecological, material, energetic, and/or societal limits on computing and computing research to respond to such limits. The medium-term aim of the workshop is to foster research, potentially of an interdisciplinary nature, that innovates on technologies, techniques, and contexts for computing within fundamental limits. A longer-term goal is to build a community around relevant topics and research. A goal of this community is to impact society through the design and development of computing systems in the abundant present for use in a future of limits and/or scarcity. A recent article in the Communications of the ACM provides a good primer on Computing within Limits.
We envision two broad categories of papers: "discussion papers" and "systems papers" (see below). Submissions do not need to strictly fit into either category. All papers should succinctly frame the limits that are of interest to the author(s).
Discussion papers explore the nature of limits and computing. Good discussion contributions will detail the nature of the limits of interest, describe their impact on computing, and present directions for future research. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Systems papers describe the design, implementation, and evaluation of computing systems that work within or help cope with limits. Also of interest are evaluations of systems that fail due to limits. Good systems contributions will address problems that meet present or future societal needs, describe clear limits and operational boundaries, and provide a detailed evaluation of the system in question. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Call for papers to be announced August 2019.