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PerFab 2013 : PerFab: Workshop on Personal and Pervasive Fabrication


When Sep 9, 2013 - Sep 9, 2013
Where Zurich, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2013
Notification Due Jun 19, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 23, 2013
Categories    personal fabrication   ubiquitous computing   digital fabrication

Call For Papers


PerFab 2013 - 1st International Workshop on Personal and Pervasive Fabrication
September 9, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland
in conjunction with the
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013)

Recently, technologies for fabricating real-world objects and products that can be designed
and built directly by the end-user have decreased in costs and are increasingly common.
These technologies are expected to have a great impact on society. However, there is a
great need to explore many novel research challenges and issues before the idea of
personal fabrication becomes truly pervasive and applicable to the wider public. Our workshop
is aimed at facilitating discussion and exploration of these challenges. We encourage
submissions of research papers, work-in-progress papers with interesting preliminary results,
and position papers. Attendance at the workshop is not limited, as anyone may register and
attend. The long-term goal is to gather a community of researchers and establish this workshop
as a leading forum for research dissemination in the area.


We invite researchers from various disciplines (human-computer interaction, user interfaces,
computer graphics, geometry modeling, visualization, computational design, fabrication, and
rapid prototyping) to submit to our workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- user interfaces for designing fabricatable objects
- geometric modeling tools for fabrication
- fabrication-aware analysis of 3D models
- computational design of objects that takes fabrication constraints into account
- rapid prototyping technologies that are novel and low-cost
- new materials for fabrication
- crowd sourcing for designing fabricatable objects
- representation and visualization of physically realizable objects
- simulation of physically realizable objects


Submissions can either be notes with a maximum length of four pages, or full papers with
a maximum length of eight pages (landscape formats). We encourage submissions of
research papers, work-in-progress papers with interesting preliminary results that can
lead to more future work, and position papers.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.
The review process is a double blind review, so submissions must be anonymized.
Submissions should not contain any proprietary or confidential information
at the time of publication. Submitted papers cannot be previously published
or be under simultaneous review for other conferences, journals, or workshops.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library and the UbiComp 2013
conference supplemental proceedings, if at least one of the authors registers for
the conference and attends the workshop to present the paper.

Submission Templates:
Submission Website:
Workshop Website:


- June 1, 2013: Paper submission deadline
- June 19, 2013: Notification of accepted papers
- June 23, 2013: Camera-ready version of workshop papers due
- September 9, 2013: Day of workshop


Manfred Lau Lancaster University
Christian Weichel Lancaster University
Nicolas Villar Microsoft Research Cambridge

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