CLOSED Call for Papers: Special Issue on Computational Materials

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Submissions Due: 1 December 2020

Title and abstracts due: 17 November 2020 (email

Full manuscripts due: 1 December 2020 (via

Publication: July-September 2021

Mark Weiser’s initial inspirational words about computing technologies of the 21st century were that “they weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.’’ This was meant metaphorically, but 30 years removed from the early days of ubiquitous computing, we see that our technological advances have enabled the development of computational artifacts that address three major challenges: power, manufacturing cost, and physical form factor. Gregory D. Abowd recently referred to the possibility of an Internet of Materials based on computational materials. This special issue seeks articles that address this general vision, with potential areas of focus including:

  • Self-sustainable computing and interaction technologies
  • eTextiles
  • On the body
  • Tangible computing artifacts
  • Alternative manufacturing of computing via additive techniques or nano-manufacturing
  • Conformable electronics
  • Printed electronics
  • Organic electronics
  • Mechanical meta-materials
  • Power-savvy computational architectures
  • Energy-harvesting techniques

Submission Guidelines

Articles submitted to IEEE Pervasive Computing should not exceed 6,000 words, including all text, abstract, keywords, bibliography, biographies, and table text. The word count must include 250 words for each table and figure. References should be limited to at most 20 citations (40 for survey papers). Authors are encouraged, but not required, to use a template for submission (accepted articles will ultimately be typeset by magazine staff for publication). View the Author Information page


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Guest editors:

  • Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Yoshihiro Kawahara, University of Tokyo
  • Lucy Dunne, University of Minnesota