LIMITS aims to foster discussion on the impact of present or future ecological, material, energetic, and/or societal limits on computing. These topics are seldom discussed in contemporary computing research. The medium-term aim of the workshop is to foster concrete 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.
Daniel Pargman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, email@example.com (co-chair)
Barath Raghavan, ICSI, firstname.lastname@example.org (co-chair)
Jay Chen, NYU, email@example.com
Elina Eriksson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Nardi, UC Irvine, email@example.com
Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Stockholm University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Patterson, Westmont College, email@example.com
Debra Richardson, UC Irvine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Tomlinson, UC Irvine, email@example.com
Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library. As a result, the usual camera ready procedures common to other workshops and conferences published by ACM are necessary for LIMITS 2016 authors. All camera ready submissions should be submitted via the review system. Papers should use the new ACM templates available here. More information can be found here.
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 concrete 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.
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:
Paper submission deadline (extended): March 18, 2016
Paper reviews available: April 5, 2016
Camera-ready paper deadline: April 30, 2016
Papers should adhere to the following guidelines:
Reviewing will be non-blind; authors should include their names and contact information.
Papers can be cited as: "In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computing within Limits (LIMITS '16), Irvine, CA, USA, 2016. ACM" or, alternatively, "LIMITS '16: In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computing within Limits, Irvine, CA, USA, 2016. ACM". See the ACM Digital Library LIMITS '16 Table of Contents for an official list of papers and citation information.
Humility, Discomfort & Awe: Developing our capacity for longer-term thinking
Lisa Nathan (UBC)
|10:30||Paper Session 1|
|A Strategy For Limits-Aware Computing
Jay Chen (NYU)
|Refactoring Society: Systems Complexity in an Age of Limits
Barath Raghavan (ICSI) and Daniel Pargman (KTH)
|11:30||Breakout session 1: How did you arrive at LIMITS?|
Quantifying the Energy Challenge: A physics perspective
Tom Murphy (UCSD)
|2:30||Paper Session 2|
|A Circular Commons for Digital Devices
David Franquesa, Leandro Navarro, and Xavier Bustamante (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
|3D Printing: A Future Collapse-Compliant Means of Production
Samantha McDonald (UMBC)
|3:40||Paper Session 3|
|Whose Future Is It Anyway? Limits within Policy Modeling
Somya Joshi, Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Andreas Gazis (Stockholm University), and Daniel Pargman (KTH)
|Computing beyond Gender-Imposed Limits
Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Cornell), Nova Ahmed (North South University), Faheem Hussain (SUNY Korea), and Neha Kumar (Georgia Tech)
|4:20||Invited Discussion: Tapan Parikh (UC Berkeley / Cornell Tech)|
|4:40||Breakout session 2: Brainstorming: what projects/studies would you like to do or have someone else do?|
Alternative Agricultural Systems for Sustainable Food Production
Sarah Lovell (UIUC)
|10:30||Paper Session 4|
|A Report from an Online Course on Global Disruption and Information Technology
Bill Tomlinson (UC Irvine), Donald Patterson (Westmont), and Bonnie Nardi (UC Irvine)
Douglas Schuler (Evergreen State College)
|Taming Limits with Approximate Networking
Junaid Qadir (ITU-Punjab), Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Liang Wang, and Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge)
|1:00||Paper Session 5|
|The Limits of Our Imagination: Design Fiction as a Strategy for Engaging with Dystopian Futures
Joshua Tanenbaum, Marcel Pufal, and Karen Tanenbaum (UC Irvine)
|Macroscopically Sustainable Networking: On Internet Quines
Barath Raghavan (ICSI) and Shaddi Hasan (UC Berkeley)
|2:00||Breakout session 3: Collaborations: grants, papers, projects.|
|2:30||Paper Session 6|
|Limits to the Sharing Economy
Daniel Pargman, Elina Eriksson (KTH), and Adrian Friday (Lancaster University)
|Navigating Connectivity in Reduced Infrastructure Environments
Paul Schmitt and Elizabeth Belding (UC Santa Barbara)
|3:30||Paper Session 7|
|Are there limits to growth in data traffic?: On time use, data generation and speed
Mike Hazas, Janine Morley, Oliver Bates, and Adrian Friday (Lancaster University)
|Situating Shelter Design and Provision in ICT Discourse for Scarce-resource Contexts
Samar Sabie (University of Toronto), Maha Salman (Yorkville University), and Steve Easterbrook (University of Toronto)
|4:10||Breakout session 4: Dear Colleague Letters.|
The workshop will be held at the University of California, Irvine campus. Additional travel/location details will appear here.
We plan to set up full videoconferencing / simulcast of the workshop so that those who cannot travel to the workshop can participate.
Please contact Bonnie Nardi to discuss travel arrangements at firstname.lastname@example.org.