ACM BuildSys 2020 welcomes exciting demonstrations of novel technologies, applications, and hardware for the built environment as well as posters showing promising early work. We seek participation from both industry and academia for demonstrations and posters. Selection of demonstration and posters will be based on a short abstract, evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as the potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas at the conference.

The demo and poster session is a great forum to share your early stage work to the broader audience. Accepted abstracts will appear in the regular conference proceedings. At least one author of every accepted demonstration or poster abstract is required to register and attend the conference.

Topics of Interest

We welcome all topics that align with the Buildsys main conference topics of interest

Poster abstract

Poster abstracts should report on research work where at least some preliminary results are available, but they need not necessarily describe completed work. An easel will be provided for all posters. All poster abstract submissions must strictly adhere to the formatting guidelines specified below.

Demo abstract

Demo abstracts should describe both the technology being showcased as well as the user experience of the demo. All demo abstract submissions must strictly adhere to the formatting guidelines specified below. The authors of the accepted demos will be invited to submit a short video together with the camera-ready version of the abstract.

Submission and Formatting Instructions

Abstract submissions should be no more than 2 pages and must follow a double column format. All figures, appendices, and references must fit within this limit. Paper reviewing is single-blind and submissions should list author names on the front page.

Your submission must be in PDF format with all fonts embedded, and be formatted according to the official ACM Proceedings format. Submissions that do not meet the page limit, size, and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available here. Please note that you must use the “Strict Adherence to SIGS style” template option. Note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9-pt. Please refer to publication chair's Note as well as the User Guide of the new class.

Due to the short interval between the notification of acceptance and the camera-ready deadline, we strongly encourage authors to follow the camera-ready formatting guidelines as closely as possible even for the initial abstract submission.

Important Dates and Submission Link

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 15th, 2020, 11:59:59pm  EDT
  • Notification of acceptance: : Oct. 20th, 2020, 11:59:59pm  EDT 
  • Camera-ready abstract: Oct. 25th, 2020, 11:59:59pm  EDT 
  • Submission site:

If you have any questions, please contact the posters and demo chair: 
Dan Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China) and Dezhi Hong (University of California, San Diego, USA)