Call for papers

The ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (ACM SAP) provides an intimate forum for researchers who combine knowledge, methods, and insights from perception research and computer science disciplines. This includes such disciplines as cognitive psychology, perceptual psychology, psychophysics, behavior-analysis, and neuroscience on the perceptual side and computer graphics, computer vision, visualization, virtual reality and human-computer interfaces on the visual computing side.

The interdisciplinary focus of this conference acknowledges that the various scientific disciplines in perception research and computer science research use different but complementary methods to address fundamentally similar questions. As such, combinations of knowledge, methods, and/or insights from the different fields can help to advance all of the applied perception fields.

ACM SAP 2021 will take place on the 16th and 17th September, 2021 online (hosted by Inria Rennes). Although we encourage in-person attendance, the organizers plan to have online streaming and interaction options for virtual attendance for both attendees and speakers. More details will be provided as the situation evolves.

Submission. Submission should be sent using the link We invite submissions of original work in all areas of applied perception, including all sensory modalities (vision, haptics, acoustics, proprioception, etc.). We welcome short and long papers submissions respectively up to 4 and 8 pages (not including references or appendices). The focus of the work can be either perceptual or computational, but each submission must include elements of both perception and computing. Research that is not accepted as a paper will automatically be considered for the poster session. Authors will have the option to decline to have their work be considered as a poster. Detailed submission and review guidelines are available on the conference website in the Information for Authors section.

Invited ACM TAP Journal Publication. Under an agreement with the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) and the ACM Publications Board, the strongest accepted papers will be offered publication as full papers in the ACM journal TAP (instead of appearing in the proceedings). Authors of such special issue papers must agree to present the paper at ACM SAP. As has always been the case, authors of regular ACM SAP papers can still submit to TAP regular issues with appropriate additions. Papers that have been recommended for acceptance in the ACM TAP journal will undergo a second review cycle, during which the authors will revise the paper to address reviewer concerns.

Paper submission deadlines

Each deadline is 5PM PARIS TIME on the stated day, no matter where the submitter is located.

Papers recommended for TAP additional deadlines

Each deadline is 5PM PARIS TIME on the stated day, no matter where the submitter is located.

Topics of interest

SAP welcomes submissions related to all topics relevant to both perception and computer science such as:
Application of perceptual research to any area of computer science, including but not limited to:

Applications of computer science to any area of perception, including but not limited to: Emerging topics such as:

Call for posters

We anticipate that we will have a call for posters to be presented in a dedicated session. We will decide on the presentation format closer to the conference date and depending on numbers.

Poster abstracts will be included in files given to attendees. Posters will be shown in a special cocktail + virtual poster session.