Aug 16-19, 2023

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Welcome to the ACM SIGCAS/SIGCHI Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies

Inspired by the broad agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, COMPASS is an international forum for the presentation and publication of original research that supports the growth of sustainable societies worldwide, from disciplines including computer and information sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, and engineering.

City of Cape Town, South Africa

Open Calls for Participation

COMPASS’23 offers authors many opportunities to publish and present work, interact, discuss, and learn. Please join us!

Papers provisionally accepted to the ACM Journal on Computing and Sustainable Societies by 15 June 2023 will be invited to present at the conference.

Update (12 May 2023): Deadlines for all submissions have been extended to 1 June 2023 (AoE).

Track Deadline
Short papers and posters 15 May 2023 (AoE)
1 June 2023 (AoE)
Demos 15 May 2023 (AoE)
1 June 2023 (AoE)
Open Sessions: Panels and workshops 15 May 2023 (AoE)
1 June 2023 (AoE)
23 May 2023
Doctoral and Masters Consortium 1 May 2023
1 June 2023
COMPASS Academy: Shadow PC Reviewing 17 March 2023 (AoE)
Program Committee and Reviewers

Please nominate yourself as a reviewer or jury member for any of the tracks above
15 May 2023 (AoE)
Steering Committee and Future conference Hosts open


Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, Waterfront,
Cape Town



The conference schedule will be published here as soon as the timetable has been finalized. Below you will find a tentative schedule of events.

Please note that workshops and panels should be submitted to the open sessions track. The workshop days are multi-track and the plenary days are currently planned for a single-track.

Day Description
16 August Workshops (approx. 3-4 parallel sessions)
17 August Plenary – keynote, short and long papers, panels
Exhibit – demos, posters
18 August Plenary – keynote, short and long papers,panels
Exhibit – demos, posters
19 August Workshops (approx. 3-4 parallel sessions)
Site visits and sustainable tours
9:30 – 10:30 am

October 15th

Day 2 registration
10:30 – 11:30 am

October 15th

Workshop: Top trends and predictions for content that will dominate next year

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Jerome Bell

Strategic Advisor, Shopify

Jenny Wilson

UX Designer, Glassdoor

11:30 am – 13:00 pm

October 15th

Product strategy: Defining your strategy, tactics, metrics & roadmap

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Marvin McKinney

Product Manager, Google

13:00 – 14:00 pm

October 15th

Interlude: attendee dinner
14:00 – 16:00 pm

October 15th

Panel: State of speed tooling

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Cameron Williamson

Co-Founder, Invision LTD

16:00 – 17:00 pm

October 15th

Group discussion: How to align and empower cross-team success

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Albert Flores

Principal Consultant, Twitch

Esther Howard

VP of Strategy, Stretto Inc.

17:00 – 19:00 pm

October 15th

Closing farewell party

Join our 2023 edition and enjoy Cape Town.

Early birds available until July 1st.

After that, our fees increase, so be quick!

Aug 16-19


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Organizing Committee

Melissa Densmore

General Chair, chair@compass.acm.org

Josiah Chavula

Program Co-Chair, pc@compass.acm.org

Monojit Choudhury

Program Co-Chair, pc@compass.acm.org