Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

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Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
Former names
Personal Technologies
Discipline Ubiquitous computing
Language English
Edited by Peter James Thomas
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
License CC-BY-NC 2.5
ISSN 1617-4909 (print)
1617-4917 (web)

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1997. It covers original research on ubiquitous and pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, and handheld, wearable and mobile information devices, with a focus on user experience and interaction design issues. The journal publishes a mixture of issues themed on specific topics, or organised around scientific workshops, and original research papers.

Google Scholar reports the h-index as 36 (h-median:57). According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 1.616 (5-year IF 1.461) ranking it 23rd out of 78 journals (Q2) in the category "Telecommunications" and 39th out of 135 (Q2) in the category "Computer Science/Information Systems".[1] The current score is 200. The average time between submission and the start of production averaged over 5 years is 157 working days.

PUC has a team of 10 Editors, 14 Associate Editors and an editorial board of 50 academic and commercial researchers. The editor-in-chief is Peter Thomas (Manifesto Group). The journal is published by Springer Science+Business Media.

Editorial Teams (August 2014)[edit]



  • Stephen Brewster University of Glasgow, UK
  • Anind K. Dey Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Hans-W. Gellersen Lancaster University, UK
  • Lars Erik Holmquist Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Matt Jones University of Wales, Swansea, UK
  • Jofish Kaye, Yahoo Labs, US
  • Chris Schmandt MIT Media Lab, US
  • Rob Macredie Brunel University, UK
  • Phil Stenton BBC, UK


  • Alan Chamberlain, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Albrecht Schmidt, Lancaster University, UK
  • Alexandra Weilenmann, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Antti Oulasvirta, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Ben Peyton-Jones, Exeter NHS Trust, UK
  • Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Eija Kaasinen, VTT, Finland
  • Emilia Barakova, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Enrico Rukzio, Lancaster University, UK
  • Gillian Hayes, UC Irvine, USA
  • Mark Dunlopm University of Glasgow, UK
  • Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Yunchuan Sun, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China


  • Victoria Bellotti, Xerox PARC, USA;
  • Mark Billinghurst, University of Washington, USA;
  • Staffan Bjork, Victoria Institute, Sweden;
  • Luca Chittaro, Universita di Udine, Italy;
  • Allison Druin, University of Maryland, USA;
  • Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, UK;
  • Anne Ekholm, Nokia, Finland;
  • Karamjit S. Gill, University of Wales, Newport, UK;
  • David Goodman, Rutgers University, USA;
  • Richard Harper, Microsoft, UK;
  • Kori Inkpen, Simon Fraser University, Canada;
  • Steve Jones, University of Waikato, New Zealand;
  • James Katz, Bellcore, USA;
  • Jay Kistler, DEC Systems Research Labs, USA;
  • Rich Ling, Telenor R&D, Norway;
  • Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany;
  • Peter Ljungstrand, Play Research Studio, Sweden;
  • Patti Maes, MIT Media Laboratory, USA;
  • Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich Inst Informationssyteme, Switzerland;
  • Donald Norman, Nielsen Norman Group, USA;
  • Kent L. Norman, University of Maryland, USA;
  • Stephan Pink, University of Arizona, USA;
  • Thomas Strang, German Aerospace Center, Germany;
  • Yasuyuki Sumi, Kyoto University, Japan;
  • Harold Thimbleby, UCC, UK;
  • C-K Toh, University of London, UK;
  • Theo Ungerer, Universitat Augsburg Inst. Informatik, Germany;
  • Sen Wang, Eastman Kodak Company, USA;
  • Terry Winograd, Stanford University, USA;
  • Steve Woolgar, Oxford University, UK;
  • Shumin Zhai, IBM Almaden, Research Center, USA.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Academic OneFile, Academic Search, Compendex, Computer Science Index, Current Abstracts, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology, Digital Bibliography & Library Project, Ergonomics Abstracts, Inspec,, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Scopus.


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