Submission Instructions


Please submit your papers electronically via the EasyChair Conference Paper Submission System. The submission system is now open. A manuscript should only be submitted to one track. The deadline for all submissions is October 8, 2017. For up-to-date information about the conference and related events, please check the conference website at ( Any questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to the appropriate track chair(s) or the Program Chairs.


We welcome two types of submissions:


  1. Competitive Sessions – Submissions of fully developed papers are appropriate for consideration for competitive sessions. Competitive papers must be 50 pages or less, inclusive of all materials, including appendices and references. Shorter submissions (i.e. extended abstracts, work-in-progress) of 5-10 pages long can be considered for competitive sessions if they are advanced enough and show strong potential.

  2. Interactive Sessions – Shorter manuscripts or work-in-progress pieces that could benefit from informal feedback from other participants are appropriate for submission to the interactive sessions. These sessions are held in poster-style or roundtable discussion format that allows for interaction with other researchers with similar interests. Interactive submissions can be of an extended abstract nature with no more than 10 pages.


Please note that submitting a manuscript as a competitive paper does not necessarily mean it will end up in a competitive session. The best papers in each track will be placed into the competitive sessions while lesser-developed papers will be placed in interactive sessions.  The number of competitive papers we can accept for the conference is limited and therefore sometimes fully developed papers will be placed in an interactive format session due to space considerations.