Paper Submission Guidelines

To submit a full research paper, research in progress paper or product/prototype paper please use the button beside which will redirect you to the EasyChair system.

Regular & Short Papers

Submissions should be formatted following the Springer LNCS guidelines, using the Microsoft Word template. The submission via EasyChair should be in the PDF format (file extension .pdf).
As to the paper lengths the following guidelines apply:

  • Full research papers: 16 pages
  • Research in progress papers: 8 pages

These page limits include all related pages (including first page, references, etc.). All submissions (except products & prototypes) must be anonymized for double-blind review.

Research in Progress Papers will be published as a separate conference booklet (copyright remains with the authors). This booklet will be published online and as a printed booklet from the University/Institute. For all papers, at least one author has to register for the conference before April 14th 2017.

Products & Prototypes

The Products & Prototypes Track is intended to showcase implementations of innovative IT artifacts (i.e., constructs, models, methods). The track provides an opportunity to demonstrate and discuss emerging IT artifacts with researchers and practitioners. Submissions for the Products & Prototypes Track should comprise the following sections in no more than 5 pages:

  • Introduction
  • Design of the artifact (e.g., problem statement, use cases, intended user groups, list of features)
  • Significance to research (e.g., innovativeness of the artifact)
  • Significance to practice (e.g., usefulness of the artifact)
  • Evaluation of the artifact (e.g., in laboratory or field settings)
  • If available, screencast of or link to an implementation of the artifact

Accepted submission will be published in the DESRIST conference proceedings (Springer LNCS). For formatting guidelines for accepted papers please refer to paper Springer LNCS formatting guidelines.