Technical papers

Technical papers and communications should be in full paper format: 8-10 pages for technical papers, 4 pages for communication papers. This includes all figures, tables, and references; over-length or incorrectly formatted submissions may be rejected without reviews. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which are accessible to the general public via the ACM Digital Library website. The official language of the Conference is English and accepted papers require at least one author to attend to present the work. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the programme committee. Submissions MUST contain substantial original, unpublished material. Please refer to the ACM policy on plagiarism for guidance. Produce an accessible PDF version of the paper.

Papers will not be blinded – In this way we encourage a degree of self-policing: submissions are not blinded, therefore submitting immature work, to be read by a programme committee populated by the field’s top researchers, will tarnish your reputation.


Find the templates available at the ACM website. Consider the following:

Important Dates

  • Deadline for all submissions: January 23, 2015
  • Author Rebuttal Period: from February 24-28, 2015
  • Final decisions by March 4, 2015
  • Camera ready deadline: March 13, 2015

NB: All finish at Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Submission system

If your paper is about a working system or application you have the opportunity to demo it at the TPG Challenge. You will automatically qualify for the delegates award of the TPG Challenge. To do so, email the PC chairs and the TPG challenge chairs and let them know your willingness to enter in the TPG Challenge.

If your paper is accepted you don’t need to submit an extra paper to show a demo; if it gets rejected you will have to shape your original paper in a 2-pages challenge paper. If you prefer, you are free to submit papers to both venues, as usual.

Click here to start your submission

The Wearable Web

May 18-20, 2015 - Florence, Italy

Important dates
» March 4 — notifications
» March 13 — camera ready deadline
» April 1 — early registration ends


Intuit will award $2000 and $1000 to the best technical and communication papers

Google will sponsor 6 PhD students to participate in the W4A Doctoral Consortium

IBM will provide travel grants to the winners of the PwD Student Award

The Paciello Group will give the Judges' and Delegates' awards to the winners of the Accessibility Challenge

ACM SIGWEB sponsors the after-dinner "William Loughborough" keynote

ABILITY Magazine will highlight the winners of awards in a special editorial