Whether you have a mature contribution, an app, an idea you want to share or you are pursuing a PhD you can find the best venue for you:


Technical papers, Challenge papers and Doctoral Consortium papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Having a paper accepted at W4A guarantees a high visibility and good number of citations. As of October 2015, the average number of citations per article is 3.94 while each article has been downloaded 368 times on average.


Here we provide the latest version of the ACM templates to download.

Alternatively, consider the following:

Accessibility is Required

To avoid delays in approving your submissions, or to avoid potentially being rejected, ensure your paper submission has been created with accessibility fully addressed. The template above provides as much accessibility as possible within the template, but it is important to ensure the content added to it is also as accessible as possible. The following guide is provided to help you with creating a paper that will be accessible when it is save as a PDF file for submission:

Converting Word to Accessible PDF

Important Dates

Important dates:

  • Submissions to Main Track: January 17, 2018
  • Submissions to Accessibility Challenge, IBM PWD Award and Doctoral Consortium: January 21, 2018
  • Author Notification: February 12, 2018
  • Rebuttal Period: February 12-16, 2018
  • Final Decisions: February 23, 2018
  • Camera Ready Copy Due: March 12, 2018

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


All technical and communication paper submissions and Accessibility Challenge abstracts are made through the W4A 2018 OpenConf Conference Management System.