Technical Papers

Deadline extension until January 17th (abstract on January 14th)

Technical papers and communications should be in full paper format: maximum 10-pages (without references) for technical papers or maximum 4-pages (without references) for communication papers. This includes all figures and tables; 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 program committee. Submissions MUST contain substantial original, unpublished material. Please refer to the ACM policy on plagiarism for guidance.

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 program committee populated by the field’s top researchers, will tarnish your reputation.

Technical papers (including communications) qualify for the Web Accessibility Challenge Delegates Award

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


Authors using Word: please use the ACM Interim Template. Download a pdf example of the Word template.

Authors using LaTex: Use the “sample-sigconf.tex” template. Please see instructions at

Please also take into account the General Writing Guidelines for Technology and People with Disabilities.

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 saved as a PDF file for submission:

Converting Word to Accessible PDF


Submit your paper to the OpenConf system using the following link:

OpenConf Paper Submission


If you have any questions relating to the submission process, please email