Technical and Communication Papers

Technical papers should have a clear and well-defined technical/scientific contribution, preferably evaluated with the target population. Communication papers may include shorter and more focused contributions, such as work in progress, experience reports from researchers and practitioners, and late-breaking works. In the interest of reproducibility, authors are encouraged, where possible, to share their code and/or data as a supplementary material accompanying their submission.

Both 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. Authors should submit their papers in PDF format and include the corresponding source file(s) (Word or LaTeX, see Templates section).

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 Submissions MUST contain substantial original, unpublished material.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.


Authors using Word: please use the ACM Interim Template. You may download a PDF example of the Word template.

Authors using LaTeX: please use the “sample-sigconf.tex” template. Please see instructions under the ‘LaTeX Authors’ section.

The ACM LaTeX template on Overleaf platform is also available to all ACM authors.

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


Please submit your paper (source file(s), paper in PDF format and supplementary materials, if any) via the OpenConf system.


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