Research Track

The research papers track is open to research contributions. Papers submitted in this track will be thoroughly reviewed for novelty, relevance, technical quality and scientific soundness by the members of the research track program committee. The track distinguishes two paper types:

  • Regular research paper with novel research contribution and extensive evaluation. These are simply the standard research papers that bring original research content in the usual structure.

  • Empirical / Experience / Reproduction / Case Study (EERCS) papers that place more emphasis on empirical evaluation, real life experience, reproduction or case study. In this group, papers should describe new experience with existing approaches or methodologies. Both positive and negative reproduction studies are welcome

The submission deadlines are listed on the important dates page.

Submissions must be appropriately anonymized for the double blind submission process. Please see the Double Blind FAQ for more details.

Submissions are made via Easychair and must be in the standard ACM format for conference proceedings. More specifically, the double column formats have to be used for all paper submissions: Latex preferred, Word. Papers must not exceed 10 pages, which includes figures and tables, but not references and appendices. The camera ready version of the accepted papers may use up to 2 extra pages to remove anonymization and address potential shepherding comments, but may not add significant non reviewed content.

To promote research reproducibility, the authors of the accepted research papers in this track are encouraged to submit an artifact to the conference Artifact Track. After the artifact review, such papers will be awarded an artifact badge following the ACM Artifact Review and Badging policy.

The conference Award Committee will recognize the best submissions, judged by multiple relevant factors, with an ACM/SPEC Best Paper Award award.

Instructions for Authors from ACM

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Program Chairs

  • Cristina Abad, Escuela Superior Polit├ęcnica del Litoral, ESPOL, Ecuador
  • Weiyi Shang, University of Waterloo, Canada


Submissions to be made via Easychair.

Program Committee