Submission Guidelines

DEBS uses EasyChair to handle paper registrations and submissions:

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Authors Take Note: A new policy by ACM will allow DEBS 2017 to make the proceedings available ahead of the conference via the ACM Digital Library. Thus, the official publication date is the date the proceedings appear in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

The conference adopts a double-blind review process for the research track, where neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities. This means that papers must not list or otherwise identify the authors. References to previous work should be done in the third person as to not reveal the identities of the authors. Research track submissions that are not anonymous may be rejected without review.

Paper Format

Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two column “sigconf” ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and Word (Win / Mac)
can be downloaded from here.

Only PDF documents will be accepted.

Number of Pages

Papers including references must not exceed the given number of pages for the respective submission category:

Research Track 12 pages
Industry Track 12 pages
Tutorial Proposal 3 pages
Grand Challenge Track 8 pages
Doctoral Symposium 4 pages
Demos 4 pages
Poster 2 pages

Additional material to support the reviewers may be provided by means of a clearly marked appendix section. Note, that any additional material is neither subject to the reviews nor will it be included as part of the proceedings.

Copyright Agreement

The authors of accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright agreements, in accordance with the recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include new opportunities for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement.

Submission deadlines and other important dates can be found here.