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The submission process for research and practice papers has now closed.

Workshop, poster, demo proposals are still being accepted via ConfTool


  1. Research Track papers should be submitted as full papers for peer review and for inclusion in the IJDC as reviewed papers. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages (excluding references & appendices).  Submissions must use the template
  2. Practice Track papers should be submitted as extended abstracts for peer review. These should be no more than 1000 words. On acceptance, we will request a final paper of no more than 10 pages. A subset will be published in the IJDC as general articles. Submissions must use the template.
  3. Workshop proposals should include a title and overview of the workshop, plus any additional information e.g. draft programme, speakers, audience  and maximum numbers. The workshops will take place pre and post conference.
  4. Posters and demonstration proposals should include a title and an abstract.

Submission Template

The submission template must be used for Research/Practice papers.

Our template serves both as a means of formatting your submission and as an example of the required layout itself, providing a variety of examples in the complex area of citations and references.

Download the submissions template in either Microsoft Word format (85 KiB) or Open Document Format (56 KiB).

If you have any queries about the template please contact us

Poster Instructions

Minute Madness PPT Template

If your poster submission is accepted you will be required to produce a poster for display at the conference and to submit a PDF of the poster prior to the conference. There will be a dedicated presentation session in the main auditorium at which each poster author or representative will be invited to give a short one minute pitch for their poster/demo. Each presenter will be allowed one PowerPoint slide for display during the one-minute presentation.

The ideal poster should be designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work and initiate discussion. Posters need to be as simple and as clear as possible with an emphasis on graphics rather than text. Posters should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. A1 portrait or landscape (approximately 594mm x 841mm).
  2. Your poster should be one piece and not made up of separate sections.
  3. Finish: Laminate
  4. Your poster should include title, author(s) names, affiliations, institutional logos, where appropriate, and email addresses.

There will be a prize for the best poster.


The workshops will be scheduled pre and post conference i.e Monday 14 January and Thursday 17 January, workshops may also take place on Friday 18 January if there is sufficient demand.

Workshop submissions can be for a half-day or a full day and should fit with the conference themes.

Workshops can either be fully funded by the proposers in which case they will be free to delegates, or workshops can be fee based but the minimum cost will need to be underwritten by the proposers. All  workshops will be run in partnership with the DCC. Please email us if you require further information.