Paper Submissions

Please ensure that your paper is a suitably anonymised pdf document, and meets the requirements for double-blind reviewing, see section below.

Submission of papers will be managed through EasyChair,, a comprehensive conference paper management system. First create your own account there then login and follow the prompts to submit your anonymous paper for double blind reviewing. If there are any issues with submission, please email

Double-blind Reviewing Requirements

It is standard practice that identities of reviewers are not made known to authors. The double-blind review process extends this principle so that reviewers do not know the identity of authors. This process requires authors to refrain from identifying themselves in their own paper. Below are some considerations.

  • In place of the usual author and address details, put "Author details suppressed" or something equivalent. Where there are more than three authors contributing to a paper, limit the number of author spaces to three in the anonymised version.
  • Refrain from references to your university or campus by name. If you feel that a description of your university is in some way salient to the paper, use generalities. For example, use "our University" instead of "Maintown University of Technology".
  • Do not cite more than one of your past papers. Remember that authors will have the opportunity to revise their accepted paper before they are printed, so you will be able to add such information into the revised version. Avoid expressions like "In earlier work we …" followed by a citation of a paper authored by yourself.
  • If you have an acknowledgements section, omit it for the blind submission.
  • Once you have a pdf copy of your paper, see how well it is blinded. Some pdf creation software includes document properties such as the author name or institution. Some operating systems will show such document properties in the PDF version. Be especially careful to disguise or remove these properties.

In general, apply good judgement when preparing your submission, to maintain the integrity of the double-blind process. Submissions that allow the author to be identified may be returned to you for editing, or may be edited by the program chairs to remove the specific identifying material.

Guidelines for Authors

Papers must be between 4 and 10 pages long. Papers are required to conform to the formatting guidelines of the ACM Conference paper guides ACM SIG Proceedings Templates.

Submissions must be in English and must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this conference.

The accepted format for submissions is Portable Document Format (PDF). Microsoft Word and Latex template files are available at the website link above.

By submitting to the conference, authors accept that they are aware of the Guidelines on Research Practice in Computer Science by the Computer Research and Education Association (CORE). In particular, authors are encouraged to review the points on authorship.


Papers are to be submitted via the ACE2017 Easychair Submission Site, and will be reviewed by a minimum of three members of the program committee.

Upon logging into the system, please select "New Submission" and proceed through the steps for submission.


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