DDM 2017 – Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for papers and other submissions

The conference allows for four distinct types of submissions:
1. Research papers
2. Exploratory papers on ongoing research and innovative projects
3. Technology demonstrators
4. Panels on pertinent issues

Research papers

These papers should have a strong focus on scientific rigour and may be a maximum of 20 pages (excluding references, tables/figures, and appendix). Papers in this track will be peer reviewed for rigour, relevance, originality and clarity of presentation. Abstracts or incomplete papers will not be accepted.

Exploratory papers

These papers describe novel concepts, works-in-progress, reflections, manifestos or other ideas and issues that are not currently suitable for a complete research paper. They may be a maximum of 5 pages. Papers in this section will also be peer reviewed, but the focus is on relevance more than scientific rigour.

For both research papers and exploratory papers, please follow the publisher Springer’s guidelines for conference proceedings: https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines.

Please use the following templates:
ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip (latex)
ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/word/splnproc1110.zip (Word)
http://resource-cms.springer.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/7117506/data/v1/Microsoft+Word+2003+Proceedings+Templates (old Word template)

Submission site


Technology demonstrators

Proposals for technology demonstrators (two pages) should include a description of the demo, objectives, examples of testing and application and, if possible, a URL where the technology can be viewed.


Proposals for panels (two pages) should include motivation, objectives, expected outcomes, approach to audience interaction and panel members. Panels are currently planned to be 1.5 hours long. Panels proposal will also be peer reviewed.

All submissions must be made via the conference submission system web site. Submissions should be written in English and non-English speakers are encouraged to have their submissions reviewed for language prior to submission. Submissions should be formatted using 12 point Times-Roman font on A4 sized paper. Accepted research and exploratory papers should be revised according to reviewer comments and resubmitted by the deadline.

Publication options

Option 1: Both research papers and exploratory papers are eligible for inclusion in a conference proceeding (published by Springer).
Option 2: Research papers are eligible for inclusion in a journal special issue (a credible journal in the field of deliberation). A further selection process will be implemented.