Submission Guidelines

Submissions to all tracks of DEBS 2016 are made through the DEBS 2016 submission site.

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished contributions to DEBS 2016. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and application papers.

Authors are required to adhere to the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.

Submissions will be accepted in the following tracks:

The conference adopts a double-blind review process for the research track, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' 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.

For all other tracks, submissions do not follow double-blind reviews. Information about the authors and their affiliations should be present in the paper.

Accepted papers for the research track, industry track, tutorial track, demos and posters, and grand challenge will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. Doctoral workshop papers will be posted on the conference web site.

Open Access Opportunities: 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.

Authors Take Note: A new policy by ACM will allow DEBS 2015 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.

Paper Format

Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two column ACM SIGS formatting standards. Authors are encouraged to make use of the ACM SIGS Proceedings templates.

Only PDF documents will be accepted.

Number of Pages

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

Research Track 12 pages
Industry Track 12 pages
Industry Experience reports 6 pages
Tutorial Proposal 3 pages
Grand Challenge Track 8 pages
Doctoral Symposium 4 pages
Posters and Demos 4 pages

Submission deadlines and other important dates can be found here.