[conference submission system]


Review phase:

Papers, workshops, exhibitions, conversations, doctoral colloquium: use ConfTool conference system to upload and manage submissions. (Note deadlines have passed ConfTool is no longer open for submissions).

For Student projects: use the following online form. Note that later you will need to prepare a poster / summary


Camera ready versions:

1)  Full Papers (ENG), Exploratory Papers, Interactive Workshops, Tutorials, and Exhibitions / Situated Actions will use the new master templates and workflow of ACM . This categories are published in Vol 1 and Vol 2 of the proceedings (Published by the International Conference Series of ACM and available online in their digital library).

Vol 1 and Vol 2 contributions should be submitted through TAPS (ACM system), instructions and link will be provided upon acceptance by ACM.


2) Plurilingual Full papers (SP, PT), Beyond Academia and Conversations, will use the PDC simplified template that was also used in review phase. [PDC2020-simplified template] (This categories are published in Vol 3 of the proceedings published by Universidad de Caldas)

Student projects initially submit through an online form and later prepare a poster for the exhibition and for Vol 3 (Instructions will be provided later)

Vol 3 contributions will submit camera ready through the Universidad de Caldas, instructions and link will be provided upon acceptance



All authors will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection of their contributions at the specified dates. Accepted papers should take into account feedback and prepare their  “camera ready submission” by the deadline, following the right template (see above)!

Guidelines MUST be followed strictly. No tampering with file sizes, word limits or margins will be allowed.

Contributions in Vol 1 and Vol 2 require a signed form assigning copyright or licence to the ACM, or an upfront fee payed to ACM for Open Access. Further information will be provided upon acceptance

Responsibility for obtaining permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author(s), not the ACM, the PDC conference nor the Universidad de Caldas.

Register and pay your fee:

At least one author needs to be registered (and pay the fee) to the PDC conference / Festival for the submission to be included in the proceedings.


Take into account when submitting:


Submissions for all double blind peer review categories (Full Papers, Plurilingual track papers and Exploratory papers) should be anonymised. This means:

  • Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identity from the title and header of the paper, as well as any information embedded within the meta-data of the submission file.

  • Leave the acknowledgements section blank

  • Leave citations to your own previous work unanonymised, if they are important to ensure reviewers understand that all previous research has been taken into account. However, refer to them in the third person (e.g., avoid “… as described in our previous work [10], … ” and use instead “as described by [10], …”)

  • Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper (references to specific projects, regions, names) is left to the authors’ discretion.

Get familiar with the review and selection process of the category you are aiming at. 

The review process is managed by the chairs of each category.

  • Remember that Full Papers and Plurilingual track Papers follow a 2 step double blind peer review process, while Exploratory Papers follow a  1 step double blind peer review process.

  • Other categories are curated by the chairs or might have specific steps for review that are outlined in the general info of that format.

  • We encourage prospective authors to take a look at the guide for reviewers of PDC2020, which outlines the general criteria expected from paper contributions [ENG] / [ESP] / [PT]


Questions regarding the review process:

Questions regarding the publication details: