[conference submission system]


Preparing your submission:

1) Follow the right template when preparing your contribution. 

During review phase – in ALL paper submissions – we are using a simplified variant of the ACM template (due to the many problems with the template used for PDC2018).

PDC simplified templateDownload PDC simplified template for Microsoft WORD: [PDC2020-submission template V1]



NOTE: Full Papers, Exploratory Papers, Interactive Workshops, Tutorials, and Exhibitions / Situated Actions submissions (Vol 1 and 2) will use the official ACM International Conference Series template for the camera ready versions (those templates are more complex and require some familiarity and work). All other submissions (Vol 3) will continue to use the simplified template.

If you want to use Latex templates, download them from the ACM site (use the sigconf template, this does not match exactly the simplified version but will suffice for now).

Beyond Academy is using an online form.

2) Anonymity 

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.

3) 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 prospetive authors to take a look at the guide for reviewers of PDC2020, which outlines the general criteria expected from paper contributions [ENG] / [ESP] / [PT]


For papers: go to the conference submission system  (ConfTool) and upload your file.

For Beyond Academy use the following online form

When accepted:

1) Prepare your camera-ready contribution:

All authors will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection of their contributions at the specified dates. All final submission should take into account feedback and prepare a “camera ready submission” into the system by the deadline, following the right template (final instructions for that will be provided in this page in January 2020).

Full and Exploratory papers, Interactive Workshops and Exhibitions / Situated actions will appear online in ACM Digital Library as part of the conference proceedings Vol.1 and Vol. 2. This contributions require a signed form assigning copyright or licence to the ACM, or an upfront fee to ACM to enable Open Access.

Other contributions will appear in the conference proceedings Vol. 3, a plurilingual volume published by the Universidad de Caldas.

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.

2) Register and pay your fee:

At the conference, authors of accepted contributions are expected to attend to present their papers and answer questions from the audience.

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

Questions regarding the review process:

Questions regarding the publication details: publications@pdc2020.o