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 and Interactive Workshops 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).

>>Instructions for camera ready of Vol 1 and Vol 2


2) Full papers (ES-PT), Beyond Academia, Conversations and Situated actions, will use a simplified template almost identical to the one used in review phase. This categories are published in Vol 3 of the proceedings (Published by Universidad de Caldas).

>>Instructions for camera ready of Vol 3

After acceptance Student Projects prepare a poster for the exhibition and summary for Vol 3 (Instructions will be provided later)



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 for review:


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: