Exploratory papers should present original, unpublished ideas and research that explores, advances or reflects on PD’s potential future developments. Exploratory papers benefit from making one, clear contribution. Authors are encouraged to present a focused reflection or a meaningful empirical case study. A focused reflection will be expected to explore or advance existing ideas/concepts or propose new ones at a theoretical level, even coming from nearby disciplines to build an interdisciplinary dialogue. A case study will be expected to present applications of PD that are empirically fascinating even without strong theoretical grounding.

Important dates

  • 4th December 2019 — Submission deadline (Note Extended)

  • 15th February 2020 — Notification of acceptance

  • 15th March 2020 — Camera ready papers deadline

Submissions and Review Process

Exploratory papers go through a double-blind review process (to know more about the review process, look at the guidelines provided for reviewers).

There are 2 deadlines:

  • The 1st deadline is on December 4th, when authors are required to submit their papers through the submission systems. On February 15, authors will be notified: either their paper will be accepted or rejected. Where papers rank equally, we will give preference to those that best address the theme of the conference.

  • The 2nd and final deadline is March 15, when selected authors will submit their camera ready papers.

Papers must present unpublished research and are not allowed to be under concurrent review with other conferences, journals, or venues.

PDC papers timeline


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]


Paper Formatting and Length

Papers should be submitted according to the instructions and appropriate template available on the submission page. They should also be properly anonymised for blind peer review.

Papers should be written in English and should not be longer than 4 pages.This includes all figures, tables, appendices, and an abstract. References do not count towards the page limits.

Exploratory papers will be published in Vol 2 of the PDC ACM International Conference series.


Exploratory papers will be presented and discussed in thematic sessions run in parallel. Authors are encouraged to use presentation support material, such as *.ppt and *.pdf file



Cristhian Daniel Parra (Universidad Católica de Asunción – PRY)

Shana Agid (Parsons School of Design / The New School – USA)