Full papers should report on substantial and original, unpublished research that advances PD. Full papers are presented on single-track sessions in the only research conference exclusively dedicated to PD, therefore PDC full research papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices. Do take note of the theme of this edition!

Important dates

  • 4th September 2019 — Submission deadline

  • 1st November 2019 — First notification  

  • Extended /4th December 2019 — Second round submission deadline

  • 15th February 2020 — Final notification

  • 15th March 2020 —  Camera ready papers deadline

Submissions and Review Process

Full papers go through a  double-blind review, two-round process (to know more about the review process, see submission section for review process guidelines).

There are 3 deadlines:

  • The 1st deadline is on September 1, when authors are required to submit their papers through the submission systems.On November 1, authors will be notified: either of the rejection of their paper or they will be invited to improve their paper and resubmit it by December 1st (for a second round of reviews). Papers invited to resubmit should be revised according to the given suggestions. Note that an invitation to ‘revise & resubmit’ is not a promise or guarantee of acceptance.

  • The 2nd deadline is December 1, when selected authors will resubmit the improved version of their papers.  Final acceptance will be comminicated on February 15. In the selection process, when papers rank equally, we will give preference to those that best address the theme of the conference.

  • The 3rd 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Papers must present unpublished research and are not allowed to be under concurrent review with other conferences, journals, or venues.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 Full papers timeline

Paper Formatting and Length

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


Papers should be written in English and should not be longer than 10 pages. This includes all figures, tables, appendices, and an abstract. References do not count towards the page limits.


Full papers will be published in Vol 1 of the Proceedings, published by ACM International Conference series.


Full papers will be presented and discussed on single-track sessions. Authors can use some presentation support material, such as *.ppt and *.pdf file


Joanna Saad Sulonen (IT University of Copenhagen – DNK)

Rachel Clarke (Northumbria University – GBR)