Besides the customary tracks, this year we are inviting paper contributions in Spanish or Portuguese from regional PD aligned practitioners and researchers. The intention is to encourage the Latin-American community to share knowledge and express ideas in their own languages and start building a relevant network of projects, practices and interests.

ES/PT papers should present original, unpublished ideas and research that contributes notions, practices and challenges to PD. We welcome regionally relevant themes and considerations as well as broad and general contributions. Do take note of the theme of the 2020 edition and check the CFP versions in [PDF – Español] & [PDF – Português] !

Important dates

  • 1st September 2019 — Submission deadline

  • 1st November 2019 — First notification  

  • 1st 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 plurilingual track review process guidelines available in both Spanish and Portuguese).

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: if either they will be invited to improve their paper and to resubmit it by December 1st for the second round of reviews, or if the paper has been rejected. Papers which will be invited to resubmit need to be revised according to the given suggestions. However, an invitation to ‘revise & resubmit’ is not a promise or guarantee of acceptance.

  • The 2nd deadline is December 1, when authors will resubmit the improved version of their papers.  Final acceptance will happen on February 15. When making decisions, if papers rank equally, we will give preference to those that best address the theme of the 2020 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Papers must present unpublished research and are not allowed to be under concurrent review with other conferences, journals, or venues.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 plurilingual timeline

Paper Formatting and Length

Papers should be submitted following the instructions and template available on the submission page.

Papers should be written in Spanish or Portuguese 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.

Papers should be anonymised for blind peer review.

The ES/PT papers will be published in their original language in Vol 3 of the proceedings published by Universidad de Caldas. (They will not be available in the ACM Digital Library)

Note: there is no limit to the number of papers that an author can submit; also authors can send contributions to different tracks. While there is no explicit rule to enforce people not to submit the same paper in different languages, we strongly advice against this. Each submitted paper should bring a different contribution to the PD community – these does not exclude the use of the same data in a creative way and a different interpretation of the same material when writing different papers.


Plurilingual track papers will be presented and discussed in thematic sessions run in parallel. Authors can use some presentation support material, such as *.ppt and *.pdf . In planning their presentation we encourage authors to consider having bilingual slides (ENG/PT, ESP/ENG, etc) or use additional materials to increase dialogue with  other attendees.

ES Chairs

Jose Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London – GBR)

Adriana Gomez (Universidad de Caldas – COL)

Jorge Saldivar (Barcelona Supercomputing Center – ESP)

PT Chairs

Frederick van Amstel (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná – BRA)

Barbara Szaniecki (Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial/UERJ – BRA)

Alexandre Frediani  (University College London – GRB)