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Technical Papers

Submission Guidelines for Technical Papers at ASSETS '24

Important Dates

All deadlines are 11:59 P.M. Anywhere on Earth (UTC -12:00).

April 2024

Technical Paper submission deadline

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

11:59PM AOE

June 2024

Initial Technical Paper reviews sent to authors, rebuttal phase opens

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

11:59PM AOE

Rebuttal phase closes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

11:59PM AOE

Technical Paper acceptance decisions sent to authors

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

11:59PM AOE

July 2024

Camera-ready deadline

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

11:59PM AOE

Video presentation

Wednesday, July 31st, 2024

11:59PM AOE

Submission Guidelines

Paper Format and Length

The length of most accepted technical papers will be 7,500 to 10,000 words (4,000 to 5,000 for short technical papers); note that references do not count towards these word counts. Papers with many figures and tables should err on the shorter side of the word count range. For either short or long papers, you are not obligated to fill the entire page quota; a good rule of thumb is that the length of your paper should be commensurate with its contribution.

Submissions should use templates that can be found on the Submission Templates page.

Accessible Submissions

Your PDF file must be accessible. It may take several hours to make your PDF file accessible (adding alt tags, etc.), so be sure to leave time before the submission deadline to do so. Please refer to the instructions on Creating an Accessible ACM Conference Paper for information on how to accomplish this.

It is expected that papers will be made accessible at the time of review and for the final submission. Paper submissions that are not accessible will be desk rejected. If you have questions about making your paper accessible, please contact tpc-assets24@acm.org.

Optional Accessible Video Figures as Supplementary Material

You may include optional video figures to accompany your paper submissions as supplementary material, which may be up to five minutes long. There is a separate upload field in the PrecisionConference website. Video figures are strongly encouraged for papers introducing a novel system or interaction technique. Video figures are not the same as video presentations of accepted papers that are shown during the conference.

Video figures should be in .mp4 format and should be less than 50 MB. Like papers, video figures must be accessible. For videos to be accessible, include both audio narration (so that the contents of the video can be understood by someone with a visual impairment) as well as text captions (so that the video can be understood by someone who is deaf or hard of hearing). Text captions can be burned directly into the video as subtitles (preferred), or closed-captioning metadata files (*.srt, *.ttml, *.vtt) can be uploaded as additional supplementary material. Please also refer to the guidance on Accessible Video Figures.

Anonymous Submissions

ASSETS will utilize a fully anonymous review process for Technical Papers, in which the authors must anonymize their paper submissions, all supplemental materials, and video figures. We will follow the standard of SIGCHI, which requires that all author names, affiliations, and contact information be removed. You should not anonymize references to your prior work (these are needed as part of the review process). Instead, you should refer to all prior work in the third person. While it may not be possible to remove all clues to who the authors are, we expect authors to do their best. Authors with difficulty applying this anonymization policy to their research are encouraged to contact the program chairs for additional guidance.

Supplemental video figures should be anonymized for review (i.e., do not include author or institution names in videos).

Although submissions are anonymous, please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Review Process

Submissions that do not meet formatting or accessibility guidelines, are not properly anonymized, are out of the topical scope of the conference, or are otherwise deemed non-competitive by the program chairs may be rejected without review. Otherwise, submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel. ASSETS 2024 submission site.

Authors with sufficiently high review scores will have an opportunity to submit a “Rebuttal” after viewing the reviews, prior to the final acceptance decisions. The window of time for this rebuttal period is about a week, so authors should plan to make time for this. See Important Dates, above.

Submissions MUST contain substantial original, unpublished material. Please refer to the ACM policy on plagiarism. Writing Guidelines are available to help authors choose appropriate language for writing about technology and people with disabilities. Authors of accepted papers should note that papers may be made publically available in the ACM Digital Library as far as two weeks in advance of the conference date.

How to submit

The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, 11:59 P.M. Anywhere on Earth (UTC -12:00). Please submit via the ASSETS 2024 submission site.

Author PCS Account Details

ACM continues to update the publication process. Currently, paper metadata will be pulled directly from your personal PCS account. This means that it is crucial for you and all of your co-authors to update the contact information so that names, affiliations, AND primary email addresses are stylized exactly in the way that you all would want to see them in the ACM digital library and on your paper. For example, if you use a personal email address (xyz123@hotmail.com) as your primary contact email in PCS then this email will appear on your paper. Please check your author information and make the necessary changes. ASSETS 2024 submission site.

Publishing with ACM Digital Library

The official publication date is when the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference).

Further Information

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improving author discoverability, ensuring proper attribution and contributing to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

For further information or any questions regarding technical paper submissions, please contact the Program Chairs, Robin Brewer and Tiago Guerreiro, at tpc-assets24@acm.org.