Research Papers

ACI2021 call for Research Papers

We invite research paper contributions. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution. The maximum word-count is 10,000 words (plus references). If your research contribution requires fewer pages, please submit a paper of that length. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a submission relative to its length. Papers should be succinct, but thorough in presenting the work. Typical papers will be 7,000 to 9,500 words long (plus references) but papers can be shorter (e.g., 3,500 to 4,250 words) if the contribution is smaller. Shorter, more focused papers are encouraged and will be reviewed like any other paper. Papers whose lengths are incommensurate with their contributions will be rejected. Papers may be perceived as too long if they are repetitive or verbose, or too short if they omit important details or neglect relevant prior art.

Submissions must be anonymous, which means that authors and their institutions must be omitted from the submitted file. References to the authors’ previous work may be made in the third person.

Papers must be submitted using the new ACM Template.

Authors may also submit a supplementary MP4 video of up to 3 minutes and 50MB, but this is not necessary.

All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review and will be selected based on the quality of their contribution. Each submission will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 reviewers from program committee members and external domain experts.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACI2021 Conference Proceedings, provided that at least one of the authors registers for and attends the conference to present the paper.

Submission Instructions

Please use the following EasyChair link for submitting.

In the title please write PAPER <my title> to refer to the type of submission. 

Important Dates


3 June, Thursday – Title, metadata and abstract
10 June, Thursday – Complete submission
29 July, Thursday – Decision notification
26 August, Thursday – Revised papers and revision report
2 September, Thursday – Decision confirmation
9 September, Thursday – Camera-ready submission

(all deadlines are at Midnight PST)

Enquiries should be addressed to the Program Chairs: Anna Zamansky (link sends e-mail) and Eleonora Nannoni.