Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

Submission guidelines

All submissions should be 10pt font, two-column ACM format, in pdf. Templates for ACM format are available for Microsoft Word and LaTeX here.

Types of submissions:



Submissions should present unpublished original research, not under review elsewhere.

Regular papers

Maximum 10 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format.

Note that the page limit of 10 for regular papers includes references. Additionally, each initial submission may include an optional appendix (maximum 5 pages) with supplementary material that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. This optional appendix has not to be included in the camera ready submission.

All regular papers will be judged on significance, originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity. Authors of accepted regular papers with a computational component will be invited to participate in an optional repeatability evaluation process after notification of acceptance. Papers that pass the repeatability evaluation process will be eligible for the “Best Repeatability Evaluation Award”.
Instructions on preparing the repeatability evaluation package can be found here.

Tool and Case Study papers

Maximum 6 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format.

As in previous years, tool and case study papers will be judged on the significance, clarity, and novelty of the implemented tool/technique described in the paper.

*New this year* We consider reproducibility and repeatability of the results presented in the tool/case study papers an important aspect. While submission of a repeatability evaluation package is not mandatory, we strongly encourage the authors to submit such a package at the time of paper submission. Tool or case study papers with a repeatability evaluation package will be judged on the merit of both the paper itself, but also on the repeatability of the presented results. Tool and case study papers not accompanied by a repeatability evaluation package would be judged on the strength of the benchmarks (e.g. large-scale industrial/proprietary benchmarks), or the role of the tool as a component in a complex tool-chain ecosystem. Instructions on preparing the repeatability evaluation package can be found here.

Note on the reviewing process

HSCC 2018 will employ a light-weight double-blind reviewing for Regular paper and Tool and Case Study papers. Submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

  • author names and institutions must be omitted
  • references to authors’ own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work…” but rather “We build on the work of …”).

See here for further details and a link to frequently asked questions.

Submission website: “Regular” and “Tool and Case Study” tracks at EasyChair website.
Deadline for submission: October 6, 2017, 11:59 pm UTC-12.

Demos and Posters

Demos and Posters sessions are an excellent way to exchange ideas and for presenters to obtain feedback from the attendees. A “Best Demo/Poster Award” will be awarded and announced during the conference and on the website.

Abstracts up to 2 pages in length describing the Demo/Poster will be included for publication in the electronic proceedings of HSCC2018.


Maximum 2 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format, title should begin with “Demo:”

Demo sessions will give the audience a closer look at tools and techniques, and offer an interactive experience with the demonstrated entities. The selection criteria for acceptance will be: novelty, technical merit, relevance to HSCC2018 and details on the presentation.

Demo abstracts should describe both the technology that will be presented, as well as the user interface. Tables, power, and wireless connectivity will be provided. If a demo requires additional special arrangements, please describe them clearly along with your submission.


Maximum 2 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format, title should begin with “Poster:”

Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to interact with researchers in an informal setting. Posters may be about already accepted papers, ongoing or preliminary research projects, case-studies, or they may preview late-breaking results. An easel will be provided for all posters.

Submission website: “Demonstrations and Posters” track at EasyChair website.
Deadline for submission: February 5, 2018.

All questions about Demos and Posters should be sent to the Demo/Poster Chair Jens Oehlerking.