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Short Research Papers

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The goal of the Short Research Papers track is to encourage the iConference community to present new, provocative, and cross-cutting themes in a short paper submission. Short research papers might include, but are not limited to, critical literature reviews of an emerging topic, theory building that is in the early stages of development, or new analysis / methods applied to existing data.


Short papers are more focused and succinct contributions to the research program and are likely to have a smaller scope of contribution than Full Research Papers. For example, short papers on applications design may not cover the entire iterative design cycle (observation, design, implementation, evaluation, etc.) but may instead go into depth in specific areas.

iConference Short Research Papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review process, managed by the Short Research Papers Chairs. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. Papers will be scored on innovation, contribution and quality of thought and writing. Submitted papers must be original work, not published elsewhere.


All accepted papers will be presented virtually during iConference 2024 on the SCOOCS platform; presentation instruction will be provided with acceptance notifications. All authors who presented online will also have the opportunity to present at the on-site program.


Accepted Short Research Papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will therefore be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. Authors are also allowed and encouraged to deposit their work into the IDEALS open repository or their school's institutional repository if they so choose.

Best Paper Award

The best Short Paper will be awarded with a sum of $500.

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Present, Publ & Award


All papers must adhere to the complete guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the lengths defined are subject to desk rejection by the chairs. 

All papers must be original work, not published elsewhere.

All submissions will be made using the secure ConfTool submission system. 

Length: Up to 3,000 words (excluding captions and references)

Language: English

Template: Springer LNCS template

Pre-Recorded Presentations (optional): Pre-recorded papers presentations are due Feb. 20, 2024 following these guidelines.

Conditions: At least one author of each accepted submission has to register during the Early Bird registration period to present their work at iConference 2024. The organizers reserve the right to withhold publication if these conditions are not met. 

First Submission

First submissions can be uploaded to the ConfTool submission site starting in early summer. The deadline for the first submissions is Sept. 17, 2023.

  • Format: PDF

  • Template: Please follow the Springer LNCS author guidelines

  • Keywords: All submissions must include at least three keywords

  • Anonymization: Author-identifying elements must be excluded from first submissions to facilitate double-blind review. Authors are encouraged to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid “As described in our previous work [10], …” and instead use “As described by [10], …”.

  • File Naming: Please use all or part of your paper title as the file name

Final Submission

Authors of accepted papers will submit a final version containing author-identifying information. Final versions of accepted papers should be uploaded to ConfTool by Jan. 08, 2024.

  • Format: doc, docx or LaTex

  • Template: Please follow the Springer LNCS author guidelines

  • Keywords: All submissions must include at least three keywords

  • A signed Consent-To-Publish form is required for all accepted papers and must be uploaded with the final submission. Failure to do so may result in the paper not being published by Springer.

  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all substantive content, including numeric and bibliographic data. Manuscripts will not be copy edited by iConference organizers.

Acceptance of a submission is conditional on the completion of changes that were identified during review. In making these changes, authors must adhere to the word limit of 3,000 words in the interest of fairness. If necessary, we suggest having a professional editor help identify redundant words and thoughts.

Papers authors will also provide details of these changes with their final submission. These details will be entered into ConfTool using the open field titled Remarks on This Contribution Section.

Papers that do not comply with the final submission requirements will be removed from the proceedings and not be published.


Submission portal opens: May 22, 2023

Submission deadline: Sept. 17, 2023​

Decision notification date: mid Nov., 2023

Final camera-ready versions due: Jan. 08, 2024

Video presentations submission due: Feb. 20, 2024

All deadlines are in GMT-11 23:59.

Final Submission
First Submission

Short Research Paper Chairs

Dan Wu

Dan Wu

Short Research Papers Chair

Wuhan University


Masanori Koizumi

Masanori Koizumi

Short Research Papers Chair

University of Tsukuba



Anne Gilliland

Short Research Papers Chair

University of California



Contact staff regarding iConference 2024 in general.

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