Q. What is the difference between Papers and Posters?

A. Papers are 7-10 pages long while posters are up to 4 pages long. Papers will be reviewed by at least three (multidisciplinary) reviewers and only the highest quality submissions will be accepted. Posters will be lightly reviewed by two PC members. While both will be included in the ACM Digital Library, papers will be orally presented and posters will be presented as posters. In some cases, if the PC considers it fitting, it will recommend that papers be shepherded and submitted as posters instead.


Q. What format should I use for a paper or poster?

A. Both papers and posters should be submitted using the CHI 2018 Proceedings Format here


Q. How strict is the page limit and what precisely does it include/exclude?

A. References do not count towards page limits for papers or posters. However, figures, appendices, abstracts, tables, etc. all do. Submissions that exceed these limits will be rejected without consideration. There will be no exceptions to this rule.


Q. What is ICTD’s policy regarding anonymity?

A. Papers and posters will both be blind-reviewed. Authors should remove their and their institutions’ identities from the paper, including the title, header, and metadata. Acknowledgement sections are better left blank during the review process. Citations to relevant previous work by the authors should be included, however, and cited in a way that obscures the authors’ relationship to it, so that reviewers can ensure that prior research has been taken into account in the current work.


Q. Who counts as a conflict?

A. During the submission process, authors should mark conflicts with any program committee members who they have collaborated with in any capacity over the last two years.


Q. What are reviewers of papers looking for?

A. ICTD Papers will be assessed based on relevance to ICTD, novelty, methodological rigor, soundness of analysis, and clarity of presentation. Acceptance rates have generally been 20-25% for this track in past conferences. The conference reserves the right to desk reject submissions that are obviously not viable research papers.


Q. What are reviewers of posters looking for? 

A. ICTD Posters will be assessed based on relevance to ICTD, evidence that the work being described is taking a promising direction that could result in a finished research product of high quality, and clarity of presentation. Posters may be viewed as "Works in Progress". 


Q. Does ictd have a code of conduct?

A. Yes, it can be found here.


Q. What is the point of Open Sessions?

A. Open Sessions are meant to be interactive and inclusive. We set aside windows of time in the program when multiple open sessions might take place concurrently. These could have different formats. For example, an open session could include a panel discussion on a pressing topic of concern to the ICTD community (such as careers or ethics), a doctoral consortium (which we have already created space for in our program for ICTD X), a workshop (say on co-design methods), or a fireside chat with someone who may be a prominent personality in a space relevant to ICTD (say Mark Zuckerberg). We would like to see submissions that are creative, concrete, and completely described. 


Q. Still have questions?

A. Email info@ictdx.org