Digital Tools and Uses - Congress
The first international Digital Tools & Uses Congress is a multidisciplinary conference devoted to study the uses and development of digital tools. It aims at assembling five interrelated symposia: 1) Web Studies, 2) Challenges of IoT, 3) Recommender systems, 4) Archives and social networks, and 5) Digital Frontiers. The intention of this consortium is to approach a common object of study from different perspectives in order to enrich the discussion and collaboration between participants.
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Where: Université Paris 8 - Vincennes-Saint-Denis
2, rue de la Liberté
Saint-Denis
France

Digital Tools & Uses - Congress

Call for Contributions

We are pleased to invite you to submit original contributions to the Digital Tools & Uses Congress via the official submission systems for the conference (check each track for the submission system).

Contributions can be technical, theoretical, conceptual, experimental, or survey. Topics of interest will fall under one or more of the conference tracks. Click on each track for more information.

Track 1: InWoRS’2018
Track 2: Web Studies
Track 3: CIBAHN’2018
Track 4: Internet of Things Challenges
Track 5: Digital Frontier

Call for Short and Long Papers

Short and Long Papers

Full and short papers describe long, mid, short-term research; presenting, documenting and discussing methodologies, tools, experiences and practices concerned with projects related to each track.

Submission Format

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the ACM Master Template.

Important: At this first step you are required to submit as anonymous author for peer-reviewing. That is, leave in blank the Author and Affiliation text of the template. If your proposal is accepted, you will then prepare a final version with your full name and contact details.

• Short paper length: up to 4 pages
• Long paper length: up to 8 pages

Papers must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables and references).

Papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. If multiple authors, at least one of them must register to the congress.

Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Program Chair for further information or clarification.

Submission System

Short and Long Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission system of each track.

Review Process

All submissions will follow a blind peer-review process. At least two different members of the scientific committee will review each paper. The selection criteria is based on originality, accordance to the theme and topics, scientific/technical contribution, and clarity of presentation.

Authors will receive notification of acceptance on May 18th 2018. If your paper is accepted you will be solicited to prepare the camera-ready version for its publication.

Publication

ACM will publish the proceedings of Digital Tools & Uses Congress in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series.

ACM will publish separately the proceedings of the Web Studies 2 track with its own identifier.

Accepted authors will be sent the ACM rights management form and complete instructions.

All rights management forms must be submitted and approved four weeks prior to the congress.

After completing their rights management form, authors will be emailed the correct rights text and bibliographic strip to place within their paper. Please inform authors that they must enter the text into their paper.

Review Process:
All submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance, and clarity by at least two reviewers.

Important Dates:
• Paper Submission : 15 April 2018
• Notification to authors : 18 May 2018
• Camera-ready papers due : 30 June 2018

Post-Congress Publication:

A selection of best papers will be invited to publish extended versions in form of book chapters under the series Digital Tools & Uses at ISTE & Wiley (index by http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

All extended versions will undergo reviews and must represent original unpublished research work. Further details will be made available at a later stage.

Call for Posters and Demo

Posters and Demos

Posters and Demos show innovative and on-going approaches to new tools but also of scenarios of use.

Instructions for Posters:
Authors are required to submit a 2-page short paper describing the poster content, research, relevance and importance to any of the conference Track themes. If accepted, these 2-page short papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Participants will be able to display the poster during the conference.

Instructions for Demos:
Authors are required to submit a 2-page short paper describing the demonstrated system, clearly indicate what is going to be demonstrated, and state the significance of the contribution. Participants will be able to showcase the demo during the conference. The demonstration papers will appear in the proceedings as short papers.

Submission Format

Please use the ACM Master Template to prepare your proposal.

Important: At this first step you are required to submit as anonymous author for peer-reviewing. That is, leave in blank the Author and Affiliation text of the template. If your proposal is accepted, you will then prepare a final version with your full name and contact details.

Length for demos and posters papers: up to 2 pages.

Submission system:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dtucongress2018

Important Dates:
• Paper Submission : 15 April 2018
• Notification to authors : 18 May 2018
• Camera-ready papers due : 30 June 2018

Call for Online Exhibition

Online Exhibition

The Online Exhibition features artworks and productions that put in practice the technical possibilities of the Web from an aesthetic perspective. Topics of interest can fall under one or more of the conference tracks.

Presentation:

Digital information is accessed and manipulated through different layers of materiality: from user interface elements, to protocols, to programming languages, to data structures. Within this context, our proposal is interested in exhibiting artworks and projects that question and point to different ways to interact with information. The intricacies of such layers of materiality have already allowed to observe and experiment aesthetically with data: disrupting user interfaces, exotic data structures, esoteric programming languages, unstable tools and systems, and their interrelationships. The goal is now to seek for innovative directions in this regard.

The exhibition is open to artists, scientists, researchers, educators, and practitioners from any discipline. Special attention will be given to those artworks and pieces that explore computer graphics imagery (CGI) and domains associated to HCI and visual computing (image processing, computer vision, image databases, data visualization, visual programming, data structures and algorithms for digital images). Furthermore, the exhibition will try to be based on web technologies as much as possible (HTML5, CSS3, SVG, JavaScript and libraries). That is, instead of presenting videos or web-based artwork documentation, the idea is that the pieces themselves can run in contemporary web browsers, thus questioning their potential ephemerality at the same time.

Proposal Requirements:

Each online exhibition proposal must be submitted in PDF format and contain the following:

1. Title of the artwork
2. Name and affiliation of the artist
3. Abstract: between 300 and 500 words max.
4. Art Statement: 200 words max.
8. Materials: software and hardware used in the production of the artwork.
9. Representative images: three to five hi-res images included in the PDF.
10. Biography of the artist: short bio note (250 words) about the artist or people involved in the production of the artwork.
11. URL of the artwork

Special notes:
• As this is an online exhibition, artworks must be accessed through a web browser. The congress can link to the original artwork URL and it can also be hosted in our servers. You will be required to send a ZIP file with all necessary documents for the artwork execution.
• The exhibition space will be installed at the IDEFI CréaTIC premises, located at the 5th floor of Tour Montparnasse, Paris.
• The congress committee will be provide all logistics and will allocate all necessary materials for the exhibition of each artwork.
• Exhibition opening and reception will be announced in time.

Important Dates:
• Artwork Submission : 15 April 2018
• Notification to authors : 18 May 2018
• Camera-ready paper for catalog due : 30 June 2018

Submission Format

Please use the ACM Master Template to prepare your proposal.

Important: At this first step you are required to submit as anonymous author for peer-reviewing. That is, leave in blank the Author and Affiliation text of the template. If your proposal is accepted, you will then prepare a final version with your full name and contact details.

Submission System

Please send your proposals via Easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=webstudies2

Review Process

All submissions will follow a blind peer-review process. At least two different members of the scientific committee will review each paper. The selection criteria is based on originality, accordance to the theme and topics, scientific/technical contribution, and clarity of presentation.

Authors will receive notification of acceptance on May 18th 2018. If your paper is accepted you will be solicited to prepare the camera-ready version for its publication.

Publication

ACM will publish the exhibition papers for Web Studies 2 in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series.

Paper length per artwork submission: 2 pages.

Accepted authors will be sent the ACM rights management form and complete instructions.

All rights management forms must be submitted and approved four weeks prior to Web Studies 2.

After completing their rights management form, authors will be emailed the correct rights text and bibliographic strip to place within their paper. Please inform authors that they must enter the text into their paper.

Call for PhD Forum

PhD Forum

The aim of the PhD Forum of the Digital Tools & Uses Congress is to provide PhD students at all stages of their research a supportive environment to discuss their research proposal, practices and methods, and to promote networking and collaboration. The PhD Forum is an opportunity for students to obtain helpful feedback of their research from leading academics and practitioners in the conference related themes.

PhD students working in any area addressed by one or more topics under the Digital Tools & Uses Congress main tracks (see bellow) can submit a paper describing the core problem of their PhD research and its relevance by providing a clear statement of the problem they intend to address, the motivation of the interest and novelty of the underlying research challenges, the explanation of the main ideas by examples, and a description of the proposed research plan and expected results.

Track 1: InWoRS’2018
Track 2: Web Studies
Track 3: CIBAHN’2018
Track 4: Internet of Things Challenges
Track 5: Digital Frontier

Submission Instructions:
All submissions must be 2000 - 3500 word-length and submitted electronically in PDF format. The same style rules defined for Short and Long Papers apply to the PhD Forum.

Please register as authors and submit your proposals using the Digital Tools & Uses PhD Symposium management system, which is located at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dtucongress2018

Submissions must be single-author, on the topic of the doctoral work. The name of the supervisor must be clearly marked (« supervised by … ») on the paper, under the author’s name.

Submissions should be written using the following structure:
Problem: describe the problem that must be solved by the PhD student and motivate its relevance.
Motivating Scenario and Research Challenges: present a simple scenario in a specific application domain to motivate the research and highlight its challenges.
State of the art: position the work with respects to relevant related work.
Methodology: present the methodology that will be adopted.
Current Status: describe the current status of the work and the preliminary results that have been already reached.
Research Plan: conclude specifying the plan for the overall PhD.

Accepted PhD Papers:
If selected, authors shall prepare a final camera ready version of the paper, taking into account all feedback from reviewers, and formatted according to the style guide.

Important Dates:
• Paper Submission : 15 April 2018
• Notification to authors : 18 May 2018
• Camera-ready papers due : 30 June 2018

Review Process, Format of the Symposium, Award:
Each submission will be reviewed by at least two experts of the PhD Symposium organization and will be evaluated in terms of their relevance to the Digital Tools & Uses Congress topics, motivation and research challenges, soundness of the methodology proposed and feasibility of the research plan.

Each accepted paper will presented at the PhD Symposium sessions, during the main conference (15 minute-presentation + 5 min. Q&A).

The Best Doctoral Symposium paper will be selected and the award will be presented during the main conference.

Submission system:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dtucongress2018

Please note:
Web Studies track does not allocate PhD Forum submission.

Call for Workshops

Workshops

Proposals for workshops should be no more than 1000 words in length and submitted in PDF Format. This should contain the following information.

1. Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be the focus of the workshop.
2. A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest and how it complement the main conference
3. The proposed organizing committee and the technical program committee.
4. The workshop submission and processing system
5. Experience of the main organizers in organizing similar events previously
6. Contact details of the main organizers

Notes for the Workshop Organizers:
Workshop chair(s) will be responsible for the following:
1. Producing a web page and a “Call for Papers/Participation” for their workshop. The URL should be sent to the Digital Tools & Uses Congress Workshops chairs. It should mention that at least one author of each accepted submission should attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the appropriate registration fee. The CfP should make it clear that the registration of at least one author is required for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings.
2. Ensure that all workshop papers are a maximum of 2500 words in length. It is the responsibility of the workshop organizers to ensure that this page limit has been fulfilled.
3. Taking full responsibility of workshop submission, reviewing process and decisions
4. The publication of workshop papers will be n the same volume as the main conference.
5. Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
6. Assistance in producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.
7. If the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions) the Digital Tools & Uses Congress Organizing Committee may propose to merge that workshop with another. So we encourage workshop organizers to attract a large community. In extreme situations we may also cancel workshops if there are insufficient number of submissions, while we may consider the paper for the main tracks.
8. Workshop organizers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been taken to ensure that the accepted papers are of high quality. All papers must be reviewed by an International Committee with a minimum of 2 reviews per paper.

The Digital Tools & Uses Congress Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:
• Providing a link to a workshop’s local page.
• Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
• In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
• Inclusion of the workshop accepted papers into the main proceedings and provide it to workshop speakers.

Important Dates:
• Proposal Submission : 15 April 2018
• Notification to authors : 18 May 2018
• Camera-ready papers due : 30 June 2018

Submission:
Via the submission system of each track.

Please note:
Web Studies track does not allocate Workshop submissions.

Call for Tutorials

Tutorials

Each tutorial proposal must be submitted in PDF format and contain the following:
1. Title
2. Name and Affiliation of the Speaker(s)
3. Abstract (one paragraph, 200 words max., including previous experience with such tutorials)
4. Intended Audience (one paragraph) and prerequisites: Describe the background assumed of tutorial attendees (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced), and any requirements needed (e.g. bring own laptop)
5. Learning Outcome: Describe the benefit, knowledge or skill that will be gained by attendees.
6. Description (no more than half page): A statement giving clear motivation/justification for the topic to be presented at the Digital Tools & Uses Congress and the outline of the proposed content.
7. Statement on if this tutorial has been given before and if so how this presentation will be different.
8. Materials: A description of materials to be provided to attendees on the conference website – course slides, annotated bibliography, code snippets, etc. NOTE: the materials themselves do not need to be provided in the proposal.
9. Format of the Tutorial
10. Biography of the tutorial presenter.
11. Requested tutorial length (preferably 3 hours).

The Digital Tools & Uses Congress Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:
• Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
• In conjunction with the organizers, determining the tutorial date and time.
• Providing copies of the tutorial materials to attendees

Important Dates:
• Paper Submission : 15 April 2018
• Notification to authors : 18 May 2018
• Camera-ready papers due : 30 June 2018

Submission:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dtucongress2018

Please note:
Web Studies track does not allocate Tutorials submissions.