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

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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.


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:

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.


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.