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HIKM 2021 calls for three types of submissions. All submissions must be in English and PDF format. Other formats will not be accepted. Anonymous papers will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two expert reviewers for originality, significance, and relevance to the conference.


  1. POSTER & 5 MINUTE LIGHTNING TALK Authors of posters will be invited to present a 5 minute talk at HIKM/ACSW and prepare a poster. Submit via the ACSW Poster submission portal
  2. SHORT PAPERS- Submissions should be 4 pages long and will be published in ACSW Proceedings by ACM Press. FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS - SUBMIT VIA EASYCHAIR
  3. FULL PAPERSSubmissions should be 10 pages long will be published in ACSW Proceedings by ACM Press. FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS - SUBMIT VIA EASYCHAIR
  4. TUTORIAL PROPOSALS - Submissions are called for half day tutorials on a topic of interest to HIKM delegates. Submit a synopsis of the tutorial (max 300 word), intended audience and brief biographical description of presenter(s) to HIKM Tutorial chair, Tony Sahama at Tutorial submissions will be assessed on the expertise of presenters and the relevance to a HIKM audience. DOWNLOAD CALL FOR TUTORIALS
  5. Accepted short or full papers to be submitted via the ACSW EasyChair portal:

Papers will be included in the Proceedings of ACSW 2020, to be published by ACM, the proceedings will be indexed by SCOPUS, SCI (ISI) and SemanticScholar.

Papers must conform to formatting instructions for all ACSW submissions as detailed at FORMATTING

Submissions will be regarded as an undertaking that it will not be under consideration simultaneously elsewhere, and that should the paper be accepted, at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the work.

Authors are encouraged to submit more than one paper, however registration will entitle authors to present only one paper. In the event of multiple papers accepted from the same author, a co-author will be required to register and present.

No-show papers are papers submitted by authors who subsequently do not present the paper in-person at HIKM. No-shows will normally not be available on ACM Digital Library or other public access ACM forums.