Regular six-page paper submissions

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be selected for either an oral presentation or a featured poster presentation. Featured posters will have a 1-minute “teaser” presentation as part of the main conference session and will be showcased in the poster sessions. Maximum two-extra pages can be acceptable for a publication fee of 100 USD per page.

Important Dates for Regular Paper Submissions

Paper Submission Open Saturday, 15th February 2020
Paper Submission Deadline Sunday, 15th March 2020
Paper Author Notification Friday, 15th May 2020
Final Paper Version Due Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Two-page extended abstract submissions

To encourage discussion of late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a regular paper, we will accept two-page extended abstracts, including references. These submissions will NOT be included in the conference proceedings. Accepted abstracts will have a 1-minute “teaser” presentation as part of the main conference session and will be showcased in the poster sessions.

Important Dates for Two-page extended abstract submissions

Abstract Submission Open Friday, 1st May 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline Sunday, 31st May 2020
Abstract Author Notification Friday, 26th June 2020
Final Abstract Version Due Friday, 10th July 2020

Submission format

The submission format for both regular and extended abstract submissions is the same. LaTeX Templates for the conference papers are available at the Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings page from the IEEE, here.

The template is a two-column paper to be used for all submission types. The paper length limit for regular papers is six pages, including references (up to two more pages are allowed for a fee of 100 USD per page). While submissions for extended abstract is limited to two pages, including references. Submissions may be updated at any time until the paper deadline.

IEEE conference templates contain guidance text for composing and formatting conference papers. Please ensure that all template text is removed from your conference paper before submission to the conference.

To submit a contribution, follow the link under ICDL 2020 here:

Supplementary Material

ICDL encourages the submission of supplementary material, such as proofs, derivations, data, and code.

Note that submitted papers must be entirely self-contained. Reviewers are not obliged to look at the provided supplementary material because we also do not want to burden reviewers unnecessarily. In particular, you must NOT use supplementary material for extending the length of your paper. If there is material that you believe is critical to the evaluation of your paper, it needs to be included in the article.

Supplementary material will not be published or archived. If you want to include it in a final version of the article, you must put it on a web site and reference the site in the final version of your paper. We recommend a platform such as which you can use for free to publish supplementary material. For publishing code, we recommend GitHub, GitLab or any other comparable system.

Anonymized submission

We want to inform all authors that ICDL2020 will use a double-blind review process. To guarantee that the process occurs appropriately, we list here a set of guidelines to maintain paper anonymization.

Authors are expected to remove any information about their own identities from any part of the paper, including the PDF meta-data. Any information that can be used to identify the authors, including any reference to their institution must also be removed. We encourage the authors also to remove any logo, institutional attire or image that refers to their research institute, university or even research group.

Picture of the author’s, specific equipment (robots, computers, structures) which are unique to one particular institution or research group do not need to be anonymized.

Citations to the authors’ prior work should be discussed in the third person, to avoid identification of the authors.

We provide here a simple checklist for anonymizing submissions:

  • Remove all author and institution information from the title, abstract, text-body and even acknowledgement sections.
  • Remove all author and institution information from images and tables.
  • Remove all meta-data in the text processing software or PDF editors.
  • If you need to name the institution, use a generic identifier.
  • Make use of third-person citations to prior work.

We kindly request the authors to postpone publishing their work in archiving tools (websites, arXiv, etc.) to after the decision date, to maintain the double-blind review process.

Dual Submission Policy

It is not appropriate to submit papers that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences.

There are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Submission is permitted of a short version of a paper that has been submitted to a journal but has not yet been published in that journal. Authors must declare such dual-submissions. It is the author's responsibility to make sure that the journal in question allows dual concurrent submissions to conferences.
  • Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings, or with only abstracts published.
  • Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a technical report (or similar, e.g., in arXiv).

Finally, note that previously published papers with substantial overlap written by the authors must be cited. Differences relative to these earlier papers must be explained in the text of the submission.

Contact for inquiries about the paper submission

Program Chairs: Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero and María-José Escobar

Tutorials and Workshops

We invite experts in different areas to organize either a tutorial or a workshop. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss emerging research questions and challenges. Tutorials will provide insights into specific topics through hands-on training and interactive experiences.

Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including coordinating workshop participation and content, publicizing and providing the program on time and moderating the program throughout the workshop. ICDL will support the organization with rooms, audio-visual equipment, coffee breaks and poster boards.

Workshops will be held on Monday, 7th September 2020 . Workshops will extend to a half or full-day.

Important dates for workshop and tutorial submissions:

Workshops Monday, 7th September 2020
Workshop Proposals Open Sunday, 15th December 2019
Workshop Proposals Deadline (Extended) Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Workshop Proposals Notification Saturday, 15th February 2020

Submission format

Proposals should be maximum of two pages long following the standard IEEE conference style. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to Miguel Solis.

Proposals should specify the following:

  • Title
  • Organizers
  • Duration (half-day or full-day)
  • A brief description of the topics to be covered
  • List of speakers (if available)
  • Tentative program
  • Target audience and interested groups
  • Whether it is open to paper/poster/demonstration submissions
  • Website
  • Any logistic requirements such as poster stands, computers, projector, etc.