Preparing your submission (Paper and Poster)

Style and author instructions for paper

Download: Word Submission template doc 41kb

Download: LaTeX Submission template zip 135kb

  • Use the templates provided above for paper submission, which contain Latex style files and word files.
  • The paper length is no more than one page including references.

Tips for preparing your manuscript

Please keep the major construction of the paper and do not miss any of these sections:

  • Title
  • [Extended Abstract]. Please do not remove this statement as it should appear in your paper.
  • Authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses
  • Abstract (maximum length: 200 words)
  • CCS Concepts. These are the subject categories as per the 2012 ACM Computing Classification System. You only need to put the highest level category followed by the final node, omitting the intermediate subcategories. For example; ‘Human-centered computing → Contextual design’. This can be obtained directly when you use the CCS flat file to pick the relevant categories then copy/past the resulting text or LaTeX code.
  • Keywords. Put your own keyword that best relate to your paper.
  • Main body of the paper
  • Acknowledgement: This is an optional part to acknowledge any external support received.
  • References
  • The only accepted format is PDF. If you use the word template provided, convert it to PDF format and submit the PDF version.
  • Submissions will be accepted until Monday 6 June 2016, 23:59 AEST. Early submission is encouraged.

Style and author instructions for poster

There is no specific template for posters. However, please take the following guidelines into consideration or your submission may not be accepted:

  • The size of the poster is required to be in a standard A1. The A1 paper size is 84.1 cm x 59.4 cm (33.11 in × 23.39 in).
  • The only accepted file format is PDF. Use high quality converter and make sure you set the paper size as specified above.
  • Use high resolution images that appear in a good shape with the 100% screen view.
  • Include author(s) name(s) and author(s) affiliation(s).
  • We will send the poster for printing as is and it will not receive any extra adjustment for printing.
  • Submissions will be accepted until Monday 6 June 2016, 23:59 AEST. Early submission is encouraged.

Submit papers or posters

Submit your paper or poster

  • You are required to log in with your EasyChair account in order to make submission; create an account if you do not have one. It is advised to use your UniMelb student email account for registration.
  • You will need to put an abstract of your work on the EasyChair system before uploading your paper or poster. The maximum length for the abstract is 200 words.
  • Select only one topic that is most relevant to your paper/poster, when completing the new submission form. Selecting the relevant topic will help us to categorize your paper and schedule your presentation under the right theme. The list of themes and topics of the CIS department in 2016 are as follows:
Theme Topic (Research Group)
Data and Knowledge Data Mining and Machine Learning
Big Data Management and Processing
Information Processing
Natural Language Processing
Computational Health and Bioinformatics
Sensing, Ubiquity, and Mobility
Platforms and Systems Extreme Distributed Systems
Programming Languages
Complex and Intelligent Systems
People and Organisations Interaction Design
Business Information Systems
Health Information Systems and Technology
Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces

Important dates

Thursday 14 April 2017

Call for papers

Monday 5 June 2017
23:59 AEST

Paper and poster submission deadline

Monday 19 June 2017

Notification of acceptance

Monday 26 June 2017

Registration deadline

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Doctoral Colloquium

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments:


Twitter: @cis_dc

Facebook: Facebook