» Does the page limit include abstract and references?
Yes, the page limit (5 pages for regular papers, student papers and vision papers; 3 pages for panel and workshop proposals; 1 page for posters) includes abstract and references. So, everything should fit within the specific number of pages. If your submission exceeds the page limit, it will be rejected without review.
» What are the formatting instructions for panel, demonstration, workshop and tutorial proposals?
Panel, demonstration, workshop and tutorial proposals should follow the same formatting guidelines as regular papers but they should be limited to 3 pages.
» How should a poster (1 page submission) be structured?
Poster submissions should follow the same structure as regular papers but can omit the Discussion. So, they should contain: Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methods; Results; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Address for correspondence. Everything should fit on a single page.
» What should be included in a panel proposal?
For a panel proposal, it is not necessary to stick to the headings provided in the submission template. Please provide a description of the panel topic as well as brief biographies of the panelists. Furthermore, please describe what each of the panelists will focus on in their presentation.
» What is the duration of panels, demonstrations, workshops, and tutorials?
Panels and workshops are part of the main conference program and last 90 minutes. Demonstrations are part of the exhibition floor and last 30 minutes top. Tutorials are scheduled during the pre-conference and can last either 3 hours (half day) or 6 hours (full day).
» What is the intended format of panels and workshops?
A panel would typically feature 4-5 panelists giving a brief presentation or making a position statement, followed by at least 30 minutes of discussion with an active role for the audience. Panelists must be recognized thought leaders in the field addressed. A workshop is aimed at engaging the audience and collaborative working around a specific theme. In a workshop, the organizers operate on equal footing with the audience rather than as experts or thought leaders.
» Is there a limit on the number of authors/persons involved in organizing a panel or workshop?
There is no limit on the number of authors/persons involved – but, as indicated above, for a panel we would not expect more than 5 speakers.
Opening of NI2018 Registrations:
- September 1, 2017
Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, and Poster submissions:
- November 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance:
- January 15, 2018
Deadline for final version of submissions:
- February 28, 2018
- June 6 - 8, 2018