August 11-13, 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Submission Guidelines–Panels

Panels are comprised of multiple presenters organized around a specific topic relevant to the SIGDOC audience.

Panel presenters should submit an extended abstract that summarizes the poster. Extended abstracts should be submitted via the conference submission management system. Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed 2 pages, including figures and references. The abstract must include the title, an abstract of up to 150 words, and keywords.

Accepted abstract submissions will be published in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Note: All members of the panel must register for and attend the conference for the extended abstract to be included in the Proceedings.

The ACM Template for Conference Proceedings

Camera-ready abstracts (due June 17) must follow the ACM template for conference proceedings. We strongly encourage authors to use the template for initial drafts of abstracts (due April 17), but the template is not required for initial drafts.

In 2017, ACM consolidated all journal and proceedings templates into one Master Article Template. Read more about the new template and available formats here. For your SIGDOC 2017 Extended Abstract, you need to use the ACM SigConf template style. You can access and use the SigConf template style in one of two ways:

  1. Download the Word (Windows version) master template or the Word (Mac 2011) master template. Then, follow the instructions in the User Manual for Windows or the User Manual for Mac for attaching the template to an MS file and selecting the SigConf template style. If you attach the template on the front end in this way, you can use the ACM styles as you write. NOTE: Word (Mac 2016) does not yet support the master template.
  2. Download the sample ACM_SigConf.docx paper based on the master template. Replace the content with your own material. Use the built-in styles (be careful not to change them!). Please also read the appropriate User Manual above for further instructions on using different elements available in the master template. NOTE: The sample paper available here is a long extended abstract; extended abstracts for SIGDOC must not exceed 2 pages.

Important Numbers

  • 2: Maximum number of pages extended abstracts
  • April 17, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST: Deadline for submitting initial draft of paper
  • May 17, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST: Reviews of/comments on papers and extended abstracts returned
  • June 10, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST: Deadline for “Camera-ready” paper revisions

Sample Extended Abstracts for Panels

(NOTE: this year’s template is different) SIGDOC members can access SIGDOC 2016 proceedings on the conference website; several example Extended Abstracts for Panels are available.

Here are two example Extended Abstracts:

Keep in mind that these are only illustrative examples: we encourage authors to structure and scope their extended abstracts as they see fit (within the parameters of the submission guidelines). And we encourage submission on a wide variety of UX design and research topics, not just those addressed in these samples.