Orlando, FL | October 26-28, 2023

We wholeheartedly thank proposal reviewers for providing their important, invaluable intellectual labor. We received more submissions for SIGDOC 2023 than expected, so we especially appreciate those who agreed to review more than 2 proposals. 

Please let us know if we can answer any questions (

Important Dates

Monday, April 17, 2023

Proposals reviews due by 11:59 pm local time zone. 

Friday, April 21, 2023

Acceptance/request to submit full-length paper/extended abstract notifications.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Paper/extended abstract draft due by 11:59 PM local time zone; (proceedings submission workflow page)

Friday, June 30, 2023

Paper/extended abstract returned with reviews/comments

Monday, August 14, 2023

Paper/extended abstract final version due by 11:59 pm local time zone.

Thursday–Saturday, October 2628, 2023

SIGDOC Conference


Proposal Submission Types

There are 6 conference proposal submission types. Please keep submission proposal type guidelines in mind when offering feedback in your review and submitting a decision. When reviewing, perhaps begin by reviewing submission types.

EasyChair Review Instructions

  1. Answer our review request with the link from the email invitation to complete a review.
  2. Create an EasyChair account (if you do not already have one) and log into EasyChair.
  3. Select the “Subreviewer” role from your EasyChair homepage to see your review assignments.
  4. Click the assignment number in the table’s left column [example: “3”] for the “Submission Information” page to appear.
  5. Select the folder icon to access the submission paper.
  6. Click the “Answer Request” button in the top right-hand corner of the page to agree or decline to review the submission.
  7. In the “Message” box, type your decision. 
  8. Click the red “Select and/or Send Email” button.
  9. Submit your review by clicking the red “Submit Review” button on the top right corner of the page.
  10. Enter your review in the form provided. [See “Review Guidance” below, please.]
  11. Once your review is finished, click the red “Submit Review” button to submit.

Review Guidance

We encourage a developmental editing approach. Since SIGDOC Proceedings are a reputable, double-blind peer-reviewed outlet, the organization sees value in having reviewers work with authors—many of whom are graduate students (especially for 2023 proposals), early career faculty, or industry practitioners—throughout the publication process to help the writer(s) produce the best form of the work as possible.

In about 300-400 words, please provide formative feedback for each proposal submission. In your feedback, please comment on 

  • the clarity of the described topic and methods, 
  • whether they sufficiently and appropriately connect their work to prior work/research in the field; and 
  • whether they describe clear takeaways for the SIGDOC audience.

Commitment to community and anti-racist scholarly reviewing practices

Whatever your decision, we want everyone who submits a proposal to feel a part of the SIGDOC community—where they feel comfortable and envision growing as scholars.

We also agree with the inclusivity and anti-racist statement set out by our association’s journal, Communication Design Quarterly. We encourage reviewers to revisit the CDQ statement on inclusivity and anti-racism as a shared ethical approach for reviewing throughout the organization.