Papers Format

All papers will have 5-8 pages and will be written following the ACM SigConf template provided by ACM ( and should apply ACM Computing Classification categories. The template provides space for this indexing and point authors to the Computing Classification Scheme at: It is mandatory to use the 2017 ACM SigConf template (download here the example in PDF). We recommend using Word templates (for Windows, Mac 2011 or Mac 2016) because the camera-ready version must be submitted in PDF and also in .DOC or .DOCX.

Download here the template ACM SigConf:

The first anonymous version must be submitted in PDF. Check deadlines here.


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Each ACM template contains several folders with:

  • The template, available inside the “ACM/Templates” folder,
  • a user manual with information for loading ACM font set (available inside “ACM Fonts” folder), configure the template and use it,
  • and a ACM_SigConf.docx example inside the “ACM Sample files” folder.

Regarding the references style, there are instructions in the following link It is not necessary to use the macros provided in the templates. If you use a reference manager such Endnote (, Zotero (, RefWorks or Mendeley, you can use the reference style for ACM SIG Proceedings.

Problems with template

ACM is happy to provide authors working with LATEX class and Word files technical help. Please direct your technical query to:

Categories and Subject Descriptors

Take special care that you update the section in your paper with the correct Computing Classification System (CCS). You should use the CCS that applies to your SPECIFIC paper and its contents. You can use one of the following links to create your CCS code:


When you are sure your paper meets the formatting requirements please go to the EasyChair platform and create an account if you don’t have one and submit your contribution (