Call for Demos

Call for Demos

For WAIM 2014 in Macau, China, we solicit submissions for demos. Submissions must describe working systems and be based on current web-aged technology. These systems may be innovative prototype implementations or mature systems that use techniques which are related to topics covered in WAIM 2014.

Submissions to all topics listed in the “Conference Scope” under are eligible.
Demo submissions will be evaluated on relevance, maturity and technical challenges of the demo systems, but we also pay attention on the potential number of attendees.

Each accepted demo is required to have a poster and demonstrate during the demo sessions. For accepted demos, demo papers will be published in a joint volume with workshop papers by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Each final camera-ready demo paper will be 3 pages long, including figures and other materials. At least one of the demo submitters must register for the conference, and perform the demo on site. Based on the overall performance, several demo works will be selected and offered the BEST DEMO AWARD.

Submission Guidelines

The submission and notification process will be handled together with the regular papers of the conference, using an online system.

Instructions, camera-ready formatting and copyright transfer for conference papers also hold for demo papers, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.

A demo submission must be up to 3 pages long. It must provide adequate information on the system’s components and the way the system is operated. Figures, screenshots and interactive demo plans may be included if necessary. The authors are encouraged to provide a URL that points to a preview of the demo.

A successful demo paper provides satisfactory answers to following questions: What makes the presented piece of software unique and special? What are the innovative aspects or in what way/area does it represent the state of the art? For whom is it most interesting/useful – for a researcher, for a graduate or undergraduate student in these areas, for a practitioner? If there are similar/related pieces of software, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the presented one?

The formatting guidelines of Springer Verlag for the LNCS series apply, and the author instructions and style files under must be used. All submissions should be in PDF format. For inquiries concerning submissions please contact the Demo Track Chairs.

Important Dates

Abstract due: Jan 21 2014
Full paper due: Jan 28, 2014
Author notification: March 21, 2014
Camera-Ready deadline: April 2, 2014
Author registration: April 2, 2014

Demo Co-Chairs

Tingjian Ge, UMass Lowell, USA
Hongzhi Wang, HIT, China