Authoring guidelines and templates

Contributions can be submitted and presented in German or English. Please submit your contributions anonymized as a PDF document for the first review (exception: short demo contributions, workshop and tutorial proposals). Anonymized should be the author information as well as all information that allows conclusions about the authorship.

The submission of contributions is only possible in electronic form via the conference management system ConfTool: Please create a new login for this purpose.

We require the final printed version as a PDF document and additionally as a Word document or as a ZIP file with the required LaTeX files (see LaTeX template). Other formats will not be accepted.

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Format template

Also this year, papers from the “Mensch und Computer” scientific track will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

The single-column ACM format is used for the review process (see example pdf). However, accepted contributions are published in the usual two-column format.

Below you will find templates and examples for LaTeX, Overleaf and Word. Switching between single and double column format is controlled in LaTeX and Overleaf by the “manuscript” option (single column: \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart} , double-column: \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}) with Word it requires extensive formatting work on the part of the authors – for this reason we advise you not to use the Word template. LaTeX is better suited for this!  Please feel free to test the Overleaf project (WYSIWYG with LaTeX).

Author guidelines / format template for ALL posts:

  • Template – Download the LaTeX ZIP file and use the file ‘sample-authordraft.tex’ . The community has collected a number of tips and guidelines for typesetting with LaTeX. You can find these here.
    For the review process, submit the single-column generated PDF  (\documentclass[manuscript]{acmart})
  • Overleaf project – authors can use the following Overleaf template: Template. For the review process, submit the single-column generated PDF (\documentclass[manuscript]{acmart}
    Note: If you don’t already have one, create a free account on Overleaf and make a copy of the template (via Menu – Copy Project) so that you can edit it and share it with your co-authors.

  • Microsoft Word template for submission, download and use this template along with the ACM fonts. Authors do not need to use the macros and markup for submission. For the final version of the publication, you must use this template.
    Note: Reformatting from the single-column format for the review process to the two-column format for publication must be done by you, the author, and usually requires extensive reformatting in Word. We therefore advise you not to use the Word template!