Guidelines for authors


There are four categories of contributions

  • Research- to present one's research as well as analysis, interpretation, and validation of research results.
  • Position- to present innovative, arguable ideas (work-in-progress), opinions, or concepts that are likely to stimulate discussion at the workshop.
  • Case Study - to present an actual application, preferably in a real-world setting.
  • Tool - to present a new tool or a new component of an existing tool, to demonstrate workflow and user interaction, and to evaluate the overall relevance of the tool.

Papers may be submitted in one of the following formats:

  • Paper of 10 to 12 pages
  • Short paper of 6 to 8 pages
  • Poster - abstract only, without publication in the conference proceedings

Authors should first submit a maximum two-page abstract (in English or German) of their contribution via EasyChair. Each abstract will be reviewed by two members of the program committee. Notification of the decision will be made via Easychair. After notification, paper and short papers (both only in English) will be prepared according to the guidelines below and submitted via EasyChair.


The abstract can be written in German or English. It is crucial for admission to the workshop. If accepted to the workshop, papers or short papers will be requested for submission. In the case of a poster, the abstract is not subject to any special requirements and can be written informally. In case of a paper or short paper, the guidelines for Springer-LNCS contributions have to be fulfilled.

It should cover the following points:

  • Topic
  • Scientific background and motivation
  • Methods used
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion


Papers and short papers must be written in English. Submissions must be formatted according to Springer LNCS submission guidelines, with no changes to margins or other space-saving actions. Authors should therefore follow the Springer author instructions and use their proceeding templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, to prepare their papers. The LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf. We recommend that authors include their ORCIDs in their papers.


For posters, a short informal abstract in German or English must first be submitted. It is decisive for admission to the workshop.


All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submission of abstracts, full papers and short papers will be via EasyChair.

Please make sure to indicate the category of the paper (research, position, practice application, tool) and its format (paper, short paper, poster) in the first line of the abstract on Easychair.


Each paper and short paper will be reviewed by two members of the program committee.


Accepted papers and short papers will be published after the workshop. To be included in the publication, at least one of the co-authors must have presented the paper at the workshop.


The conference language is German. This means that presentations and moderation will be mainly in German. However, if preferred, presentations can also be given in English.

Papers and short papers must be written in English; posters are accepted in any language.