The ACM Compass 2023 Demo Track invites submissions from academia, industry, and NGOs to present innovative tools and applications originating from research and development initiatives or from the industry. The demonstrations should be either prototypes or production solutions that support the growth of sustainable societies in a broad array of disciplines including computer and information sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, and engineering suiting any of the ACM Compass topic areas. To be considered for the Demo Track, submissions will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, novelty, usefulness, and innovativeness to the COMPASS community.

Submission Information

The submission needs to be accompanied by a demo paper discussing the relevance, novelty, innovativeness, and maturity of the tool.

Authors of demos should submit a description of their work in PDF format using the current ACM two-column conference format, and should be no longer than 4 pages of content but can include unlimited references. Suitable LaTeX, Word, and Overleaf templates are available from the ACM Website (use “sigconf” proceedings template for LaTeX and the Interim Template for Word). ACM’s CCS concepts and keywords are not required for review but may be required if accepted and published by the ACM.

For LaTeX, the following should be used:


Submissions must be anonymous and should be submitted electronically via the HotCRP portal below.

All submissions must start with “Demo:” in the title to distinguish them from other submission categories. Submissions will go through a double-blind review process; therefore, authors should not reveal their names or affiliations on the title page, text, or document metadata. Any references to the authors’ own prior work should be in the third person. In addition, we aim to ensure that all of the COMPASS content is made as accessible as possible to any and all persons; please refer to our guide to producing accessible documents for suggestions.

A demo paper should contain at least the following parts:

  1. Title;
  2. An abstract;
  3. An introduction section, which, among others, should highlight the significance of the tool to the COMPASS community;
  4. A section discussing the innovations of the tool and its main features;
  5. A section describing either actual deployments or envisioned uses cases.

Accepted submissions will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted submissions can ask that only a one-page abstract appears in the archival proceedings along with a URL pointing to the full submission. Authors should guarantee that the link to the full submission will be reliable for at least two years. This option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that would not consider preliminary results that have been published in the proceedings of a conference.

At least one author of each accepted demo paper is expected to participate in person during the COMPASS demo session.

All deadlines are in AoE.


Important Dates

  • ​April 15, 2023: Portal open for submissions
  • ​June 1, 2023: Deadline for submissions
  • June 15, 2023: Notification of acceptance
  • July 15, 2023: Camera-ready deadline for accepted submissions