Information for Authors

Changes compared to previous years

  • TEI 2021 will use the new The ACM Publication System (TAPS) process and templates for all tracks except for Pictorials. There is no longer a different Extended Abstracts format. (More information about Pictorials will be added soon.)
  • There are no hard page length limits for submissions anymore. Nevertheless, please try to be as concise as possible. Reviewers may suggest shortening the paper or may reject the paper if its contribution is not adequate for its length. The ACM TAPS web site contains a handy table for comparing the page length of single-column manuscript and dual-column camera-ready version. Previous TEI instances had a page limit of 4-10 dual-column pages. You might want to stay within these limits.
  • Please note that the Papers and the Pictorials have an earlier Abstract submission deadline, which means that you need to provide a title and abstract in order to get the foot into the door for the final submission due two weeks later.

When submitting your paper for review:

  • You have the choice between writing your paper using the LaTeX template (.zip), the LaTeX template in the Overleaf collaborative editor, or the MS Word template (.docx).
  • We suggest using the LaTeX template instead of the Word template. It will make the final submission much easier.
  • Please submit you paper as a single-column manuscript via PCS. For the LaTeX template, the document class should be set using \documentclass[manuscript, review=true]{acmart} .

When submitting the final camera-ready version:

  • We strongly suggest using the LaTeX template instead of the Word template for preparing the camera-ready version. Finalizing the submission using the Word template/worklow has caused numerous authors a lot of frustration.
  • For the Word template, please prepare and submit your camera-ready version as a single-column manuscript by following the official guidance.
  • For the LaTeX template, please submit your camera-ready version in two-column layout. The document class should be set using \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}. The TAPS system will generate a proof PDF from your LaTeX source files. You will have the opportunity to resubmit the sources multiple times until you are happy with the output.
  • Further information about the process will be added later.

For all questions regarding the publication process, please contact the publication chairs, Chatai and Raphael, at