Design Science Research 2015 submission

Paper Submissions.

To submit a full research paper, research in progress paper, product/prototype paper or poster presentation please use the button beside which will redirect you to the EasyChair system.


Submission Guidelines.


Regular, Short Papers & Posters

Submissions should be formatted following the Springer LNCS guidelines, using the Microsoft Word template or LNCS latex template. The submission via EasyChair should be in the PDF format (file extension .pdf).
As to the paper lengths the following guidelines apply:

  • Full research papers: 16 pages
  • Research in progress papers: 8 pages
  • Poster presentations: 2 pages abstract

These page limits include all related pages (including first page, references, etc.).All submissions (except products & prototypes) must be anonymized for double-blind review

Research in Progress Papers and Poster Abstracts will be published as a separate conference booklet (copyright remains with the authors). This booklet will be published online and as a printed booklet from the University/Institute. Accepted Research in Progress Papers are given a 20 minute slot during the conference for oral presentation (including discussion). Authors of accepted Posters will be able to display and discuss their work at a Poster Session during the conference. For all papers and posters, at least one author has to register for the conference before 1st of May 2015."

Products & Protypes

The Products & Prototypes Track is intended to showcase implementations of innovative IT artifacts (i.e., constructs, models, methods). The track provides an opportunity to demonstrate and discuss emerging IT artifacts with researchers and practitioners. Submissions for the Products & Prototypes Track should comprise the following sections in no more than 5 pages:

  • Introduction
  • Design of the artifact (e.g., problem statement, use cases, intended user groups, list of features)
  • Significance to research (e.g., innovativeness of the artifact)
  • Significance to practice (e.g., usefulness of the artifact)
  • Evaluation of the artifact (e.g., in laboratory or field settings)
  • If available, screencast of or link to an implementation of the artifact

Accepted submission will be published in the DESRIST conference proceedings (Springer LNCS). For formatting guidelines for accepted papers please refer to paper Springer LNCS formatting guidelines.

Panel Proposals

Panel sessions bring together researchers and/or practitioners with complementary or conflicting perspectives on a research topic or another issue of importance to the field of Design Science Research. Submitted proposals should follow the guidelines below:

  • Introduction: General description of the panel or issues to be discussed or debated.
  • Controversial Issues and Panelists’ Positions: Issues that will be discussed and the names of those who will take opposing viewpoints.
  • Panel Structure: Description of timing of the session and the format of interaction among participants and with the audience.
  • Participation Statement: A statement that all participants have made a commitment to attend the conference and serve on the panel if the panel is accepted.
  • Biographies: A brief description of each participant’s background, including expertise related to the topic and views of the issues.
  • References.