Call for demos

The demo track allows researchers and practitioners to demonstrate new systems in a dedicated session, and possibly during reception hours, in a more informal setting. Demo submissions must be based on an implemented and tested system that pursues one or more innovative ideas in the interest areas of the conference. Demos from the « traditional » research community are of course strongly encouraged, but proposals from other activity areas are also welcome, as we envisage to open demo sessions to the larger public. Software (including games or learning platforms) and hardware demos will be considered, as long as they show innovative use of Web-based techniques.

Each demo submission must make clear which aspects of the system will be demonstrated, and how. They should strive to state the significance of the contribution to Web technology or applications. Demos will be peer-reviewed by members of the Demos Program Committee, who will judge the originality, significance, quality, and clarity of each submission.

At least one author of each accepted demo paper must register for and attend the conference, and demonstrate the system during the demo sessions (please see the Conference Policies). Each accepted demo paper will be allocated no more than four pages in the conference proceedings. Demo authors are not required to transfer copyright.

Submission guidelines :

Demo submissions must be in PDF and be strictly formatted according to the Submission Guidelines; they must occupy no more than four pages.

To better identify the value of demos, as well as to reach out to external audiences, we also encourage authors to submit a pointer to a screencast, using web-accessible platforms such as Vimeo or Youtube. The maximum duration of screencasts is 10 minutes.

Submission :

Submissions will follow the template available at :

and can be made at :

Inquiries can be sent to

Important dates :

Submission dates
Proposal submission deadline 5th of December 2011
Acceptance notification 30th of January 2012
Camera-ready deadline 26 of February 2012

At the conference, all accepted demos will be evaluated and considered for the Best Demo Award.

Track chairs :

  • Daniel Muller Centrale Lyon (France)
  • Antoine Isaac Europeana & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Bebo White SLAC (USA)

Program Committee :

  • George Anadiotis
  • Phil Archer
  • Diego Berrueta
  • Roi Blanco
  • Olivier Boissier
  • Francesco Bonchi
  • Michel Buffa
  • Paul Buitelaar
  • Irene Celino
  • Olivier Corby
  • Stéphane Corlosquet
  • Mathieu D’Aquin
  • Viktor De Boer
  • Nicolas Delaforge
  • Christophe Guéret
  • Mark Hall
  • Harry Halpin
  • Bernhard Haslhofer
  • Dominique Hazael-Massieux
  • Michiel Hildebrand
  • Laura Hollink
  • Eero Hyvönen
  • Alejandro Jaimes
  • Anja Jentzsch
  • Clement Jonquet
  • Spyros Kotoulas
  • Philippe Laublet
  • Dickson Lukose
  • Yorgos Mamakis
  • Paolo Manghi
  • Libby Miller
  • Roberto Navigli
  • Johan Oomen
  • Hye-Young Paik
  • Alexandre Passant
  • Yves Raimond
  • Cécile Roisin
  • Paolo Rosso
  • Lloyd Rutledge
  • Jodi Schneider
  • Ryan Shaw
  • Pavel Shvaiko
  • Yuzuru Tanaka
  • Jie Tang
  • Lei Tang
  • Farouk Toumani
  • Zachary O. Toups
  • Raphael Troncy
  • Giovanni Tummarello
  • Tony Veale
  • George Vouros
  • Marco Winckler
  • Hui Xiong
  • Claus Zinn

Additional reviewers :

  • Ivan Minguez
  • Renaud Delbru
  • Luis Polo
  • Parth Gupta
  • Alessia Bardi
  • John Shepherd
  • Georgeta Bordea
  • Behrang Qasemizadeh
  • Jacopo Urbani
  • Lahsen Abouenour
  • Massimiliano Assante
  • Dasha Bogdanova
  • Brian Davis