HCSE  welcomes contributions featuring:  

  • Technical full papers: (up to 20 pages) should describe substantial research contributions of novel work that has produced advanced results including validation of results.
  • Late breaking results: (up to 12 pages) are short papers that present work in progress, new practice and experience reports containing good (and bad) practices and/or recent practical evaluations of methods, techniques and tools.
  • Demonstrations and posters: (5–8 pages, plus poster design draft) should present ongoing work and/or late breaking results related to the use of innovative tools and cutting-edge systems not described in other paper submissions. Demonstration papers should provide description of tools including user tasks and evidence of use to end-users. Demo submissions should summarize the system’s significance and its performance and should either include screenshots or link to an online-accessible resource. The poster design draft should show the planned design and content of the poster that will be presented at the conference. Industry contributions to demos and pos- ters are particularly welcome and highly encouraged.

Submissions and reviewing process

Contributions should be send via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcse2018). All submissions will be peer-reviewed for their topical relevance, originality, technical contribution, and presentation quality by the members of the international program committee. For poster submissions, both paper and poster design draft will be assessed for review.  Notice that the submission deadline is the same for all types of contributions. It will be possible for the program committee to suggest accepting submissions in other than their original submission categories.


All accepted submissions will be presented at the conference in technical sessions. It will be possible for authors of accepted Technical full papers and Late Breaking Results short papers to give tool demos as well without submitting additional demo papers.


Accepted contributions must be formatted according to the guidelines of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer Authors are requested to prepare submissions as close as possible to final camera-ready versions.

Copyright Form

Authors should send the signed Copyright Form [ HCSE2018-IFIP-Springer_Copyright_Form download the template here ] as a scanned or electronically signed PDF with a visible signature. One author may sign on behalf of all of the other authors of a particular paper.


The deadline for camera-ready version of papers is June 29th 2018.

Please send the camera-ready version by email to organizers@hcse-conference.org including the following:
– the source file MS Word or Latex (don’t forget all appended files such as .tex, .bib., .jpg, etc);
– a PDF version of the file and
– the duly signed copyright form.