Collective Intelligence 2018


(see conference topics and full list of deadlines on front page)
A full PDF Version of the Call is available here.

We accept four-page abstracts for the following kinds of submissions:
  • Reports of Original Results
  • Demonstrations of Tools/Technology/Experiments
  • Panels (3-5 people discussing the same topic)
Note that some research or practice papers may be assigned as posters, depending on the number of submissions and room capacity of the venue.

Submission Format

All submissions should be formatted as four-page extended abstracts (up to 3 pages for content and 1 page for references).

In the case of panels, the abstract should include (a) the topic to be discussed and (b) speaker biographies. Note that the panels should be exciting and promote lively discussion, and we expect the all speakers’ bios for a panel to take no more than 1 page.

All submission should use the following templates:
All submission should be converted to PDF at the time of submission. Please click here to submit your document:

In order to encourage a diversity of innovative ideas from a variety of fields, submissions may refer to work that is recently published, under review elsewhere, or in preparation, and may link to up to one publicly accessible paper for the purpose of describing the work in detail. However, submissions will be evaluated solely on the submitted abstract, which must therefore comprise an entirely self-contained description of the work.

For demos of tools/technology/experiments: Keeping with the collective intelligence conference’s emphasis on projects that address societal problems, we will also be accepting submissions of demos of innovative and interesting tools/technology or experiments. Demos could also be resubmissions from previous conferences. A demo submission should use the template above but follow the general format and general goals of a demo submission to a conference such as ACM UIST.

For Panels: abstract should include (a) the topic to be discussed and (b) speaker biographies. Note that the should be exciting and promote lively discussion and we expect the all speakers’ bios to take no more than 1 page.

After review by the Program Committee, a subset of submitted abstracts will be invited for oral presentation. They will then have the option of also presenting their submission  as a poster and/or demo. A second subset will be invited exclusively for presentation as posters and/or demos.

Authors will not receive detailed feedback from the review process, just an accept/reject decision. The main criteria will be: 1) whether the subject matter is a good fit for the Collective Intelligence conference; 2) whether there are interesting claims made with a promise to present evidence or non-obvious arguments in support of them. The review committee will not assess the validity of the evidence or arguments.

Accepted submissions will be compiled into a single report which will be made available to conference participants. We emphasize that abstracts that are distributed to conference participants are not intended to be considered archival publications or to preclude submission of the reported work to archival journals; however, we cannot guarantee that certain journals do not have policies precluding the distribution of extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts will be included as submitted (i.e., submissions should be camera-ready).

If your abstract is accepted for presentation or poster session, at least one author has to commit to attending the conference.

Main Deadlines

Extended abstract submission deadline  |  10 March 2018 (23:59 Hawaii time) 02 March 2018 (23:59 Hawaii time)
Notification  |  06 April 2018
Early Registration | April 25, 2018