Types of Submissions

IFIP Joint Working Conference 2020 will have two types of submission

  1. Full Research papers, and
  2. Research-in-Progress papers

Full Research Papers

  • Submission deadline May 18 (12 noon Central European Time, GMT+1)
    Notification of acceptance July 31

These papers will report completed research. We are seeking rigorous and relevant empirical (qualitative and quantitative studies as well as conceptual and theoretical papers apprising digitalisation in terms of the future of work, organizing and development. Full research papers should be no more than 8000 words (including abstract, references, tables, etc.).

All submissions are anonymous and will be double-blind reviewed by the Conference Programme Committee.

The review criteria for full research papers

  • Interesting/important problem and its motivation
  • Theoretically/conceptually grounded in prior literature
  • Methodologically adequate
  • Interesting findings
  • Well-structured and coherent

Review Process:

All submissions are anonymous and will be double-blind reviewed by three reviewers for rigour, relevance, originality, and clarity of presentation, coordinated by the Programme Committee.


Accepted full research papers will be included in the book of proceedings published by Springer IFIP AICT (Advances in Information and Communication Technology) series. An electronic version of the proceedings will be made available to all conference participants free of charge before and during the conference. A hardcover bound copy of these proceedings will also be available for purchase.

Papers should follow these author guidelines using the appropriate template from the Springer website.

Research-in-Progress papers                   

  • We also solicit research-in-progress (RIP) papers for the Paper Development Workshop that engage with an aspect of the conference theme. These papers should be in the form of extended abstracts, with a maximum length of 2000 words, excluding references.
  • The ideas could include :
    • The important problem now and in future that links to an aspect of the conference
    • Initial ideas about theoretical/conceptual framing of the paper
    • Early thoughts about methodology
    • Preliminary findings

These papers will be worked on in thematically grouped Paper Development Sessions in a roundtable format. They will not appear in the main Springer proceedings, but will be listed in the program and published in separate Paper Development Workshop proceedings as pdf-files. These proceedings will be made available online before the conference.

  • New Submission deadline September 21 (midnight Central European Time, GMT+1)
  • Notification of acceptance October 20

Authors with accepted full and research-in-progress papers can apply for travel grants (see Bursary), provided they come from a developing country according to UNESCO classification.