Important Dates:

  • Deadline extension: 31 of March 2015 (5:00pm PST)
  • Deadline extension: 15 of March 2015 (5:00pm PST)
  • Submission deadline: 1st of March 2015 (5:00pm PST)
  • Notification: 19th of May 2015
  • Early bird registration: 1st of July 2015
  • Early program: 31st June 2015

Submission categories:

  • Long paper with oral presentation (8 pages maximum)
  • Research note with oral presentation (4 pages maximum)
  • Short paper with poster presentation (2 pages maximum)
  • Short paper with demonstration (2 pages maximum+ Demo proposal form).

Submission format:

All submissions should be PDF and use the MOCO’15 template – adapted from ACM SIGCHI template. Please note that the “Author Keyword” and “ACM classification keywords” are mandatory.

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Authors can submit a demonstration proposal in addition to any paper submission by adding the Demo proposal form as supplementary material to their submission. They have to provide the demo proposal form with a link to a video about the work. The demo proposal form is mandatory for all demo submissions and must include technical set-up and space requirements.

Download Demo proposal form


Online submission: All submissions must be done through EasyChair

All submission must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed. The MOCO proceedings will be indexed and published in the ACM digital library.


All submission will be peer-reviewed by an international expert committee. The reviewing procedures is double-blind, meaning that the anonymity of authors and reviewers is preserved all along the review process. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors:

  • Do not put authors’ names under the title
  • Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors. However, reviewers must be able to compare your current submission to other related work in the area. We ask that if you are citing your own work, that you refer to it in the third person as opposed to removing it completely because of blind review.
  • Remove information that could identify the authors in the acknowledgements
  • Avoid providing links to websites that could identify the authors.
  • Remove information that could identify the authors in the supplementary material (videos, etc.)

After authors submit their paper, it will go through a rigorous review process that comprises two layers of evaluation: workshop chairs and PC members. The process is as follows:

  • Each paper is assigned to one of the workshop chairs, based on their expertise. The chairs reserved the right to eliminate submissions that do not follow the submission instructions (format, anonymity, etc.) or that do not match any of the workshop themes.
  • The workshop chair assigns each paper to at least 3 carefully selected PC members who are a representative of the research topic of the paper. The workshop chair will have access to the authors identity through the submission website, in order to avoid conflicts of interest when assigning the paper to the PC members.
  • The PC members will provide a review according to a set of criteria including: innovation, reference to prior work, clarity of presentation, methodological rigor, importance of contribution and relevance to the workshop.
  • The workshop chair gathers all the reviews, writes a meta-review based on the reviewers’ comments in order to finalize a decision for each paper. The chair may ask further details to a reviewer in case of conflict of if the produced comments are too concise.
  • Confidentiality of submissions is maintained for the PC members during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.