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Call for Presentations


Authors of high-quality and relevant journal articles are invited to present their work at the VL/HCC 2021 conference. A submission to the journal-first paper presentations track must adhere to the following criteria:

How to Submit

The authors of a paper that respects these criteria are invited to submit a proposal for a journal first presentation. This submission should include two documents:

  1. A one-page presentation proposal (in IEEE 2-column format). This should include: the paper’s title, the paper’s authors, the original paper’s abstract, and where the paper was published. If the journal paper extends previously published work (such as, a tool demo or a poster) then the proposal must include a section listing the main contributions that are novel to the journal paper.
  2. A pdf of the original journal paper.

Submit both at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vlhcc2021. The one-page summary and paper are for review purposes only and will not be published.


The committee will evaluate if the submission is within the scope of the VL/HCC conference and satisfies the above listed eligibility criteria. We plan to select as many papers as possible but if the interest is higher than expected, the track chairs, together with the conference technical program co-chairs, will reserve the right to prioritize papers that better fit the conference technical program. As the papers have already been reviewed and accepted by high quality journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical correctness. They will be checked for the Journal-First criteria and prioritized according to fit within the conference themes. Authors will not receive any reviews with the notification.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 30, 2021, h 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)
  • Notification: May 30, 2021


If a submission is accepted for the journal-first program, at least one author of the associated journal paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper. A journal-first presentation will be scheduled in a session with topically-related papers. The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and will not be part of the VL/HCC proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program.

Journal-First Co-chairs

Carmen Santoro, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Parmit Chilana, Simon Fraser University, Canada