ACM is revising its Publication Workflow and Article Templates for the article submission and publication process. As part of this process, ACM is switching to a single-column manuscript and a camera-ready version format. The purpose of the updated process is to increase the accessibility of articles published in the ACM Digital Library. The following instructions will help you in formatting the camera-ready version of your IDC paper. Please, read all of them carefully before submitting it.

General Tips

  • ACM provides best practice guidelines for the submission process with TAPS:
  • Have you completed the ACM eRights review form for your submission? As IDC 2024 will have hybrid sessions, we emphasize that authors should agree to videotaping in the eRights form to attend virtually the conference. If you have not received an email from within the week after the notification, check the contact author(s)’s junk or spam email folders and complete the form promptly.
  • All submissions must comply with the ACM SIG proceedings templates and formatting.
  • Be sure that all 3rd party material is properly documented. Please review the copyright policy.
    If you have questions or problems, please contact the proceedings co-chairs at the following email address:
  • After completing the eRights form, you will receive an email from with a link through which you can access TAPS. Have you received this email? If not, check the contact author(s)’s junk or spam email folders. If the access link can not be located, email with your Paper ID number, title, and correct contact author’s valid email address.
  • Submit your paper to The ACM Publishing System (TAPS) using the link sent to you by email.
  • To prevent the SPAM filter to capture any important notifications and messages about e-rights, camera-ready and TAPS instructions, it is highly recommended authors set email SPAM settings to allow emails from “” and “

ACM Templates

Please, refer to the information provided in the documentation by the ACM at
Notice that you can find the templates for either Latex and MS Word in the right-side menu at that page.

Paper Metadata

  • Double-check that your title and abstract fields in the TAPS submission page match the text in your paper.
  • Be sure that the title is in Initial Caps. Initial Caps Meaning First Letter of the Main Words Should be Made Capital Letters. Capitalize the First Letter of Main Words in the Title (Most Nouns), except a, an, the, conjunctions (and, but, or, for, …), and prepositions (of, to, in, on, …)
  • Double-check the author’s name, affiliation, and email in the paper.
  • Note that this year ACM requires every author to have and provide an unique ORCID (

Camera-Ready Submission

You should submit a single ZIP file containing ALL your source files (e.g., *.tex, *.bib, *.sty, and all figures for Latex Users or the .docx file for Word users). To upload these files into TAPS, follow the instructions presented in the following tutorial.

The contact author will receive the ‘Notification to upload your paper to the ACM TAPS’ email from TAPS, in which the system will ask you to submit your source files and provide a unique link through which you can access TAPS (your specific author dashboard). In the top of your author dashboard TAPS provides the information about “Proceeding Acronym”, “Paper ID” and “Title of Paper”. You can upload a zip file in TAPS for further processing and the ZIP file naming should be like ProceedingAcronym– It is important to follow strictly all the instructions of file structure and naming of the zip file that should be uploaded on TAPS.

The publishing system automatically produces the traditional PDF output as well as ACM’s new responsive HTML5 design. Within 24 hours after submitting the .zip file, the contact author will receive the ‘PDF and HTML Proofs: available for review’ email notifying that the proofs for the published versions of your paper (both PDF and HTML5 versions) are available for your review and approval. IDC proceedings will need to follow the “sigconf” proceedings template to be successfully processed by TAPS. Thus, ACM recommends the authors to check/refer the respective sample TeX file while preparing their papers and use the required option “sigconf” accordingly and finalize their work before submitting to TAPS. Specifically, this means for accepted manuscripts that, before you submit it to TAPS, you will need to change the Latex command \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart} to \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}.

If you are satisfied with the proofs for the published versions, please notify us of your approval within The ACM Publishing System (TAPS). If you find that the PDF and/or HTML file(s) did not convert correctly, follow the instructions presented in the author dashboard.
Should you have any questions or issues going through the instructions above, please contact support at for both LaTeX and Microsoft Word inquiries.

Accessibility Guidelines

While working on your final document, please keep the following in mind:

HTML proofs should support most accessibility features, but TAPS does not yet fully support automatic integration of accessibility features into your PDF proof.

When you receive your proofs for approval, you may update the PDF document with accessibility features and return it by attaching it in a reply to the original email.

For making your PDF accessible, please reference Making Your Submission Accessible.
If you have any questions or are in need of assistance regarding the accessibility guidelines, you may email the Accessibility Chairs at

Publication in the Proceedings

In order to include your paper in the proceedings of the 22nd IDC conference and to schedule your presentation in the conference program, at least one of the authors MUST register for the conference. Further, at least one author MUST attend the conference to present the work. Make sure to use your institutional email address when registering (the same email address used in your paper). This will help us showcase speaker profiles alongside their paper in the conference platform.