Please read this page carefully as the submission process consists of several steps.

For the submission of contributions, we are using the Indico submission system. This system works in two phases:

  1. Submission of abstract and meta-data information;
  2. Submission of the PDF of the contribution.

In the first phase, you are required to provide (there is no need to upload the PDF of your contribution yet):

  • The title of your submission;
  • The abstract of your submission in plain text (in the “Content” field);
  • Information of all authors;
  • The contribution type (long paper, short paper, or lightning talk);
  • An indication that “the submission is an original submission that has not been submitted elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere should it be accepted for this conference”;
  • An indication whether the first author of the submission is a student (or not).

After submitting the abstract information, you will receive a confirmation that the abstract has been received. You will now have to wait until the abstract has been accepted. This is, unfortunately, a manual step, so it may take a short while.

In the second phase, once the abstract has been accepted, you can submit the PDF version of your contribution using the same Indico system. Go to the Indico system and select “My Contributions”. There you can select the relevant abstract and submit a paper.

The peer review process is fully open. This means that the reviewers will see your name and you will be able to see the reviewer’s names. This also means that you do not need to anonymize your submission.

The PDF version should follow the DHASA guidelines:

  • Long papers: Authors may submit long papers consisting of a maximum of 8 content pages and unlimited pages for references and appendix. The final versions of accepted long papers will be granted an additional page (up to 9 pages) to incorporate reviewers’ comments.
  • Short papers: Authors may submit short papers with a maximum of 5 content pages and unlimited pages for references and appendix. The final versions of accepted short papers will be allowed an extra page (up to 6 pages) to accommodate reviewers’ comments. Short papers accepted for the conference will be presented as posters.
  • Abstracts: Authors can submit abstracts of 250-300 words.

The style guide is available for in Word, ODT, and LaTeX formats. Please ensure that all submissions are in PDF format.

The Indico submission system for DHASA 2023 can be found here: