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Fri 19 - Fri 26 October 2012 Tucson, Arizona, United States

Live demonstrations show the impact of software innovation. The SPLASH Demonstrations track is an excellent vehicle for sharing your latest work with an experienced and technically savvy audience. Demonstrations are not product sales pitches, but rather an opportunity to highlight, explain, and present interesting technical aspects of running applications in a dynamic and highly interactive setting. Presenters are encouraged to actively solicit feedback from the audience, which should lead to very interesting and entertaining demonstration sessions.

Selection Process

Demonstrations will be selected on the basis of technical merit, relevance, novel features, and feasibility of presentation at SPLASH. They can include work in progress, commercial or in-house applications, proofs of concept, results of academic or industrial research, or any other innovative software tools or systems.

Presenters of accepted demonstrations should be members of the development or implementation team. They must keep in mind that the focus of their demonstration is on the technical content, and expect to be asked technical questions.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Demonstrations Chair, Igor Peshansky, at demos@splashcon.org.

Call for Submissions

Submissions should be made electronically through the SPLASH submission system, once it becomes open for this track, and may be modified up until the submission deadline. They must be expressed as PDF or PostScript files, consist of two pages or less, and follow the ACM proceedings format for the inclusion in the SPLASH Conference Companion.

A demonstration proposal PDF (or PostScript) must include:

  • a descriptive, catchy title,
  • a short abstract summarizing the proposal,
  • names, affiliations, contact information, and short biographies of the individuals who will be conducting the demonstration
    • including a short justification of why they are the best qualified to present this demonstration,
  • a description of the demonstration that highlights the innovations and addresses what a wide range of sophisticated SPLASH attendees will find compelling in the demonstration, in particular:
    • What problems are addressed?
    • What will the audience be seeing?
    • What makes it relevant to the SPLASH community?
    • What is unique about the design or implementation?
    • What underlying technologies are used?
    • What techniques were used to build the software?
    • What are the interesting technical details and challenges? If you feel that it would help make your proposal stronger, you are welcome to provide additional details, e.g., a screenshot, but the committee will make its decision based primarily on the requested information. Note that submissions significantly over two pages that the conference committee cannot reasonably expect to fit into two pages in the camera-ready version will be rejected.

While proposals are due on July 15, 2012, the committee may read early proposals and work with the submitters to refine proposals that would benefit from additional information or small changes in content or format. So please try to submit early.

Only the basic demonstration set-up (a suitably sized room with a table, projector, screen, electrical power, and a generally available wireless network connection) will be provided. Any special needs or requirements for the demonstration, e.g., additional equipment, room set-up, or a wired network connection, must be communicated at submission time, and the committee will advise the submitters if it is unable to fulfill those requirements.

Submissions Summary