Common Instructions and Policies

Submission Instructions and Policies

All accepted papers will appear in the CODS-COMAD proceedings. The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library and also indexed in DBLP.

Submission Format

All submissions should be formatted using the ACM sigconf style available here. The Overleaf template is available here. Word authors should use the template available here.

The submissions should be made via the Easychair link below to the respective technical track.

Instructions for authors writing in LaTeX

LaTeX submissions should be formatted using the ACM sigconf style. The authors can either download the templates from ACM website or use Overleaf.

You should leave the document class as:


Also, at this stage you do not need to modify the copyright or the conference blocks.

Instructions for authors writing in Microsoft Word

MS Word submissions should use the Word template at

The submission will be a single-column submission.

Page Limits

  • Research Track:
    • Full Papers: 8 pages and (unlimited) references.
    • Short Papers: 4 pages and (unlimited) references.
  • Applied Data Sciences Track:
    • Full Papers: 8 pages and (unlimited) references.
    • Short Papers: 4 pages and (unlimited) references.
  • Demo Track:
    • Papers: 4 pages and (unlimited) references.
    • A link to the demo should be present in the main content.
  • Young Researchers’ Symposium:
    • Extended abstract: 2 pages (including all images, tables, and references).
    • The status of the first author (Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Doctoral / Postdoctoral) should be listed as a footnote on the first page.
  • Tutorials:
    • 4 pages and (unlimited) references.

Submission Link

All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair under the relevant track at

Additional Instructions

  • Submissions not adhering to the page limit will be rejected without review.
  • All the submissions will be single blind. The authors should include their names, affiliations and email address in the submission.
  • No change in either the set of authors or the ordering of authors will be permitted after a paper is submitted for review.

Sharing and Reproducibility

To enable reproducibility and data reuse, authors are encouraged to share artefacts including software, algorithms, protocols, code, datasets and other useful materials related to the research.

Conflicts of Interest (COI) policy

All authors submitting papers to any track must declare their conflicts of interest in Easychair. You must declare a reviewer as a conflict of interest when the following associations exist:

  • employment at the same institution or company, regardless of geography/location, currently or in the last 12 months
  • have an open or accepted offer for employment at the same institution or company
  • received an honorarium, stipend, or grant from the institution or company within the last 12 months (except where of a modest nature, such as reimbursement of seminar expenses, honorarium for examination of a thesis, and so on).
  • co-author on book or paper in the last 36 months
  • co-principal investigator on a funded grant or research proposal in the last 36 months
  • actively working on any project together
  • family relationship or close personal relationship
  • graduate advisee/advisor relationship, regardless of time elapsed since graduation

We plan to use CLOSET to automatically detect some conflicts. We count on authors, PC members, the Organizing Committee, and all participants to adhere to ACM’s Conflict of Interest Policy as well as the ACM’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Dual Submission and Plagiarism Policy

  • Submissions should report original work that has not been previously published / accepted for publication, or is not being considered for publication in any other forum.
  • Modified/extended versions of Arxiv Preprints can be submitted provided it satisfies the previous criterion.
  • Each manuscript should be submitted to a SINGLE track of CODS-COMAD 2022.
  • All papers will be subjected to a plagiarism check before reviewing. Please review the ACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation and Falsification. Submissions violating this policy will be rejected without review.

Penalties for Violations

  • Manuscripts that do not meet the length or formatting instructions or that are simultaneously submitted to multiple venues (including papers with significant overlap) will be rejected without review.
  • Dual submission to both research and applied data science tracks will result in a rejection without review.
  • Failure to disclose all CoIs will result in a rejection without review.
  • At the discretion of the PC Chairs and the Steering Committee, egregious violations (including plagiarism and COI) may lead to additional penalties.
  • You are encouraged to contact the PC Chairs if you have questions as to the originality conditions, dual submission, or conflict of interest policy.