GHCI 18 Call For Submissions FAQs

Submissions Information

How many submissions can a person make?
A person can make only one submission. The submission can be submission can be a presentation, lightning talk, workshop, panel, poster or original research.

Can there by more than one author for a submission?
There can be more than one author for a submission. However, if the submission is selected, only one conference pass will be issued for the main speaker to present.

Can two individuals collaborate and submit two proposals to the conference?
That is possible. You can choose to work together on two papers, but one author’s name can appear in only one submission. The conference submission tool will not allow a second submission by an author/co-author who has already submitted one, so pick your area of expertise and the topic that you are most confident of.

Can I submit the same proposal under a track as well as in the Poster Session?
No. A person can make only one submission to the conference, under any of the tracks including the Poster track.

Can people from different organizations/institutes contribute to the same paper?
Yes, people from different organizations can co-author the same paper.

When is the submission deadline?
The deadline for GHCI 18 Call for Submissions is June 8, 2018. Please see all details on the Call for Submissions page.

How many members can form a team to submit a poster?
The recommended number of team members to co-author a poster is between 2-3. However, for a poster submission with more than one author, if the poster is selected, only one conference pass will be issued for the main speaker to present the poster.

What should be the subjects for posters?
Topics for the poster competition can be across any of the technical tracks. It could also be different and based on your current research or work area. It should highlight a problem statement which technology can solve.

As per the guidelines the submission content should not describe a specific product. How can one describe the concept when the experiment has been done using a product or a tool?
The basis of the submission should be the concepts behind the work on a product or tool, rather than the product / tool itself. Focus on the salient features of the work done and related takeaways for a technical audience. Content based on speakers’ experience, tips and tricks that the speaker has learnt over the time and best practices based on hands experience will be given more weightage.

Can one get access to last year’s submission topics?
You can view the sessions from last year on the GHCI 17 conference schedule. You can also view recordings of conference sessions from previous years (2014-2016) on India’s YouTube channel.
Examples of what makes for a good submission will be shared through Facebook Live sessions on India’s Facebook page.

Can the GHCI committee publish some previously selected papers that might help aspirants to get a better idea of on how to write a good paper? does not own the intellectual property rights to the papers submitted and hence cannot share data from the Call for Submissions (CFS) process. You can refer to the session formats and guidelines to get a better idea of how to create a good submission. With prior permission from authors, examples of what makes for a good submission will be shared through Facebook Live sessions on India’s Facebook page. Check the page for the session schedule.

Should presenters and authors be women? Can there be male co-authors and presenters?
While the Call for Submissions process is open to all, a higher degree of consideration is given to female authors and presenters, based on’s mission of connecting, inspiring and guiding women in technology.

By when will I know if my submission is selected?
Acceptance decisions will be mailed to the authors in August 2018.

How can I see reviewer feedback for my submission?
Reviewer feedback will not be published for individual submissions. Please refer to the Review process guidelines on this.

Is it mandatory to submit the presentation slides in addition to the abstract, session proposal document and sample speaking video?

Yes, it is mandatory to submit presentation slides. Note that these slides do not need to be the final presentation, but indicative of the flow of the proposed session.

The submission form asks for Presentation Samples. Do I need to submit the final slides for the presentation?

No, you need only to submit a sample presentation overview that is indicative of the flow of the session.

Session Formats

For all the questions and clarifications on the Session Formats please refer to the guidelines, which has all the details. Please write to for further clarifications, if any.

Track Information

Are legacy technologies discouraged in the Emerging Technologies track?
The Emerging Technologies track focuses on cutting edge, disruptive technologies in the computing industry and submissions are expected along these lines. All other technical tracks accept papers on legacy or current technologies. Please refer to track descriptions for further details.

Should submissions in the Tech for Good track fall under one of the specified sub-topics?
Track descriptions across all tracks serve as a broad guideline for the submitter to get an idea of the themes in that particular track. The submission can be in a related field. Please go through the sub-topics in the track descriptions or get in touch with India team via our Facebook Live Q&A sessions or email, for further clarifications.