Submission Requirements for all GHCI 17 Tracks

Please follow the below requirements for your submission under each track (except Posters)

  • Word count: Submission abstracts should not be more than 150 words. The entire proposal should not go over 3 pages in (word format). If the submission gets selected, only the abstract gets published in the conference collaterals. Grammar and spell checks must be done by the submitter.
  • Font size: Times New Roman, Size 10
  • Specify audience: Indicate the target level of the audience for the session. Abstract and content must be tailored accordingly.
    • Beginner – The session is targeted for individuals with basic knowledge in the subject and is appropriate for a beginner in the area. This level is ideal for submissions targeting an introduction to a particular technology/subject.
    • Intermediate – The session is targeted for those with prior knowledge and some working experience on the topic. The speaker will expound the latest advancements or detail the topic further to help attendees develop a greater understanding.
    • Advanced – This session is targeted for those who have applied the topic of interest and developed deep expertise in the proposed area. The speaker will delve into details focusing on a key area. Strong experiential knowledge is required.
  • Mention pre-requisites: The list of requirements needed for the session as well as any that will be required by the participants and could include –
    • Prior knowledge and usage of a certain technology or concept
    • Laptop, smartphone or other equipment needed for the session
    • Software pre-loads needed for the session
  • Speaker profile: The profile for each speaker should be between 80 – 100 words. The information must be in a paragraph and not bullet points. The profile should be written in third person.
  • Prior speaking experience: Include video links for each speaker from previous speaking engagements. If there is no prior experience, a sample recording by the speaker on the proposed topic can be made available.
  • Templates: Use the appropriate starter template. Sections can be added provided the proposal is within the page limits specified.

 Editorial Guidelines


The titles should not exceed 10 words. Capitalize all major words in the title. Use lowercase for articles, conjunctions and prepositions (the, a, an, and, but, for, or, nor, to, as). A general rule of thumb is to use lowercase for most words made of three or less letters.


Spell out only single-digit numbers (zero through nine) and use numerals for all others. Spell out double-digit numbers only if they are the first word in the sentence.

Organization Names

Spell out names of companies, labs, universities, etc (eg. Hewlett Packard; University of New Delhi, India), for the first mention in your submission, unless abbreviated versions are the official or most commonly used version (eg. IIT).

Prepare before making your submission

Step 1: Learn all you can about the Grace Hopper Celebration India. Check out last year’s schedule, sponsors and session videos for inspiration.

Step 2: View all of the GHCI 2017 tracks and decide which track your submission is best aligned with. Ensure your submission focuses on a concept or technology and its details. Submissions on specific products from a given organization will be disqualified.

Step 3: Once you’ve narrowed down on a track, pick the most suitable session format. Pick the format that fits your topic and the speaking style of the presenters. Please do not submit the same topic or variations of the same topic in different tracks or across different formats. All such entries will be disqualified.

Step 4: You can submit only one proposal for the conference. The submission can be made as an author, speaker, panelist or moderator. Identify the topic you are most suited to represent and the role most suited to your speaking style while submitting your proposal.

Step 5: Make use of the Early Bird Review by May 5, 2017. Send in your final submission before June 9, 2017. Follow the above guidelines to help create a great submission. Good luck!

Announcements on accepted submissions will be made by August 2017.