We expect two categories of contributions:

  • Full Papers (maximum 15 pages, excluding references) present a technical contribution, case study, or detailed experience report. They must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. Full papers will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference.
  • Short Papers (maximum 6 pages, excluding references) should advocate a promising research direction, describe work in progress or provide system descriptions. They need not be original. We encourage especially beginning researchers to present a planned path to a PhD. Short papers will be evaluated based on their clarity and their potential to generate interesting discussions.

Both types of contributions will benefit from feedback received at the workshop. All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Papers should be written in English and should follow the formatting requirements detailed at http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/~studia-i/journal/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair Conference system at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=from20. There is no need to indicate the paper category (long/short).

Important Dates

  • July 27, 2020 (AoE): deadline for paper submission
  • August 25, 2020: notification of acceptance
  • August 31, 2020: revised papers for online pre-proceedings
  • August 31, 2020: registration
  • September 4-6, 2020: virtual symposium days
  • September 14, 2020: revised papers for the CCIS post-proceedings


All accepted papers will be published in an online pre-proceedings. At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the symposium to present the work and participate in the discussions.

The revised versions of the selected papers will be published in a post-proceedings after the conference. The post-proceedings will be published with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

Authors of the best original contributions will also be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of a prestigious international journal. Further information will be available in short time.