Call for Papers


Submission Deadline: August 10th 2012, midnight BST.

Following the success of the first two Digital Economy 'All Hands' events (Digital Futures 2010 and Digital Engagement 2011) we are pleased to announce the third annual meeting of the Digital Economy community, Digital Futures 2012.

Digital Economy research is working to realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future society, and the economy. In other words, how technology and its changing application is impacting and transforming society.

This two and half day event will include keynote speakers, paper presentations, integrated workshops, demonstrations and posters. For the first time there will also be a dedicated exhibition space, showcasing the work of the Digital Economy community.

We now seek submissions focusing on any aspect of the Digital Economy; topics may include, but are not limited to:
Connected Home & Community
Creative Industries
Digital Inclusion
New Economic Models
IT as a Utility
Sustainable Society
Communities & Culture
Trust, Security & Privacy
Evaluations of Impact

This year the conference has a particular focus on Disruptive Innovation. In other words, how technology and its changing application is transforming society.

Submissions are welcome from anyone in the research or industrial community whether funded by the RCUK Digital Economy Theme or not. We also welcome submissions from others active in or impacted by the Digital Economy.

PhD student submissions are particularly welcome, whether associated with one of the Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training or indeed other Digital Economy activity, and such papers will be reviewed separately to ensure representation of this body of work at the event.

Creation of a community in the UK that is capable of world class, leading research in the Digital Economy area is a key aim of the Digital Economy Theme. The All Hands Meeting is a key event designed to encourage the development of this community.

For further information, please contact the Programme Chairs at:

Paper & Poster Submissions


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of unpublished, original work of no more than 3 pages in length, *formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template (, either Word or LaTeX2e Option 2)*. The third page should only be used for figures, tables and references.

Poster only submissions (2 page abstract required, with the word "POSTER:" as the first word in the title) are encouraged and should also be prepared according to the ACM publication format. (‘Option 2’). Authors whose paper abstracts are not accepted may be invited to submit a poster.

Papers/posters should be submitted via:

Submissions with a student first author should select the “Student submission’ option; all others should select “Regular submission’.

Demo Submissions

Authors are also invited to submit descriptions of technology demonstrators and installations. The Conference will feature a demonstration session as part of the core programme. Demo submissions should be prepared as a 2 page abstract (in the ACM publication format), with the word "DEMO:" as the first word in the title. Submissions should include the following: details of the application/deployment scenario; description of the demonstrator/installation; discussion of technologies used and innovative features; lessons learned; technical/other requirements for the demo at Digital Futures 2012.

Demo abstracts should be submitted via:

Prizes will be awarded for the Best Paper, Best Student Paper and Best Poster.

Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts for papers, posters, and demonstrations: 10th August 2012, midnight BST.
Notification of acceptance: 14th September 2012.
Camera ready papers due (web publication only): 1st October 2012.