Paper Submission

All submissions will undergo double-blind peer-review. Abstracts and full papers must be submitted in EasyChair. Abstracts are due before the full paper submission in order to start with the review process. Please note that we require a full paper for the review process.

Please Note the Springer Submission Format:

Please ensure your paper adheres to the required Springer format, and submit the pdf version for review.

The accepted papers will be published in a volume of Springer LNCS series – (Lecture Notes in Computer Science – LNCS (
All submissions should report original research that has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.

To comply with Springer publication guidelines manuscripts may be submitted through a plagiarism-checking tool, following both submissions for review and the arrival of the files at Springer. Please see the Springer website for more information.

All manuscripts must be formatted using Springer Style Files and Templates available at Only submissions made in the correct format will be considered for the proceedings. Submissions must be between 12 to 15 pages (with 15 pages an absolute maximum). Full paper submissions should be between 12 to 15 pages (with 15 pages an absolute maximum). RIP papers should ideally be between 8 and 12 papers with 15 pages an absolute maximum. Please note RIP papers will not be considered for the Springer proceedings, but accepted RIP papers will be available on the conference website during the conference.

On acceptance of full research papers, authors will be required to submit a signed Consent to Publish form, through which the copyright of their paper is transferred to Springer. A link to the form and instructions will be provided on the conference website. An option for open access, at an additional cost, will be available to authors – see


Key Dates (Updated on 20 January 2023)

  • Deadline for full paper and research-in-progress abstracts: 16 January 2023
  • Deadline for full paper and research-in-progress (RIP) paper submissions extended: 23 30 January 2023 (If you still plan to submit to DESRST 2023, could you please submit an abstract as soon as possible? In this way we can fast-track the review process.)
  • Paper reviews due: 27 February 2023
  • Notification of paper acceptances: 15 March 2023
  • Deadline for Prototype, Panel, Tutorial, and Workshop submissions: 22 March 2023
  • Camera-ready paper submissions: 27 March 2023
  •  Notification of Prototype, Panel, Tutorial, and Workshop acceptances: 18 April 2023
  • Conference dates: 31 May to 2 June 2023

RIP, Research and Prototype Abstract and Full Paper Submissions

Please note that abstracts are not compulsory, but since we work with tight deadlines, we want to urge authors to submit an abstract so we can commence with the review process. We will close the submission system only when the full papers are due. Please note we require a full paper for review – DESRIST is not an abstract conference and no submissions with an abstract only will be considered for the review.

Full, RIP and Prototype submissions should be made through Easychair at
Panel, Workshop and Tutorial proposals could be sent to

Conference Proceedings

The accepted full research papers will be included in a volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) as DESRIST 2023 Proceedings. All other types of submissions will be published in some form on the DESRIST 2023 Website.  Please note that no other submissions than full research papers will be considered for the Springer proceedings

Conference Committees

Conference Chairs:

  • Alta van der Merwe – University of Pretoria
  • Robert Winter – University of St Gallen

Program Chairs:

  • Aurona Gerber – University of Pretoria
  • Richard Baskerville – Georgia State University
  • Alexander Mädche – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Lisa Seymour – University of Cape Town
  • Riana Steyn – University of Pretoria