We will use the following criteria for evaluating the submissions:

  • Quality of content and innovativeness: The sessions should be relevant and enable the participants to apply the learning in their day-to-day work. Conceptual submissions are possible, but in order to be accepted they should be outstanding. Experience reports or case studies are highly welcomed.

  • Presentation form: We prefer sessions that allow the audience to get engaged and to actively participate, although we understand that this does not work for all topics. 

  • Speaker: We embrace hearing new and diverse voices. We suggest considering pair-presenting as a way for more inclusion.

  • Attractiveness for participants: Sessions with clear goals (especially within the core target groups) and exclusively for the participants (no repetitions from other conferences) will be rated higher. So, will sessions that focus on this year’s theme, The Time is Now.

We highly recommend to use the “extended abstract” to convince the program committee, why they should choose your submission and what makes your submission so special.

Program Chair

Jutta Eckstein (oop(at)

Speaker Coordinator