INTERACT 2021 - Bari, Aug 30th, Sep 3rd, 2021


Panel discussions are essentially discussions on current topics of interest among experts. Individuals wanting to chair a panel on a topic that intrigues them may propose a panel session. Topics that raise forward-looking and/or contentious issues and that will promote debate among panel members as well as audience involvement are strongly encouraged.
All suggestions will be assessed for topicality and ability to generate stimulating debate. Panels that include representative of industry and academia are highly encouraged.


If you require any further information please contact the Panels CoChairs:
Massimo Zancanaro, Effie Lai-Chong Law
E-mail: panels[at]

Submission: 16 April 2021, 5pm/17:00 (PST)
Notification: 28 May 2021
Camera-Ready: 11 June 2021


Reviewing process: curated
Anonymous submission: No
No. of pages: 4 + 1 (references)
Online Submission: PCS Submission System
Proceedings: Springer LNCS Series

For proposals to be included in the main proceedings, it MUST be 4-5 pages.



Panels should be planned for a slot of 1hr 30mins.
There is no fixed number for the number of participants in the panel, but we suggest that 4-6 is a good number.
The description of the panel shall include:

  • A short description of the topics to be discussed.
  • Motivating case studies that describe why these topics are worthy to be discussed during the conference are much appreciated.
  • Examples of instigating questions that might prompt the audience to interact with the panelists.
  • Short biography of the panelists, for that it should not be anonymous.

Submission to the panel track are curated so don’t hesitate to contact track chairs to discuss your proposal.


Panel description papers should be formatted according to Springer LNCS  format. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, to prepare their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.
Accepted panel description papers papers must be presented at the conference. They will be published in Springer LNCS Series if they are between 4-5 pages long.

Panel description papers may optionally be accompanied by a video not exceeding 30 MB in size. Video figures will be published online and may be used for publicity.


Upon Acceptance of your submission
Panel proposers will be notified of acceptance. If a submission is accepted to appear at the conference, the contact person will receive further instructions regarding the inclusion of their paper in the conference proceedings.


At the Conference
Panels will be held during the conference. Those panelists who cannot travel due to COVID-19 will be allowed to present and participate remotely in the conference.