Call for Demos & Experimental Showcases

Call for Demos & Experimental Showcases

INSCI 2017 is pleased to invite live technical demonstrations showing innovative and original research in the areas pertinent to Internet Science. This conference offers a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their innovative prototypes, practical developments, on-going projects, lessons learned and late-breaking results, of interest to the main conference.

Submissions from both industry and academia are strongly encouraged. However, the displays of commercial products cannot be accepted as (part of) demos.

A Best Demo Award will be granted, based on innovation and technical contribution.

Important Dates

Abstracts for the demos and exp. showcases should be submitted by 26th of May and the full demo papers by 2nd of June.

Authors will be notified regarding acceptance by 14 June 2017

Important Notice

The top 10 accepted demo papers (according to the reviewers’ ratings) will appear in the conference proceedings published by LNCS Springer. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the main conference and present their prototype/experiment during the Demo Session.


Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Demo proposals must be submitted as a demo paper of 6-8 pages in accordance with Springer's LNCS format and guidelines. The paper should explicitly state what will be demonstrated to the INSCI audience, and how the attendees will be able to interact, enjoy, and experiment. The papers will be reviewed according to their scientific and technical merit/contribution, novelty, quality and relevance to INSCI 2017. A full list of authors with complete affiliations should be included.

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF via the electronic submission system of the INSCI2017 Conference Management system, at the following link: Please indicate as type of paper the demo paper option.

Wireless Internet connectivity will be available at the venue. Please clearly state if any additional resources are needed for arrangements to be made in the email to the demo chairs (and not in the paper).

The demo proposal paper (extended abstract) needs to describe:
  • The motivation for the demonstrated concepts;
  • The design, system and technology;
  • The development and functionality of the work in an interactive setting - explain what features and scenarios will be demonstrated;
  • The novelty and significance of the contribution both from a research and from a practical perspective.

Criteria for Selecting Demos

Demonstration proposals will be selected based on several criteria including (i) novelty, (ii) research contributions of the demonstrated system, and (iii) the "wow" factor of the demonstration. The proposal must clearly describe the functionality that will be demonstrated, and how the audience will be able to interact with the system. The quality and scientific merit of the submitted papers is an equally important criterion.


Once accepted, demonstrators will be provided with a table, power outlet and wireless (shared) Internet. Demo presenters are expected to bring with themselves everything else needed for their demo, such as hardware, laptops, sensors, PCs, etc. However if you have special requests such as a larger space, special lighting conditions and so on, we will do our best to arrange them.

Minute Madness

This year’s INSCI features a "Minute Madness" session for all accepted demos. This is a fun event where you get to present a “teaser” of your demo in 1 minute. You can have only 1 slide to help you. After one minute you must leave the floor and the next presenter begins. If you talk longer, we will stop you!

The slides will be advanced automatically. In between the one-minute talks a transition slide will be shown for approximately five seconds. This transition slide will be generated by us and it will contain the title of the next one-minute talk.

Given the limited time, it is highly advisable to avoid trying to present technical details of your work. Instead, you should provide the audience with a very high-level idea, ideally, presented in a catchy, entertaining manner.

We will also aim to accommodate lightning proposals. However, if we run out of open spots, preference will be given to presentations of demos and experimental showcases, and remaining spots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Demo Chairs
  • Dimitri Papadimitriou (Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium)
  • Efstratios Kontopoulos (CERTH/ITI, Greece)