ARES 2021 will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers according the following guidelines:

For the main conference as well as the workshops paper submissions are classified into 4 categorizes representing original, previously unpublished work:

  • full paper (10 pages*)
  • short paper (6 pages*)
  • *New* Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) paper (10 pages*), details can be found here
  • workshop paper (6-8 pages, a maximum of 10 pages is tolerated*)

*appendices are in addition to the stated page limit!

Formating Instructions / template:
Please read the template instructions carefully before submitting a paper:

Additionally SoK paper titles need to start with “SoK:” this also applies to the paper title in Easychair (not only in the paper itself) and need to select the category “Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) paper (10 pages)” in EasyChair.

Word Authors:
Please download the interim word template here: Interim layout.docx and interim sample pdf (Please disregard any embedded instructions in the Interim layout during this transition phase).

LaTex Authors:
Please use this template: LaTex (Version 1.75)
Before using the ACM LaTeX article template, everyone should read the TeX User Guide which comprises the first section of the document; authors who plan to use their own packages should read the longer TeX Implementation Guide which follows.

To ensure 100% compatibility, please check the approved list of LaTeX packages to be used with the Primary Article Template before creating your document. The approved LaTeX packages page also provides information on how to submit additional LaTeX packages for review and adoption.

This new consolidated template package replaces all previous independent class files and packages and provides a single up-to-date LATEX package with optional calls. The package uses only free TEX packages and fonts included in TEXLive, MikTEX and other popular TEX distributions. The new ACM templates use a new font set (libertine) which will need to be installed on your machine before using the templates. Please download and install the libertine font set before writing your paper. Fonts used in the template cannot be substituted; margin adjustments are not allowed.

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation and clarity of exposition.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. ARES, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take action against authors who have committed them. Self-plagiarism also counts as plagiarism! In case you include previous work in your paper make sure to add the sources accordingly. In case you have questions regarding self-plagiarism please send us an email (

Contact author must provide the following information at the ARES conference system: paper title, authors’ names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s) (all authors listed as authors in the paper have to be added to the paper in EasyChair! not only the pdf), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Double blind review: ARES requires anonymized submissions – please make sure that submitted papers contain no author names or obvious self-references.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference. 

The ARES submission system (EasyChair) will be available here:

Your EasyChair data (publication, name, affiliation, email address) will automatically be forwarded to We generally support this idea as we consider it a good way to make research more traceable. However if you do not want to provide that information please get back to us at with an informal reply.

Publishing preprints to Arxiv or other, open repositories is allowed prior to the notification of ARES and does not violate the requirement for novelty. Reviewers will be asked to not search for and ignore preprints that can deanonymize blinded submission.

Important Note:
To avoid accepting papers for ARES 2021 which are not presenting original work your paper will be plagiarism checked by Docoloc Plagarism Check. Self-plagiarism also counts as plagiarism! In case you include previous work in your paper make sure to add the sources accordingly. In case you have questions regarding self-plagiarism please send us an email ( If you don’t want your paper to be checked automatically please contact us.