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COVID-19 Safe Plan

UPDATE (26 Oct 2020): LAK21 will now be hosted fully online due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of travel and mass gatherings for the foreseeable future. Please review our latest announcement and review our FAQ page. More FAQ's will be added as we get closer to the event. 

UPDATE (25 Aug 2020): Virtual Presentations, and attendance, will be available for LAK21. This includes Workshops, Long and Short Research Papers, Practitioner Papers, Posters and Demos.

The deadline for the CFP has been extended to provide more time for individuals to consider virtual options while preparing their submissions. The Organizing Committee continues to monitor the pandemic situation and ensure that a COVID-19 safe plan will be in place for all attendees.

Updated Submission Deadlines

  • 1 Nov 2020: Deadline for full and short research papers, practitioner reports, and workshop/tutorial proposal submissions
  • 17 Nov 2020: Deadline for doctoral consortium submissions
  • 1 Dec 2020: Deadline for posters and interactive demo submissions
  • 15 Dec 2020: Deadline for full and short research paper rebuttal (submissions open 8 Nov 2020) submissions
  • 2 Feb 2021: Deadline for camera-ready versions of all accepted submissions
  • 9 Feb 2021: Deadline for workshop paper submissions (submissions open 1 Dec 2020)

Updated Acceptance Notifications

  • 24 Nov 2020: Notification of acceptance for workshops and tutorials
  • 12 Jan 2021: Notification of acceptance for full and short research papers, practitioner reports, posters/demos, doctoral consortium
  • 23 Feb 2021: Notification of acceptance for workshop papers

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