Call for Posters & Demos

The ER Posters & Demos Session 2023 is intended to showcase work in progress in the field of conceptual modeling, covering any of the conference’s topics. This session will provide an opportunity to present and discuss emerging methods and technologies with researchers and practitioners, allowing the presenters to gather relevant feedback regarding their ongoing work.

Posters should present visionary ideas and/or innovative research projects for which at least some preliminary results are available. We accept works in a relatively early stage, not necessarily including a complete validation.

Tool Demonstrations (Demos for short) regard the exhibition of innovative software prototypes or full-fledged systems for developing, communicating and implementing conceptual models. The tools may originate from research initiatives or from industry.

Important Dates

  • Poster & Demos Paper Submission: 2 August 2023
  • Author Notification: 4 September 2023
  • Camera-ready: 20 September, 2023

Author Guidelines

Poster and demos proposals must be submitted via the official ER submission page on Easychair to the track “ER 2023 Posters & Demos”.

Poster & Demo papers must present original, novel research works and tools, or a significant extension of previously presented papers. In the latter case, there must be clear evidence of the value added to the previous version of the work, e.g., by describing the innovative parts and/or application of the work or tool.

The papers are limited to 5 pages and must adhere to Springer’s LNCS submission formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets, see

Suggested paper structure:

  • Title, authors and affiliation.
  • Abstract: a brief description of the work/tool, together with a statement on how the conference participants will benefit from getting to know it, and for what target audience it will most likely be of interest.
  • Significance to the conceptual modeling field: in case of posters, describe the novel ideas and how they advance the state of the art in conceptual modeling. Moreover, provide a brief illustration of the work; for demos, describe the innovations of the tool to the ER community and its main features. If applicable, include a brief description of case studies performed using the tool, provide scalability data or pointers indicating where readers can find more information about these case studies.
  • Maturity: information illustrating the maturity of the work, including if it has gone through any preliminary evaluation, and if it is already in use.
  • Link: if available, a link to a web page where more information of the work is provided; in case of a demo, this could be a link for tool download and instructions of use.
  • Screencast: for demos, a link to a screencast demonstrating the tool, preferably including voice – maximum of 20 minutes/video.

Publication and Presentation

All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee. Accepted papers will be published in proceedings.

Each paper will be presented using a one-minute teaser in a short session, aimed at informing the audience about the available posters & demos. The actual presentation will then be held in one or more separate sessions, in a way that the audience can freely walk around and visit the posters & demos of interest. Therefore, physical presence of at least one presenter for each paper is mandatory.

The reviewing committee and the track audience will vote on the best poster and the best demo to be granted award certificates.