Late Breaking Results

By popular demand, PETRA 2021 is announcing a new special session called LATE BREAKING RESULTS (LBR). LBR results are preliminary, presenting new unpublished and promising ongoing work which has not been published before. Submissions are abstract only. The conference program will allocate a separate session for LBR presentations as posters and will include accepted LBR submissions in its printed program and in its ACM Digital Library Proceedings. LBR submission and attendance has the same requirements as paper submissions.

Benefits of a Late Breaking Results submission

The LBR session is different from poster submissions as follows:

  1. While a shorter and a later in time submission, it enables authors to be invited for full paper submission after the conference by the MDPI technologies special journal issue
  2. It enables authors to participate in the conference as regular paper authors, receiving the visibility of paper and poster submissions. Optional: abstracts can attach a link to a video of the presentation.
  3. A new award, the Most Promising LBR Award will be given to the best LBR paper.

Late-Breaking Results Deadlines

Paper Submission:
       April 5, 2021
March 19, 2021
Submission Length: Up to 2 pages (incl. refs)
Notification Date:
April 15, 2021
April 26, 2021

Review Process: An LBR committee will review and decide on all submissions based on:

  1. Relevance to PETRA topics
  2. Quality and potential of the IN-PROGRESS research described
  3. Impact and quality of the research in terms of its potential for future contributions.
  4. Novelty / unique nature of research


NOTE: For paper presentation at the PETRA 2021 Conference and publication in the Proceedings, one registration per paper is required.

ACM will be the publisher of the proceedings of PETRA conference and workshops. The proceedings will be a volume in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series in the ACM Digital Library.
Authors must follow the same formatting guidelines as employed for the main conference paper submissions. Refer to the guidelines here. You can submit your paper using the main conference submission system by selecting the option LBR Paper from the dropdown menu. To submit a paper, please visit the submission system.