Review Process.

Instructions for Reviewers and PC Members

This page describes and gives some instructions to guide the review process.

  1. The ConfTool system allows to submit and review conference contributions. You have to obtain a user account to use any facilities of the system. If you don't have receive your access detail, please contact with the PC Chairman.

  2. Log in to ConfTool. After having received your account data, please go to the main ConfTool page and log in with your user name and password under Registered Users. If you have lost either, it can be obtained through the links right of the login text fields.

  3. Select Priority Topics. As reviewer or member of the program committee, you have usually requested to state your areas of expertise. Please use the link Select Priority Topics from the overview page to select your main topics of interest. This information will help the conference chairs to assign contribution matching your interests. It is therefore important for the quality of the review process. Multiple priority topics can be selected.

  4. Entering Reviews. Based on the reviewers' fields of interest , the chairs will assign submisions to the reviewers. To access the assigned contributions, please log in to the ConfTool system and select the Edit Reviews option. Here you can access the abstracts of the contributions and download the manuscripts.

    After reviewing the papers, please use the Web browser to fill in the review form. There are categories to score the contribution. The weights of these categories are shown for your convenience. You may use the print option of ConfTool and your Web browser to print out abstracts and review forms. Please note that different submission types (e.g. papers vs. posters) may have different review criterias and forms.

    Please save your review in time, since there is a session timeout (usually 2 hours), after which unsaved modifications will be lost. You can change update your review at any time before the deadline.
    Reviews will not be made visible to authors until the review process is finished and the final acceptance status has been decided based on your evaluations.



June 5th, 2009
The Conference Program and Keynotes information are available in the website.
May 26th, 2009
The deadline for author registration and submission of the camera ready paper is extended to June 5th, 2009.
May 8th, 2009
Registration to DSD2009 is now open.
March 30th, 2009
DSD2009 submission process is now closed.
For any issues, queries or problems concerning submission updates or uploadings please contact the PC Chair directly.

March 16th, 2009
The deadline for paper submission is extended to March 27th, 2009.