Digital Tools and Uses - Congress

The second international Digital Tools & Uses Congress is a multidisciplinary conference devoted to study the uses and development of digital tools. It aims at assembling five interrelated symposia.

When: -
Where: Hammamet - Tunisia



Extending the scientific purpose of its first edition (celebrated in 2018 at MSH Paris Nord), the Digital Tools & Uses Congress 2020 brings together researchers and specialists in the field of computer science, information, communication, and humanities in order to reflect about the uses and impact of digital artifacts in our society. Indeed, the fast pace at which our digital objects of study are transformed nowadays calls for an interdisciplinary dissection of our hypermediated world. From connected objects, to big data, to artificial intelligence, to digital culture and ideology, we need to develop novel approaches to understand our present networks, infrastructures, institutions, and representation models projected into our digital tools.

Consistent to its initial format, the DTUC’20 is organized in five different but interrelated tracks that facilitate discussion between participants. Thus, speakers and presenters are welcome to attend sessions and events organized by any track. Such format proved useful and fostered interdisciplinary collaboration in the first edition. We hope it will contribute to the advancement of human uses of computing from the Mediterranean, North African, and European context.


DTUC’20 welcomes original submissions covering human aspects of information and communication technology: uses, models, methods, experiences, systems critique. Special attention will be put in interdisciplinary proposal that establish connections between the conference tracks and topics: Internet of Things, Big Data, Digital Libraries, Web-based and Web-oriented studies.

Submission Categories and Process

DTUC’20 invites submissions in the following categories:
Long Papers: dedicated to long and mid-term research and experiences. The extension ranges from 4 to 6 pages.
Short Papers: ongoing projects, simulations, tests, experiments, self-critique and reflection. Extension: 2 to 4 pages.
Posters: innovative discoveries, new systems and approaches. Extension: 2-page description.
Demos: interactive systems, novel interfaces, emergent approaches to human-computer interaction. Extension: 2-page description.

Submission Format

Please use the ACM Master Template to prepare your proposal.

Important: At the first step you are required to submit as anonymous author for peer-reviewing. That is, leave in blank the Author and Affiliation text of the template. If your proposal is accepted, you will then prepare a final version with your full name and contact details.

Evaluation Process

• All the proposals submitted to any of the five tracks follow a rigorous double-blind evaluation process. This means that both submitters and reviewers are anonymized during the reviewing process.
• The reviewing team consists of members of the scientific committee, whose composition includes scholars, engineers, technicians, specialists, and artists, depending on the track.
• Any submitted paper that includes affiliation information will be automatically discarded for review.
• Instead of submitting initial abstracts, proposals must be sent in a ready-to-print format from the beginning of the evaluation process. This allows to concentrate directly on the content, the research results, the scientific argumentation and methodology.
• The paper review criteria is based on originality, accordance to the theme and topics, scientific/technical contribution, and clarity of presentation.
• Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to make amendments and corrections suggested by the reviewers. Only at this phase, papers are allowed to display affiliation information.

Registration and Publication

• At least one author of accepted proposals is expected to register for the conference.
• Accepted submissions will be published in the DTUC’20 book of proceedings.

ACM will publish the proceedings of DTUC’20 in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series.

Accepted authors will be sent the ACM rights management form and complete instructions.

All rights management forms must be submitted and approved four weeks prior to DTUC’20. After completing their rights management form, authors will be emailed the correct rights text and bibliographic strip to place within their paper. Authors must enter the text into their final paper.

The book of proceedings will be available at the moment of the conference through the ACM Digital Library.

Last edition proceedings:

DTUC ’18. Digital Tools & Uses Congress.
ISBN 978-1-4503-6451-5/18/10
Edited by E. Reyes, S. Szoniecky, A. Mkadmi, G. Kembellec, R. Fournier-S’niehotta, F. Siala-Kallel, M. Ammi & S. Labelle

WS.2 2018. International conference on Web Studies
ISBN 978-1-4503-6438-6/18/10
Edited by E. Reyes, M. Bernstein, G. Ruffo & I. Saleh

A selection of best papers will be invited to publish extended versions in form of book chapters under the series Digital Tools & Uses at ISTE & Wiley (indexed by Wiley Online Library).


Important dates

Deadlines for authors:
• Congress: 15, 16 and 17 October 2020
• Early registration: August 1, 2020
• Camera-ready papers due : July 16, 2020
• Notification to authors: June 29, 2020
• Paper Submission: May 14, 2020

Tracks and Subtopics

WS.3 | Web studies

3rd edition of the international conference

Track chairs:
• Everardo Reyes (Université Paris 8, France)
• Mark Bernstein (Eastgate Systems, USA)

Data and Digital Humanities

Discussions on Models and Methods

1st edition of the international conference

Track chair :
• Gérald Kembellec (Cnam, France)

Internet Of Things Challenges

Technologies for humans

4th edition of the international conference

Track chairs:
• Mehdi Ammi (Université Paris 8, France)
• Samuel Szoniecky (Université Paris 8, France)


3rd edition of the international conference on Libraries and Archives in the Digital Humanities Era

Track chairs:
• Abderrazak Mkadmi (ISD, Manouba University, Tunisia)
• Malek Ghenima (ESC, Manouba University, Tunisia)

AI & Big Data

AI & Big Data 2019 (Artificial Intelligence & Big Data) is an interdisciplinary workshop for the presentation of new advances and research results.

1st edition of the international conference

Track chairs:
• Fatma Siala Kallel (University of Manouba, Tunisia)


General Scientific Committee

Abderrazak Mkadmi : ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie
Aris Ouksel : University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Azzedine Bouderbane : Institut de Bibliothéconomie, Université Constantine 2, Algeria
Basma Makhlouf-Shabou : Haute école de gestion de Genève, Switzerland
Benkhelifa Elhadj : Staffordshire University, UK
Claire Clivaz : Digital Humanities+, Swiss institute of bioinformatics, Switzerland
Djamal Benslimane : Université de Lyon 1, France
Esma Aimeur : Groupes: HERON, GRITI, Université de Montréal, Canada
Eveline Wandl-Vogt : Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Faiez Gargouri : University of Sfax, Tunisia
Gerald Kembellec : INTD, Laboratoire Dicen-IdF, CNAM Paris, France
Hatem Ben Sta : University Of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Imad Saleh : Director of Paragraphe Lab, Universities Paris 8 & Cergy Pontoise, France
Jalel Rouissi : Middle East College, Oman
Jamel Feki : University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Johanna Drucker : Professor of Information Studies, UCLA, USA
José López-Huertas Pérez Maria : Universidad de Granada, Spain
Laure Berti-Equille : University of Aix-Marseille, France
Malek Ghenima : Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Tunis, Tunisie
Mamadou Diara : EBAD, Senegal
Marija Dalbello : Rutgers School of Information and Communication, United States
Mark Bernstein : Chief scientist of Eastgate, Boston, USA
Mokhtar Amami : Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Nozha Ibn Lkhayat : American University of Leadership, Morroco
Pierre Lévy : Chair in Collective Intelligence, Ottawa, Canada
Raja Fenniche : ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie
René Schneider : HEG-SO of Genève, Switzerland
Renée Bourassa : Ecole de Design, Université Laval, Canada
Serge Miranda : Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Sihem Amer-Yahia : CNRS, France
Solberg Søilen Klaus : School of Business, Engineering and Science , Halmstad University , Sweden
Wahid Gdoura : ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie

Local Organizing Committee

Abderrazak Mkadmi : ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie
Fatma Siala Kallel : COSMOS-SOIE, ENSI, université de la Manouba, Tunisia
Malek Ghenima : Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Tunis, Tunisie

Contact & Credits


General chair:
• Imad Saleh |

Iot Challenges:
• Samuel Szoniecky |
• Mehdi Ammi |

Web Studies:
• Everardo Reyes |

Data and Digital Humanities:
• Gérald Kembellec |

• Abderrazak Mkadmi |

• Website: E. Reyes, S. Szoniecky
• Flock animation: Mr. Doob, birds three.js