The CrossThink

A Student-Led Interdisciplinary CS Journal for the 21st Century


15th October, 2022: Papers/ articles are due

1st November, 2022: Notification to be sent out to authors

14th November, 2022: Camera-ready versions are due

All deadlines are 11:59PM AoE (Anywhere on Earth)


CrossThink welcomes the following formats of articles:

Position Papers

A position paper (1000-2000 words without references) adopts a position on a popular debate and substantiates all claims with evidence and data.


A survey (3000-4000 words without references) is a comprehensive overview of existing literature in a certain area of knowledge. Surveys help systemise knowledge is a rapidly-evolving domain of research and is a valuable resource for researchers willing to engage in a new area of ongoing work.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be made via EasyChair (link to be shared closer to deadline). All submissions must be made in the prescribed ACM format attached below:

Link to EasyChair: To be updated soon
Link to ACM Poster Format (LaTeX): Author Kit
Link to ACM Poster Format (Overleaf):

If you wish to submit your manuscript in any other format (MS Word, for example), please write to

Editorial Process

The Editorial Process for submissions mimics the standards set up by the ACM guidelines.  The review process is double-blind, involving student reviewers. Each submission will be reviewed by 2-3 student reviewers, assigned by the associate editor (AE) based on fields of experience. The submissions are selected based on the papers’ relevance to the edition’s theme and potential to stimulate discussions. All recommendations of accepted/ rejected submissions will be confirmed by AE and the Faculty Advisory Board. All acceptances are conditional on the understanding that:

  1. At least one author is an undergraduate student at the time of submission, and
  2. The authors will be receptive to the reviewers’ comments.

All accepted papers will be archived in a public subdomain under  unless the authors declare any objection to the same. Subject to approval, all accepted authors will be invited to a Student Symposium organised  by the Department of CS, Ashoka University.

For more information, contact


Best Position Paper Award: Awarded to the best position paper, as judged by the editors and the Faculty Advisory Board.

Best Survey Paper Award: Awarded to the best survey paper accepted, as judged by the editors and the Faculty Advisory Board.

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