Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

The eTA is a document that allows you to travel in Canada by plane and to travel freely inside the country. It is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to or transiting through Canada by air. Applying for an eTA is a simple online process. You should apply for an eTA before you book your flight. For more information about the process, see the Electronic travel authorization (eTA).

To check the entry requirements by country/territory, see the following link.

Visa Support Letter Request

ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee.

For visa support letters, refer all requests to supportletters@acm.org. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport
  • Your current postal mailing address
  • The name of the conference you are registering for (DEBS 2020)
  • Your registration confirmation number
  • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the “sole author” or a “co-author”
  • Authors may indicate their paper title. If no paper, speakers can provide the title of their presentation
  • ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.

    Important Dates

    Events Dates
    Tutorial Proposal Submission March 3rd March 25th, 2020
    Abstract Submission for Research Track March 13th March 27th, 2020
    Research and Industry Paper Submission March 20th April 3rd, 2020
    Grand Challenge Solution Submission April 7th April 24th, 2020
    Author Notification Research and Industry Track May 3rd, 2020
    Poster, Demo & Doctoral Symposium Submission May 10th, 2020
    Camera Ready for All Tracks May 28th, 2020
    Conference July 13th – 17th, 2020