INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

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Instructions for preparing and sending your manuscript

The Conference accepts only research articles written in English. Review articles are not allowed. Full papers reporting the results of final or ongoing research with a length of 8-10 pages (including figures, tables and bibliographic references) are welcome. Four is the maximum number of authors admitted for each article, and no more than two articles per author.

Submitted manuscripts must be original and not have been presented in other events, nor currently been under evaluation in another event or scientific publication. Also, the contributions should be framed in the field of Engineering, specifically in some of the topics of the Conference. Check topics here.

Manuscripts must comply with the following structure: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and References. Figures and Tables have to be included in the spot they are intended to be, and not at the end of the manuscript.

To ensure an anonymous peer review, authors must ensure that their names, affiliations or any other information that may reveal their identity do not appear in the body of the manuscript or the file properties. This information will be included by the authors themselves in the camera-ready version of the manuscript.

Authors must prepare their manuscripts using the Word template and guidelines for Springer Conference Proceedings.

Papers should be submitted through the conference platform. To access the platform the author must create an account here. 

In order to verify the thematic adequacy to the Conference, submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Chair of each Technical Track. Subsequently, the works will be sent to the Scientific Committee, who will assess the manuscript relevance, originality, and impact. Every submitted manuscript will undergo a double-blind review process. 

All manuscripts submitted for review are inspected by a disciplined anti-plagiarism policy that ensures the originality of the articles. To do this, different special services are used, such as the Turnitin system, which analyzes the texts for grammatical and ortho-typographical matches, which ensures that the works are unpublished and, at the same time, ensures compliance with the standards of editorial quality that guarantee their own scientific production.

Upon receipt of notification of acceptance of the paper by the Scientific Committee, the lead author should prepare a PowerPoint presentation of his work using the following template. Also, the corresponding author must fill out this Consent to Publish Form, sign it and upload it to Easychair. 

All papers approved by the scientific committee must be presented orally in the event by at least one of the authors (not necessarily the first one). This will assure the inclusion of the manuscript in the Conference Proceedings.

After the event, the publishing process for the Conference Proceedings will initiate. Proceedings will be published by Springer Nature in the book series Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies.

The book series Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies is indexed by SCOPUS, EI Compendex, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), SCImago and DBLP. Also, all books published in the series are submitted for consideration in Web of Science.

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Checklist for submission preparation

As part of the submission process, authors are required to verify that their manuscript submission complies with all of the following. Manuscripts that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned to authors.

  1. The manuscript has not been previously published nor has been submitted for consideration by any other journal/conference (or an explanation has been provided in the editor’s comments).
  2. The manuscript follows exactly the format recommendations established in the conference templates.
  3. The manuscript includes figures and tables in the right position, not at the end of the document.
  4. Tables were built-in Word and are not presented as images.
  5. To ensure an anonymous peer review, you must ensure that your name does not appear in the body of the manuscript or in the file properties (right-click on the file, click on “Properties”, go to the “Details” tab and delete all property and personal information).

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