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Author Guidelines

The submission will have two phases:

1 - submission of an extended abstract;

2 - submission of the final paper.

Both the abstract and the final paper will be peer-reviewed. All the information needed to write the paper can be found in “Author Guidelines”.

1 - Submitting the abstract

The abstract should be submitted online, using the online submission system. Additional files may be uploaded (also using using the online submission system), but are not mandatory.

The abstract must contain the following information:

-  Proposed title;

-  Name, affiliation and contact details of the author and coauthors;

-  Keywords;

-  Objectives;

-  Methodology;

-  Expected results;

-  Limitations of the proposed study;

-  Novelty of the paper;

-  Conclusions.

NOTE: The abstract should not exceed 1000 words.

Based on the abstract, the scientific committee will decide to invite the author to submit the final paper, or not.

2 - Submitting the final paper

The author should prepare the final paper using the template that can be downloaded here. Please read carefully the instructions included in the archive: splnproc1703.zip.

The submission file (of the final paper) will be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. With the submission, the author must upload the Consent to Publish document, signed and scanned.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
 

Copyright Notice

The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Thus, authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:

Author grants to Springer Nature Switzerland AG (the “Publisher”) the exclusive, sole, permanent, world-wide, transferable, sub-licensable and unlimited right to reproduce, publish, distribute, transmit, make available or otherwise communicate to the public, translate, publicly perform, archive, store, lease or lend and sell the Contribution or parts thereof individually or together with other works in any language, in all revisions and versions (including soft cover, book club and collected editions, anthologies, advance printing, reprints or print to order, microfilm editions, audiograms and videograms), in all forms and media of expression including in electronic form (including offline and online use, push or pull technologies, use in databases and data networks (e.g. Internet) for display, print and storing on any and all stationary or portable end-user devices, e.g. text readers, audio, video or interactive devices, and for use in multimedia or interactive versions as well as for the display or transmission of the works or parts thereof in data networks or search engines, and posting the Contribution on social media accounts closely related to the Work, as well as using the Contribution for training purposes, such as but not limited to massive open online courses), in whole, in part or in abridged form, in each case as now known or developed in the future, including the right to grant further time-limited or permanent rights. Publisher especially has the right to permit others to use individual illustrations, tables or text quotations and may use the Contribution for advertising purposes. For the purposes of use in electronic forms, Publisher may adjust the Contribution the respective form of use and include links (e.g. frames or inline-links) or otherwise combine it with other works and/or remove links or combinations with other works provided in the Contribution. For the avoidance of doubt, all provisions of this contract apply regardless of whether the Contribution or the Work itself constitutes a database under applicable copyright laws or not.

Author is permitted to self-archive a pre-print and an author’s accepted manuscript version of the Contribution.

a) A pre-print is the Author’s first version of the manuscript submitted to the Publisher ("Pre-Print”). Prior to acceptance for publication, Author retains the right to make a Pre-Print of the Contribution available on any of the following: his/her own personal, self- maintained website; a legally compliant, non-commercial pre-print server such as but not limited to arXiv and bioRxiv. Once the Contribution has been published, Author should update the acknowledgement and provide a link to the definitive version on the publisher’s website: “This is a pre-print of a contribution published in [insert title of book and name(s) of Editor(s)] published by [insert name of Publisher]. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/[insert DOI]”.

b) An Author’s Accepted Manuscript (“AAM”) is the version accepted by the Publisher for publication, but prior to copyediting and typesetting, that can be made available under the following conditions:

i. Author retains the right to make an AAM of the Contribution available on their own personal, self- maintained website immediately on acceptance,

ii. Author retains the right to make an AAM of the Contribution available for public release on any of the following, 12 months after first publication ("Embargo Period"): their employer’s internal website; their institutional and/or funder repositories and all services offering organized, legally compliant central archiving, including social scientific networks. AAMs may also be deposited in such repositories immediately on acceptance, provided that they are not made publicly available until after the Embargo Period.

An acknowledgement in the following form should be included, together with a link to the published version on the publisher’s website: “This is a pre-copyedited version of a contribution published in [insert title of book and name(s) of Editor(s)] published by [insert name of Publisher]. The definitive authenticated version is available online via https://doi.org/[insert DOI]".

The DOI (Digital Object Identifier) can be found at the bottom of the first page of the published Contribution.

For the avoidance of doubt Author shall not use the publisher’s final published version (in pdf or html/xml format) for the purpose of the above described self-archiving.

Additionally, Author retains, in addition to uses permitted by law, the right to communicate the content of the Contribution to other research colleagues, to share the Contribution with them in manuscript form, to perform or present the Contribution or to use the content for non-commercial internal and educational purposes, provided the original source of publication is cited according to current citation standards.

The author must download and sign the Consent to Publish, then upload the signed document as supplementary file.

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