Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full papers (12-15 pages in length; including figures, tables and references) and should be written in English. Each submitted paper must contain original and unpublished contrinutions, not submitted for publication in any other conference or journal. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper from the conference proceedings.


Virtual Presentations

In consideration of presenters who may be unable to attend SmartTech-IC 2019 in person due to funding or time constraints, but have access to necessary technologies, Virtual Presentations have been added to the SmartTech-IC conference with the same validity (peer review, publication, certification, awards, etc.) as the face-to-face conference and with the capability to interact with session participants. The sessions will be streamed online real time and participants will be able to interact with asynchronously prior to, during and after the conference. In addition, they are also able to view the keynote and invited speakers’ talk.
In submitting your paper, make sure that SmartTech-IC 2019 Virtual presentation option is selected.
After your paper is accepted, the PC will contact you to let you know how to upload your presentation slides and audio/video content. Note that at least one author must confirm by registering by the Early Registration Deadline, otherwise your paper will be withdrawn.


Paper Preparation (Camera-Ready Version!!)


Papers should have 12-15 pages. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. The Author Guidelines document summarizes how a proceedings paper should be structured, how elements (headings, figures, references) should be formatted using predefined styles, etc. It also gives some insight on how a paper will be typeset at Springer.
Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.


Users of MS Word

Production of the paper will be a much smoother process if authors make use of the available MS Word template, which incorporates all the recommended formatting guidelines:
Template supporting MS-Word 2003 and 2017. Instructions for installing and using the author template are also available. Download Here!!.
Note: Authors may wish to consider opening the document splnproc1703.docm and overwrite its sample contents with their data. They can then use the buttons of the template’s custom ribbon to format additional elements. Template supporting MS-Word 97, 2000, XP, 2003 and 2017 Word. Instructions for installing and using the author template are also available.


Users of LaTeX

Authors who wish to use LaTeX2e for the preparation of their manuscript should download the corresponding support file available by Springer and check the included readme.txt file for further instructions. The LaTeX2e source file is available here. Download.

We encourage Overleaf users to use Springer's proceedings template for LaTeX




COPYRIGHT FORM

Each paper must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form, a so-called "Consent-to-Publish" form. Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the paper to Springer. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws. One author may sign on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper. In this case, the author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

  • Modified forms are not acceptable.
  • The “Title of the Contribution” (i.e., paper title) and the List of Authors should match exactly the title and the list of authors of the paper.
  • Machine-typed signatures and digital signatures are NOT acceptable by Springer
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    Review Process

    SmartTech-IC 2019 will institute a double-blind review process for all submissions. Therefore, authors must remove their personal details, acknowledgments section and any other information related to the authors' identity. All submissions will be reviewed by 3 experts from the Program Committee. In order to avoid plagarims, all submisions will be screened by Turnitin.


    Submission Process

    The first anonymous version must be submitted in PDF format. To submit or upload a paper please go to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smarttechic2019




    Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers , for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, by Wednesday, 30 October 2019 via our Easychair System https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smarttechic2019:

  • Final source files (MS Word in DOC or DOCX, or LaTeX, including figures) of their paper.
  • Final PDF file corresponding exactly to the final source files.
  • A scanned copy of a filled in and signed "Consent-to-Publish" form as a PDF file.
  • The name and e-mail address of the contact co-author who will check the proof of their paper.

  • Please contact to smartechic@ups.edu.ec for any further information or clarifications.


    Proceedings

    The proceedings of SmartTech-ic 2019 will be published with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (officially accepted!!). CCIS is indexed in Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews and SCImago







    Awards

    The Best Paper of each thematic area of SmartTech-IC 2019 conference will receive an award in the form of a plaque and a certificate.

    Important Dates

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    • Call for Papers: April 05
    • Papers Submission Deadline: July 07
    • Papers Submission Deadline Extended: August 04
    • Notification of acceptance: September 25
    • Camera-ready Deadline: October 30
    • Conference Date: December 02-04

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