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Author Guide

Submissions should follow the following guidelines for authors.

Important notes:

There is a maximum limit of 2 papers per registered author (including co-authored papers). Please note that Submissions beyond this limit will require additional registrations.

Paper lengths

  • Doctoral papers should be 8 pages.
  • Short papers should be 6 pages.
  • Full papers should be 12 pages.

Variation to these limits is at the discretion of the programme committee.

Instructions for Submissions

These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your submission.

Paper Size: A4

Margins: Top: 3,3 cm
Bottom: 4 cm
Left: 3 cm
Right: 2,5 cm
Header: 1,5 cm
Footer: 2,5 cm

Do NOT Use footers, headers and page numbers.

Title: The title should be centered in 16pt Times New Roman, boldface, all capitalized and paragraph spacing after 24pt.

Authors: The Authors name should be centered in 11pt Times New Roman.

Affiliation: The Affiliation should be centered italicized in 9pt Times New Roman.

Abstract: Use the word ABSTRACT as the title, in 9 pt Times New Roman, boldface, paragraph spacing before 42pt and paragraph spacing after 6pt. The abstract is to be in 9pt Times New Roman and justified.

Keywords: Use the word KEYWORDS as the title, in 9 pt Times New Roman, boldface, paragraph spacing before 18pt and paragraph spacing after 6pt. The keywords are to be in 10pt Times New Roman and justified.

Main Text: Type your main text in 10 pt Times New Roman and justified. Please do not place any additional blank line between paragraphs. The second paragraph and subsequent paragraphs should be indented first line 0,5 cm.

Program listings or program commands in the text are normally set in typewriter font, e.g., CMTT9 or Courier.

First-order Headings: For example, “1. HEADING”, should be 13pt Times New Roman, boldface, paragraph spacing before 24pt, paragraph spacing after 12pt, flush left and all capitalized. Use a period (“.”) after the heading number, not a colon.

Second-order Headings: For example, “1.1 Heading”, should be 13pt Times New Roman, boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, paragraph spacing after 12pt and paragraph spacing before 12pt. Do not use a period (“.”) after the heading number.

Third-order Headings: For example, “1.1.1 Heading”, should be 11pt Times New Roman, boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, paragraph spacing after 6pt and paragraph spacing before 6pt. Do not use a period (“.”) after the heading number.

Do NOT Use more than three levels of heading.

Footnotes: Use footnotes sparingly (or not at all!) and place them at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced. Use 8pt Times New Roman, justified. To help your readers, avoid using footnotes altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in the text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).

Figures and Tables: All figures and tables should have caption. Figure and table captions should be 9pt Times New Roman. Initially capitalize only the first word of each figure caption and table title. Figures and tables must be numbered separately. For example “Figure 1. Text here”, “Table 1. Text here”. Figure captions are to be centered below the figures with paragraph spacing after 6pt and paragraph spacing before 6pt. Table titles are to be centered above the tables, paragraph spacing after 6pt and paragraph spacing before 6pt.

References: The references must be listed alphabetically. References should be 9pt Times New Roman, justified, indentation hanging 0,5 cm and paragraph spacing after 2pt. Employ the Harvard referencing system.