Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full papers (12-15 pages in length; including figures, tables and references) and could be written in English or Spanish. Each submitted paper must contain original and unpublished contrinutions, not submitted for publication in any other conference or journal.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 the COVID-19 pandemic situation that is currently going through worldwide, the SmartTech-IC conference organizing committee have decided that the SmartTeh-IC 2021 will be held in a hybrid format with both onside and virtual versions to accommodate their participants, which will depend on local government management guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic until the conference dates. This decision will allow many more people to participate in our conference and prioritizing their health, safety, and wellbeing (by priorizing Virtual Assistence mode). In this way, Virtual Presentations will have 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.
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that at least one author must confirm by registering by the Early Registration Deadline, otherwise your paper will be withdrawn.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


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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    Submission Process

    Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers , for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, by Monday, November 15th, 2021 via our Easychair System

  • 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 for any further information or clarifications.

    Important Dates


    • Call for Papers: April 20
    • Papers Submission Deadline: August 31
    • Papers Submission Deadline Extended: September 21
    • Notification of acceptance: October 31
    • Camera-ready Deadline: November 20
    • Conference Date: December 01-03


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