Information for Authors

Call for Papers

Papers are invited for the conference on topics lying within its scope. All contributions must be of high quality, original, should not have been published elsewhere and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere during the review period or time of the conference.

To ensure high quality, all papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the conference Programme Committee. Papers may be rejected without being sent to the reviewers if they are too long, too short, or if it is judged that they do not lie sufficiently within the scope of the conference. Papers will be scheduled for oral presentation.

Authors may submit a full paper to be published in the Springer proceedings (if accepted after review). Alternatively those wishing to give a presentation at the conference without publishing a paper in the Springer proceedings may submit an abstract, or a short paper.

Full Papers

Full Paper Proceedings

The full paper conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson_Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

Short papers and abstracts will be published elsewhere (see .. here .. for here.

Submission of Full Papers

Submissions must be formatted according to the instructions which can be found on the Springer website .. here .. under "Instructions for Authors".

Papers must be submitted in PDF format for review purposes, but authors are required to upload editable word-processor files (LaTeX or MS Word) at the end of the review process.

The required paper length is 10 pages in publisher format. Papers longer than this may be subject to an additional charge. Papers much longer or shorter than the required length may be rejected, at the decision of the organisers.

Papers to be considered for the conference must be submitted in PDF form through the PROSE online submission and review system available .. here ..

Full Paper Template

A template in Microsoft Word that can be used when writing a full paper for the conference can be downloaded .. here ..

Review Result

You paper will be sent to at least two expert referees for review. After the paper has been reviewed the result may be:-
1. Accepted Subject to Change - You must revise the paper and upload a new PDF version of the paper. When this has been accepted you will be asked for the publication files.

2. Accepted Awaiting Publication Files - Your paper has been accepted without the need for changes. You now need to upload the publication files.

3. Rejected - You paper is unsuitable for the conference.

The Publication Files

When the PDF copy of the paper has been accepted you will receive an email asking for the publication files. At this point, you must upload the following files, named according to the instructions in the email:-

-- A full set of word-processor files for the camera-ready paper, in MS Word or LaTeX, including all image files necessary to fully reproduce it
-- A PDF copy made from these source files, with all comments removed.
-- A scanned completed copy of the Springer 'Consent to Publish' form. The blank form can be found .. here ..

If the status of your paper is 'Accepted Awaiting Publication Files' it indicates that you have not finished uploading the publication files.

If the status of your paper is 'Accepted Publication Files Received' this indicates that you have uploaded the publication files.

When (and only when) you have uploaded a full set of publication files, and the status of your paper is
'Accepted Publication Files Received'
you are finished!

You must upload a full set of publication files and ensure the status of your paper is 'Accepted Publication Files Received' before the deadline, or your paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Consent to Publish Form

When you upload the Publication Files (see above) you must include a scanned completed copy of the Springer 'Consent to Publish' form. The blank form can be found .. here ..

For the purpose of this form, the volume title is
Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2020 - Proceedings of the 7th International
Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM-20)

and the editors are
S.G.Scholz, R.J.Howlett and R.Setchi

Short Papers and Abstracts

Authors may choose to submit a contribution for presentation without the submission of a full paper.

See here for details about Short Papers and Abstracts .

Submission Conditions

All full and short papers must be presented by one of the authors who must register for the conference and pay the fee. Authors who submit multiple papers will be required to pay a separate fee for each.

By submitting a paper for the conference you undertake that you will attend the conference, pay the fee and present the paper if it is accepted. By submitting a paper you also indicate that you accept the KES Terms and Conditions, available by request or on the conference web site, and that you agree to abide by them.