Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit manuscripts by MARCH 12, 23:59 h CET. In preparing their manuscripts, authors should follow the BMSD'18 formatting instructions (see below) and remove their names (and also names of co-authors and affiliations) from the title and references sections. The file should be saved as PDF and e-mailed by the 12th of March to SECRETARIAT [AT] IICREST.ORG, putting in the e-mail Subject: "BMSD 2018, Regular / Position Paper". A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be applied. As according to the announced deadlines, the contact authors will be notified of acceptance / rejection by the 23rd of April; further, the authors of accepted papers will have until MAY 7 for submitting the final versions of their papers (please, read carefully the instructions below). ONLY those papers received no later than the mentioned date and !! properly formatted !! will be included in the symposium proceedings (published by SciTePress under an ISBN reference), under the condition that at least one author has been registered in time, has submitted copyright document, and has transferred corresponding registration fee (only the presented papers however will be added to the SciTePress digital library). Any questions requiring further submission-related details, are to be e-mailed to the BMSD'18 Chair, Dr. Boris Shishkov (b.b.shishkov [at] iicrest.org).
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PREPARING THE SUBMISSIONS

As suggested above, there are two key submission acts, namely: (i) the initial submission; (ii) the final paper submission. It is to be noted that: (i) applies to all except for the authors of Invited Papers (see below); (ii) applies to all except for the authors of rejected manuscripts. The following is also to be taken into account when preparing the submissions, especially noting that we seek submission of original papers and only UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL will be acceptable for review:

Initial Submission
The manuscripts, submitted by March 12, are to be of no less than 3 and no more than 8 pages, and also, they should be in English, in PDF format (as already mentioned) and properly formatted (see below) - otherwise they will be rejected without being reviewed. Each submitted manuscript should be in the symposium scope and clearly indicating the nature of its scientific / technical contribution. Manuscripts that are out of the symposium scope will be rejected without being reviewed.

Final Paper Submission
The final paper versions, to be e-mailed to SECRETARIAT [AT] IICREST.ORG by May 7, are to be prepared following the reviewers' recommendations and remarks, and also carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling. The authors should submit both the Word/LaTeX and the PDF files. The BMSD'18 page limits are to be observed, as elaborated below.

The BMSD'18 paper templates (see below) ought to be used for ALL submitted papers.

Revised and extended versions of the best BMSD'18 papers will be published in 2019 by Springer-Verlag in a LNBIP Series book and the best paper authors will be contacted in due course.




PAPER FORMATS

All accepted papers, no matter what their presentation format is, will be published in the BMSD'18 proceedings, if the above-stated conditions have been fulfilled and only the presented papers will be added to the SciTePress digital library, as above mentioned.

In the symposium, we distinguish between Full Papers, Short Papers, and Posters, as paper formats:

Full Papers
These papers are allocated 30 minutes for oral presentation (including discussion) and are assigned a 10-page limit in the symposium proceedings.
Short Papers
These papers are allocated 20 minutes for oral presentation (including discussion) and are assigned a 6-page limit in the symposium proceedings.
Posters
These papers are presented as poster and are assigned a 4-page limit in the symposium proceedings.

If absolutely needed, it would be allowed to increase the total number of pages by a maximum of 4 extra pages. However, for each excess page the author will have to pay an additional fee of 48 EURO.

AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR OF AN ACCEPTED PAPER, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PAPER FORMAT (FULL PAPER, SHORT PAPER OR POSTER), MUST BE REGISTERED AS A SYMPOSIUM SPEAKER. NO OTHER REGISTRATION TYPE WILL BE ACCEPTED.




TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

Regular Papers
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. A manuscript submitted as "regular paper" may be accepted either as a "full paper" or as a "short paper", or as a "poster".

Position Papers
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that a stated opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important providing some kind of evidence for ensuring the validity of the stated claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the symposium topic areas. A manuscript submitted as "position paper" may be either accepted as a "short paper" or as a "poster" - a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

Invited Papers
A limited number of invited papers will be considered in 2018: ONLY the BMSD'17 authors selected for the Springer-Verlag LNBIP Series book will be considered for invited paper submissions as well as former / future BMSD Keynote Lecturers.




PAPER TEMPLATES

The provided Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates, which are in line with the IICREST-INSTICC-SciTePress standards, should be used for all paper formats. Authors are requested not to modify the template while working on their final paper submissions. Each submission will be analyzed and if any formatting error is found, it may be sent to the author(s) for proper re-formatting. If the template is not used then the authors have to assure the correct papers formatting, otherwise the final paper submission may not be accepted for inclusion in the BMSD'17 proceedings. Please, download the Word/LaTeX templates and consider the reference & citation guidelines:

- MS Word Template
- LaTeX Template

- Reference & Citation Guidelines




PREPARING THE PRESENTATION

Oral Presentations
The technical session room will be equipped with a computer running Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader. By using a pen drive or a CD, speakers may use the mentioned equipment. Speakers may also use their own computer.

Poster Presentations
Posters will have dedicated sessions during the symposium, when authors must be next to their posters to answer questions. The poster size must not exceed the A0 (84 cm X 118 cm) portrait format. Please, use an appropriate font size for the posters so that they are readable by the participants 1.5 meter away. The poster message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. Please, assure the poster is placed on the board before the beginning of the poster session. Authors are required to stand by their posters during the whole poster session since this is when the participation certificates will be given. The poster presenter must also bring the poster already printed.