Guidelines for final, camera-ready papers

Paper preparation

Camera-ready papers shall have typically minimum 10 to maximum 12 pages including any tables/figures/appendix and references.

All authors are kindly asked to follow the updated 2017 CCIS author formatting guidelines from Springer for the preparation of their manuscripts. The Author Guidelines document summarizes how a proceeding 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.

Users of MS Word
Production of the camera-ready 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 Office 2007/2010 Word

Instructions for installing and using the author template are also available:

Copyright form

Each contribution 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 field "Volume Editor" should be left blank.
  • 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.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format before their paper is submitted to Springer.


Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, by 1st May 2018 to Please be advised of the following steps:

  1. Revise your paper according to the Review Comments in the attachment carefully.
  2. Format your paper according to the Template carefully.
  3. Make sure your paper has similarity index of below 30% for it to be published.
  4. Download, complete and sign the consent form
  5. Complete the registration process and make payment. (The details are available at our website)
  6. Send your camera ready full papers (both .doc and .pdf format) and signed consent form to (Before 1st of May 2018)

Please contact the Program Administration at for any further information or clarifications.