Submission Instructions

---Abstract Submission

Authors are required to submit a 500 word abstract for all categories. Inclusive with all abstract template elements (title, affiliation, abstract body, references and keywords) submitted abstracts must not be longer than one template page. Abstracts should be prepared using the WCNA Abstract Template and Formatting Manual. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the conference management system through the submission form, and uploaded to the system in the form of an MS Word document. The conference management system for submissions is available here.
Deadline for abstract submission for all categories is 10 October 2021. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by 18 November 2021. Final copies of the accepted abstracts should be sent in by 10 December 2021, in order for them to be included in the Abstract Book. WCNA’s writing guidelines should be followed while writing abstracts. Submissions by email/fax are not accepted. At least one of the authors should register and take part at the conference to make the presentation. The language of the Conference is English.

Important Note
Please note that your abstract will be included in the print and the online version of the Book of Abstracts only if the registration fee is paid before the author Abstract registration deadline (10 December 2021).
For all questions regarding the abstract template and the submission process contact WCNA2021@163.COM

---Full-text Submission

Full text is only required for paper category (including doctoral papers) and should be submitted by 15 July 2021. Papers should be prepared using WCNA2021-proceeding-paper template (docx – pdf), should not less than 12 pages and should be submitted electronically via the conference management system. WCNA’s writing guidelines should be followed.

After the second cycle of peer-review, selected papers will be published in proceedings book. WCNA’s Proceedings Books are published by Springer (agreement with the publisher is on yearly basis) under Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering series. Books that appear in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering series are submitted for indexing to EI Compendex, Thomson Reuter’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Scopus and other indexes on a yearly base by the publisher.

---Contribution Types

Papers: Include mainly research papers and in-depth literature reviews. Paper review takes place in two phases. A 500 word (one template page) abstract is required for the first phase. If the abstract is accepted a full text, 12 pages at the least, is required for the second phase. Only those accepted after second phase are published in the proceedings book.
Posters: These are mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and innovations. Posters will be displayed and presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their work at specified times during the conference. Poster dimensiones will be announced, a 500 word (one template page) abstract is required.
PechaKucha: Includes mostly work in progress reports, fresh developments, innovations and good practices. It is a short, very focused, visually appealing and inspiring narrated slide show (20 slides), 6 minute 40 second length (20 seconds for each slide), a 500 word (one template page) abstract is required.
Best Practices: Special sessions for good practices will be organized to provide opportunities for practitioners to share their experiences a 500 word (one template page) proposal is required.
Workshops: Workshops involve active participation and discussion with the focus on participants being able to develop skills or practical ideas for future implementation in their own practice, length should be negotiated with organizers, a 500 word (one template page) proposal is required. Proposals should include information such as topics to be covered, objectives, outcomes, target audience and equipment needed.
Panels: Discussions on selected conference topics will be held, length should be negotiated with organizers, a 500 word (one template page) proposal is required. Proposals should include information about topics to be covered, objectives, chair, papers and panelists.
Special Sessions: Special sessions composed of several papers on specific topics will be organized, length should be negotiated with organizers, a 500 word (one template page) proposal is required. Proposals should include information about the topic, objectives, chair, papers and presenters
Doctoral Forum: Short papers either on a critical literature review of the research topic or research question(s), research objectives, research methodology and work done so far of on going work of PhD students. Provides an opportunity to gain valuable feedback from peers and subject specific experts. Review process takes place in two phases. A 500 word (one template page) abstract is required for the first phase. If the abstract is accepted a full text, 7-8 pages at the maximum, is required for the second phase. Only those accepted after second phase are published in the proceedings book.
Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions: These are for companies to present recent developments, applications, products and services. Further details can be provided from conference secretariat.

Paper Submission

Each submitted paper must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors). Each 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 proceedings.
The Conference is composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, and doctoral forum, each of which has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference web site and submitted electronically via the conference management system before the deadlines indicated under important dates. Contributions will be peer-reviewed. Detailed information about review process can be obtained from Conference web site. At least one of the authors should register online via Conference web site and take part at the Conference to make the presentation.