- Submit paper through email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics.
- Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
- To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgements section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.
- Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC’s ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.
Templates and Formating
Using these templates is strongly advised to all authors submitting a paper for reviewing and mandatory for those uploading the camera-ready version of their papers. Failure to produce correctly formatted camera-ready submissions may result in the paper’s exclusion from the Proceedings. You can download the paper template from this link:
- Papers submitted for possible presentation at a conference and for publication in the Conference proceedings are subjected to a double-blind peer review process.
- Papers are first reviewed by the conference chair. The conference chair may reject it out of hand either because it is not dealing with the subject matter for that conference or because it is manifestly of a low quality so that it cannot be considered at all. Papers that are found suitable are then sent to two experts in the field of the paper.
- Referees of a paper are unknown to each other.
- Referees are asked to classify the paper as acceptable for presentation and publication, acceptable with amendments and improvements, or not acceptable.
- Referees each return a peer-review of the paper to the conference chair. The role of the referees is advisory.
- The SEABC Conference follows the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible procedures against any publication misconduct. This Conference does not accept any type of plagiarism, which means that any author replicating a significant part of another’s work without acknowledging him/her or passing another’s work off as his/her own are not tolerated and not published. SEABC reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times.
- Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work wherever possible. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide such data within reasonable time. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Papers found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised.
- Proper acknowledgment of the work of others is required. Authors must cite publications that have led to the authors’ current research.
- All authors submitting their works to the SEABC Conference for publication as original works confirm that the submitted papers are their own contributions and have not been copied in whole or in part from other works.
- Each submission is anonymously reviewed by an average of three independent reviewers, to ensure the final high standard and quality of each accepted submission.
- Reviewers should identify significant published work that has not been acknowledged by the authors. The SEABC Conference guarantees that the entire peer review and publication process is meticulous and objective. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Reviewer should also pays attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which he/she has personal knowledge. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without an expressed written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through a peer review must be kept confidential and not utilized for personal advantages. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.
- All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the proceedings if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication.