Instructions for Authors of Accepted Papers

Please revise your paper carefully according to the comments of the reviewers. Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines of the Springer Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies Series. Failure to do so may result in the exclusion of your paper from the proceedings. Please read the authors’ instructions carefully before preparing your paper. Each paper is allowed to have 15 pages in the final camera-ready copy. If your paper length exceeds 15 pages, please write to

Before uploading your camera-ready paper, please:

  • Check that the title and abstract in EDAS match your camera-ready paper exactly.
  • Use Title Case for the paper title, i.e., capitalizing all main words.
  • Do not use academic titles such as Dr., Professor, HoD, Director, etc…in your final paper.
  • Compare all author names in EDAS with the author list in your paper. They MUST BE identical and in the same order. This is very important because we will be using the information provided in EDAS to generate the final conference program and the table of contents for Springer Proceedings.
  • The abstract and title should be readable stand-alone and not contain any references or unexplained acronyms.
  • You are allowed to modify the abstract and author list yourself. You cannot modify the title of the paper; please send a message to if that is necessary and give a valid reason.

Important Steps

1. Complete your registration.

The instructions for completing your registration are posted at

2. Login to EDAS and choose your paper.

3. Upload your camera-ready paper (final paper) in PDF format on EDAS.

The camera-ready paper should be formatted according to the Smart Innovation, Systems, and Technologies Series’ Springer template. This template can be downloaded here:

4. Upload the source files of your camera ready paper (WORD or Latex) on EDAS. All Latex files should be submitted as a single zipped file.

5. Submit the copyright form in PDF or image formats from the “Copyright” column in the My papers table or the individual paper page of EDAS.  (Download Copyright Form)

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form. One author may sign (digitally signed documents are not accepted) 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.

Please make sure that you have entered the following details in the copyright form:

  • Names + Addresses of all co-authors
  • Name of the Corresponding Author
  • Title of the Contribution(Your Paper Title)
  • Signature of the Corresponding Author:
  • Name of Author
  • Date

6. Upload a PDF file that contains the details of revisions you have made on your final paper based on the reviewer’s comments.


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers for presentation at the conference, describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Full papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (minimum length of a paper: 10 pages; maximum length of a paper: 15 pages).

Authors should submit their papers online through the EDAS conference management system. Unregistered authors should first create an account on EDAS to log on. Detailed usage instructions on EDAS can be found here.

The manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format. The list of authors should not be included in the paper manuscript PDF, in accordance with the double-blind submission policy. Changes to the paper metadata on EDAS are permitted before the paper submission deadline. 

For the preparation of review manuscripts, please follow the Manuscript preparation guidelines posted at

The Template is also available at

The organizers regard plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism and when identified, the submissions by the same author will be rejected.  After the notification of acceptance, authors will be allowed to make a correction in accordance with the suggestions of the reviewers and submit final camera-ready papers.
Double Blind Submissions

All submitted papers will be judged based on their originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to the conference, contributions, and readability through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Please prepare anonymized versions of the paper being submitted. Please preserve anonymity by avoiding providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments, links to websites, and literature references. Common sense and careful writing will go a long way toward preserving anonymity. Papers that do not conform to our double-blind submission policies will be rejected without review. 

Minimally, please take the following steps when preparing your submission:

    • Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
    • Remove acknowledgments of identifying names and funding sources.
    • Remove project titles or names that can be used to trace back to the authors via a web search engine.
    • Use care in referring to related work, particularly your own. Do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work by another author. For example, instead of “In prior work [3], we presented a routing protocol that …,” sentences in the spirit of “In prior work, Smith and Clark [3] presented a routing protocol that …” should be used. With this method, the full citation to Smith and Clark can still be given, such as “[3] J. Smith, A. Clark, “Analysis of…”, and it is not acceptable to say “[3] Reference deleted for double-blind review.”
    • Papers with the same title and abstract should not be posted on a public website, such as, or transmitted via public mailing lists.