Abstract Submission Information

The submission and review of papers for the ICASPT 2018 will be managed through an online conference paper management system called EasyChair”. This system gives you, the author, complete control over your submission. You can upload your abstract and check on the review status of your submission.

 

The submission process consists of three stages:  1) Abstract Submission, 2) Full Paper Submission, and 3) Final Paper Submission. In each stage, our committee members will review your paper and notify you of the result. Only papers that are accepted in stage 1 will be submitted to stage 2, and only papers accepted in stage 2 will be submitted to stage 3.

 

This guide is intended to support authors during the submission process. It has four parts:

 

1.   Setting up an account

2.   Abstract Submission

3.   Full Paper Submission

4.   Final Paper Submission

 

While the procedure is quite simple and thus we do not anticipate users running into trouble, we are happy to help if you encounter problems. In the event that you do need help, please contact the conference secretary at icaspt@agricuta.edu.eg.



1. Set up an Account as an Author

 

First, you will need to set up an account (username and password) as an author. Go to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaspt2018 This link will bring up a login page for the ICASPT 2018 (Figure 1). Select “sign up for an account” to register an account.



You will then be automatically directed to a new page. Fill in the textbox with the distorted words that appear directly above it, and click on “Continue.”


Then, follow the on-screen instructions and complete the form, and click on “Continue.”


After registering, you will receive an email similar to the one in the next figure. Use the link provided in the email to continue the account registration process.

Fill out all of the required information, and click the “Create my account” button to finalize the account registration process.


After the account is registered, you may log in to the ICASPT 2018 simply by clicking on the “click this link” link.



2. Submit Your Abstract(s) by June 1, 2017

 

After logging in to the EasyChair website for the ICASPT 2018, you may click on the “New Submission” link located in the top-left corner of the menu bar to submit a new abstract.

 

Before submitting your abstract, you should select the track relevant to your submission. Please be careful with this step; once you select the track and click “Continue,” you cannot change the track on your own (youll have to request that the conference secretary change it).

 

 

Follow the on-screen instructions and fill out all of required information. Once you have filled out everything (including, Abstract), you should upload the abstract on the same page. Make sure that you DO NOT click on the box that says “Abstract Only.” The abstract must be in Microsoft word format (file extension .doc” or “.docx). Once the abstract is uploaded, click theSubmit button to finish your abstract submission.

 

 

When the abstract submission is completed, you can check the submitted information and make changes.

 

 

l    Updating information about your submission: Select Update information” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen; correct information as desired then press the “Change Information” button to save alterations.

l    Updating author information for your submission: Select “Update authors” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen; correct any information about the author(s) and click “save.” In the case of multiple authors, you can add (“Add new author”) or remove authors (Click on “X”); then update the order of the authors by selecting the “Reorder authors” button.

l    Submitting another version of your abstract: If you want to change the uploaded abstract, select “Submit a new version” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen. Next, select the file from your computer that you wish to upload. Then submit your new abstract by selecting the “Submit a New Version” button.

 

At the end of the submission procedure (a new submission or an update of an old one), you will receive a confirmation e-mail from icaspt2018@easychair.org.

 

Once the review process is completed, you will receive acceptance/rejection notification with reviews by email (abstract decisions will be provided by August 31, 2017). In addition, you may check the reviews by clicking on “Paper #,” located in the top-left corner of the menu bar.



3. Full Paper Submission by August 1, 2017

 

An author whose abstract was accepted can submit a full paper. You can submit a full paper only by updating the submission you submitted as an abstract. You may change the title, abstract, and keywords by selecting “Update information.” You may also update authors using the “Update authors” page. Most importantly, you have to submit a full paper by selecting Submit a new version” from the right-hand menu of this screen.

 

  

 

l    Updating information about your submission: Select Update information” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen; correct and fill out the form, and press the “Change Information” button.

l    Updating author information for your submission: Select “Update authors” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen; correct any information regarding the author(s) and click save.” In the case of multiple authors, you can add (“Add new author”) or remove authors (Click on “X”); then update the order of the authors by selecting the “Reorder authors” button.

l    Uploading a full paper: Select “Submit a new version” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen. Select the file from your computer that you wish to upload. Submit your full paper by selecting the “Submit a New Version” button.

 

Once  the  full  paper  review  process  is  completed,  you  will  receive  acceptance/rejection notification with reviews by email (full paper decisions will be provided by September 15,

2017). In addition, you may check the reviews by clicking on “Paper #,” located in the top- left corner of the menu bar.


4. Final Paper Submission by September 4, 2017

 

An author whose full paper was accepted can submit a final paper. If your full paper was accepted, we request that you submit your final paper electronically, no later than March x, 2018. To upload your final paper, click on "Paper #" and select Submit a new version” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen. After selecting the file that you wish to upload from your computer, submit your final paper by selecting the “Submit a New Version” button.