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Format and Submission

Preliminary Announcement <PDF>

The submission of papers is done via Easychair.

The final version of accepted papers needs to follow the LNCS format (check Guidelines) therefore it is advisable to adopt this format from the beginning.

Proceedings book is expected to be published by Springer under the IFIP AICT series.

Papers shall be submitted in MS-Word, without any identification of authors (for double-blinded evaluation).

Evaluation of papers is based on the full text, considering the original scientific and technological contribution. Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee through a double-blinded process. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract to the conference in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope.

IMPORTANT: Submissions to PRO-VE shall be made under the assumption that if the paper is accepted, then at least one author needs to be registered for the paper (one registration per paper) and the paper will be presented at the conference. Following Springer requirements, all papers will be checked regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism with iThenticate tool.

Camera ready submission of accepted papers must be accompanied by the signed Copyright Transfer Form.

The following types of contributions are expected:

General Sessions (Main conference topics)

A. Technological development and case application papers
(Regular papers: up to 8 pages) including:

- a clearly identified problem
- a precise description of an innovation/contribution
- a presentation of the results of related experiments
- a discussion of potential generalization and reuse of the presented results

B. Foundational Research papers
(Full papers: up to 12 pages) including:

- a clearly stated research question and motivation
- a precise description of the chosen research approach/method
- a statement of reusable ICT contribution beyond the state of the art
- a sound validation and discussion of results

These papers are expected to provide truly foundational contributions to the scientific basis of collaborative networks. Accepted papers will be included in the printed book. A low acceptance rate is expected in this category.

Past PRO-VE proceedings (by Springer) are indexed in the ISI Web of Science, SCOPUS, DBLP.