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Author Guidelines

Invited authors

Authors are invited to submit a short paper (up to 6 pages). Please, check the program and submit your abstract by choosing the "INVITED" path  within the track list during the submission process.

Contributing authors for Oral Communications/Posters

Authors are required to submit a short paper (from 4 to 6 pages), by selecting either “Oral Communications” or "POSTERS" path within the track list during the submission process.

Notification of acceptance of contributed short papers is February 18th, 2024. The corresponding authors will be informed of the decision on Oral Communications/poster presentation by the SDS 2024 Scientific Committee via e-mail communication.

Author Guidelines Templates

The short papers can be submitted using LaTeX or Word editorial standards. Click here to download the templates.


Accepted papers will be presented and included in the Book of Abstracts (provided of ISBN) if and only if the registration fee for the presenting author is paid in due course.

Each participant can present only one paper.

The workshop's official language is English.

A consent form available on the website must be uploaded as supplementary file during the submission process. Click here to download the consent form.

Short papers must be written in English and must exclusively be sent using the on-line system available at this site. Once you are logged into the system, make sure that the Author box is checked in "My Profile" (top right of the conference page).

Contribution acceptance and publication is conditional upon fees payment.







Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference, authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc.
  7. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting "Remove personal information from file properties on save"; clicking Save.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement


The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.