Instructions for authors

The official Congress languages are Portuguese / Spanish / Italian and English. The oral presentation will be made in Portuguese / Spanish / Italian or English. However, the support material to the presentation (slideshow) should be bilingual Portuguese / English or Spanish / English or Italian / English. Papers submitted in Portuguese / Spanish / Italian must be complemented, in the final stages of the review process, with an English version. English papers submitted need not be submitted in another version.

The submission of papers is done electronically through a paper submission system which can be accessed from the "Paper Submission" area.

To proceed with the submission, prepare the submission according to the following documents:

Template for papers (Português|English|Español)  (Click on the desired language)
Submission checklist (Português|English|Español)  (Click on the desired language)

Please note that the initial submission MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHORS OR ANY OTHER ELEMENTS OF IDENTIFICATION. This information should be included only in the revised final version, after acceptance of the work as described below.

Submission categories

Full papers or posters with short paper may be submitted.

Full papers
Work in this category may be the partial or final result of research in the context of  MSc, PhD or post-doc degrees. They may be submitted by graduates, specialists, postgraduates or postgraduate students whose work / article are related to one of the six areas that guide the event.
Full papers should be between 6 and 8pages (about 2000-3000 words, including figures, tables and references) and should be formatted according to the congress template. These works will be orally presented at the conference.

Poster with short paper
Work in this category may be the partial or final result of Bachelor's studies (graduation), Artistic Research, Scientific Initiation (technological or innovation) in progress or completed by graduates (graduates) or graduate students. However, in case of students, it is mandatory that a professor (PhD or Master) supervises the work. Graduation work will be enrolled in the category of poster regardles of having the supervisor as co-author.
Short papers should be 2-4 pages (approximately 1500 words, including figures, tables and references).

Review Process

All papers submitted will undergo a blind review process carried out at least by two members of the CIMODE Scientific Committee. The review criteria are as follows
- Novelty
- Level of contribution
- Validity of conclusions
- Industrial or application perspective
- Formal qualities of the work.

Stage 1: The authors submit papers electronically in one of two categories (full paper or poster with short paper). Papers should be submitted in unsecured PDF. At this stage the items MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHORS OR ANY OTHER ELEMENTS OF IDENTIFICATION.

Stage 2: The electronic submission for the final version and English version of the approved articles is opened. These versions are "camera-ready" versions in Microsoft Word format, and now must include information about the authorship of the article. The final paper and its English version must be submitted. If the original paper is already in English, is not necessary to submit the paper in another language. At this point, the authors are also requested to submit a copyright form that will be provided.

In the case of posters with short papers, instructions for the preparation of the posters will be given when appropriate.


For each registered participant a maximum of two communications will be included in the congress, and in the case of registered students, one paper maximum. These participants may be co-authors of other works, provided that they are linked to another registration record.

For each extra paper, an additional fee according to the table presented here will be charged.

The maximum number of co-authors by paper is 5.

All accepted papers will be published in a electronic book of proceedings (eBook) with ISBN, provided they are received within the deadline and comply with the defined formatting rules.

The work published in this congress will be made available on open access, on the congress site, at the end of the congress, and are licensed under a Creative Commons License - Attribution-Noncommercial-Ban conducting Derivative Works 3.0 License.


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