Paper Format


Authors are invited to submit abstracts, relating to the seminar themes. The abstract should be written in English (in MS word format only) in less than 250 words. All abstracts should be structured as follows:
  • Title: The title should be short, preferably less than 15 words.
  • Author(s): Provide contact details for the authors including names, surnames, organization/company, phone/fax no, e-mail and full postal address.
  • Keywords: Provide up to 5 keywords.
  • Background: Short summary of relevant background and problem addressed.
  • Objectives: Define the "tangible and measurable" objectives of the work presented in the paper.
  • Methodology: Describe briefly the methodology that you are using or have used to achieve your objectives.
  • Results: Provide a short summary of the results.


All submitted papers must represent original research that has not been presented in other conferences or published in any journal.

A) Paper length

The paper length must be between 12 and 30 pages, or approximately between 3.500 and 8.000 words. Shorter or longer papers will be considered at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

B) Manuscript style

The manuscript should follow these criteria: double-spaced, Times New Roman in 12-point on A-4 size paper.

Notes should be used only if absolutely necessary. When used, these should be identified in the text by consecutive numbers and presented at the end of the article.

When used for emphasis, underlining, italicization and capitalization should be kept to the minimum and should be consistent. Tables and figures will not be reproduced in colour, so authors are required to present them in a way that the information they contain is legible in black and white. Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded in the text. A short descriptive title should appear above each table and below each figure and the sources should be clearly identified below them.

References, citations, and general style of paper should follow the APA style ( The APA Publication Manual gives explicit instructions on punctuation, spelling, abbreviations, statistical formulae, etc.

C) Cover page data

Authors must use the following criteria:

  • The author’s name;
  • Title (author, e.g. Professor, Dr., Mr.);
  • Affiliation and address of the institution;
  • Address for correspondence;
  • Telephone number;
  • E-mail;
  • Short author's biography (about 75 words).

In the case of co-authors, the same details should be included for each author.