Submission Process

The submission process includes the steps listed below. Note that failure in correctly following all the steps within the deadlines may result in your paper being rejected.

A) Preparation

→ The paper must be written in correct English and follow general academic standards and a proper structure depending on the category (see Paper Categories).

→ The author must use the ICEGOV2020 ACM Microsoft Word Template, available here.

→  No other template can be used for paper submission. Do not modify the document properties: just write your content and apply the necessary styles pre-defined on the template.

→  The paper must not contain any information about the authors that would reveal their identity (e.g. name, email address, affiliation, etc.), nor any acknowledgements / references that could also reveal the identity of the author(s). ICEGOV is a double-blind peer review conference, meaning that the authors do not know the name of the reviewers and the reviewers do not know the name of the authors.

B) Submission

→ The paper must be submitted through the EDAS Conference and Journal Management System by the paper submission deadline (11 October 2019), available here.

→ The author must have an EDAS account to login. Follow the on-screen instructions to login or register (whichever applies). The registration in EDAS is free of charge.

→ To submit the PDF file, follow the on-screen instructions and comply with the page numbers and parameters below, otherwise the system will automatically reject your submission:

  • Document size is US letter (8.5 x 11 in or 21.59 x 27.94 cm).
  • Number of columns is two columns.
  • The file is not a scanned image.
  • The file is not encrypted.
  • The file is not print-only.

C) Review and Notification

All papers submitted to the conference within the deadline will undergo the following 4-step process:

1. Screening by the ICEGOV Secretariat;
2. Reviews by the Programme Committee (max. 3 reviews per paper);
3. Review of all papers on each Track by the respective Track Chairs;
4. Final review of accepted / rejected papers by the Programme Committee Chairs.

All authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection decisions, together with the reviews and other information, by 4 December 2019. Instructions on how to prepare the final version of the paper will be sent on this day as well, as will visa invitation letters.