Submissions should include abstract, 5-10 keywords, and the e-mail address of the corresponding author and be in PDF format. Each submission should be in the Springer conference format with 10-12 point font, including tables, figures, and references. Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.
Each accepted paper needs at least one author to register in the conference and give an oral presentation at the conference. This process is mandatory for all authors. We assume authors understand this policy before they submit the paper to this conference. For any reasons the authors cannot attend the conference, that will be the authors’ responsibility to take consequences. Any paper withdrawals may result in a punishment given by smartblock. Each submission should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the submission be accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the conference to present the work in order that the accepted paper can be put into digital library.
Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the conference website. All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EasyChair. Manuscripts should be prepared following the Springer Press Proceedings. Author Guidelines (Latex Template) that can be found at: Template.
Considering some authors prefer publishing longer papers, we allow authors to submit up to 16 pages for regular papers, up to 9 pages for short papers/industrial papers. However, we do not encourage authors to submit overlength papers due to the over length charge. Refer to the following instructions for detailed information about the over length charge:
- Full paper and research paper (Authors can have 10 complimentary pages. Submissions can be up to 16 pages in length with over length charge. Additional fee will be applied when submissions are longer than 10 pages.)
- Short paper and industrial paper (Authors can have 6 complimentary pages. Submissions can be up to 9 pages in length with over length charge. Additional fee will be applied when submissions are longer than 6 pages.)
We also encourage the submission of visionary paper and survey paper, which is belong to type 1.
Important Note: Counting the cost of the over length charge uses the longest submission version (e.g. submission version, updated version, camera-ready version). The purpose of this policy is to save reviewers’ time and our operation time.
The scope of smartblock 2019 covers a broad extent, from smart data to smart communications, from smart cloud computing to smart security. The conference is gathering all high-quality research/industrial papers related to smart computing and communications and targets at proposing a reference guideline for further research.