All Paper submissions for full papers and short papers (work-in-progress papers) are managed through EasyChair: Submission Link.
Full papers and work-in-progress papers shall be submitted using the Springer LNCS format. Submitted full papers should not exceed 12 pages, and work-in-progress papers should not exceed 8 pages (including references and appendices). Final, camera-ready, revised paper have to be submitted in pdf format as well as either in LaTex or in MSWord format. The templates are available at the Springer Web site on Information for LNCS Author. The copyright form for accepted papers can be found at Springer LNCS.
Deadlines for full papers and short papers (work-in-progress papers) are:
- Deadline for Abstract Submission of Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper): May 17th, 2021
- Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper) Submission Deadline: May 24th, 2021
- Notification of Acceptance: June 28th, 2021
- Camera-Ready Deadline: July 5th, 2021
- Poster Submission Deadline: July 12th, 2021
Deadlines for special topic session proposals and tutorial proposals are:
- Deadline for Abstract Submission of Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper): May 1st, 2021
- Notification of Acceptance: May 8th, 2021
GECON 2021 follows the very successful previous editions of GECON conferences, in which high-quality technical papers have been presented and published in different outlets. As in the previous conferences,
- Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings that are published by Springer LNCS, which is indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, and Compendex.
- Extended versions of up to 10 accepted papers in the computer science field will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems.
- For papers targeting mainly business and economics aspects within the conference, a special issue of the Springer Electronic Markets Journal with up to 5 papers is foreseen, and a special issue of the Elsevier Electronic Commerce Research and Applications with up to 5 papers is considered.
At GECON 2021, we will give out four awards:
- Best Paper award for the best full paper
- Best Emerging Idea award
- Best Student Paper award for the best paper, in which the first author is a student
- Best Poster award for the best poster presented at GECON 2021.
Original full papers present completed research that is original and contains new ideas or methodologies. The paper illustrates results that demonstrate the performance of the research.
Short Papers (Work-in-Progress Papers)
Original work-in-progress (WIP) papers present research that addresses a challenging research question but does not necessarily contain a completed analysis.
Special Topic Sessions
Special sessions are organized by two session organizers. The session organizers propose a complete session of 1.5 hours that consists of four presentations on a particular topic. The session chair promotes the session and will ensure the quality of accepted works. Papers, on which the special session presentation is based, can be included in the LNCS proceedings. A joined paper of the session presenters is also possible.
Currently, the following special topic sessions have been lined up are:
Special Topic Session: Computer Science and Climate Change
The purpose of this special session is to promote the focus of research on climate change challenges related to computer science. As the GECON community comprises multi-disciplinary skills for addressing these challenges, we are optimistic that this special session will bring highly useful ideas and results. Special session topics include but are not limited to technology, cost, benefit, and society aspects of:
- Digital support to climate change prevention
- Fintech platforms to facilitate SME credit and supporting small businesses: big data, blockchain finance, supply chain finance
- Analytical and simulation capabilities of models and data involved in climate research: resource allocation systems, health diffusion, population dynamics, individual behavior.
- Ecosystem of active and reactive involvement of the citizens and other actors.
- Collaborative tools for data, models, methods, and resources sharing to support decision making.
- Recommender systems
GECON 2021 looks for tutorial proposals on topics related to the conference topics. The tutorials are supposed to give
PhD students an overview about existing concepts, challenges, and future research directions.
Tutorial proposals should provide a title, an abstract, and a table of content.
After the success of the last GECON conference, GECON will include a poster session. Posters can also be submitted via easychair.
In addition, to improve work exposure and human interactions between the participants, any accepted full paper and short paper (work-in-progress paper) is entitled and encouraged to present a poster.
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