Call for papers

Solicited Papers

Research papers reporting on new developments in technological sciences. Industry and development papers reporting on actual developments of technology, products, systems and solutions. Tutorial and survey papers. Work-in-progress papers. In addition, SA'2020 solicits special session proposals to stimulate in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the conference theme. Please consult the conference web page for more details.

Conference Format

The conference will comprise multi-track sessions for regular papers, to present significant and novel research results with a prospect for a tangible impact on the research area and potential implementations; work-in-progress (WIP) sessions; panel discussions on the state-of-the-art and emerging trends, involving leading experts from industry and academia; and public discussion sessions moderated by leading experts in the field of societal automation systems.

Submission of Papers

The SA'2020 conference is seeking the following types of submissions:

Research Papers (Regular and Special Sessions)

Up to 8 double-column pages, but no less then 5 pages. Additional 2 pages will be allowed at a fee for the final manuscripts of the accepted papers. Research papers will be presented in 20 minutes time slots. Accepted Research papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE eXplore program for inclusion in the Digital Library.

Work-in-Progress (WIP) Papers

The Work-in-Progress papers describe research that has not yet produced the results required for a regular paper, but due to its novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage. Accepted WIP papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE eXplore program for inclusion in the Digital Library.

Up to 4 double-column pages. Additional 2 pages will be allowed at a fee for the final manuscripts of the accepted papers.

Authors will be asked to give a short presentation in an oral session and to prepare an A0 size poster for the discussion forum that will be held after the oral session. Posters will be on display for the wholeday of the paper presentation.

Industry Practice Papers

The Industry Practice papers are intended to report on results arising from industry activities with an impact on research, technology development and technology deployment. Actual case studies demonstrating use of new solutions, approaches, and technologies - underpinned by theoretical considerations - are welcome.

Up to 8 double-column pages, but no less then 4 pages. Additional 2 pages will be allowed at a fee for the final manuscripts of the accepted papers. The Industry Practice papers will be presented in 20 minutes time slots. Accepted Industry Practice papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE eXplore program for inclusion in the Digital Library.

Disruptive Ideas Papers

The Disruptive Ideas Papers category is intended to provide an opportunity to present emerging forward-looking and radical innovative ideas applicable to diverse areas of engineering and computer sciences with a prospect for establishing new research directions or stimulating existing ones, leading to major scientific advances and/or leading to new types of systems and disruptive technologies.

Radical forward-looking ideas embedded in the visions of the societal automation ecosystem of the future are strongly encouraged.

The ideas are encouraged to be presented, as far as possible, using some kind of formal notation - preferably already cast in semi-formal (or formal) specification models. Models should be at a minimum validated conceptually, or if the development stage permits, by using mathematical formalism for gross functional or/and quantitative properties at an appropriate abstraction level.

Authors of selected Disruptive Ideas papers will be invited to contribute that material, after further development, to an edited book published after the conference.

Up to 8 double-column pages, but no less then 4 pages. The papers will be presented in 30 minutes time slots.

Important Dates

Regular and special sessions papers

Submission deadline June 21, 2020
Acceptance notification July 12, 2020
Deadline for final manuscripts July 31, 2020

Work-in-progress/Industry practice papers

Submission deadline June 21, 2020
Acceptance notification July 12, 2020
Deadline for final manuscripts July 31, 2020

Disruptive Ideas papers

Notice of intent to submit June 14, 2020
Submission deadline June 21, 2020
Acceptance notification July 12, 2020
Deadline for final manuscripts July 31, 2020

Best Paper Award

Best paper awards for the regular and work-in-progress papers will be presented at the conference banquet dinner.

Paper Acceptance

Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference registration fee, and their travel expenses.

No-show Policy

The SA'2020 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEEXplore if the paper is not presented at the conference.