MICRADS´21 - The 2021 Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security, to be held at Cartagena, Colombia, 26-28 May 2021, is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Defense and Security.
We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to MICRADS´21. They can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:
Area A: Systems, Communication and Defense
A1) Information and Communication Technology in Education
A2) Simulation and computer vision in military applications
A3) Analysis and Signal Processing
A4) Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense
A5) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems
Area B: Strategy and political-administrative vision in Defense
B1) Safety and Maritime Protection
B2) Strategy, Geopolitics and Oceanopolitics
B3) Planning, economy and logistics applied to Defense
B4) Leadership and e-leadership
B5) Military Marketing
B6) Health informatics in military applications
Area C: Engineering and technologies applied to Defense
C1) Wearable Technology and Assistance Devices
C2) Military Naval Engineering
C3) Weapons and Combat Systems
C4) Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Defense
C5) Defense Engineering (General)
Submission and Decision
Submitted papers written in English (until 10-page limit) must comply with the format of Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website), must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and e-mails should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publish form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.
Submitted papers written in Spanish or Portuguese (until 15-page limit) must comply with the format of RISTI - Revista Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação (download instructions/template for authors in Spanish or Portuguese), must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and e-mails should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word. These file must be uploaded at the conference management system in a ZIP file.
All papers will be subjected to a “blind review” by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.
Based on Scientific Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as paper or poster.
The authors of papers accepted as posters must build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 7 minute limit per poster.
The authors of accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.
Publication and Indexing
To ensure that an accepted paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 19 of February 2021, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit (until 10 pages). Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.
No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.
Papers can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Accepted and registered papers written in English will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in a book of its SIST series, and will be submitted for indexing by ISI, SCOPUS, EI-Compendex, SpringerLink, and Google Scholar.
Papers written in Spanish or Portuguese and registered will be published in a Special Issue of RISTI and will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, among others.
Paper Submission: January 11 25, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: February 19, 2021
Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: February 26, 2021
Camera-ready Submission: February 26, 2021