Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for 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.

The maximum length of the papers is 12 pages (5 pages for Doctoral Consortiums), including figures and references.

Instructions for preparing the camera-ready version of your paper:

  1. Papers must be prepared according to the AISC template of Springer (MS-WORD or LaTex format) without page numbers. The template can be downloaded above.
  2. You must sent a ZIP file to to (Subject: "SSCT Camera ready version of paper nº XX") including:
    • a signed Copyright Form (**PDF format**). The template can be downloaded below.
    • the final version of your paper (**MS-WORD or Latex format**)
    • A document stating the changes performed taking into account the reviews using the SSCT 2021 conference management system.

The copyright’s data for SSCt 2021 (Main track, Workshops & Doctoral Consortium) are:

  • TITLE: Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories
  • EDITORS: Juan Manuel Corchado and Saber Trabelsi

Download pre-filled form for SSCt (Main track, Workshops & Doctoral Consortium)


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the SSCt 2021 conference management system.

For a paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one of the authors must register for the conference by the camera-ready copy deadline. Papers must be presented by one of the authors at the conference live.

Review process

SSCT 2021 welcomes the submission of application papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity. The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference.

Each submission must be identified as presenting (1) theoretical/methodological research, (2) applied research/emerging applications, (3) a deployed application, and will be reviewed using criteria appropriate to its category, (4) literature surveys. These criteria are as follows:

  • Theoretical/methodological research: Scientific significance, originality, technical quality, and clarity;
  • Applied research/emerging applications: Significance for theoretical research or promise for application deployment;
  • Deployed application: Demonstrated practical significance; originality; treatment of issues of engineering, management, and user acceptance; and clarity;
  • Literature survey: Well-developed body of research, the inclusion of works from several authors, significance, clarity, open research questions.


Accepted papers will be included in SSCt2021 Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include it in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by AISC Springer Verlag.

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Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from SSCt2021 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.


Authors of selected papers from SSCt2021 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Electronics (JCR 2018 Electronics. 1.764 (Q3)).


Authors of selected papers from SSCt2021 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database).

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