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Guidelines for DTGS Authors

Academic Ethics Policy

Requirements & Evaluation Criteria

Submission Procedure (for Full and Ongoing Papers)

Submission Procedure (for Posters)

Academic Ethics Policy

DTGS aims at the highest level of academic standards. We expect submissions to contain results of the original research based on scientific methods that contribute to the global knowledge in the selected areas of inquiry. In this regard, we ask all potential participants to follow the DTGS Academic Ethics Policy and make sure the paper comply with the requirements mentioned below. The detection of the rules violation leads to the rejection at any stage.

1) Originality of Papers

The paper submitted to DTGS should contain original results and must not be published anywhere before. An exception can be made for papers published on the Internet as draft-versions or preprints, but the Program Committee in each case takes the final decision individually. The author should disclose if the paper has already been presented or is available on the Internet as a draft or preprint. This rule also applies to the papers published in languages, other than English.

2) Plagiarism

A paper must contain no plagiarism (including extensive self-plagiarism) and other incorrect borrowings. Plagiarism includes copying and pasting passages from the Internet and other sources, word-for-word borrowings from other texts as well as paraphrasing them without proper references. All direct borrowings should be accompanied with references, quotation marks and other means of academic language. All submissions undergo pre-review for originality and plagiarism.

3) Copyright

The author should have all proper rights for copyrighted materials used in the paper. Pictures, figures etc. must either have free license for commercial use or be created by the author.


Requirements & Evaluation Criteria

Each paper is reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. To be accepted. The review criteria are the following:

1) Scope 

The paper should fit into the general scope of the conference and be attributed to one of the conference tracks (eSociety, ePolity, eHumanities, eCity, eEconomy). We welcome interdisciplinary papers that combine social sciences with information and computer sciences. Purely technical papers without implications to social sciences are not accepted.

2) Format, Paper Length and

The paper must be prepared according to the Springer’s template for LNCS/CCIS series. The templates can be found here (LaTeX template, LaTeX sample, Word 2007 and newer 
,Word 2003). We highly recommend the authors to use the macros embodied into the templates.

Full papers should contain 12-15 pages, ongoing or experience papers must be within 10-12-page limit. For short papers (posters) the limit is 6-8 pages.

All references should be done according to the format. DOI should be indicated whenever possible. It is more preferable to arrange the reference list in the alphabetical order.

3) Research Quality

The paper should have clear contribution to the research field. Purely descriptive papers without any clear findings are not accepted. The following elements of the paper are required:

-      Research Question / Problem Statement: the authors should give a clear research question (for research papers) or problem statement (for experience papers) they are to address in the text. Both the research question and problem statement need to be justified by either theoretical or social topicality.

-      Literature / Background Review: the paper must contain a solid literature review encompassing the up-to-date academic articles and books (for research papers) or give a sufficient background (for experience papers). The review needs to be relevant to the research question.

-      Theoretical Grounding and Methodology: The paper should give a theoretical argument or use a theoretical framework, as well as to provide a methodology relevant to address the research problem.

-      Empirical Analysis / Case Selection: The research papers must present either an empirical research based on gathered data. Qualitative or quantitative methods of empirical analysis should be used. Another option is to present a review, but in this case the literature selection method should be specified. In case of experience papers, the authors need to justify the case selection and prove its significance to the international audience.

-      Discussion: Both the complete research and experience papers need to critically examine the findings and address them in the discussion section. In case of the research paper, authors are welcome to elaborate on how their findings contribute to the global scientific research in the field. In the ongoing research paper there can be some elaboration on future research. Experience papers must analyze at least advantages and disadvantages of the proposed best practice.

4) Language and Writing

The paper must be written in English without major grammatical or stylistic errors. It is recommended to proofread the article before the final submission.


Submission Procedure (for Full and Ongoing Papers)

Step 1. Paper Submission

-      Before submission, make sure your paper meets the abovementioned requirements on originality, scope and format, including page limit;

-      To guarantee the blind review process, please, exclude any signs of authorship from the text (names and other references to authorship).

-      All papers should be submitted through DTGS Easy Chair Page.

Step 2. Formal Requirements & Plagiarism Check

-      All submitted papers undergo the check on formal requirements and plagiarism;

-      Papers that comply with the formal requirements and the academic ethics policy are distributed among the reviewers and PC members.

Step 3. Peer-Review

-      Each paper will have at least three reviews. Based on the expertize, two types of decisions that can be made:

  • ACCEPT: the paper is accepted as a full paper, with minor revisions (mainly connected with writing);
  • REJECT: the paper is not accepted to the DTGS program and Proceedings.

Step 4. Final Paper Submission

-      Papers accepted will be published in a form of Post-Conference Proceedings.

-      Before the deadline the final version (a camera-ready paper) mist be uploaded into the Proceedings section of the DTGS EasyChair page, along with the signed copyright form.

-      All papers undergo final revision by the Editorial Board, collected and sent to the Publisher. Proceedings are to be published in November-December, 2018.

Step 5. Registration, Fee Payment and Presentation at the Conference

-      All accepted full papers (ongoing and completed research) should be presented at one of the conference session. Papers will not be published unless at least one author of the paper attends the conference and presents the paper (see ATTEND page for detail).

-      Make sure that you have registered and paid the conference fee before the conference start


Submission Procedure (Poster Track for PhD Students an Young Scholars 

Step 1. Paper Submission

 -      The paper for the Poster Track (6-8 pages) must be submitted via the EasyChair page of DTGS before the deadline;

-      Please note that the authors of such papers can be PhD students and young scholars (up to 30 years old) only.

Step 2. Formal Requirements and Plagiarism Check

-      All submitted papers undergo the check on formal requirements and plagiarism;

-      Papers that comply with the formal requirements and the academic ethics policy are distributed among the reviewers and PC members.

Step 3. Peer-Review

-      Each paper will have at least two reviews. Based on the expertize, several types of decisions that can be made:

  • ACCEPT: the paper is accepted, with minor revisions (mainly connected with writing);
  • REJECT: the paper is not accepted to the DTGS program.

Step 4. Registration and Fee Payment

-      The authors of accepted papers are to register using the form and pay the registration fee.

Step 5. Poster Preparation and Presentation

-      The authors of accepted papers are to make a poster to be presentedat the Poster Session. The following template can be used. The poster should be sent to the organization committee prior to the session.

-      During the Poster Session, a special committee comprised of PC members will evaluate the quality of the presentations and select the best ones. The results of the papers’ review will also be taken into account.

Step 6. Final Submission of the Best Papers

-      The best poster papers presented at the Poster Session will be published in the DTGD Proceedings along with the full and ongoing papers.  


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