A) Submission of abstracts (until 31 December 2021)
Abstracts should be written in English and have 2 pages (including figures/tables and references) with a minimum of 350 words. You can download the TRA2022 Abstract Template here.
Contributions should be aligned with the concept and topics of the conference. Moreover, a comprehensive set of “keywords” will help authors classify their work and help the reviewing process. The list of general themes and related sub-themes and keywords are available below.
Contributions can be of a different nature, either presenting scientific work and research results, or reporting applications and innovation experiences (best practices and case studies).
Abstracts will be reviewed and graded in a 1/5 scale (with “1” meaning the submission was “rejected”).
B) Notification of the abstracts’ reviewing results (until 14 March 2022)
Authors of abstracts will be notified of the reviewing results, in the beginning of 2022.
If the abstract has been “accepted”, the work can be presented at the conference, either as a podium communication or as a poster, depending on a later decision of the reviewers, after the evaluation of the full papers up to 8-pages submitted for the conference proceedings.
C) Submission of the conference papers (until 15 May 2022)
For abstracts that have been “accepted”, the authors may submit a complete “conference paper”.
The maximum number of pages of the paper cannot exceed 8, including the abstract, keywords, figures, tables, main text and references. Papers with more than 8 pages will be rejected. The abstract cannot be longer than 900 characters including spaces, and a maximum of 6 keywords should be provided.
D) Notification of the conference papers’ reviewing results (not later than 30 June 2022)
The authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit a final version for the Conference Proceedings (incorporating the revisions requested by the reviewers). They will also be informed if the work is going to be presented as a poster or as a podium communication. Finally, the acceptance of this decision by the authors has to be confirmed by following the specifications for the conference registration.
E) Submission of the final versions of the conference papers (until 15 July 2022)
The final versions of the submissions will go through a fast “checking” process before they are definitively accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings. As referred, this publication will only be confirmed if the authors follow the registration requirements.
F) Journal submissions
Selected papers of excellent quality and in line with the scope of special issue will be proposed by the guest editors to be invited for special issues of selected journals.
These journals will publish special issues for the conference. The specific format for the papers and the submission / (additional) reviewing procedures will depend on the journal and will be disclosed in due time. As usual, a paper submitted to one of these special issues will be either rejected or accepted (possibly with the need for revisions) by the journal editors.