Expected contribution types:
A. Technological development and case application papers (Regular papers: up to 8 pages), including:
- a clearly identified problem
- a precise description of an innovation/contribution
- a presentation of the results of related experiments
- a discussion of potential generalization and reuse of the presented results
B. Foundational Research papers (Full papers: up to 12 pages) including:
- a clearly stated research question and motivation
- a precise description of the chosen research approach/method
- a statement of reusable ICT contribution beyond the state of the art
- a sound validation and discussion of results
These papers are expected to provide truly foundational contributions to the scientific basis of collaborative networks. Accepted papers will be included in the printed book. A low acceptance rate is expected in this category.
C. Poster, including:
- research question and hypothesis
- preliminary results
This category is specially addressing early stages of research, e.g. early stages of a PhD work, providing an opportunity to collect feedback on the research question and approach. A special discussion session is planned to discuss the posters. Materials of these presentations will be distributed on USB flash drive during the conference.
D. Special session papers (similar to category A).
The submission of abstracts and papers is done via EasyChair and shoud follow these guidelines:
- The final version of accepted papers needs to follow the LNCS format (check Guidelines) therefore it is advisable to adopt this format from the beginning.
- Papers shall be submitted in MS-Word, without any identification of authors (for double-blinded evaluation).
Evaluation of papers is based on the full text, considering the original scientific and technological contribution. Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee through a double-blinded process. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract to the conference in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope.
Important: Submissions to PRO-VE shall be made under the assumption that if the paper is accepted, then at least one author needs to be registered for the paper (one registration per paper) and the paper will be presented at the conference. Following Springer requirements, all papers will be checked regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism tools.
When submitting the Camera ready version please consider the following notes:
- Note 1: In case you need to extend the paper to accommodate reviewers’ recommendations, please keep an even number of pages (e.g., 12 or 14 pages is the recommended size).
- Note 2: Your final paper shall be submitted in MS-Word format, and by email to
- Note 3: The paper also needs to be accompanied with the signed copyright transfer form (available here). Book series: “IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology”. Title of book: “Collaborative Networks in Digitalization and Society 5.0”.
- Note 4: Please note that for papers to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one author per paper must register to the conference, and each registered participant can present at most one paper.