1.    Initial Paper Format

1.1     The maximum number of pages is 8.
1.2     Single column.
1.3     British or American English.
1.4     Writing format especially citation and references must follow APA in-text citation  style and APA reference style (6th Edition), respectively.
1.5     Figures and tables to be annotated in manuscript, and labelled as Fig. 1., Table 1.

2.    Final Paper Format

2.1    Once acceptance is confirmed and the manuscript is assigned for submission to a specific journal, authors will be provided a journal-specific format guideline. Authors will be required to reformat their manuscripts according to the journal guideline before submission to the journal.




STEP 1: Initial Submission

1.1      Download paper template from CSSR2017 website (

1.2      Submit paper to EDAS portal (

1.3      Receive acknowledgement email from CSSR2017 secretariat

1.4      Proceed to Step 2


 STEP 2: Format and Similarity Evaluation (Auto-generated by EDAS)

2.1     Initial formatting checks:

2.1.1  Pass: Proceed to Step 2.2;
2.1.2  Fail: Return to author for correction.

2.2     Similarity Index checking via EDAS:

2.2.1   <30%: Proceed to Step 3;
2.2.2   30-40%: Return to author for revision;
2.2.3   >40%: Rejection (End of process), or return to Step 1.


STEP 3: Review Process (by CSSR Scientific Committee)

3.1   Track Chairs assigns papers to reviewers according to expertise.
3.2   Submission of evaluation marks and comments by Reviewers.
3.3   Announcement of decision via email/EDAS.

3.3.1   Accept: Proceed to Step 4
3.3.2   Reject: End of process, or return to Step 1


STEP 4: Payment (by Authors)

4.1      Register and pay conference fees by 15 November 2017,

4.1.1   Upon full payment: proceed to step 4.2;
4.1.2   No payment: the paper will be removed from the list of publication.

4.2      Submit the following completed documents to uitmThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

4.2.1   Author/Presenter Registration Form
4.2.2   Proof of Payment (payment statement/slip or bank deposit slip), and
4.2.3   Proof of student identification (if registered based on student rate).


STEP 5: Revision of Manuscripts with Minor Corrections (by Authors)

5.3   Revise the manuscript in accordance to reviewers’ comments, and prepare a summary of feedback on the reviewers’ comments.
5.4   Upload the revised paper (in pdf/doc/docx format) and summary of feedback from authors via EDAS system.


STEP 6: Revision of Manuscripts with Major Corrections (by Authors)

6.1      Evaluation of the revised manuscript by reviewers.

6.1.1   Accept: Proceed to Step 7
6.1.2   Reject: End of process, or return to Step 1

6.2      The final results of 2nd cycle evaluation will be informed to the authors via email


STEP 7:  Post-Conference Journal Publication (by Authors)

7.1    Authors will be informed of the journal selected for publication of the manuscript, and provided journal-specific guidelines.
7.2    Author reformats the manuscript according to journal guidelines. Some journals may require another round of reviewer evaluation.