Manuscript Preparations

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND FORMAT

Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word file format. All manuscripts will follow the same general style as described in this document. The manuscript template can be downloaded from this Word Format.  The editors reserve the right to edit these files to ensure every article follows the same style.

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General Rules

  • The article shall be written in good English (either American or British is accepted, but not a mixture of both).
  • The paper length is preferred to be at least 8 pages.
  • The body text shall have both the left and right margins justified with single line spacing.
  • The font type shall be Cambria and size 11 points unless otherwise stated.
  • Paragraph Spacing before is 0pt and after 1 line or please use text paragraph style.
  • The first paragraph in each section or subsection is not indented.
  • Sections and subsections are formatted to three levels

 1.     INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Word template style: Heading 1
Heading 1 (Section heading): Cambria; Size - 11; Bold. Spacing: 30pt before and 1 line after.

1.1  Research Methods
Microsoft Word template style: Heading 2
Heading 2 (Subheading): Cambria; Size - 11; Bold; capitalize each word; Spacing: 1 line after.

1.1.1 Analysis of Results

Microsoft Word template style: Heading 3
Heading 3 (Sub-subheading): Cambria; Size – 1 Bold, Italicized; Capitalize the first word; Spacing: 1 line after

 

Manuscript Structure
The manuscript should be organized into clearly defined sections namely; introduction, literature review, methods, results, and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments (if any), references, and appendices (if any). Sections and subsections should be formatted as heading levels 1, 2 and 3 as shown in General Rules. Authors are encouraged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

 

Title of the Paper
Microsoft Word template style: Paper Title
The title should be concise and informative to adequately describe the content of the paper as it is often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formula wherever possible. The title is centered on the page and is set in boldface (Cambria, font size 14 pt). The first letter of each word in the title should be capitalized.

 

Authors’ Names and Affiliations
Microsoft Word template style: Author Name and Author Affiliation
The author’s name is provided below the title and followed by the author’s affiliation. Please state the given name and family name clearly. If the article was written by more than one author, append their name to the first author. If the authors are with different affiliations, assign a sequential superscript number (beginning with “1”) immediately after the author's name and precedes the author’s affiliation. However, authors with the same affiliation will bear the same number.
Text spacing; 1 line after for Author Name before Author Affiliation(s) and for Author Affiliation(s) 2 line after before corresponding email.

 

Corresponding Author’s E-mail
Microsoft Word template style: Corresponding Author Email
An email address of the author who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and post-publication is stated below the affiliations on the first page (Cambria, font size 10pt). Clearly, indicate by placing an asterisk (“*”) before the author’s name and the email address.
Text spacing; 0pt before and 2 line after.

 

Abstract
Microsoft Word template style: Abstract Text
The abstract should state the principal objectives and scope of the research, describe the methodology employed, summarize results, conclusions. The abstract should contain max. 150-200 words. (Cambria 10pt, Italic, block-aligned).

 

Keywords
Microsoft Word template style: Keywords
3-5 keywords, in alphabetical order, separated by commas (Cambria 10pt, Block-aligned). Begin the keywords with the word “Keywords” followed by a colon in bold font, and then continue with a normal. 

 

Figures and Tables
Figures are numbered consecutively and the caption is placed centered below the figure. Similarly, tables are numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance in the text. However, place the caption above the table body. Figures should be numbered as follows: Figure1:, Figure 2:, … etc. Tables should be numbered as follows: Table 1:, Table 2:,… etc. 

 

Equation/Formula
Microsoft Word template style: Equation
Equations and formulas are denoted by numbers in round parentheses and it is recommended to be produced by Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType add-on for equations in your paper (http://www.mathype.com). Do not copy and paste equations from other sources. Try to re-type the equations if possible. Equations should be left-indented. Mathematical equations must be numbered as follows: (1), (2), …and the equations have to be numbered sequentially, and the number put in parentheses at the right-hand edge of the text. 

 

Conclusion
A conclusion section is required and should clearly discuss the advantages, limitations, possible applications and recommendations for future research.

 

Acknowledgments
Please acknowledge any organizations that have sponsored or supported this research. Individuals other than the authors who have given direct assistance could be acknowledged.

 

References
Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the text and reference list should follow the referencing IEEE style. The number of references must be at least 15.

 

Citing and Listing of Web References
Use the IEEE Reference Guide style for references. As a minimum, the full URL should be given and any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired or can be included in the reference list.

Examples:

Journal Publication

[1]       M. M. Chiampi and L. L. Zilberti, “Induction of electric field in human bodies moving near MRI: An efficient BEM computational procedure,” IEEE Trans.  Biomed. Eng., vol. 58, no. 10, pp. 2787–2793, Oct. 2011, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2011.2158315.

[2]       M. Dursun and E. E. Karsak, “A fuzzy MCDM approach for personnel selection,” Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 4324–4330, 2010.

Book

[3]       A. Taflove, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method in Computational Electrodynamics II, vol. 3, 2nd ed. Norwood, MA, USA: Artech House, 1996.

[4]       L. Stein, “Random patterns,” in Computers and You, J. S. Brake, Ed. New York, NY, USA: Wiley, 1994, pp. 55–70.

Reports

[5]       R. E. Haskell and C. T. Case, “Transient signal propagation in lossless isotropic plasmas,” USAF Cambridge Res. Labs., Cambridge, MA, USA, Rep. ARCRL-66-234 (II), 1994, vol. 2.

[6]       R. J. Hijmans and J. van Etten, “Raster: Geographic analysis and modeling with raster data,” R Package Version 2.0-12, Jan. 12, 2012. [Online]. Available: http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=raster

Proceeding Papers

[7]       G. Koutra, S. Barbounaki, D. Kardaras, and G. Stalidis, “A multicriteria model for personnel selection in maritime industry in Greece,” in Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 19th Conference on Business Informatics, 2017, vol. 1, pp. 287–294.

[8]        V. Chandrasekaran, S. Sanghavi, P. A. Parrilo, and A. S. Willsky. (2009). Sparse and low-rank matrix decompositions. Presented at IFAC 2009. [Online]. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ article/pii/S1474667016388632

 

APPENDIX
If any, the appendix should appear directly after the references without numbering, and on a new page

 

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