Instructions for Authors

Paper Submission

For paper submission information, please check the Call for Papers and SBC's Code of Ethics.

Publication Policy

At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered in the symposium by the camera-ready deadline of October 25, 2021 for the paper to be included in the Proceedings. An author surcharge applies to registrations in the student categories. LADC, SBC, and IEEE also enforce a strict no-show policy, which requires that at least one author attend the conference and present the paper in order to have it published in the Proceedings.

Camera-Ready Submission

LADC papers will be published by IEEE and indexed at IEEE Xplore by CPS. All published papers will be assigned a DOI. While preparing the final version of your manuscript, please take into consideration the suggestions made by the reviewers. Also, ensure the manuscript is strictly formatted according to the IEEE two-columns conference template and respect the page limit of each category. Submit it via the SBC's submission system before October 5, 2021.

Authors will receive copyright processing instructions by email.

For papers that will be published by SBC in the SBC Open Library, two additional files must be submitted along with the camera-ready:

Presentation at the Symposium

LADC 2021 will use a redundant online model, with presentations being recorded as videos and uploaded in advance, and the authors attending a scheduled session in which the video will be played through a video conferencing system (LADC), with authors synchronously answering questions from the audience. Each work will also be assigned a chat room, where the video will be posted in advance, so the audience can also asynchronously interact with authors. Videos must be uploaded to any repository (e.g. unlinked YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive) from which the organization will be able to download them without any authentication procedures. The link must be submitted via the SBC's submission system before November 12, 2021. The videos will be played according to the Program. All papers must be presented in English. Main track papers' videos must not exceed 20 minutes. Workshop papers' videos must not exceed 15 minutes. In both cases (main track and workshops) there will be 5 additional minutes for discussion.