The size of a Full / Commentary Paper has to be 4-6 pages (including abstract, main text, references and figure legends). For each additional page of the Full paper, the author will be required to pay an extra fee.
The size of a Doctoral Workshop proposal has to be 1-2 pages.

Each main author is allowed to submit max. 2 papers (check for the additional charges on the registration page). However, the author can be mentioned as a co-author in other submissions.

The conference language is English only.

Guidelines for preparing your paper:

Full paper: please use the provided Guidelines for preparing your paper. You can find there instructions and recommendations on how to structure a Full paper in compliance with the IEEE requirements. You can download the Guidelines here.
Depending on the submission type*, a paper should include a combination of following sections: Synopsis, Research Design, Relevance for Practice, Relevance for Education, Main and Anticipated Findings, Profile of Associated Instructions, Keywords.

Commentary paper: the stories of cities go well beyond the researcher perspective. We want to hear informed commentary from citizens, city leaders and other stakeholders who want to ensure their future cities have a high quality of life. We would like factual commentaries that effectively and meaningfully shed light on either the topics of this conference or anything that you, as a city stakeholder, consider worthy of discussion.
The commentary paper should have a short meaningful title, an abstract of 50 words or less, no more than 35 references, and one or two figures (with figure legends) or tables.

Doctoral Workshop proposals**:
Starting a new Journey – this proposal focuses on your PhD journey at the beginning of your research. Use the chance to present your research questions and the first outline of your project. Profit from in-depth discussions with and feedback by peers and professionals from different fields.
On the Journey – this proposal focuses on the first outcomes of your research in the middle stage of your PhD journey. Share your current research findings, and strengthen your arguments by the qualified feedback from professionals with diverse perspectives on your findings.

* Submission types: Research Paper, Commentary Paper, Case Study, Masters Research Note, Practitioner Paper, Research Paper.
**All presented during the Doctoral Workshop proposals can be then considered for the elaboration and extension. PhD researchers will be given a chance to be published in either Project Management Research & Practice Journal or IEEE Xplore.





Each presenting author must submit the Paper (Full paper, Commentary Paper, Doctoral Workshop Proposal) via EasyChair System.


Oral presentation should take around 20 minutes which will be followed by the Q&A session (around 10 minutes). For Oral presentation please use MS PowerPoint. We suggest using 24-pt font size or bigger, for slide headers – 32-pt or bigger.

Template will be provided later.


Presentation of each Doctoral proposal should take max 15 minutes. The presentation will be followed by the 10 minutes discussion, during which researchers will also get the feedback and suggestions for their future research.

For the presentation of your work please use MS PowerPoint. We suggest using 24-pt font size or bigger, for slide headers – 32-pt or bigger.

Template will be provided later.


It is required to send the Poster in the PDF and PowerPoint format to the Organising Committee via this email at least 1 week before the beginning of the IEEE E-TEMS 2021.

Follow the formatting of the Poster Template file (will be available later).


Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other abstracting and indexing (A&I) databases. All A&I providers can be found here and include amongst others Scopus and Web of Science.


Privacy policy: IEEE policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge which that access provides. This applies to anyone else who is authorized to handle submissions.

Publication policies:
IEEE reserves the right to exclude a submission from distribution after the conference, including exclusion from IEEE Xplore, if the submission does not meet IEEE standards for scope and/or quality.
IEEE reserves the right to exclude an article from distribution after the conference (e.g., not placed on IEEE Xplore) if the article is not presented at the conference.