How to submit

On-line paper submission is opened

A paperless submission and blind peer review process will be used for the 2009 International MESD Conference.

Please submit your papers using the on-line system Other means of submission place unnecessary burdens on the program chair, track chairs and reviewers. Papers must be submitted in MS Word format. The system will automatically convert your file into PDF format. The submission interface is a user friendly design.

The submission process includes five steps. In the first step you will be asked to provide information about the document to submit (title, track, number of authors and type of submission). In the second step you must indicate ONLY the last/family name of each author. Based on this primary information, a database search will be run in order to verify if your authors are already registered in the database. The search process is based on the non-sensitive match of the beginning of words; thus you can specify an incomplete family name. In the third step, you are invited to complete author(s)' contact information and to specify the presenting and the corresponding author. In the fourth step you will be asked to insert 5 keywords which do not include the words of title. The abstract must contain between 150 and 200 words. Please note that you MUST NOT repeat the title, the author's name(s) and address(es) in the body of the abstract. Once the completed form is validated, you will receive a confirmation message to your email address “The submission of your abstract has been validated by the server with the reference: MESD2009/… and your Password”. Your password and your abstract number allow you to modify your abstract until the final dead-line. Keep this information for further reference. In the fifth step you will be asked to upload your file. After the upload is completed, the document will be processed by the server and another confirmation message will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive this email within the 24 hours following your submission, please contact . Once a submission has been accepted, there will be an opportunity to upload the paper with author information for use by others and/or the Proceedings Editor.

After being submitted, the title and author information can be updated and/or edited by any of the authors of the paper (using the provided password and abstract number). If you are unsure about what you uploaded at an earlier time, you can download your earlier submission to your personal computer or workstation and review it there. Since your submission will contain no author information, it cannot be used as a Proceedings submission. An opportunity to upload a proper Proceedings publication will be provided after submissions have been accepted for presentation. Remember that your Proceedings submission should not contain headers, footers or page numbers. Once the Proceedings publication has been uploaded, the abstract of the paper will appear on the conference web site. If you encounter any difficulty with the submission process, feel free to contact