Instructions for full paper submission on ConfTool platform

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Guideline and templates to be used for full paper submission

Papers submitted to FAIM2022 undergo a double-blind reviewing procedure for publication at Springer's Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. 

Publication fees per paper may differ depending on normal LNME (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering) or open access LNME  status. Publication fees are separate from conference participation fees. Detailed information about the publication fee is available here.

According to a FAIM Charter, a maximum of 5 co-authorships in submitted papers per author/participant is allowed, only one of them pertaining to ‘fast-track journal publication’.

Every paper has to be presented by one of its authors and that no more than 2 papers can be presented by the same person. 

Guidelines for authors

  • All papers must comply with the Springer Guidelines for Authors and paper template. Papers not adhering to this formatting will be rejected without review.
  • The author can choose to work with word or latex. More information can be found here.
  • The usage of these templates is mandatory.
  • Each paper is limited to a maximum of 8 pages, including all figures, tables, and references. Authors will be required to pay an extra fee if the number of pages is beyond 8 pages.
  • To pursue a fast-track article, the first full paper submission should be submitted in the aforementioned template and guideline. If the paper is selected for the fast track, then the paper should be resubmitted for the second review with the target journal format and guidelines. There is no page limit for the submissions for the fast-track journal review and those not selected for fast-track journal publication will be advised to reduce their contents to 8 pages maximum for inclusion in Lecture Notes of Mechanical Engineering (conference proceedings). 

  • For the first blind review, no author names, academic titles, or descriptions of academic positions should be included in the paper. After the paper is accepted, author information, affiliations, and e-mail addresses will be allowed to include in the accepted paper.
  • The title, abstract, authors, and affiliations, as well as the order of authors in the ConfTool system, should be the same as in your accepted paper.
  • Use Title Case for the paper title, i.e., capitalizing all main words.
  • The abstract should summarize the content (goal, scientific novelty, practical value, main results, etc.) of the paper in 150-250 words.
  • Self-citations per paper are limited to 3.
  • The language of the paper is English. Submissions in any other language will be rejected without review.
  • Plagiarism is strictly monitored and will be checked by Unicheck. Plagiarized papers will not be accepted for review.
  • An open access option for the proceedings (Lecture Notes for Mechanical Engineering) will require an additional fee.

The conference proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (Springer). Authors of accepted papers need to sign and submit this copyright form. For LNME Open Access articles, please use this copyright form.  Authors can choose, during the submission process, for a fast-track publication option in Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (Elsevier)/SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems (Elsevier), or International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer). FAIM special issue will be published in the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Taylor and Francis) and Machines (MDPI). The candidate papers for the special issue will be selected by the special issue guest editors and selected authors will be invited after the event.


Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (LNME) (ISSN: 2195-4356) [IF 0.695] publishes the latest developments in Mechanical Engineering—quickly, informally, and with high quality. Original research reported in proceedings and post-proceedings represents the core of LNME. Volumes published in LNME embrace all aspects, subfields, and new challenges of mechanical engineering.

Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (ISSN 0736-5845) [IF 5.666, CiteScore 12.5] focuses on disseminating the application of research to the development of new or improved industrially-relevant robotics, manufacturing technologies, and innovative manufacturing strategies. Original papers are welcomed in the areas of industrial robotics, human-robot collaborative manufacturing, cloud-based manufacturing, cyber-physical production systems, big data analytics in manufacturing, smart mechatronics, machine learning, adaptive and sustainable manufacturing, and other fields involving unique manufacturing technologies.

The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (ISSN 1433-3015) [IF 3.226]  bridges the gap between pure research journals and the more practical publications on advanced manufacturing and systems. It, therefore, provides an outstanding forum for papers covering applications-based research topics relevant to manufacturing processes, machines, and process integration.

SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems (ISSN 0278-6125) [IF 8.633, CiteScore 12.7] publishes state-of-the-art fundamental and applied research in manufacturing at the systems level. Manufacturing systems are comprised of products, equipment, people, information, control, and support functions for the economical and competitive development, production, delivery and total lifecycle of products to satisfy market and societal needs.

International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (ISSN 1362-3052) [IF 3.205] reports new research in theory and applications of computer integrated manufacturing. The scope spans mechanical and manufacturing engineering, software and computer engineering as well as automation and control engineering with a particular focus on today’s data-driven manufacturing. Terms such as industry 4.0, intelligent manufacturing, digital manufacturing, and cyber-physical manufacturing systems are now used to identify the area of knowledge that IJCIM has supported and shaped in its history of more than 30 years.

Machines (ISSN 2075-1702) [IF 2.428, CiteScore 4.5] is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal on machinery and engineering published monthly online by MDPI. Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Engineering, Mechanical) / CiteScore - Q1 (Mechanical Engineering). Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021). Additional information can be found here.