Instructions for full paper submission on ConfTool platform

Guideline and templates to be used for 8-page paper submission
Papers submitted to FAIM2023 undergo a double-blind reviewing procedure for publication at Springer's Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. 
No fee is required for publication of 8-page papers on LNME (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering)(except extra pages) or other journals.
Extended version in Open Access MDPI journals is paid directly to MDPI, if the APC is not waived (the best papers can be published free of charge).

According to a FAIM Charter,
a maximum of 5 co-authorship submissions are allowed per Author. 
Every paper has to be presented by one of its authors and no more than 2 papers can be presented by the same person. 

Top-level full-papers can be submitted directly to Fast-Track system. In this case, the paper should follow the usual format of the journal selected. In this case, Authors can skip the 8-page paper submission. However, if the full paper does not get approval in the peer-reviewing process, Authors will be invited to submit a short version to be included on LNME.

Guidelines for authors (short papers)
  • 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 higher than 8 pages.
  • 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.
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, which will make available on Conftool platform soon.

Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
(LNME) (ISSN: 2195-4356) [SCOPUS IF 0.516] 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.


After analysis of the 8-page paper content, the Authors will be invited to present an extended version of their paper regarding a selected indexed journal pointed out by the Scientific Committee regarding the paper subject and its novelty and quality.

The extended paper must respect the template provided by each journal. Extended papers should be submitted directly on the submission system of each journal, pointing out the Special Issue especially built regarding FAIM 2023. These papers will be reviewed following the usual rules of the journals, being dofferent from journal to journal. This process will take the time usually needed by each journal until publication. The time needed to reach the publication stage will depend on the usual procedures usually adopted by each journal, but this process will be accompanied by people from the FAIM 2023 Scientific Committee, namely the Guest Editors of the Special Issues.

There are different option of publication: in journal usually publishing under the subcription/on-demand mode, or publishing in Open Access mode. In some Open Access journals, a APC (Article Processing Fee) will be required. However, there are some agreements signed to allow a small batch of papers waiving APC. The complete list of journals whose agreed to publish Special Issues or papers in Fast-Track mode can be seen in a different folder of this website.