General style and presentation rules to submit a manuscript:
a) Manuscripts must be written in acceptable, scholarly English (US or English spelling is permissible, but not a combination of both). Neither the Editorial Board nor the Publisher are responsible for correcting errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
b) To ensure anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their manuscripts.
c) The paper should be as concise as possible, although not at the expense of clarity. The maximum lenght allowed (including all types of tables, figures, illustrations, acknowledgments and references) is:
c1) 9000 words for Competitive Paper
c2) 4500 words for Working Paper
c3) 2500 words for Practitioner Paper
d) Font to be used: Arial letter, size 12.
e) The manuscript must have 25 mm (one-inch) margin on all four sides and be written with one and a half line spacing.
f) Separate paragraphs must be indented 5 mm left in the first line.
g) Pages must be numbered consecutively at the bottom centre.
h) If acronyms are used, their full expression should be given at their first occurrence.
i) Abstracts and papers can be sent via the Submission option in the Conference’s web site, by filling the respective form and uploading the abstract or paper. You can also make your submission by e-mail, attaching it to the Conference Secretariat e-mail address: ET_Conference2012@irat.cnr.it. The software for submission is Microsoft Word.
j) The submission of a paper implies the originality of the work presented, which means that it has not been published already nor submitted anywhere else.
k) It is the authors' responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright owner to use quotations, illustrations, figures and the like from any other source.
l) Manuscripts must not contain libellous connotations.
Style and presentation rules for the different sections of the manuscript: