Instruction for authors

Paper Submission for Wood & Fire Safety 2020 is CLOSED

The International Scientific Committee for the WFS 2020 invites authors to submit papers for presentation at upcoming conference Wood & Fire Safety 2020. Conference Proceedings will be published in cooperation with Springer in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wood & Fire Safety 2020. Conference Proceeding will be submitted for Indexing to SCOPUS, Web of Science and EI-Compendex database. Our official partner for managing submission processes is “Online Conference Service Springer – OCS Springer”.


Submission System

WFS 2020 Conference Submission System


Submission Instructions

  1. If you are a new user, please register for a new account or login with an existing account in the top right-hand corner of the website.
  2. After login, please Welcome to the conference service of WFS 2020.
  3. Choose “Submission” and then please fill in the system „OCS Springer“:
  • Title
  • Keywords - maximum 5
  • Label - please choose a topic
  • Abstract - maximum 300 words
  • List of authors
  • Submit your abstract

Abstract submission deadline is extended untill 1st July 2019.
Notification of abstract acceptance is July 31, 2019. 

  1. If you have submitted an abstract, then log in to find your submission “Paper ID”. Please DO NOT create a new submission system ID. Use your original and accepted paper submission ID.
  2. Following the peer-review process, a decision will be communicated to the author(s) - Notification of abstract acceptance is July 31, 2019. Upon receiving a positive decision, authors can submit their full paper to the system. The maximum page size of full papers is 6 pages, including all paper components such as references, appendices, acknowledgements,…etc. Papers over 6 pages of length will not be included in the Conference Proceedings. 
  3. Full papers should contain original research that has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. We would kindly refer the authors to Springer ethics website and stress the importance of this. The website can be found here. Although this page addresses authors of journals, it also applies to authors of WFS 2020 conference proceedings papers.

Papers submission deadline is deadline extended untill September 30, 2019.
Notification of papers acceptance is November 11, 2019.


Guidelines for final papers for Springer WFS 2020 Conference Proceeding

The accepted peer-reviewed full paper will be published in the WFS 2020 Springer Conference Proceeding. Conference Proceeding will be submitted for Indexing to SCOPUS, Web of Science and EI-Compendex database.

To download the Instructions (template) for Preparing Full Papers - MS Word -.DOC., DOCM, MAC.DOCM & PDF.

IMPORTANT: Your final paper (maximum full paper 6 pages) must be saved in MS Word (.DOC., DOCM, MAC.DOCM) and acrobat PDF file format (.PDF), with Paper File Name Format (primary  author lastname_firstname_PaperID.pdf) and submitted to the WFS 2020 Conference Submission System.

To download the Springer Consent to Publish (Copyright Transfer Agreement) click here.

Consent to Publish (Copyright Transfer Agreement): Download, Print, Sign then scan the signed consent to publish form. Please submitt to the WFS 2020 Conference Submission System.  Consent to Publish File Name Format (Consent_primary author lastname_firstname_PaperID.pdf).

Note: One author may sign on behalf of all of the other authors of a particular paper.


Submission Instructions - SUMMARY

Follow the Full Paper Preparation instructions found here - MS Word -.DOC., DOCM, MAC.DOCM & PDF - exactly to avoid delays. Papers formatted improperly will be returned to the author(s).

Login to the WFS 2020 Conference Submission System and upload the following file:

  1. Final PDF file corresponding exactly to the final paper. File Name Format should be: [PrimaryAuthorLastName_FirstName_PaperID.PDF].
  1. Final proofread paper - after reviewing process (MS Word in DOC or DOCM, MAC.DOCM, including all figures and tables). File Name Format should be: [PrimaryAuthorLastName_FirstName_PaperID.DOC].
  1. A scanned copy of a filled in and signed Springer Copyright Form (PDF file) - after reviewing process. Modified forms are not acceptable. File Name Format should be: [Consent_PrimaryAuthorLastName_FirstName_PaperID.PDF]


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Call for Poster Abstracts

Poster abstract submissions should follow the Poster Abstract template – download here. Please do not exceed one page size of the abstract.

Submit your Poster abstract here WFS 2020 Conference Submission System

Deadline for Poster abstract submission: January, 10th 2020.

Your abstract will be sent for review shortly after submission.

Poster Abstract will be reviewed and you will be notified by the email message.

You can order printing the poster and collect it in the WFS2020 registration desk.

Poster printing, File requirements:

  • Posters should be formatted in portrait (vertical) layout of A0 size (841 mm x 1189 mm) – template here
  • Picture resolution at least 300 dpi
  • RGB colour model
  • File format .pdf

Posters will be printed in gloss paper.
Printed poster can be collected at the WFS2020 registration desk.

Price for poster printing: 20€ 




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