Formatting Guidelines

  • Papers must be in English of up to 12 pages in conference paper format

  • Paper content must be original and relevant to one of the many conference topics.

  • Authors are required to ensure accuracy of quotations, citations, diagrams, maps, and tables.

  • Figures and tables need to be placed where they are to appear in the text and must be clear and easy to view.

  • Papers must follow format according to the downloadable Word template


Review Process

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members or two senior PC members. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.

Original: the paper explores a new idea, project or issue; discusses existing research with promise of new insight, discusses new research; or presents new ways of considering existing information

Engaging: presentation format will involve the audience in some way, or has high potential to attract conference attendees by addressing needs of the community

Significant: the paper raises and discusses issues important to improving the effectiveness and/or sustainability of open education efforts, and its contents can be broadly disseminated and understood

Quality: claims are supported by sufficient data; claims draw upon relevant literature; and limitations are described honestly

Relevant: the paper addresses one or more of the themes of the conference


Post Conference Publication and Indexing

Conference 2018 proceedings will be published with assigned ISBN and submitted for indexing. Authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit extended version for publishing in the Journal of Defence & Security Technologies (


The conference proceedings will be distributed to the conference participants.


The participation in the conference is free of charge.