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Guideline for authors

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution and the problems or environments to which it is applicable. Only original papers should be submitted. Organisers will use plagiarism detection system Crosscheck (iThenticate) to screen submitted papers for originality.

Peer-review process. All submitted conference papers will be subjected to a single-blind peer review by two competent reviewers. Considering results of the review, the Scientific Committee will take one of the following decisions:
(A-1) Acceptance in the submitted form,
(A-2) Acceptance with optional suggestions for revision,
(B-1) Minor revisions,
(B-2) Major revisions,
(C-1) Rejection with encouragement to resubmit means that the manuscript cannot be accepted in the submitted form; however, provided (and on condition that if) it is resubmitted with corrections or additions that satisfy the requirements indicated by the Scientific Committee, it will be reviewed again as a new submission (if enough time remains until the deadline).
(C-2) Rejection.
Provided a manuscript is returned to the sender for revision by the Scientific Committee based on decisions (A-2), (B-1) or (B-2), and fails to meet the resubmission deadline, it will be assumed that the submission for publication has been withdrawn.

Papers will be published as conference proceedings by VGTU Press. Manuscripts will be copy edited only; therefore, authors must ensure the quality of English. All manuscripts must be submitted by e-mail (info@13bsgc.lt) and follow the instructions and templates (see below). All authors will receive an e-mail message confirming the receipt. The quality of the language of a manuscript submitted for consideration will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. If English is not your first language, it is strongly recommended to have your manuscript checked by a native speaker prior to submission.

The call for papers of the conference refers to three types of papers: a Research (or Technical) Paper, a Technical Report and a Technical Note.
Authors must indicate the category, under which they wish their manuscripts to be classified. Authors of state-of-the-art reports must consult the Scientific Committee prior to submission of their manuscripts.

Research (or Technical) Paper: 8 pages or less including figures, tables and references.
A paper should refer to an original research on geotechnology.
A paper should comprise the following parts: an abstract, introduction, methodology, discussion, conclusions and the list of references.

Technical Report: 6 pages or less including figures, tables and references.
A report on a design, construction, in-situ measurement, etc.; or an operational report on results from in-situ surveying, design, construction work, site measurement, etc., related to the development of geotechnology.
A paper should comprise the following parts: an abstract, introduction, methodology, discussion, conclusions and the list of references.

Technical Note 2–4 pages including figures, tables and the list of references.
A brief report on main points regarding a new method of in-situ surveying, laboratory experimentation, analysis, or computation.
A brief report on new on-site information related to the development of geotechnology. A brief report on new research, survey, design, construction work, etc. related to future technical paper or report.
A paper should comprise the following parts: an abstract, introduction, methodology, conclusions and the list of references. Properly formatted, papers must not exceed the lengths indicated for manuscript categories.

For your convenience, the guidelines are presented in a Microsoft Word template, which provides all required formatting information (Styles):

RESEARCH_PAPER_2016_03_02.DOCX Updated 2016 03 02
TECHNICAL_REPORT_2016_03_02.DOCX Updated 2016 03 02
TECHNICAL_NOTE_2016_03_02.DOCX Updated 2016 03 02


Important dates for submission of papers

Submission of the abstract of a Research (or Technical) Paper — 30 October 2015.
Notification regarding acceptance of the paper — 30 November 2015.
Submission of the paper — 30 January 2016.
Notification regarding the acceptance (with remarks by reviewers) — 1 March 2016.
Final submission of the full paper — 15 April 2016.

Submission of the abstract of a Technical Report — 30 October 2015.
Notification regarding acceptance of the paper — 30 November 2015.
Submission of the paper — 15 February 2016.
Notification regarding the acceptance (with remarks by reviewers) — 15 March 2016.
Final submission of the full paper — 15 April 2016.

Submission of the abstract of a Technical Note — 30 October 2015.
Notification regarding acceptance of the paper — 30 November 2015.
Submission of the paper — 30 February 2016.
Notification regarding the acceptance (with remarks by reviewers) — 25 March 2016.
Final submission of the full paper — 15 April 2016.