Call for Papers


ICOMTA’22 – International Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies 2022, invites the entire scientific, academic and professional community to present their contributions, which can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. All papers (full articles) will be submitted to a «double-blind review» by at least two members of the Scientific Committee, based on relevance, originality, importance and clarity. The papers presented must be related to one of the main topics proposed for the Conference:


  • Digital communication and processes
  • Software, big data, data mining and intelligent systems
  • Communication, Health, Politics and Technologies. The other pandemic: misinformation in times of coronavirus. Automation, bots and algorithms
  • Fact-checking experiences in Europe and Latin America at the service of journalism: comparative perspective
  • Persuasion and emotion: analysis of language, content and artificial intelligence.
  • Freedom of expression, ethics and transparency in the digital society
  • Digital social networks
  • Innovation, university teaching and technology
  • Miscellaneous (journalism, communication, advertising and public relations, political science and other aspects of Social and Human Sciences from information and communication technologies)

Presentation and decision

Articles submitted in English (up to a 10-page limit) must adhere to the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series format (see Instructions for Authors on the Springer website). You can also download this template.

Articles submitted in Spanish or Portuguese (up to a maximum of 22 pages) must comply with the Tirant lo Blanch format, with a length of between 4,000 and 5,000 words. Check the rules here.

In both cases, they must not have been previously published, must not be under review for any other conference or publication and must not include any information that leads to the identification of the authors. Therefore, the names of the authors, affiliations and e-mails should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the final version of the accepted articles, saved in Word. These files must be uploaded to the conference management system in a ZIP file.

Important: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies follows the Reference Style MathPhysSci, Citation Style Numbered and Numbering Style ChapterContent.

Based on the evaluation of the Scientific Committee, an article can be rejected or accepted; in the latter case, without modifications or with minor modifications, which the author must carry out to send the final version.

Articles in English, once approved for publication in the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies series, must be accompanied by a publication consent.

The authors of accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.

Publication and indexing

To make sure accepted articles are published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered before June 17th, 2022. Moreover, the article must comply with the suggested layout and page limit (depending on the format). Also, all recommended alterations must be implemented by the authors before submitting the final version.

No more than one article per entry will be published. A supplemental fee must be paid for the publication of an extra article, with a maximum of one per additional registration. Each registration only allows for one author to participate in the conference.

Accepted and registered papers written in English will be published on Proceedings by Springer (4th publishing house in the world, according to the SPI index) in a book from the SIST series, and will be submitted for indexing to ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and Google Scholar, among others, and will also be available on SpringerLink. Papers written in Spanish or Portuguese will be published by Tirant Lo Blanch (the first Spanish publishing house according to the Scholar Publisher Indicators). 

The extended versions of the best articles will be sent to the journal Societies (Scopus) or Universitas-XXI, with a new peer-review.

Important Dates

Presentation of the article: April 25, 2022. May 13, 2022
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2022.
Registration payment, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted article: June 17, 2022.
Final article submission date: June 17, 2022.
Conference: September 7, 8 and 9, 2022.

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