Theme and topics Submissions Registration Program Hotels & Venue Key Dates Organization

   Those interested in participating in the Conference are invited to submit a paper to:


  All papers will be reviewed carefully by members of the Scientific Committee and by external reviewers. Overall evaluation criteria will be:

    The originality and significance of the issues/topics addressed in the submission.
    The overall quality and rigorousness with which the issue/topic is addressed.
    The importance of the findings and conclusions to theory, practice, and teaching.

  The enrolment of at least one of the authors is essential in order to accept and publish the paper in the proceedings of the Congress. At least one paper author must attend the conference if the submission is approved. Conference registration fee must accompany submission of the final paper. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (In a Springer postproceedings book). Moreover, extended versions of the best papers will be selected for potential publication in special issues of several ISI or Scopus-indexed journals.
   Each submission should include a separate title page listing:
    (1) Title of paper;
    (2) Author(s);
    (3) Organisation affiliate(s);
    (4) Complete address;
    (5) email(s);
    (6) Abstract;
    (7) Keywords;
   The main body of the paper should include the title, but not the name(s) of the author(s). Papers should be no longer than 20 pages including all references, tables, figures and other materials.
  1. Text and tables should be presented in MICROSOFT-WORD for WINDOWS.
  2. Equations should be presented in MICROSOFT-WORD for WINDOWS or in Equation Editor of Microsoft. Images of equations are not allowed.
  3. Graphs and illustrations should be presented in MICROSOFT WORD, EXCEL or POWER POINT for WINDOWS and inserted in the text in the appropriate place. Please, include the file which generates the graph or the illustration (Eg. the calculation sheet in EXCEL which generates the graph 1 should be included -graph1.xls-).
  All submissions must be Microsoft Word format, A4 paper format; single-column documents with top margin 5,2 cm, bottom margin 5,7 cm, left margin 4,6 cm and right margin 4,7 cm; 0,42 indented text in first line; 12 minimum interline space, using 10 pt type in Times New Roman.
  1. The abstract is to be typeset in 10 pt Times New Roman.
  2. First level title: Small capital and bold (12 pt Times New Roman); Second level title: Small capital and bold (10 pt Times New Roman); Third level title: Lower case and bold (11 pt Times New Roman).
  3. Tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Tables should be numbered sequentially in the text in Arabic numerals. Captions are to be centralized above the tables. Typeset tables and captions in 10 pt Times New Roman. Some space should be left above and below the table.
  4. Figures should be inserted in the text nearest their first reference. Figures should be sequentially numbered in Arabic numerals. Captions should be centralized below the tables. Typeset figures and captions in 10 pt Times New Roman. Some space should be left above and below the figures.
  5. References should be placed at the end of the article in alphabetical order. Typeset references in 8,5 pt Times New Roman. 0,5 hanging indent (which has white space in front of the lines after the first line, but not the first).Use the style shown in the following examples.
Book References:
     Authors. Year (in brackets). Title (in italics). Place, Editor.
     Kaufmann, A. (1987), Les expertons, Ed. Hermes, París..
Journal References:
     Authors. Year (in brackets). Title. Name of journal (in italics), Vol.( No.), pp.
     Anselin Ávila, E. and Gil Lafuente, A.M. (2009), Fuzzy logic in the strategic analysis: impact of the external factors over business. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 5(3), 515-534.

Book chapter:
    Author (in small capitals). Year (in brackets). Title of Chapter (in italics), in: Name of editor (lower case) (ed.). Title of Book (in italics), p. ?-?. Place, Editor.
    Andrés, J.; Barberá, M.G.; Terceño, A. (2001).The use of fuzzy programming for the management of immunised fixed income portfolios, in: Zopounidis, C.; Pardalos, P.M., Baourakis, G. (ed). Fuzzy sets in management, economics and marketing, p. 129-143. New Jersey, London, Singapore and Hong Kong, World Scientific.

Conference Proceedings:
    Author. Year (in brackets). Title. Proceedings of Name of Congress (in italics). Place, Date, p. ?-?.
    Zadeh, L.A. (2001). Perception-based decision analysis. Proceedings of the VIII SIGEF Congress. Naples (Italy), September 18-20, p. 43-46.

Doctoral Thesis-Disertation:
    Author. Year (in brackets). Title (in italics). Doctoral Thesis. Name of the University. Country.
    Sahraqui, Z B. (1994). Approche multi-experts et fiabilisation décisionnelle. Doctoral Thesis. Unversity Bordeaux I. France.

Working papers:
    Author. Year (in brackets). Title (in italics). Working paper. (Place).
    Giles , D.E.A.;Draeseke, R. (2001). Econometric Modeling Based on Pattern Recognition via Fuzzy c-Means Clustering. Working Paper. University of Victoria, Canada

On-line Papers:
   Author. Year (in brackets). Title. Available at http://……
    Berne, C.; Martínez, N. (2004). Determinantes del comportamiento variado del escenario de compra del consumidor. Available at