All papers must be formatted according to the SSDC template, with a maximum length of 10 pages (minimun 4 pages) including figures and references:


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the DECON conference management system.

Review process

DECON welcomes submissions with a preference for topics listed in the Call for Papers. All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process; each paper will be referred by at least three experts in the field, and be selected based on originality, quality, soundness, and relevance.


All accepted papers will be included in a special book published by Computational Intelligence and Complexity AISC SERIES of Springer-Nature. However, the author (or at least one of the authors in case of papers co-authored) will be required to register and attend the conference (choosing whether to attend on site or online/remotely) to present her paper. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the conference and the special book.

Springer Nature

The special books of this Series are indexed by the following abstracting and indexing services: SCOPUS, Google Scholar, Springerlink, EI-Compendex, ISI and DBLP.

Special Issues