MICRADS´18 - The 2018 Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security, to be held at Salinas, Ecuador, 18 - 20 April 2018, is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Defense and Security.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to MICRADS´18. They can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.



Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Communication Technology in Education;

B) Computer vision in military applications;

C) Engineering Analysis and Signal Processing;

D) Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense;

E) Maritime Security and Safety;

F) Strategy, geopolitics and Oceanopolitics;

G) Defense planning;

H) Leadership (e-leadership);

I) Defense Economics;

J) Defense Logistics;

K) Health informatics in military applications;

L) Simulation in Military Application;

M) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems;

N) Military Marketing;

O) Military Physical Training;

P) Assistive Devices and Wearable Technology;

Q) Naval and Military Engineering;

R) Weapons and Combat Systems;

S) Operational Oceanography.


Submission and Decision

Submitted papers (until 10-page limit) must comply with the format standard from Springer SIST series, be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word format and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a “blind review” by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

Based on Scientific Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as paper or poster.

The authors of papers accepted as posters must build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 7 minute limit per poster.

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 ensure that an accepted paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 3 of February 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit (until 10 pages). Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Papers can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Accepted and registered papers written in English will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in a book of its SIST series, and will be submitted for indexing by ISI, SCOPUS, EI-Compendex, SpringerLink, and Google Scholar.


Important Dates

Paper Submission: December 31, 2017 January 22, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: February 4, 2018

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: February 11, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: February 11, 2018