Guide for Authors

To send your abstract please register on the ExOrdo System

Your abstract should be submitted by the 30th November 2017The deadline for abstract submission has been extended from November 30th to January 7th, 2018.

If you need help to create an account on the ExOrdo system, please see  Creating an account with Ex Ordo


If you need help to submit an abstract on the ExOrdo system, please see  Submitting an abstract/paper


Additionally important remarks:


  • Authors can choose to publish an abstract or a full paper in the proceedings. Full papers will have a review process before acceptance;
  • The ISDRS 2018 proceedings will have an ISBN number and be published via the ISDRS website;
  • Proceedings will be available to ISDRS members as well as delegates to ISDRS 2018 conference and authors retain the copyright of their contribution.


The final revision round for full papers and revised abstracts ends by 14th of May 2018. Any changes required by the reviewers must be submitted by this date in order to be included in the proceedings.


(outdated: Instructions 1st reviewing phase)

A - Abstract accepted without changes:

(i) Authors are invited to submit a full paper (optional) and complete the registration;


(ii) Authors may complete the registration, without submitting a full paper (authors are allowed to make minor changes to the abstract (editing the initially submitted abstract, e.g. small spelling or grammar errors).

B - Abstract accepted, subject to changes:

(i) Authors are requested to review and change the abstract according to the reviewers’ comments (editing the initially submitted abstract).


(ii) Authors are also invited to submit a full paper (optional) or register without submitting a full paper.


To edit and confirm the revised abstract or submit the full paper please log in at the ExOrdo system and check your dashboard.

  1. You will see in “YOUR TO DO’S” the request "Upload final Draft".
  2. Then simply click on the respective title of each submission. This will lead you to the workflow menu to upload your final submission.
  3. Simply click on “Skip – Start workflow” and follow the next 4 steps. In step 3 we require you to submit your document (final abstract or full paper – one single document) electronically in Word (named as the “source file” in ExOrdo) and in step 4 in PDFformat.
  4. Please use the following file name convention: Track Number_Last Name of First Author_Submission Type (Abstract or Paper), e.g. “1a_Annan_Abstract.docx” and “1a_Annan_Abstract.pdf”.

Full papers and revised abstracts are due by 12th of March 2018. You will be notified of the decisions of full papers by the 16th of April 2018. Any changes required by the reviewers must be submitted by 14th of May 2018 in order to be included in the proceedings.

The instructions below refer to abstract submissions .

Abstracts should be submitted through the Ex Ordo system (you will be required to set up an account first). You will be required to:

- Select a format (Oral / Poster)

- Insert Title and Abstract*

- Insert Authors

- Select Track

* Submitted abstracts should be limited to 300 - 500 words and should be written in one single paragraph, covering the following aspects:

Background context
Justification of the research / research argument

After the paragraph of the abstract, keywords should be presented (up to 5).