Authors
Guidelines
Authors
Ethics
Payment
Information
Article
Templates

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process. We will follow a double-blind review process. Regular paper submissions are 4-6  pages and one of the authors is required to attend the conference to make a full presentation of the work.

A submission template is available in the Overleaf template gallery or as separate LaTex Template to help you prepare a LaTeX manuscript. There is also MS Word template available. Article templates are available here.

Authors Guidelines

NTCA 2020 conference does not impose strict limits on word or pages count. However, we strongly encourage authors to write concisely and to adhere to the guidelines below.

Articles should ideally be between 4-6 typeset pages in length. As a guide, the main text (not including Abstract, Methods, References and figure legends) should be no more than 4,500 words. The maximum Article title length is 20 words. The Abstract must be no more than 250 words and contain no references. It should serve both as a general introduction to the topic and as a brief, non-technical summary of the main results and conclusions.

We suggest that Articles contain no more than 8 display items (figures and/or tables). In addition, a limited number numbered mathematical equations may be included if necessary. To enable typesetting of papers, the number of display items should be commensurate with the word length — we suggest that for Articles with less than 2,000 words, no more than 4 figures/tables should be included.

For the main body of the text, there are no strict requirements for section organization. According to the authors’ preference, the text may be organized to fit best the presented research. As a guideline, however, we recommend that you structure your manuscript as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Methods (with subheadings)
  • Results (with subheadings)
  • Discussion (without subheadings)
  • Conclusion

Specific order for the main body of the text is not compulsory and, in some cases, it may be appropriate to combine sections.

Introduction should mainly consist of research (worldwide), referring to articles published in the past addressing similar topic and exact stating of work intentions.  Introduction should be understood as an upside down pyramid, where it is necessary to start with general (large) overview and then work towards formulation of claims or hypothesis, which should be the last part of Introduction. It is necessary to provide reader with reasons for addressing the issue and why is the study an inevitable part of research in given field.

Authors must ensure that their Methods section includes adequate experimental and characterization data necessary for others in the field to reproduce their work. Descriptions of experimental procedures should be given.

It is also necessary to clearly present the results of solving the issue (problem), which the article addresses. Presented results should be discussed and if possible compared to similar studies, addressing similar issues.

In Conclusion section, besides general conclusions, provide potential contribution(s), limitation(s) and recommendation(s).

Conference submissions are read by scientists from diverse aviation and aerospace backgrounds. Most of them are not native English speakers. Therefore, authors should give careful thought to how communicate their findings clearly. Although a shared basic knowledge of science may be assumed, bear in mind that the language and concepts that are standard in one field may be unfamiliar to non-specialists. Technical jargon should be avoided and clearly explained where its use is unavoidable.

Abbreviations, particularly those that are not standard, should also be kept to a minimum. Where unavoidable, abbreviations should be defined in the text or legends at their first occurrence, and used thereafter. The background, rationale and main conclusions of the study should be clearly explained. Titles and abstracts in particular should be written in language that will be readily intelligible to any scientist. We strongly recommend that authors ask a colleague with different expertise to review the manuscript before submission, in order to identify concepts and terminology that may present difficulties to non-specialist readers.

On the other hand, before submitting your paper ensure that it has been carefully read for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not your first language, we kindly ask you to have your paper proof-read by an English speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.

Conference submissions use U.S. English spelling.

Every article that contains statistical testing should state the name of the statistical test, a justification for the use of that test (including, for example, a discussion of the normality of the data when the test is appropriate only for normal data), the alpha level for all tests, whether the tests were one-tailed or two-tailed, and the actual p value for each test (not merely “significant” or “p < 0.05”). It should be clear what statistical test was used to generate every p value. Use of the word “significant” should always be accompanied by a p value.

All tables and figures must have self explanatory captions. The rules for composing the captions are the same as for composing the title of the paper. The reader should be able to look at a table or figure and by reading the caption know exactly what was done in that part of the experiment without having to read the text for an explanation. Captions of Figures cannot be integrated in the figure. Figure caption belong below the Figure and Table captions belong above the Table.

In case of special symbols or abbreviations are present in a Figure/Table, it is necessary to explain them in the caption or footnote.

Each Figure and Table has to be referred to in the text.

Figures quality

When possible, supply vector-based files such as those produced by Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. Vector files give us maximum flexibility for sizing your figures properly. They maintain high print-quality resolution at any size. Do not rasterize line art or text.

Photographic images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at final print size. Embedded images within a vector file should also have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Note that, up-sampling artwork (artificially increasing file size or resolution) will not improve quality and causes production problems.

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended to be put in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Web page references will be accepted only minimally. References in text have a form of a number in square bracket. References should be prepared using IEEE citation and reference style.

Authors Ethics

Follow these steps to make sure that your paper meets all ethical requirements:

  • Check everyone listed as an author meets the IEEE authorship definition, and no one who meets the definition is omitted.
  • Cite previous publications correctly and avoid plagiarism.
  • Only include citations that significantly contribute to your paper.
  • Report your data accurately and avoid manipulation of data or figures.
  • Review your responsibilities and rights as an IEEE author.
Who should be listed as an author on your paper? The IEEE definition of authorship will help you answer that question and clarify each author’s responsibilities. IEEE considers individuals who meet all of the following criteria to be authors:
  • Made a significant intellectual contribution to the theoretical development, system or experimental design, prototype development, and/or the analysis and interpretation of data associated with the work contained in the paper.
  • Contributed to drafting the paper or reviewing and/or revising it for intellectual content.
  • Approved the final version of the paper as accepted for publication, including references.
Contributors who do not meet all of the above criteria may be included in the Acknowledgment section of the paper. Omitting an author who contributed to your paper or including a person who did not fulfill all of the above requirements is considered a breach of publishing ethics.

You can improve research reproducibility with proper citation practices. Always cite your sources. Citation is required in several instances. Follow these guidelines:

  • Direct quotation: Place verbatim text from another source in quotation marks. Indent text for longer quotes. Include a citation to the original source.
  • Paraphrase or summary: Include a citation when restating or summarizing information from another source, including ideas, processes, arguments, or conclusions.
  • Data, research results, information, graphics, or tables: Cite the original source when referring to, adapting, or reusing any information from another source.

Note that the same rules apply to your own previously published work. When in doubt, include a citation.

Citing an irrelevant source for the purpose of artificially inflating citation metrics is considered a breach of ethics. Only cite relevant sources that legitimately contribute to your paper according to the criteria outlined above.

IEEE defines plagiarism as the use of another’s ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source.

Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. Follow proper citation practices to avoid plagiarism.

All papers are checked for plagiarism before publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.

Readers of your paper rely on you to communicate your research findings fully and report your data accurately. Ensure you are showing the full picture by avoiding fabrication, falsification, and image manipulation during your research and when you are writing or revising your paper. 

Avoid:

  • Fabrication: Inventing data or results.
  • Falsification: Manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results¹.
  • Image manipulation: Excessive or inappropriate adjustment of an image that alters the scientific meaning of the image.

IEEE wants to make sure that you understand the responsibilities and rights that come with being an IEEE conference author.  

Responsibilities

You must ensure that your conference paper is an original work of the listed authors, and is not previously published, or currently submitted to any other publication. You must also follow all ethical guidelines including authorship, citation, data reporting, and publishing original research.

Rights

As an IEEE author, you may share and post your paper in accordance with IEEE’s sharing and posting policies.

Payment Information

Both Oral Presenters/Virtual Presenters and Non-Presenters/Listeners are required to register and pay their registration fee before the final deadline. If you pay before the early bird deadline you will get a cheaper rate on the registration fee.

The deadline for early payment is October 9, 2020.

The price includes entry to the event, conference materials, lunch and coffee breaks and entry to a social event. 

IEEE Members: 225€
non Members: 275€
Students IEEE Members: 185€
Students non Members: 230€
Life IEEE Members: 150€
Accompanying person: 50€

IEEE Members: 270€
non Members: 330€
Students IEEE Members: 222€
Students non Members: 276€
Life IEEE Members: 180€
Accompanying person: 80€

There are two payment options available for the 22nd International Conference on New Trend in Civil Aviation 2020 (NTCA 2020). You can pay your registration fee through, Bank Transfer or Onsite payment. Note that Onsite payment is more  expensive than Early payment.

Bank Transfer Information:

Account number: 19-3322370227/0100
Account holder: Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Transportation Sciences
Name of the bank: Komerční banka, a.s.
Bank address: Spálená 51, 11000 Prague 1, Czech Republic
IBAN: CZ63 0100 0000 1933 2237 0227
Variable symbol: 8402003
Message for recipient: 8402003 + name of the participant

Article Templates

The purpose of a conference template is to provide a consistent format for papers appearing in the conference proceedings. Use of below provided templates is mandatory for preparing articles for the New Trends in Civil Aviation Conference. Note that typesetting in LaTeX is recomended.

IEEE conference templates contain guidance text for composing and formatting conference papers. Please ensure that all guidance text is removed from your conference paper prior to submission to the conference.

Failure to remove template text from your paper may result in your paper not being published.

LaTeX
Template

When using LaTeX, you can download template (ZIP, 700 KB) here and LaTeX Bibliography files (ZIP, 309 KB) here.

Overleaf
Online

When working in Overleaf, the template is available here.

MS Word
Template

When using Microsoft Word, you can download template (DOC, 30 KB) here.