Paper Acceptance
Each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors at the conference and must be accompanied by a paid registration fee. The working language of the conference is English. Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in the Springer template found below, minimum 8 A4 pages.

Accepted papers will be published in:

All accepted papers of SOFA 2018 will be published by Springer, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (ISSN 2194-5357)

The books of this series are submitted to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink.

Springer templates can be downloaded from:

LaTeX-Macro packages
We strongly encourage you to use LaTeX together with the corresponding Springer LateX-macro packages. Just click on the link "download LaTeX-Macro packages".

Word Templates
A document template has been prepared by Springer for use with Word. Predefined style formats are available for all the types of content that are part of the manuscript, and these formats can be easily accessed via hotkeys or special toolbars.

Job Options
Below you will find our job-options ( which contain Springer PDF formatting codes for the printer. This file is necessary for embedding fonts, figures and equations when converting the doc-data into pdf-data. You will need at least Acrobat Version 4.0 for installation. You can install the options under: c:\programs\Adobe\Acrobat\Distillr\Settings.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended articles for publication in:

Intelligent Decision Technologies: an International Journal

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP)

International Journal of Computational Systems and Engineering

SOFA conference appears on the AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL list, in class C.