Instructions for authors

Important Update

Abstract submission is reopened until October 30th, 2020. These new abstracts will be added to those previously accepted. If you are interested in submitting an abstract after the deadline date, please contact us directly at See the new key dates here.


The author guarantees that the paper is an original work, has not been published previously, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that any necessary permissions to quote from another source or include graphics or images has been obtained. Further, the author declares that any person named as co-author of the contribution is aware of the fact and has agreed to be so named.

The Protections 2020 papers will be peer-reviewed; all accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. The Proceedings will be published after the Conference. The Local Organizing Committee of Protections 2020 will share additional information about the publishing formats as soon as possible.

Failure to present the paper at the conference will result in the withdrawal of the paper from the published Proceedings. The program distributed at the Conference may contain your paper, but that is not the official publication and cannot be cited in other literature unless it has been presented. Please be sure to attend and orally present your paper or have a co-author do so.