Call for Papers

The Organising Committee invites high quality papers to be presented at this premier international event. Submissions should contribute to a substantial, original and previously unpublished research in the topics of the Madeira Digital Transformation Week:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and European Data Spaces
  • Circular Economy and Sustainability
  • Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy
  • Digital Health, mHealth, Wellbeing and Healthy Living
  • Digital Ocean and Maritime Technologies
  • Digital Skills, Human and Socio-Economic Challenges
  • Ethics, Diversity and RRI
  • Green Energy and Renewables
  • Heritage and Smart Tourism
  • Knowledge Management and Information Systems Interoperability
  • Novel Business Models and Digital Innovation Hubs
  • Simulation Models and Digital Twins
  • Smart Cities, Smart Environments and the Internet of Things
  • Smart Manufacturing, Robotics and Industry 5.0
  • Technology Foresight and Forecasting

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Theoretical research papers that provide new concepts in the domain of engineering, technology, and innovation;
  • Empirical studies and qualitative case studies that develop new insights;
  • System design and development papers that go beyond the pure description of systems and give insight into theory and effectiveness of the approach;
  • Verification and validation papers that evaluate the application of solutions.

The review committee is available to provide feedback on abstracts and paper ideas. Papers will be selected in a double-blind refereeing process based on the submitted full papers. Final papers should have no more than 7.000 words (max. 9 pages all inclusive) and should be in the correct format (available at ICE Submission page).

The paper should clearly describe its purpose and relevance, reference to existing theories and related works, research methods used and major results. Papers are expected to show the following structure: (i) Introduction, (ii) Relation to existing theories and work, (iii) Research approach, (iv) Findings, (v) Conclusion, and (vi) References.

Review criteria will be (a) whether and (b) how the paper extends the existing body of knowledge in engineering, technology and innovation as its contribution, and (c) therefore its relevance for the conference topics, (d) the scientific quality of the research approach and (e) the clarity of presentation.

Papers will only be accepted for review on the condition that the material is original, that it has not been copyrighted, published, presented or is currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editorial committee will allocate submissions for oral presentation of papers and/or for poster presentations of notes. Speakers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation and discussion of their paper. The official language of the conference is English.

The ICE conference will publish one paper per presenting author only. All accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings provided at the conference, but only if the final papers and a full registration fee of at least one presenting author are received before the deadline and they conform to the layout guidelines. The conference proceedings will subsequently be made available via IEEE Xplore®, but only papers that were presented by an author at the conference will be so included.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extensions of the presented work to special issues of the following scientific journals:

Papers must be submitted on ICE Submission page until 21th of April 2024.

The Organizing Committee is willing to provide feedback on abstracts from the 10th of December 2023 on, if you feel uncertain whether the paper fits the conference. All paper/poster presenters and special session organisers have to register for the full conference.

For any questions please contact the secretariat at

Call for Special Sessions

Check the available Special Session here!

Special sessions in ICE have demonstrated to be crucial means for deepening knowledge, staying updated on the latest trends, fostering collaborations, and broadening perspectives within a specific field or topic. They contribute significantly to the advancement and evolution of research and innovation.

The ICE 2024 Organising Committee invites proposals for conference special sessions focused on specific topics related to the MDTWeek.

Conference special sessions should explain the means for soliciting and selecting contributions, proposing an independent review committee. Proposals should be submitted at ICE Submission page until 1st of March 2024.

For any questions please contact the secretariat at