Guidelines for authors of academic full papers and doctoral school full papers



Dear authors,

We have had an excellent response with over 300 abstracts submitted for the 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, to be held in Bangkok Thailand from 27th to 29th November 2017. Below we provide an update on the next stages of the full paper submission, peer review process and registration details for Academic Presentation, Policy and Practice Presentation, Doctoral School, and Poster Competition.


Submitting your full paper

  • Please go to the submission portal, and login using your account detail.
  • Click the paper button button next to your abstract title to proceed to your paper status details.
  • On your paper status page, please go to 'paper details' section, and click 'upload' button next to your 'full paper' information.
  • Upload your paper in word document format only. Please make sure that your paper is written on the template provided and meets the requirement as set in the author guidelines


Academic Presentation

  • Abstract and full paper submission required, and the full paper is subject to double-blind peer review.
  • Full papers submitted for peer review should be anonymised, with no author details included on the manuscript.
  • Each accepted paper from a registered delegate will be published in an issue of Elsevier Procedia Engineering.
  • Each paper must be no longer than eight pages within this template, which includes the title, abstract, main paper text, tables, figures, references, acknowledgments etc. References and images should be formatted in accordance with the Procedia Engineering guide for authors.
  • The registered delegate fee includes the costs associated with one paper in Elsevier Procedia Engineering.
  • An additional paper fee is payable for a second paper in Elsevier Procedia Engineering.
  • A maximum of two papers is permitted per registered delegate.
  • All papers submitted for peer review must use the provided template (please click here to download the template). You will need to download the template to your computer by clicking the 'download' button on the top right of the page. Please do not use  "." (dot) in your full paper file name (apart from the extension) as this will affect the automated renaming facility. 
  • All papers submitted for peer review must conform with the Procedia Engineering manuscript formatting guidelines (please click here for authors' guidelines). 
  • All abstracts will be published in a printed Book of Abstracts that will be provided to registered delegates during the conference.
  • For accepted papers, camera-ready papers must include the author and affiliation details.


Policy and Practice Presentation

  • Abstract submission only, non-peer review.
  • All abstracts will be published in a printed Book of Abstracts that will be provided to registered delegates during the conference.


Doctoral School 

We have received a large number of full paper submissions, including from students. Although we offered a separate Doctoral School Proceedings option for registered doctoral candidates as an alternative to the Elsevier Procedia Engineering, the uptake for this option has been extremely low. The large majority of registered students have elected to publish in the Procedia Engineering. Based on the reviews by the Scientific Committee, we have also found that, in general, student papers are of a suitable quality for the Procedia. As a consequence, we no longer feel it is viable to publish a separate Doctoral School Proceedings – the number of papers would be very low, devaluing the publication and associated papers.

We are therefore encourage you to switch your paper to the Procedia category, with accepted papers being published in an issue of the Scopus indexed Elsevier Procedia Engineering. Unfortunately we will no longer be able to accept papers for a Doctoral School Proceedings.

If you are willing to switch to the Procedia category, we will need your manuscript to be formatted as described for Academic Presentation above. 

Please note that the Doctoral School will still run during the conference and if you wish, your paper will be programmed for presentation alongside other doctoral student papers.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the organising committee feel that this is the preferred way forward to ensure that Doctoral School papers are not disadvantaged

Poster Presentation

  • Abstract and poster submission only, non-peer review. The abstract will be included in the published book of abstracts.
  • Please visit the student poster competition page for more detail.


Conference venue

  • The confirmed venue for the conference is the Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok, Thailand. We have negotiated special room rates with the hotel. Details on how to book the hotel are available here. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Bangkok later this year.



International Conference on Building Resilience organising committee