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10th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

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Full Paper Submission

It is planned that papers accepted for the conference will be part of the conference proceedings “Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground” -2017 Publication cover Proceedings of the ISSMGE TC204-Symposium (IS-Cambridge 2020), published by Taylor and Francis 

Submitting your paper - deadline 15 September

Preparing your final submission - please ensure you complete the following steps (further information is given below). 

1. Prepare yourfull paper using the template provided and following the instructions

2. Create your .pdf using the instructions (see below)

3. Prepare the Taylor and Francis Right to Publish Form and the Conference Copyright Form 

4. Prepare the diagrams and illustrations as separate files.

5. Upload your paper (either Word or LaTeX version) and the .pdf to ConfTool 

6. Register for the conference (please note that an earlybird deadline applies) 

The complete Zip file with all information is available here.


1. Preparing your full paper

Template -

The submission of the final manuscript for the review process consists of two files (the Word or LaTeX template and the .pdf) plus the accompanying diagrams and illustrations.

Submitted papers MUST be formatted according to the template (Word or LaTeX). Detailed instructions and the paper templates are available here  and via the links below 

Word template

LaTeX template

Papers that are not correctly formatted will be returned to the authors for amendment. Please ensure that you number all sections and figures correctly, and in sequence, and that all references are correctly formatted. 

Instructions -

Please read the instructions on the preparation of your paper.

Papers that are not correctly formatted will be returned to the authors for amendment. Please ensure that you number all sections and figures correctly, and in sequence, and that all references are correctly formatted. 

Ensure you have permission to use all the material you have included. See the form and flowchart regarding the use of third party content.

 2. Create the .pdf -

Use the document ‘CPI_AR_PDF1.7.joboptions’ to create the pdf file.

Be sure that all letter fonts are included when you create the PDF file (see Guidelines to create PDF file).

3. Copyright Forms - 

Submission of final versions of accepted papers (i.e. camera-ready submissions) must include the signed copyright form and Right to Publish Form . An FAQ document can be found here.

4. Diagrams -

Final versions of accepted papers are required to have the TIFF and eps files of all embedded diagrams and illustrations as separate documents, as well as being embedded in the paper itself. See the Guidance here. Please add all files (the paper and the Tiff and eps files) to a Zip file and upload the Zip file to ConfTool.

5. Uploading papers to the IS-Cambridge 2020 ConfTool system -

Paper submissions must be made via the ConfTool system. You can access the Conftool page here.

For each submission, authors must submit 3 files (see below) and edit the contribution details on ConfTool with any amendments to the names of the authors and the paper title.  The information you submit here will be used to create the author index in the Conference Proceedings and the conference programme.

  1. .pdf version of your paper
  2. Zip file containing:
    • Word or LaTeX version of the paper 
    • files of each of the embedded diagrams and illustrations
    • the Taylor and Francis Right to Publish Form

   3. Copyright form

Should you have problems in preparing and submitting your paper or need further information, please contact the IS-Cambridge 2020 Conference Admin Team (E:

6. Registration

Registration information for the IS-Cambridge 2020 conference will be available shortly. A discounted registration fee will be available to those who also register to attend the IACMAG conference taking place in Torino from 1 - 4  July 2020 - details to follow.



Invited and submitted papers published in the Conference Proceedings must meet established standards and requirements. These apply to post-conference distribution of the Conference Proceedings as well. Standards and requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Critical technical comments of technical reviewers and the technical program committee must be adequately reflected in the final manuscript.
  • Papers must not include unprofessional text such as ad hominem abuse, automatically generated text, or unsubstantiated claims.
  • Papers must follow the required template and page length

If you have any queries regarding the submission of your paper, please contact the event organisers: E: