7th International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management
“Discover, learn and share about complex systems engineering.”


Kindly be aware that your registration to the CSD&M conference can be covered by the training budget of your Company. Contact our team to gather all the needed documents: contact@csdm.fr

Conference language

The official language of the conference will be English, which is also mandatory for the final papers published in proceedings, according to the regulations of Springer Verlag, editor of the conference proceedings.

Please note, that this year, French and English simultaneous interpreters should be at CSD&M to ease the attendance of each participant.

Best papers awards

The Program Committee will award best papers in academic/ industrial and student categories. A prize of 2.000€ will be awarded to the best academic/industrial paper and a prize of 1.000€ to the best student paper.

Each award will be associated with a paper (whatever the number of its authors but the best student paper shall have student authors in majority). The winners’ announcement will take place at the "conference farewell ceremony" on 14th of December,2016.

These awards are sponsored by the French non-profit organization CESAMES (Center of Excellence on Systems, Architecture, Management, Economy & Strategy) that has created the conference CSD&M with the support of the Dassault Aviation - DCNS - DGA - Thales - Ecole Polytechnique - ENSTA PariTech - Telecom ParisTech Chair "Engineering of Complex Systems". CESAMES’ mission is to help private and public actors to better master the complexity of their technological projects, using Enterprise & Systems Architectures methodologies.

Evaluation & Acceptance Processes

Two categories of submissions are available: scientific or industrial.

All papers have to be submitted through our electronic submission system "EasyChair" by precising if this is an academic or an industrial category. The program committee reserves the right to redirect presentations towards the appropriate track if needed. Each submission will be subject to two referee reports under the responsability of two different members of the program committee.

Contributions will be accepted either for a 30-minute talk or for a poster workshop. One full day of the conference CSD&M 2016 will be dedicated to this occasion.

Submission Process

  • Scientific submissions (scientific category)

Scientific contributions should present innovative methodological, technical or scientific results. These consist in a PDF (Word or LaTex) of 12 pages maximum. Scientific contributions can be accepted either for a 30-minute talk or for a poster workshop.

The scientific contributions accepted for a 30-minute talk or for the poster workshop will be published in the conference proceedings (full article for 30-minute talk authors and abstract for poster authors). At this stage, the document must necessarily be re-submitted according to specific SpringerVerlag style (if not done yet), which means a zip with a 12-page LaTex file and images apart or a 12-page Word file including images (see more details here below).

  • Industrial submissions (industrial category)

The aim of industrial contributions is to present good practices, feedbacks and case studies. An industrial submission consists in a 12-page (maximum) Latex or Word in PDF or in a 15-slide (maximum) PowerPoint presentation in PDF. Industrial contributions can be accepted either for a 30-minute talk or for a poster workshop.

Accepted industrial submissions in PowerPoint will be made available on the conference website and on flash drives given to all participants, and they can be part of the conference proceedings only if the concerned authors transform their PowerPoint format into a 12-page Word or Latex version according to the Springer Verlag style.The refereeing of such articles will be under the responsibility of the two program committee co-chairs, and will take place during the end of the selection process. (see details in the "Submission" part below).

Abstract submission (optional) - March 26, 2016

Authors are invited to participate (on a voluntary basis) in a pre-submission scheme before March 26,2016. They can submit their names & affiliations with the topics, keywords & abstract of the contribution they intend to submit at a later stage. Authors can indicate among the members of Program Committee, the most adequat referee if any (for optimizing evaluation management). Authors who only want to present a poster (not a talk) can precise this specificity at this stage.

Paper Submission Deadline - April 16, 2016 April 28, 2016

All authors must submit their papers in PDF format through our electronic submission system before the April 16,2016 midnight (French time). No other submission process will be accepted. They can, as mentionned previously, submit their paper as a 12-page Word or LaTex in PDF or in a 15-slide PowerPoint in PDF. The maximum number of pages has to be respected.

Link to access to paper submission

Camera ready final paper for publication - July 6, 2016

After the results announcement on June 3, the author of selected papers (i.e. full version of paper selected for a 30-min talk and abstract of paper selected for the Poster Workshop will both be published in the conference proceedings) will be called to re-submit a final version of their paper through EasyChair, mandatorily before July 6. Please arrange your paper in about 12 pages and re-submit it by special tunnel indicated in result announcement. To help you to realize the final version of your paper, please consult the Information for Authors of Springer Verlag’s website.

Also wishing to be part of the conference proceedings, authors of selected papers submitted in PowerPoint format (industrial contribution) are invited to transform their paper into a 12-page Word or LaTex document in order to re-submit it before July 6,2016 (following the indication of result announcement).

For publication on the Conference proceedings Edition Springer, please produce your final version around 12 pages (in respecting reviews comments and the template here) or abstract only (abstract template here) then submit also your filled & signed agreement via your existing account of EasyChair CSDM2016.

Publication of proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag (Science and Engineering) in a dedicated book. More information can be found on the Information for Authors of Springer Verlag’s website.