In this section you will find some general information for authors at the FIG e-Working Week 2021.







The Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non-peer review papers. We invite you to submit an abstract for the FIG e-Working Week by 4 January 2021.

The abstract shall be between 250 and 500 words in length describing the objectives, results, conclusions and significance of your work. The abstract shall include the names and affiliations of all authors. When submitting your abstract, the number of abstracts is limited to a maximum of one per author. Further, an author can only once be a co-author in another abstract. It means an author can only be involved in two abstracts, once as first author and once as co-author. Please feel free to submit an abstract on any topic related to the specific topics of FIG e-Working Week 2021. You can submit your abstract as “peer review” or “regular”.

Before you begin - To submit your abstract you will need to have the following items ready:
Submitting your abstract

Peer review  paper

New!  This review is “double-blind”, which means that at least 2 independent experts are reviewing your paper twice. To have your paper peer reviewed, there is a fee of EUR 30.00 plus an administration fee. The sum will be forfeited in the conference registration fees. After submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email including a link to pay the fee. Please submit full paper and pay the fee by 4 January 2021, otherwise your paper will be dropped from the peer review process, and your abstract will be handled as a regular paper instead.

In the conference programme a paper that has been accepted by the peer review process will be marked “This is a peer reviewed paper”. Papers that are not accepted by the peer review process can be offered to the conference as non-peer reviewed papers.

Accepted peer review papers will be published in FIG Peer Review Journal (ISSN No 2412-916X). For the journal, please visit

When preparing the paper, it is important to follow the guidelines.

Authors for peer review papers will be asked to submit a video presentation of a maximum of 6 minutes. The video presentation will be included in the proceedings and the peer review journal. Peer review papers and video presentations will be connected to an online session, however please note that only a very limited number of authors will be invited as panelist/presenter. This is a decision of the editorial board and cannot be influenced by the author. The presentation will be the video that is published in the proceedings.

At least one author of a peer review paper must register and pay the registration fee to be included in the proceedings, journal and technical programme.

Regular paper

A committee will make the final decision, whether an abstract will be accepted or rejected. The acceptance and inclusion in the proceedings are contingent on –

Please note, your video presentation will be included in the proceedings and your paper will be connected to a specific session. Please note, only a selection of authors from the open call for papers will be invited as presenter / panelist directly in sessions. 

Submit your abstract

All abstracts shall be submitted online to FIG on the following web site:


Authors of all accepted abstracts at the FIG e-Working Week must submit a full paper. It is important to follow the guidelines outlined below. Papers submitted with incorrect formats will be returned to authors. The full paper has a maximum length of 15 pages.

All full papers should be submitted as e-mail attachments in MS Word format to:

but no later than 4 January 2021 for peer-review papers and 1 April 2021 for non-peer-review papers.

One, or more authors of every paper must register for the conference before 1 April 2021. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of your submission.

Format for papers

Please use this template when writing your paper:

Page Size: A4 Portrait
Margins: left, right, top - 2.5 cm (1 inch)
bottom - 5 cm
Page numbers: 15 pages maximum, including abstract, pictures, diagrams, references and appendices.
Footer/Header: Keep empty
Format: Text should be typed on word processor MS WORD in single line spacing (of 12 character spaces) using Times New Roman 12, text justified. Paper size: A4 (210mm x 297 mm), with clear margins as follows: top, left and right 25mm, bottom 60mm and footer 20mm.
Title: Bold letters Times New Roman 14 (centred), leave one line empty (14) after the title:
Author and co-authors: Times New Roman 12 (centred, bold), please write your full and your surname or the name, you wish to be listed by in the programme, in capital letters (e.g. KIM Geun-pil or Juan Pereira GARCIA MARGUEZ), and country. Leave two lines empty (12) after the name.
Keywords: Four or five key words on paper theme (Times New Roman 12, ranged left), leave two lines empty (12) after keywords.
Summary: Times New Roman 12, justified. Summary shall be submitted in English and in one other language (optional) e.g. French, Spanish or your own language. The summary shall not exceed one page.
Text: Times New Roman 12, justified, single line spacing between paragraphs.
Headings/Numering: Times New Roman 12, bold, capital letters, ranged left:
Type text here …  
2.1 Subtitle, level 2
2.1.1 Subtitle, level 3
Type text here …
Symbols and units: Only use “long dash” ( – )
Table and Figure captions: Line drawings, Diagrams and Graphs, Tables, Formulae and Photographs should be inserted in the word document. jpg-format for photographs, formula and figures is preferred.
Reference: Bibliographical references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. The following sequence and punctuation should be used: Author’s last name, author’s initials, year of publication, title of reference article, name of book or journal (or other), volume number, page numbers, city and publisher. In the text, the reference is to be giving the author’s last name and the year of publication in parentheses.
Biographical notes: A short summary on career-to-date e.g. with details of past experience, publications, memberships of societies and associated achievements.
Contacts: At the end of the paper please give the author's contacts (institution, address and telephone, e-mail address and web site address) as indicated in the template.
Publication rights: By submitting the full paper to the conference organisers each author agrees to give FIG - International Federation of Surveyors  the right to publish his/her paper in the FIG 2021 proceedings on the FIG web site without any compensation and further to give FIG the right to include the paper in the FIG Surveyors’ Reference Library and further in the FIG Journal if selected for this purpose.



The aim of the Peer Review is to-

General Procedure

In the conference programme a paper that has been accepted by the peer review process will be marked “This is a peer reviewed paper”. Papers that are not accepted by the peer review process can be offered to have the paper included as non peer reviewed.

If you want a peer review paper at the FIG e-Working Week you shall submit your full paper by 4 Janaury 2021. When preparing the paper, please follow the guidelines prepared for papers. Please feel free to submit a paper on any topic related to the specific topics of FIG e-Working Week 2021.

Deadlines for different steps can be seen below under Important dates.

Important: In addition to submitting the full paper, you shall also submit an abstract of your paper online to FIG database on the following web site: Please mark “This abstract is submitted for peer review”.

The number of papers for peer review is limited to a maximum of one paper per author.


When submitting a paper the author(s) agree that FIG has the right to publish the paper in the conference proceedings (at the conference and on the FIG web site); in the FIG Surveyors Reference Library; and in the FIG online journal (if selected for this purpose) without any other agreement or compensation. The copyright of the paper remains by the author(s).

Please note – All accepted papers will be scheduled into the Conference Programme.

Receipt of your paper will be acknowledged electronically according to the time schedules.


What our sessions can do well are articulate interesting ideas, bring new issues forward for discussion and debate, and connect people with each other.

What our sessions cannot do well are present full papers thoroughly, assess results rigorously, nor discuss deep issues in depth.

The goal of presenters is to stimulate audience discussion (and desire to read the papers presented).

Presentations are unsuccessful when the audience is not motivated to read the full paper. The following are some ideas for how authors can get the audience engaged and excited about the paper. Most practices in the DON'T column are standard procedure and the suggestions may seem radical. However, the object should be a presentation that covers less but makes a compelling argument that the paper should be read.


This year you are encouraged to submit a 4 minutes video presentation which can be included in the programme.

The presentation can be recorded by any of the co-authors and will be available during the FIG e-Working Week and on-demand after the conference concludes.

We request you to prepare and upload a video of your presentation, comprised of a brief introduction with webcam, if desired, followed by voice over slides for your presentation. Please note that the file must be a video file in MP4 format (more details below).

There are several video conferencing tools available to easily record a presentation.  In this method, you can show your face via webcam (if you’d like) and display your slides as you talk. You can use any meeting software as long as you get a good quality recording and your final file is in the MP4 format. Here are some links to instructions on recording a meeting on common platforms:

You can also use the two step method covered below: Create Voice Over Power point and convert to MP4

Guidelines for preparing your video

Duration: 4 minutes (6 minutes for a peer review paper)
File size: 100MB max
Video file format: mp4
Dimensions: Minimum height 480 pixels, aspect ratio: 16:9 (preferred)

Please note the final specifications will be checked at the time of submission and files not compliant may not be uploaded.

File format

Tips for recording:

Uploading your video (MONDAY 10 MAY 2021)

Please send your video to


Non Peer Reviewed Papers

Peer Reviewed Papers

12 January 2021
4 January 2021
  Deadline for authors to submit non peer reviewed abstracts.   Deadline for authors to submit full papers for peer review.
End January 2021
Mid February 2021

Confirmation to authors of acceptance of non peer reviewed abstracts.

  First notification to authors of acceptance of peer reviewed papers.
For accepted papers, authors will also be notified of any modifications required by the reviewers.
Authors of papers not accepted for peer review will be offered to convert the paper to the non peer review process.
1 April 2021
1 April 2021
Deadline for submission of full paper. Deadline for authors to submit revised full paper for 2nd round of peer review (depending on proposed corrections from reviewers).
End April 2021
      Second notification to authors of acceptance of peer reviewed papers with the possibility of further modifications from the 2nd round of peer review.

All Papers (peer reviewed and non peer reviewed)

1 April 2021
  Deadline for all authors to register (including payment).
End March 2021
First draft of the technical programme will be published on the web.
10 May 2021
  Deadline for submission of video presentation/handouts
21-25 June 2021


Check out the Call for Papers. We invite high quality contributions of researchers and practitioners.