Call for Papers

Authors are invited to send abstracts of their papers (in english, 250–300 words) by 10 January 2022 via the conference website, using on-line submission system. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract via e-mail by 20 January 2022.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract via e-mail. They will then be invited to send full papers using the Template for Papers. Papers should be up to 8 pages long (including pictures, diagrams, and tables) and must be submitted using the on-line submission system. The CETRA 2022 Scientific Committee will double blind review all submitted papers.

Official languages of CETRA 2022 Conference are Croatian and English. All accepted papers are planned to be presented orally.

Simultaneous translation from English to Croatian and from Croatian to English will be provided during the sessions, opening and closing ceremonies.

Author Guidelines

1. Abstract submission instructions

Prior to submitting an abstract, you should sign in to the conference website.

If you are an existing user (author or reviewer for CETRA 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020*), please, login using the form on the right side (User Information section).

If you are a new user, please register with the website first. In the registration process, you should check the "Author" checkbox in order to be able to submit an abstract.

After clicking the Create button, please check your e-mail! You will receive "Validate Your Account" e-mail that contains the validation link. Click on the validation link in order to validate your account. Otherwise, you will not be able to log in to the system.

After a successful login, you should proceed with the abstract submission by clicking here or the "Submit Abstract" button on the right.

Make sure your abstract is up to 300 words long and in english language. The submission should not be previously published or in consideration for another conference or journal. If so, an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director.

This is a brief explanation of the registration and submission process:

    • 1
    • register*
    • (Create Author account via registration form by clicking the Register button)
    • 2
    • validate*
    • (Check your e-mail and click on the validation link to validate your account)
    • 3
    • submit
    • (Log in, click on the Submit Abstract button and fill out the requested fields)
    • 4
    • track
    • (After submitting you will be able to track the review progress of your abstract)


* If you already have account on our website (if you have been registered for CETRA 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020*), skip steps 1 and 2.

2. Full paper guidelines & submission instructions

After you have received an e-mail from the Conference Chairman titled [CETRA 2022] Decision on Abstract Acceptance, with a positive review of your abstract, you are free to continue with the full paper submission.

2.1 General guidelines for full paper composition

Please download the template for papers in DOCX format from the "Important files" section form the right sidebar. PDF version serves just as a non-editable preview version of a final paper.

Template file contains detailed instructions on formating and composing a paper. Below are some general rules that should be followed:

  • The manuscript should not exceed the maximum of eight (8) pages. There is only one exception to the above rule: keynote papers may be up to sixteen (16) pages long.
  • CETRA 2022 Organising Committee has the right to reject papers considered inappropriate for the proceedings, even if the abstract originally appeared to be acceptable.
  • The use of SI units is strongly recommended and mixed units are to be avoided.
  • Papers must be produced electronically and be PC compatible. Also, papers must be prepared using the templates and submitted in their original file format as DOC or DOCX (MS Word) files.
  • It is important that the grammar and spelling of your paper is correct. If English is not your first language, please have a native English speaker check your paper for you. When finished, double-check the whole paper thoroughly and ensure that all figures, captions, tables, equations etc. are legible, as these often present problems.

The deadline for Full paper submission is 1st March 2022.

2.2 Submission instructions

For starters you will have to login to the website using the same credentials that you have used when submitting an abstract.

After you have been successfully logged in you can view your "active submissions" following this link, or the link from the right bar "User Home" and then "Author". This will take you to the Active Submissions list. If your abstract has been accepted and you have been invited to submit a full paper, status of your submission will be "AWAITING UPLOAD". Press the "AWAITING UPLOAD" link and follow simple instructions to upload your full paper.

Please bear in mind that the file has to be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word). Other file formats such as .pdf or .odf will not be accepted.

After the file has been uploaded press "Save and continue" button.

On the following page press the "Finish Submission" button to end the submission process and notify the Organizing Committee that you have submitted the full paper.

Your paper will then be reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome by e-mail.

You can also follow the submission process by checking your active submissions list and the status of all your submissions.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.

b) Accepted full papers will be published in the book of proceedings "Road and Rail Infrastructure VI" as hard copy as well as in digital form (on a USB).

c) Accepted papers in short form (title, abstract, authors and keywords) will be published at the conference website after the conference. Papers in long form (full papers in PDF) will be published in open access 18 months after the conference on CETRA website.

Abstract submissions for this conference were closed on 2022-04-12. You are however free to proceed with full paper upload for your accepted abstract by clicking "awaiting upload" link next to the paper title.