Submission of Works – Guidelines

The submission of papers for the VI International Congress of Subsurface Environment will be online and only PDF format files will be accepted.

The papers will not be edited and the authors have to prepare their contributions according to the rules.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Executive Secretariat at phone number (55-31) 3444-4794 or/and at e-mail:



ABAS has been running into a number of problems caused by authors who fail to deliver their oral presentation, harming the technical session and causing disappointment to those who attended the presentation. This also leads to unnecessary extra cost to the event in virtue of the installations which need to be rented as well as the personnel required to the technical sessions.

In view of this problem, in order to validate the final acceptance of the presentation ABAS requires that the authors of the paper designated to present pay their registration fees as well as the signature of the “Term of Agreement for Presentation of Work” by one of the authors and returned to the event administration office until October 10, 2019.

Click here to download the Term of Agreement for Presentation of Work.



Click on the link: “Technical Work”, “Submission of Work”, “Author Area” on the event website.

In the displayed screen, enter your email and password. If you have not yet registered with ITARGET, click on “I am not yet registered”.

Memorize the entered email and your password, as they will be required to register for the event.

Once the registration is made, log in to the system and enter the registered email and password.

Make your registration in the event by entering the personal information requested in the system and selecting the category (you can pay after you are accepted, according to the current value), then click the works tab to start the submission. Click the submit abstracts button to agree to the regulation and proceed with the submission. Enter the data of the authors according to the event rule, insert the title, theme, form of presentation (oral or poster), and abstract.

To send the file completely click Send Paper, select the file on your computer, click Send, and then close the screen. Make sure the shipping status is complete and ready!


  • Make sure the registered data is correct, since it will be used for the preparation of booklets, records and Book of Abstracts.
  • Make sure you have entered the data of all the authors of the work in the system and in its due order. This information will be used, without modification, in all printed material.
  • In the link “Technical Papers”, “Submission of Papers”, you will find the banners:
    Term of Commitment to Present Oral Paper
    – Template PPT (Oral)
    – Template for making the poster


They will be published in the website of the Águas Subterrâneas Magazine



The papers may be submitted for oral presentation or for poster presentation.

The choice between oral presentation and poster presentation must be initially made by the author and pointed out upon the submission of the paper.

The Scientific Committee shall indicate the papers approved for poster or oral presentation and may change the choices previously made by the authors.

All papers will be published in full, regardless of their presentation format.



The papers must be sent in PDF format, edited according to the established guidelines.

The papers will not be reviewed or edited and the author must do the final review before completing the upload.

Because it is free software, every time a file is converted, the software sponsor website page will be open.

Once again we remind you that no reviews will be made.


The papers must not be longer than 04 (four) pages, including text, illustrations, formulas, equations, references, acknowledgements and annexes.


All pages must be set up as follows:


  • Top / bottom / left / right: 2.0 cm;
  • Gutter: 0 cm.

From the margin:

  • Header: 1.27 cm;
  • Footer: 1.40 cm.

Paper size:

  • A4 (21 x 29.7 cm);

The papers may be typed in any word processor using the following formatting:


  • Arial;
  • Size 14 only for the titles and 12 for the remaining parts of the paper.


  • Line spacing: 1.5 line;
  • Alignment:

 CENTER-JUSTIFIED – paper title, authors’ names, figures, tables and associated legends.

 JUSTIFIED – body of paper.


The first page must include the paper title (font size 14, lowercase letter, bold, center-justified), the authors’ full names (upper case and lower case letter separated by a semi-colon) and professional data (institution, full address, phone number and Email) inserted into the footer.

Do not add professional titles to the side of the author’s name. If you find it convenient, it should be the first item of the related footer.

Below the name of the authors, include the “Resumo” (Abstract in Portuguese) with up to 200 words, followed by the Abstract (in English), also with up to 200 words and the keywords (minimum 3, maximum 5).

After the keywords, insert a page break so that the content of the document always starts from page 2.

Should your “Resumo” and Abstract be too lengthy and use up part of the second page, the paper text must start after you click on ENTER twice.

The paper title will be the only item in the paper with font 14 and the rest will follow the guidelines in “FONTS AND LETTER SPACING”.

An ENTER space must be left between the item that make up the first page of the paper (title, autors’ names, resumo, abstract, keywords).


The authors and coauthors shall be limited to a maximum number of twelve, that is, one author and up to eleven coauthors.

When the paper is registered, it must be informed who will be the author for correspondence purposes and also who is the author who will present the paper in the Congress.


The footer, included in all pages of the paper, must mention the name of the event with the words in upper case, italic, left-justified and in Arial, font size 8 with the page number right-justified.

After writing the text, click on Boarders and Shading and insert the upper border.

For example:
VI Congresso Internacional de Meio Ambiente Subterrâneo
VI  International Congress of Underground Environment                                                                                                    


The first line of each paragraph must be 1 cm away from the left margin. In order to format the paragraph, use the option format paragraph in the menu or use the TAB key.


The presentation of the content of the article starts on page 2. The main items of the article should be numbered sequentially, being Introduction 1 and Bibliographical References with the final number.

Between the end of the text of an item and the title of the next item, a blank “ENTER” must be inserted.

After a new item, click on ENTER and start typing that paragraph.

The items should be typed according to the example below:

The sub-items must be set up as follows:

2.1 – Objectives – upper case letters, left-justified.

2.1.1 – Specific Objectives – upper and lower case letter, italics and left-justified. – Case Study – upper and lower case letter and left-justified.

The first paragraph, after each item or sub-item, must start one line after the title of the item (or sub-item), the alignment being justified. The first word must start one centimeter from the left margin.


All figures, photos and graphs must be included in the body of the paper. The figures must be identified using consecutive numbering (upper and lower case letters, center-justified), displayed below the figure (i.e. Figure 1. Title).

If the document was set up in such a manner so as to generate a paper document, make sure that the electronic setup contained in the file produces the same result.


The alignment of all tables must be center-justified and included in the body paper with a reference. The tables must be identified using consecutive numbering, and title, displayed above the table (i.e. Table 1. Title).


The equations may be incorporated into the paper in many different ways. They may be scanned images, created in an external software application; they may be prepared using symbol fonts or with the equation editor of the word processor used to prepare the paper. Whatever the case, they must be numbered consecutively along the document, starting at 1.25 cm from the left margin and the number must be placed in parenthesis aligned at 1.5 cm from the right margin.


Footnotes are allowed and must be included in the footer of the corresponding page (with font size 8).


All papers to be published in the Annals of VI CIMAS must be written in portuguese or english.


The list of bibliographic references must be inserted at the end of the technical paper and must include only the papers mentioned in the text (including legends, figures and tables).

They must mention the authors’ last names, followed by the name initials, publication title, publishing company, place, date and other information that may be required for identification purposes. The ISBN codification (when known) must be included after the editor’s name. In the paper body, the references must be numbered in the order of appearance in the text and placed between brackets (i.e [1])