Instructions for Authors
Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any journal or any other conference or workshop with formally published proceedings. Authors may also not submit the work to any other journal or conference/workshop with published proceedings until the date of notification. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Information about submissions may be shared with programme chairs of other conferences for the purpose of detecting duplication.
Submissions must be processed in LaTeX2e and must use the Springer LNCS
format with default margins and font. Submissions must be
anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements,
or obvious references. Each submission must begin with a title, a short
abstract, and a list of key words, followed by a main body, appendices
(if any), and references. The main body should begin with an
introduction that summarizes the contributions of the paper at a level
appropriate for a non-specialist reader. The length of the paper,
including appendices (if any) and excluding references should not exceed
20 pages when formatted using the
LNCS style. All submissions must have page numbers, e.g., using LaTeX command
. If the authors include appendices, they
should be placed after the main body and before the references.
Submissions not meeting these requirements risk rejection without
consideration of their merits.
Optionally, additional supporting material can be appended to the submission. The additional supporting material should be placed after the references, it should be well-marked, and it has no prescribed form or page limit. Alternatively, the supporting material can be submitted as a separate file. Authors are encouraged to use this space to include proofs, source code, and other information allowing verification of results; unverifiable papers risk rejection. However, committee members will read the additional supporting material at their discretion, so the submission should be intelligible and self-contained without it.
The proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The final versions of the accepted papers will have a page limit of 20 pages (including appendices (if any) and excluding references). Thus the submitted paper should represent what the authors expect to finally publish.
All accepted papers must conform to the Springer publishing requirements, and authors will be required to sign the Springer's LNCS Copyright form when submitting the proceedings version of their paper. By submitting a paper, the authors agree that if the paper is accepted, one of the authors will present the paper at the conference.
Papers must be submitted electronically in pdf format.
Conflicts Of Interest
The authors of each submission are asked during the submission process to identify all members of the Programme Committee who have an automatic conflict of interest (COI) with the submission. A reviewer and an author have an automatic COI if one was the thesis advisor/supervisor of the other, or if they've shared an institutional affiliation within the last two years, or if they've published two or more joint authored works within the last three years, or if they are in the same family. Any further COIs of importance should be separately disclosed. It is the responsibility of all authors to ensure correct reporting of COI information. Submissions with incorrect or incomplete COI information may be rejected without consideration of their merits.