Guidelines for Preparing Final, camera-ready papers

Paper Preparation

Camera-ready papers shall have typically 12 - 15 pages (Full), or 8 - 10 pages (Short). Papers over 15 pages of length will not be included in the Conference Proceedings.

All authors are kindly asked to follow the Springer LNCS author formatting guidelines for the preparation of their papers. The Author Guidelines document summarizes how a proceedings paper should be structured, how elements (headings, figures, references) should be formatted using our predefined styles, etc. It also gives some insight on how a paper will be typeset at Springer.

Users of MS Word

Production of the camera-ready paper will be a much smoother process if authors make use of the available MS Word template, which incorporates all the recommended formatting guidelines:

  • Template supporting MS Office 2007/2010 Word
  • Template supporting MS Office 2003 Word

After formatting your full paper according to the Springer guidelines and before its submission (through the OCS).

Users of LaTeX

Authors who wish to use LaTeX for the preparation may use this Template provided by Springer for formatting and check the included readme.txt file for further instructions.

Copyright form

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form, a so-called 'Consent to Publish' form. Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the paper to Springer. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

  • One author may sign on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper. In this case, the author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of any and all co-authors.
  • Modified forms are not acceptable.
  • The “Title of the Contribution” (i.e., paper title) and the List of Authors should match exactly the title and the list of authors of the paper.
  • Machine-typed signatures and digital signatures are NOT acceptable by Springer.


Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings (Springer), by Saturday, 4 November 2017, via the OCS Portal:

  1. Final source files (MS Word in DOC or DOCX, or LaTeX, including figures) of the paper.
  2. Final PDF file corresponding exactly to the final source files.
  3. A scanned copy of a filled in and signed Consent to Publish as a PDF file.
  4. The name and e-mail address of the contact co-author who will check the proof of their paper.

Please contact the Co-chair( for any further information or clarifications.