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Submission to the technical and application tracks

  • There are two paper categories: long papers (15 LNCS pages + references) and short papers (8 LNCS pages + references).
    • Short papers are of the same status as long papers.
    • They will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as full papers, but will naturally contain less quantity of new material.
    • Short papers will be eligible for the best paper prizes.
  • Authors may designate papers as being student papers. By doing so the authors are declaring that the original work and the writing of the paper is principally that of students.
  • There will be three best paper prizes: best technical paper, best application paper, and best student paper (drawn from both technical and application tracks).
  • Multiple submission is disallowed:
    • Submissions to the technical or application tracks should not have appeared in, be accepted for, or be under review for another peer reviewed conference or journal.
    • Papers which have appeared previously at workshops or other meetings of lower status than a conference are allowed, as are papers which have only appeared in conferences in highly shortened form (e.g. short posters at some conferences.)
    • Reviewers are instructed that contributions must be treated as new if they have only appeared in paper(s) by the same authors in acceptable outlets (as defined by the previous point).
  • You are required to submit an abstract by the abstract submission deadline.
  • Submission of the paper should be in the form of a PDF file.
  • Since the conference proceedings will be published in Springer's LNCS series, authors must follow these instructions while preparing their submission.
  • Submissions exceeding the respective page limit or not being formatted according to Springer LNCS style will be immediately rejected without receiving any review.
  • Papers must be readable when being printed in black and white.
  • Paper submission is via EasyChair at
  • Submission is not anonymous; reviewing is anonymous.
  • There will be an opportunity to respond to reviewer's comments before decisions are made.
  • For any queries about the paper submission process, please contact the Program Chair, Gilles Pesant, at

Submission to the journal paper track

A one-page LNCS format PDF describing the main results of the journal paper with at least a citation to it should be submitted  together with the PDF of the original matching journal paper as an attachement to