Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

This distinguished conference proceedings series publishes the latest research developments in all areas of computer science – quickly, informally and at a high level. Together with its subseries LNAI & LNBI, LNCS volumes are indexed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Google Scholar, DBLP, etc.

Annually 600+ volumes | 20,000+ papers | 45,000+ authors published

On these pages you will find find helpful resources, support and advice on how to publish in LNCS, including open access options. You can search and explore LNCS content - with more than 10,000 (e)Books published to date - by year, forthcoming proceedings, LNCS state-of-art surveys, tutorials, topical sublibraries, and more.

How to publish


Volume editor information

Perform editor’s tasks effective and efficiently.
Instruction files, scheduling, LaTeX & Word files templates, and more tools.


Author information

Springer's guidelines and technical instructions for the preparation of your contribution to a proceedings volume.

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LNCS and related series are covered by numerous services, such as CPCI-S, DBLP and ACM Digital Library.

ORCID for your proceedings paper

© SpringerYou can now add your ORCID to your name in all LNCS, CCIS, LNBIP, IFIP-AICT, and LNICST proceedings!

Make sure to use your unique, personal, persistent identifier (an iD) that distinguishes you from every other researcher. ORCID also enables organizations to link to your affiliations and works – including your publications - to your iD, ensuring  you receive proper credit for your work.

From the press release:

"Springer is the first publisher to include ORCID iDs in proceedings papers. Springer’s proceedings submission system, OCS, allows authors to enter and validate their ORCID iDs, thus integrating them into the workflow process from the very beginning. Authors and editors of proceedings that use other conference management systems can still provide ORCID iDs to appear in the proceedings and next to the editors’ information. This feature will be extended to Springer’s Linked Open Data portal in the near future.

Alfred Hofmann, Vice President, Computer Science Editorial, said: “With more than 10,000 volumes published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and tens of thousands of authors each year, ORCID implementation is yet another step towards making proceedings metadata more transparent and open. Springer pioneered such efforts by launching the Linked Open Data portal and implementing ORCID. To the best of our knowledge, OCS is the first conference submission system that supports ORCID.”