Information for Authors of Springer Computer Science Proceedings

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Below you will find Springer's guidelines and technical instructions for the preparation of contributions to be published in one of the following series or subseries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), LNCS TransactionsLecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP), Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST), and IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT), formerly known as the IFIP Series.

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Key Points to Note

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The LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates are available in the scientific authoring platform Overleaf.

Access to your published paper

If the conference organizers opt for 4-week free access to the volume on SpringerLink, then participants are able to access all papers via the conference website during this period (usually around the time of the conference).

Conference organizers may also purchase printed books and/or USB-sticks containing navigable content for distribution amongst the participants.

If you have included your email address in the header of your paper, you will receive an email from Springer (roughly four weeks after publication of the volume) linking you to your personal “My Springer” page. From here, you will be able to download the pdf of the entire volume. You will find more details here. If the email address in the header is a life-long address, then Springer will be able to make all your publications accessible from one page.

Springer’s policy on content sharing is given on the following page:

Inserting your ORCID

Springer is the first publisher to implement the ORCID identifier for proceedings, ultimately providing authors with a digital identifier that distinguishes them from every other researcher. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) hosts a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities to these identifiers. This is achieved through embedding ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications and patent applications. Apply for an individual ORCID at and include it in the header of your paper.

Publishing Ethics

If figures, tables, animations or text quotations from copyrighted works (including websites) are included in your paper, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder (usually the original publisher) and the author(s) for both the print and the online format. Please take a look at the following page for more details:

Self-plagiarism, duplicate submissions and “salami publishing” are not acceptable. Kindly refer to the following page for guidelines on publishing ethics, conflict- of-interest statements, and more.

If you wish to extend your Springer Computer Science proceedings paper for publication as a journal article, the following principles must be followed: a) the extended version has to include at least 30% new material; b) it has to cite the original publication and c) it must include an explicit statement about the increment (e.g., new results, better description of materials, etc.).

Copyright form

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form, a so-called 'Consent to Publish' form. Modified forms are not acceptable. 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.

A prefilled copyright form is usually made available to authors by the volume editor. In the case of a proceedings volume, it can often be downloaded form the conference website.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format before their paper is submitted to Springer.

Information for volume editors

If you would like to know more about the tasks of the volume editors, please take a look at the information for editors of Springer computer science proceedings.