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Information for LNBIP Volume Editors

The editors of LNBIP conference proceedings, usually committee members, are expected to handle all contacts with the contributing authors and to assemble the LNBIP volume manuscript. It is very important that you perform your tasks in an effective and efficient manner, and we can help - downloadable instruction files, notes on scheduling, downloadable LaTeX and Word files, templates, sample files, indexing packages, and other volume editors' tools.
Please carefully follow the instructions below, and download the relevant files.

Please Read the LNBIP Author Instructions 

As volume editor, please ensure that you have advised all authors about our author instructions, and please take the time to read them yourself.

Default Volume Editor Instructions 

Please read our default volume editor instructions file.
At the end of the pdf file you will find a checklist for your final submission of data to Springer.

What to Send to Springer 

Please provide the Springer editorial office with the following material:
  • (i) Complete set of source (input) files - please compress these with zip, tar, tar.gz or tar.Z (no single file exceeding 50 MB);
  • (ii) All completed copyright forms.
Springer will process the files and produce the printed and electronic versions.
You can download the copyright form as PDF and pre-fill it with the title of the Book/Volume/Conference, and the name(s) of the volume editor(s). Then provide the attendees with that PDF on your conference's Web site.
If you are not sure which form to use, please contact lnbip@springer.com.

Conference Proceedings Volumes - Timing 

The files for the proceedings of conferences taking place within Europe should be sent to us 9 weeks before the start of the conference. An extra week should be added for conferences outside Europe.
Please take this into account when fixing your own deadlines for the receipt of the final files from the authors.
We no longer require the printed manuscript.

Integrated Volume Editor Package 

This ZIP archive contains required LaTeX data (document class, additional styles), the detailed instruction file, a sample volume, and material to create front- and backmatter of your volume - as well as a roadmap (readme.txt) to the package.

LaTeX Files for Frontmatter and Index 

We recommend that you prepare the front matter pages and author index in LaTeX2e together with the class file svmultln.cls. To avoid any retyping, the table of contents and the author index could be created using the title blocks of the articles (starting with \title and ending with \maketitle) and increasing the page counter using a
Please download lnbipde2.zip - this ZIP archive contains a commented sample that can serve as a template as well as the resulting output

LaTeX Example 

An example of the front matter pages and the author index is given in lnbipde2.tex. The compiled version of this sample file is lnbipde2.pdf.

Using MakeIndex 

In lnbipde2.tex, the MakeIndex program (makeindx.exe or makeindex) is used together with the style file sprmindx.sty in order to generate the author index automatically. The makeindx executable is part of any TeX system. sprmindx.sty and the sample file with embedded instructions can be found in lnbipde2.zip.

Demonstration File 

In the demonstration file of the macro package (editor.tex) an example is given on how to combine the individual contributions into a single main TeX file. But, as it is often the case that several different and sometimes incompatible style files and (re-)definitions are used by the respective authors, it is much easier to handle all the files separately and leave the combination up to our professional typesetters.
The example package contains a "complete volume" with frontmatter (preface, organizational stuff, and the TOC)
two "contributions" and the author index.
N.B. that the LaTeX package (svmultln and svlnbip.clo) is needed for compilation.


Your manuscript will be checked carefully at Springer. We therefore need your cooperation to ensure that any changes required can be incorporated appropriately and smoothly. In particular, we will send you the proofs of the title pages for inspection. If you are not available after you have sent us your manuscript please give us the full details of the person to be contacted during your absence.

Page Numbering 

Please note that we cannot guarantee that the final book will have exactly the same number of pages as the camera-ready copy you send us - reformatting is often necessary.

Conference Web Site 

Please use your conference Web site to advise your authors about our instructions - e.g., add our URL.
As you will receive a copyedited volume preface and copyedited organization pages, please consider whether some of the corrections also apply to the content on your conference Web site.
Please consider adding to your Web site the relevant LNBIP volume number, its ISBN, and the Springer catalog URL.
You may download our logos for use in your Web site - see below.

Volume Editors' Tool - OCS 

The Online Conference Service (OCS) is a personalized web-based decision support system. It proactively helps Program Committee chairs, Program Committee members, reviewers, and authors to cooperate efficiently during their collaborative handling of the composition of a conference program.
OCS is customizable and flexibly reconfigurable online at any time for each role, for each conference, and for each user. The service has been successfully used for about 100 computer science conferences.
For more information, or to set up a demo OCS session, please contact ocs_support@springer.com.

Other Editor Templates 

If you have prepared a template/tool and would like to make it available to others, please send it to us.

Main LNBIP Logo

You can add our main LNBIP logo to your conference website.

New Springer Logo

You can add our new logo to your conference website.