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Tutorials, State-of-the-Art Surveys, Festschrifts

LNCS - More than Just Proceedings!

The breadth of research within LNCS makes it a core item for any academic library in computer science and a relevant resource of information for many researchers in neighboring academic disciplines as well as in corporate R&D environments.

LNCS is characterized not only by its comprehensive coverage of the field but also by its variety of products over and above the well-established conference proceedings.

Watch out for these product lines with colorful covers:


LNCS ChallengesLNCS Challenges © Springer

LNCS Challenges provides a dedicated outlet for peer-reviewed proceedings of scientific challenges, contests, and competitions. Of essence for these publications is a detailed description of the problem posed and its scientific relevance, as well as clear and impartial evaluation procedures of the competing approaches. The aim is not only to present winning approaches to solving a problem, but also to publish a wide variety of interesting and noteworthy ideas. Publication of associated datasets and source code is strongly encouraged, in order to provide a clear reproducibility check and encourage further tests and discussions on the subject.

Challenges volumes can be published in time for distribution at a conference or as a post-event publication.


LNCS Tutorials© Springer

The Tutorials comprise textbooks (also in preliminary version), textbook-like monographs, and coherently integrated collections of lectures given at advanced courses, seminars, schools, etc. The level ranges from advanced undergraduate to postgraduate.

Manuscripts to be published as Tutorials must clearly serve educational purposes.

This subline is easily recognizable by its blue and green cover.


LNCS State-of-the-Art Surveys

© Springer

Volumes in this subline treat topics in an authoritative way. At a level for graduates or postgraduates, they guide readers to the forefront of current research.

The subline is open for monographs and for edited volumes, which must be homogeneous in style of presentation and terminology and must provide complete and complementary coverage of all relevant aspects of the topic.

State-of-the-Art Surveys have a red and blue cover.


LNCS Festschrifts© Springer

Festschrifts honor individual researchers and their scientific work, or they honor institutions or fields.

Historical and even personal aspects may show up.

They present internationally relevant technical contributions with a reasonable topical focus.

Designed with a fresh orange and blue cover.

Other Color Covers

These are monographs, works based on awarded dissertations, or other volumes presenting topics of significant interest in a monograph-like style of writing.

Examples include the ACM Distinguished Theses and the RoboCup volumes.


LNCS Hot Topics© Springer

Devoted to promising new and/or emerging topics, these books introduce these areas, motivate the reader, and are of graduate to postgraduate level.

Hot Topics may originate from workshops ­- however they feature added-value components, like an introductory survey, a glossary of terms used, an annotated bibliography, etc.

Look for the yellow and light blue covers.