Submission Guidelines

The extended abstract should not exceed 12 pages in Springer LNCS format, including references. If necessary, an appendix containing additional technical material (such as additional proofs) may be added and will be considered at the discretion of the Program Committee. The first page should contain the title, the authors with their affiliations, and a short abstract. The introduction should be a broadly accessible exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve the results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work. In particular, the introduction should convey to the non-expert why the paper should be accepted to IPCO.

It is required to use LaTeX2e together with the LNCS class file from Springer. Please check the Springer Information for LNCS Authors for additional information.

The submitted extended abstracts will be refereed according to the standards of other top tier refereed conferences. The main acceptance criteria used by the Program Committee are the quality and originality of the research, plus its interest to people working in the field. It is crucial that the importance of the work is understood by the committee. The claimed results must be correct and new.

A paper will not be considered in any of the following cases:

  • it has been already published;
  • it has been submitted to a journal or to another conference with proceedings before the notification date;
  • it has a member of the Program Committee among its authors;
  • it is submitted after the submission deadline.


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Submission deadline:
November 15, 2013
(23:59 Central European Time).