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 SOFSEM   2018 :=  Instructions for Authors

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research in any one of the tracks of the Conference. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed.

Submissions must be formatted in LNCS style and must not exceed 12 pages, excluding references. Proofs omitted for space reasons must be placed in an appendix to be read by the program committee at its discretion. The first page must include an indication whether the paper is to be considered for the Student Research Forum (including the Best Student Paper Award, see below).

Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair at

Abstracts should be submitted without delay.
Full paper submission deadline is 14 July 2017 (extended).

Please follow the formatting instructions below.

The SOFSEM proceedings, containing all accepted and invited papers, will appear in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Student Research Forum

PhD students may submit their paper in any one of the SOFSEM tracks, as part of the Student Research Forum (SRF). To be eligible for the SRF, all authors must be students (except for their advisors). All student papers are reviewed by the Program Committee of the respective track as regular submissions. However, those not accepted for the main Springer LNCS proceedings but still proposing novel and contributing ideas will be reviewed again. Well written and promising student papers will be published in a separate online document.

During the conference there will be a special Session devoted to the SRF papers which includes (i) oral presentation of the papers for the plenary SOFSEM audience, and (ii) a poster session to enable further discussion between student authors and SOFSEM participants. Best Student Paper and Best Student Presentation Awards will be awarded during the conference.

Submissions to the SRF must satisfy the same format requirements and should be submitted according to the same time schedule as regular submissions.

Formatting Instructions for Submissions

Your submission has to follow the regular format of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Do not change the settings of margins and vertical spacing, and use numbered pages. Submissions must not exceed 12 pages (excluding references).

Submit your paper in PDF, no later than the deadline using EasyChair.

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at SOFSEM 2018, attend the conference, and present the paper.

Call for Papers Important Dates Contact Austrian Computer Society (OCG)