Before diving into the art of writing scientific papers, please make sure that your manuscript fulfills all formal and technical requirements. Submissions violating the guidelines and rules will not be considered for publication.
Content and length
The content may not exceed 8 DIN A4 pages formatted in the provided styling template. There is no minimum limit, however the submission must be sound and complete. In special cases, the authors may apply for extra pages, no later than at the full paper submission deadline (before the reviewing starts). The program committee then decides whether the additional volume is necessary.
The seminar language is English. All works submitted are expected to be written in correct and comprehensible English. Please choose either UK or US, but do not mix. Always use an automated spell checker. Non-native English speakers should let the submission be checked by an English teacher, translator, or native speaker. Low quality of English in any submitted material is not acceptable.
Formatting and LaTeX
All papers are compiled to a book called the proceedings. To assure a unified style and easy reading, the authors have to use the provided LaTeX Template. Ignoring the compulsory template will result in rejection of the submission.
In computer science, LaTeX is the standard tool for scientific publishing. If you never worked with LaTeX before, please take time to get familiar with the basics. You should first install the appropriate distribution for your OS. The LyX or TexMaker can help you getting started. Overleaf offers a great online editor with remote compilation.
LaTeX source files are required for the submission. Please compress them to a single zip file. After extraction, the package should compile without any further actions.The compiled pdf should not contain page numbers. All fonts should be embedded. In case the automatic embedding would fail, here are two hints if you use pdfTEX in MiKTeX. Depending on your installation, either
Figures and Tables
All text in the generated PDFs is outlined, i.e. the letters represented by splines appear smooth at any scale. If the graphical content is provided with a lower level of detail, typically as raster images, the difference in smoothness becomes disturbing. The negative effect is even more emphasized on the next generation of high-resolution screens. Many submissions tackle with this issue, because of ignoring resolution-independence of vector drawings. Please keep the basic rules in mind.
- Tables and illustrations have to be produced as vector images. The most popular tools are Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, LibreOffice Draw and others.
- The only raster elements in the paper should be photographs or screenshots. They should be taken in the highest resolution possible. If a raster image contains overlays with labels or drawings, the raster should be embedded in a vector illustration which adds all overlays in a resolution-independent way.
Each Figure, Table, Listing and Algorithm have to be referenced in the text. Captions should be at most 3 lines long for full-width content and at most 4 lines long for single-column content. A short commentary of the depicted content should be presented in the caption, with an optional reference to a detailed explanation in the text.