Paper Instructions for NPC 2013 Main Conference


  • All accepted papers should be in the format described below. Any format problem may cause your paper
  • excluded in the conference proceedings. If we CAN NOT get your REGISTRATION at DEADLIN (JULY 10,2013),
  • your papers will be removed.
  • NPC-2013 Main Conference Proceedings

  • Each main conference paper can have 12 pages at most published by Springer LNCS. Authors can buy no
  • more than two pages with 50 USD per page. The copyright form will be scanned and sent together with the
  • camera-ready paper by email. In order to restrict the size of the copyright form, it is requested to scan as a
  • PDF file.
  • The Camera-Ready Package

  • Please submit your final camera-ready package in .zip format to the email npc2013@easychair.org before
  • July 10, 2013. The login name and password are the same as the ones when you uploaded your submission.
  • If you have any problems, please email zhraner@hust.edu.cn for help.
  • The camera-ready package should be a compressed zip file (.zip) containing:
  •     *  all the source files (including figures, style files, templates),
  •     *  the DVI file (for papers prepared using LateX or TeX),
  •     *  the final PS/PDF file,
  •     *  the scanned copyright form in PDF,
  •     *  the file name should be either "NPC2013-PaperID".
  • Authors of registered papers, or at least one of them, are requested to present their work at the conference,
  • otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital library after the conference.

  • Please carefully read the instructions below, and download the relevant files.

  • Default Author Instructions

  • Please read our default author instructions file.
  • Please download typeinst.pdf.
  • Copyright Form

  • Manuscripts must be accompanied by a signed copyright form. Please download from here.
  • The copyright form will be scanned as a PDF file and sent together with the Camera-Ready paper by email.
  • Submit Your Manuscript to the Volume Editor

  • Please submit the following to the volume editors (e.g., to your conference committee contact, not to the Springer editorial office):
  • (a) The PDF file of the final (camera-ready) version of your contribution.
  • (b) Completed copyright form.
  • (c) Source (input) files:
  •         (i) For example, LaTeX2e files for the text and PS or EPS files for figures.
  •         (ii) Final DVI file (for papers prepared using LaTeX/TeX).
  •         (iii) Final PS file (please avoid using the option "reverse order").
  •         (iv) RTF files (for word-processing systems other than LaTeX/TeX).
  • The texts in all files must be identical, and they must match the contribution printout.
  • The volume editors will check the contributions, decide in which order they shall appear in the printed
  • volume, and send the complete package for the volume on to Springer.
  • Springer-Author Discount

  • All authors (in particular, authors contributing to any LNCS proceedings volume) and editors of Springer
  • books are entitled to buy any book published by Springer for personal use at the "Springer-Author"
  • discount of one third off the list price.
  • Such preferential orders can only be processed through a Springer sales office directly, not through book
  • stores. You must cite the Springer publication you (co-)authored.
  • Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Using LaTeX2e

  • We want to add hyperlinks to your manuscript in the online version, so we recommend the use of LaTeX2e
  • for the preparation of your camera-ready manuscript, together with the corresponding Springer class file
  • llncs2e.zip contains:
  • (a) llncs.cls, Springer class file;
  • (b) llncs.dem, sample input file, you can use it as a source for your own input;
  • (c) llncs.doc (actually a TeX file), the documentation of the class, with detailed instructions on how the
  • macro package works;
  • (d) llncs.dvi, DVI resulting out of llncs.doc.
  • Please download llncs2e.zip.
  • Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Using LaTeX

  • If you are not able to use LaTeX2e you may use our old macro package for LaTeX.
  • Please download llncs.zip.
  • Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Using Plain TeX

  • If you are not able to use LaTeX2e you may use our old macro package for Plain TeX.
  • Please download plncs.zip.
  • Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Sample File

  • We also provide the LaTeX2e source file of the "Authors' Instructions," which may serve as a further
  • sample input. typeinst.zip contains a separate LaTeX file for the text and EPS file for the figure.
  • Please download typeinst.zip.
  • Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Using Microsoft Word

  • We do not encourage the use of Microsoft Word, particularly as the layout of the pages (the position of
  • figures and paragraphs) can change between printouts. However, we do provide the relevant templates
  • and sample files for PC (sv-lncs.dot) and Mac (sv-lncs) environments. Please read the explanatory
  • sv-lncs.pdf carefully.
  • Please download word.zip.
  • Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Using FrameMaker

  • Please follow our "Author Instructions" closely in order to make the volume look as uniform as possible.
  • Oscar Nierstrasz prepared a FrameMaker template (llncsfm.zip) for the ESEC 1999 conference. [Please
  • note that this template is neither checked nor supported by Springer.]
  • Please download llncsfm.zip.
  • Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Using Other Packages

  • Please follow our "Author Instructions" closely in order to make the volume look as uniform as possible.
  • If you have prepared a template for a different text-processing system and you would like to share it with
  • others, please send it to us. [Please note that any such templates are neither checked nor supported by Springer.]
  • Monographs - Using LaTeX

  • Please use CLMono01 for LaTeX, part of CLMoMu01.
  • Please download clmomu01.zip.
  • Monographs - Using LaTeX2e

  • Please download the basic LaTeX clmomu01.zip, and also the beta version of CLMono01. Please check
  • the read.me files first.
  • Please download 2e_beta.zip.
  • Monographs - Using Plain TeX

  • Please use CPMono01 for Plain TeX, part of CPMoMu01.
  • Please download cpmomu01.zip.
  • Figures

  • If possible, please produce your figures electronically - please download see techinen.pdf - and integrate
  • them into your text file. For LaTeX and TeX users we recommend using the style files psfig.sty (available
  • at ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/graphics/psfig/psfig.sty) or epsf.tex (available at ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/systems/knuth/local/lib/epsf.tex).
  • Dante FTP
  • Supplementary Material

  • If you have supplementary material on your server, please give the volume editors a short description and
  • give them the relevant URL, etc. Then we can add a description of this material to the LNCS Online entry
  • for your volume, and create a link to your server, etc.