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Information for Authors (of accepted papers)

Please follow the "Authors' Instructions". (You can also download it in PS format.)

Manuscripts must be accompanied by a signed copyright form.

Please send the completed and signed copyright form by fax to +90-312-2101259 or by email in electronic form (e.g. scanned image of printed form) to


You will get the best results and your files will be easiest to handle if you use LaTeX2e for the preparation of your camera-ready manuscript together with the corresponding Springer class file llncs.cls. Only if you use LaTeX2e and llncs.cls will we be able to add hyperlinks to your manuscript in the online version. The LaTeX2e macro package for LNCS contains further files: llncs.dem is a sample input file which you may take as a source for your own input. llncs.doc (a TEX file) is the documentation of the class, here you can find detailed instructions showing how the macro package works. llncs.dvi is the resulting DVI file of llncs.doc to enable you to print out the documentation directly. We also provide the LaTeX2e source file of the "Authors' Instructions", which may serve as a further sample input. You can download it as a ZIP archive or you can download the TEX file for the text and the EPS file for the figure separately.

If you are not able to use LaTeX2e you may use our old macro packages for LaTeX or for TeX.

We do not encourage the use of MS Word, particularly as the layout of the pages (the position of figures and paragraphs) can change from printout to printout. Having said this, we do provide the template (for use with PC systems) or sv-lncs (for use with Macintosh systems) to help MS Word users to prepare their camera-ready manuscripts and to enable us to use their source files for the online version of the LNCS. Please read the documentation of the template sv-lncs.pdf carefully, we also provide typeinst.doc, our "Authors' Instructions", as an example input. You can download all four files as a ZIP archive. With some Web browsers the templates may be destroyed during transfer. Thus it is better to download the ZIP archive.

We would like to stress that the style files should not be manipulated and that the guidelines regarding font sizes and format should be adhered to. This is to ensure that the end product is as homogeneous as possible.

If you are unable to use LaTeX or MS Word, you may use any other text processing system. In this case, please follow our "Authors' Instructions" (see above) closely in order to make the volume look as uniform as possible. Some editors and authors have prepared templates for different text processing systems. These templates are neither checked nor supported by Springer. You can find them on our authors' template exchange Web site.