Author Guidelines

Preparing your proceedings paper

For your convenience, Springer has summarized in the LNCS Author Guidelines document how a proceedings paper should be structured, how elements (headings, figures, references) should be formatted using our predefined styles, etc.

The document also gives some insight on how your paper will be typeset at Springer.

The PDF of the Authors Guidelines can be downloaded here or as part of the zip files containing the complete sets of instructions and templates for the different text preparation systems.

LNCS author guidelines (pdf, 1.1 MB)

Please upload both the sources and the pdf version on EasyChair.

Copyright form

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form, a so-called ‘Consent to Publish’ form. Modified forms are not acceptable.

Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the paper to Springer. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

One author may sign on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper. In this case, the author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

A prefilled copyright form is available here

LNCS_UMAP2013_Copyright_Form (pdf, 76 kB)

Please submit the completed copyright form in one of the following formats:

  • A scanned copy of the form by email to
  • A fax to +353 1 4972200; attention Stephan Weibelzahl
  • The original by mail to: Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland