Instructions for submitting papers or abstracts to the FSMNLP 2005 workshop

Submissions were electronic and in PDF format via a web-based submission server.

Can I submit to two conferences?

Possibly, but this depends on the situation and the relevance of the paper. You must describe the situation in the comments to the program chair when you fill the submission form.

Style details

The paper should provide sufficient detail to allow the Program Committee to evaluate its validity, quality, and relevance to the workshop.

Interactive presentations and software demos should be submitted by providing an abstract of no more than two (2) pages (the abstract can be updated after their acceptance). The submission must not exceed 12 pages preferably in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes LaTex style. If appropriate, proof details omitted in the paper may be added in an appendix.


Submissions have to be in English, which is the official language of the workshop.


PDF format should be used in submissions in the first place. If you cannot produce PDF (or not even PS), please ask fsmnlp(put the sign here) before using any other format.

Blind submission

Information about the author(s) identity should be omitted in the submitted papers. The authors' names, affiliation(s), address(es) and e-mail address(es) will be provided separately on the submission. A paper should begin with the title and a one-paragraph summary of the results and ideas.

The LaTeX style

The use of LaTeX2e and the LNCS style for generating the PDF document is strongly encouraged because this facilitates preparation of the final versions to the on-site pre-proceedings CD and to the official post-proceedings that will be published in LNCS/LNAI series by Springer. If you are not able to use LaTeX2e and the LNCS style at submission, that is OK but you will have to shift to LaTeX2e later if you want to have the paper published in the official LNCS/LNAI proceedings as well.

Encapsulated PostScript format

It is important that figures, if in EPS format, are produced by a program that makes correct bounding boxes. If you do not know about this, you can of course take a risk... Well behaving programs ínclude: commercial software (by Adobe etc.) and xfig in Linux. The sample.tex illustrates how to include EPS figures into the articles. Along with the final version we would like to have the figures in all formats you have used, especially the xfig source and PS/PDF formats.

sample.tex and sample.pdf

Sample.tex file in this directory can be used as a starting point that should help occasional LaTeX2e users in writing their papers in LaTeX2e. More on the Springer LNCS/LNAI style: Information for LNCS Authors.

If you have any further questions, please contact fsmnlp(put the sign here)

Final Versions for CD Proceedings

The final versions of the accepted papers will be included to the unofficial CD preproceedings that is distributed at the workshop. Instructions for sending the final versions will be added here before the notification of acceptance.

If you illustrate your paper with figures, which is higly recommended, we will need figures in Encapsulated Postscript-format.

Revised Versions for Postproceedings

After the workshop, the authors may send the revised versions of their papers to the final proceedings. Presumably only LaTeX2e papers will be accepted to the postproceedings, because this reduces the work of the organizers. Springer supports other document formats but accepting many formats would mean extra work to the organizers (us) and we would like to avoid this.

Last modified: Thu Jun 2 17:28:53 EEST 2005