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Paper Format Templates

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These include downloadable instruction files, notes on scheduling, downloadable LaTeX, Word 2003 and Word 2007 templates, sample files, etc.

Springer has developed LaTeX style files and Word templates to help you prepare your paper. LaTeX is the preferred format (especially for texts containing several formulae), but Word templates are also available.

Preparing your proceedings paper

For your convenience, we have 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.
We also give 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, 207 KB)

LNCS 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 - contains:
(i) llncs.cls, Springer class file;
(ii) llncs.dem, sample input file, you can use it as a source for your own input;
(iii) llncs.doc (actually a TeX file), the documentation of the class, with detailed instructions
on how the macro package works;
(iv) llncs.dvi, DVI resulting out of llncs.doc.
Please download

LNCS 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. contains a separate LaTeX file for the text and EPS file for the figure.
Please download

LNCS Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes - Using Office 2007 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 template ("splnproc1110.dotm"). Please read the explanatory typing instructions "SPLNPROC Word 2007-2010 Technical Instructions.pdf" contained in the ZIP archive carefully.
Please download

  Word 2003 template for the preparation of LNCS proceeding papers

A document template has been prepared by Springer for use with Word 2003. Predefined style formats are available for all the types of content that are part of a computer science proceedings paper, and these formats can be easily accessed via special toolbars.
The downloadable zip archive contains:
A pdf of the general guidelines for authors of computer science proceedings papers;
A pdf of the instructions explaining how to work with the Word 2003 template;
The Word 2003 template
CS Proceedings_Author Tools_Word 2003 (last update: April 19, 2011) (zip, 341 kB)

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