Instructions for authors

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers, either to the General Tracks, to the Workshops/Sessions, Short Papers or PHD Showcase Papers. The papers are categorized as follows:


  • General Tracks/Workshop Papers12 to 18 pages 
  • LNCS Short Papers: 8 to 11 pages 
  • PHD Showcase Papers: 10 to 18 pages 

All types of papers have to be formatted according to LNCS rules.

After the reviewing process, the accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes.
General Tracks papers will be published in an LNCS volume set named Conference Proceedings, while Workshop papers will be published in a separate  LNCS volume set named Workshop Proceedings.

Each paper must be original and unpublished worknot submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under the responsibility of the authors).

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field, ensuring the publication of only top-quality contributions.

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking; should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present the paper orally at the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to the rejection of the application to attend next year's conference and the exclusion of the paper from the current year's proceedings.

Paper Submission


The submission of contributions to ICCSA 2022 follows the following steps:


The author has to login into the Electronic Submission System, available at the URL: If the author is using the system for the first time, she/he has to Register. At the end of the authentication phase, the author's home page will be shown, with a summary of the abstracts and papers submitted by the author.

Preliminary two-step submission (before review)

Each submission to ICCSA 2023 starts submitting an Abstract (1st phase). This phase is facilitated because the author's information is collected during the Registration phase to the Electronic Submission Site. If the author intends to submit the paper to a Workshop (see, she/he has to pay attention to select the proper Workshop from the list shown in the Abstract submission form. Submitting the Abstract early in advance is recommended to facilitate the Conference organization.

When preparing the Full Paper, the author has to check the adopted layout according to LNCS format.

 Then the author has to submit the Full Paper (phase 2) in PDF format. The paper details are kept from the Abstract, so this process is quite easy and fast.

The submitted Paper will be submitted to the reviewing process.

The author is allowed to update the version of her/his Paper before the submission deadline.


Final Camera Ready and Source Files submission (after review)

After receiving the notification of acceptance, the authors of accepted Papers will be asked to modify their Paper according to the Reviewer's recommendations and to submit the Camera Ready version of their paper and all source files necessary to produce the final version by the Editor and sign the Copyright Transfer Form (phase 3) and upload the PDF file of the signed Copyright Transfer Form

Layout / Format

Formatting a full paper, the author is requested to strictly conform to the template provided by LNCS.
The detailed LNCS author's instruction and the related template files to be used with the most popular Document Composition tools (LaTeX, Microsoft Word, LibreOffice), are available at the following URL:
The final paper MUST be formatted according to the above instructions and possibly using the templates and macros provided by Springer.

Submitted papers not conforming to the above layouts will be excluded from the Review phase.

Conference Registration

Since the publication of the Papers in the Proceedings is subject to the Conference Registration and fee payment, all authors are kindly requested to Register for the Conference before the deadline to facilitate a smooth Proceedings preparation process.

To register and pay the related fee, click on the link at the top of the Home Page at

We recommend paying the fee by Credit Card, which is the fastest and more reliable payment channel.