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ICCS 2009 Frequently asked questions

Q1) Are the LNCS proceedings indexed by ... ?
A1) Here I received an extensive answer from Springer:
As from January 2007, LNCS books are no longer listed in the ISI Journal Citation Index (or the Extended Index). They will be included in the ISI Proceedings listing.
The logic behind Thomson's elimination of LNCS from this product is that the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series does not, strictly speaking, constitute a journal at all, but consists mainly of conference proceedings. In 2005, LNCS published far more than two thirds of the total number of articles published by all 71 journals included in ISI's Subject Category 'Computer Science, Theory and Methods'. This fact, together with LNCS's reclassification as 'proceedings' led to the exclusion of our series from the Journal Citation Report/SCI.
Apart from being listed in our own SpringerLink database, the LNCS volumes are also listed in the DBLP database: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/, as well as in SCOPUS, INSPEC (Ei) and the Zentralblatt Math and their CompuServe Database, and Google Scholar.

In brief, the above means that Thomson will continue to index LNCS, but it will be included in a new index, specifically for proceedings.

Q2) Can I have more than 10 pages? Can I buy extra pages?
A2) No, you cannot. The page count includes everything, affiliations, e-mail addresses, acknowledgements, references, figures and figure captions. We have to be quite strict because we are very close to the maximum number of pages that can be included in the proceedings as a whole. Sorry.

Q3) Must I really complete all the information on my paper on the upload page?
A3) Yes, please do, and make sure it is correct and complete. This information will also be used directly in creating the Author list for the proceedings and the information on the conference schedule.

Q4) What is my paper id?
A4) It is the number that follows the "id=" at the end of you upload url

Q5) How should I submit a revised paper?
A5) Please upload it to your paper's "personal" url in the paper submission system.
Upload both a pdf (or ps) version and the sources (MS Word or Latex). Be sure to include all figures and styles if you use latex, preferably in a single zip or tgz file.
Preferably, use easily identifiable file names, such as Id_name.ext, where Id is the paper Id and name is your name. Avoid non-ascii and non-printing characters.
Do not e-mail them to your workshop organiser or to the conference organisation.

Q6) What should I do with my original submission when I upload the revised paper?
A6) Please, delete that so that we can easily decide what files to send to Springer.

Q7) I want two submit more than one paper to ICCS - how should I do it?
A7) For each paper go to our paper submission page and create an upload url for the appropriate workshop. Never submit two separate papers to one upload url.

Q8) I have two or more papers in ICCS - should I register separately for each paper?
A8) Yes, you should, but a reduced rate applies for additional papers (see the conferences rates and registration page

Q9) I am a student - do I get a reduced rate?
A9) We do have a student rate. (see the conferences rates and registration page).

Q10) How about visa?
A10) U.S. visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa if they meet certain requirements. Currently, 34 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program, as shown below:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Canadians can also visit without a visa.

Please visit the U.S. Department of State Visa page for rules and regulations for Temporary Visitors to the U.S. http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html

Those requiring a visa to enter the United States should request a B-1 "visitor" visa at the American Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past so it is important to apply for your visa well in advance of your travel departure date.

If you need an invitation letter from the International Conference on Computational Science 2009 committee, please email kjones@lsu.edu.

Q11) Where do I find the copyright form and the LNCS formatting instructions?
A11) Please see http://www.springer.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html . If, for some reason the page does not load, try again later.
Note that you only need to submit the copyright form after the paper has been accepted for the conference

Q12) What should I put on the copyright transfer form?
A12) Book title: ICCS 2009 proceedings
Editors: Allen, Nabrzyski, Seidel, van Albada, Dongarra and Sloot

Q13) Must all authors sign the copyright transfer form?
A13) No, it is assumed that one author can sign for all.

Q14) Where should I send my copyright form?
A14) Springer actually prefers a scanned copy. I.e. fill out the form, print it, sign it and scan it.
You cannot save the information entered on-line into the pdf form and the form needs a real signature anyway.
Use pdf, gif or jpg format for scanned image, make sure it is legible
Upload it to the same page as your paper - but as a separate file named "Copyrightpaper-id.ext".
The slots "source" and "pdf" actually accept any type of file - the names are more reminders to upload both

Q15) When will registration information be available?
A15) See here for conference fees, here for information about the venue and here for registration and payment.

Q16) What are the most common problems with the LNCS format? new
A16) The things that should be checked now are:

  1. The paper itself:
    • Are both sources and printable version available?
    • Is the length of the printable version OK? (≤ ten pages)
    • Is the layout OK, are the figures legible, can you open the file without getting messages about missing fonts?
    • Does it conform to the LNCS format (printing area not larger than 122 mm × 193 mm; watch for figures, table boundaries etc)
    • Line spacing, font sizes etc. not reduced to make everything fit.
  2. Meta data (on url):
    • Are all authors listed and in the correct order?
    • Is the abstract identical to the one in the paper?

Papers should be based on unpublished, original work and must be submitted to ICCS only.

Q18) When the conference program will start and end?
A18) The scientific program of ICCS 2009 will start on Monday May 25 at 08.30 and will end on Wednesday May 27, 2009 at 18.30. This should help you in planning your travel.

Q19) What size should my poster be?
A19) Poster boards are 75cm by 100cm (30" by 40") on an adjustable easel. Orientation adjustable. Should be OK for A0 portrait format (single sheet). Posters consisting of multiple loose sheets should fit on the poster board.




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