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Submission guidelines

SOFSEM 2023 is single-blind reviewed. Therefore, authors must include their names and affiliations on the first page. Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research in the topics related to the symposium. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed. It is required that each accepted paper be presented at the conference by one of its authors.

Submissions must be in the form of a single pdf file prepared using the LNCS latex templates and style files. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available on Overleaf. Springer’s authors’ guidelines may be consulted here.

Each submission should consist of the main part of the paper, not exceeding 12 pages (including the title page and excluding the references), plus an optional clearly marked appendix (to be read at the discretion of the program committee). Any figure pertaining to the main part of the paper should be included therein (within the 12 page limit).

The first page must include an indication of whether the paper is eligible for The Best Student Paper Award.

Instructions for Authors of Papers to be Published in Springer Computer Science Proceedings: Springer Instructions. Please include hand-signed license-to-publish agreement together with the final version of your paper.


The proceedings of SOFSEM 2023 will be published in the subseries ARCoSS (Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science) of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) of Springer (see previous SOFSEM volumes).

Selected papers will be invited to the special issue of Springer
Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS) devoted to SOFSEM 2023.

Open Access Publishing in Springer Computer Proceedings

The Programme Committee will announce the The Best Paper Award and The Best Student Paper Award during the conference.