Ordinary submissions are now closed,
but you may still be in time to submit a paper to the workshops
or a late breaking paper.
Authors of accepted papers can find instructions on how to
submit camera ready versions of their manuscript here.
The format for manuscripts submitted to GECCO 2004 is that
used for Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(Note: In order to view this document you may need to
download Acrobat PDF reader.)
Manuscripts should be no more than 12 pages long
in this format and should be submitted electronically in
PDF format (see below for more information on how to produce
"Please, remember to omit author
names and affiliations from the paper to allow double blind
Preparing your manuscript
You will get the best results and your files will be
easiest to handle if you use LaTeX2e for the preparation of
your manuscript together with the corresponding Springer class
file llncs.cls. Only if you use LaTeX2e and llncs.cls
will we be able to add hyperlinks to your manuscript in the
online version. The LaTeX2e
macro package for LNCS contains further files: llncs.dem
is a sample input file which you may take as a source for
your own input. llncs.doc (a TEX file) is the documentation
of the class, here you can find detailed instructions showing
how the macro package works. llncs.dvi is the resulting
DVI file of llncs.doc to enable you to print out the documentation
directly. We also provide the LaTeX2e source file of the "Authors'
Instructions", which may serve as a further sample input.
You can download it as a ZIP
If you are not able to use LaTeX2e you may use our old macro
packages for LaTeX
or for TeX.
may also use MS Word. We provide the template
sv-lncs.dot (for use with PC systems) or sv-lncs
(for use with Macintosh systems) to help MS Word users to
prepare their manuscripts and to enable us to use their source
files for the online version of the LNCS. Please read the
documentation of the template
sv-lncs.pdf carefully, we also provide typeinst.doc,
our "Authors' Instructions", as an example input. You can
download all four files as a ZIP
We would like to stress that the style files should not
be manipulated and that the guidelines regarding font sizes
and format should be adhered to. This is to ensure that the
end product is as homogeneous as possible.
For more information please refer to Springer's "Information
for LNCS Authors" web page.
Producing a PDF version of your manuscript
documents can be produced either by using commercial software
available from Adobe
or by using free conversion tools such as those available
http://www.ps2pdf.com/convert/convert.htm for Windows
or the ps2pdf and pdflatex utilities under
Unix/Linux. Please, preview your PDF file with
acrobat reader to check that all the fonts and figures
are properly reproduced before submitting the manuscript.
* (from Springer's
for LNCS Authors" web page)
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