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Authors' Instructions for Accepted Contributions

in the PPAM2003 Proceedings Published

in the Springer Verlag Series LNCS

  The PPAM2003 Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. 

Please follow the new version of the "Authors' Instructions" for the printed and the electronic volumes.

From now on manuscripts must be accompanied by a signed copyright form. 

All these files can be found on Springer Verlag website in the Computer Science section under the LNCS header.

Please send a printout of your contribution, your files (see below), and the completed and signed copyright form to the volume editors (see address below). They will check the contributions, decide in which order they shall appear in the book, and send the complete manuscript, the complete files, and the complete copyright forms of their volume on to Springer Verlag. Full contributed papers have a page limit of 8 pages, the short ones have the limit of 6 pages. Invited papers may consist of max 12 pages.

The copyright form can be also send by fax  +(48)(34) 3250-589.

Preparing Your Manuscript 

We will accept only camera-ready manuscripts prepred using  LaTeX2e 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 is the documentation of the class. We also provide the LaTeX2e source file of the "Authors' Instructions", which may serve as a further sample input.

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.


If possible, please produce your figures electronically and integrate them into your text-file. For LaTeX users we recommend using the style-files psfig or epsf.

How to Submit Your Manuscript 

Please submit to the volume editors (see address below), your source (input) files, e.g. TEX files for the text and EPS files for figures, the final PDF file of the final version of your contribution. When generating the PDF file please avoid using the option "reverse order". Make sure that the text is identical in all cases.

Naming of the Electronic Files

In the final PPAM2003 program, the abstracts of the invited and contributed presentations are labeled IAxx and CAxx, respectively. These labels will be used to identify the electronic files of each individual manuscript.  Please, name all files in the following way. The name of each file name should be IPxx.yyy for invited presentation xx, where xx is a surename of the first author, and CPxx.yyy for contributed presentation number xx (= 1 to 108). Moreover, .yyy denotes the appropriate file name extension, e.g., .tex, .pdf, .eps, etc. The file names of figures should be IPxx_fig1.yyy, IPxx_fig2.yyy, etc.  We illustrate the naming conventions for manuscript CP15, that we assume is prepared using LeTeX2e. The manuscript is assumed to include two figures in eps-format.   The following files should be submitted:


The following file describes which number should be used for each contribution to PPAM2003.

Submit you paper
that fulfill the Springer requirements to and the hard copy version with signed copyright form to 

Institute of Computational and Information Sciences
att: PPAM2003 Proceedings
Technical University of Czestochowa
Dabrowskiego 73, Czestochowa 42-200

Deadline for electronic submission of manuscripts is October 15, 2003.