Camera Ready Paper Instruction

Paper format

The CCF-ICAI 2018 conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, and indexed by EI-Compendex and Scopus. The camera ready paper must adhere to the formatting instructions of Springer CCIS series.

The length of CCF-ICAI 2018 papers is strictly limited to 10-15 pages in the CCIS one-column page format, which includes all the paper information (also the acknowledgements and the bibliography sections).

Note: Please place an envelope icon (or any other pointer) next to the name of the corresponding author, whose email address is mandatory, in the header of the paper. The corresponding author will be contacted by Springer's typesetter later to carry out a proof check of the final version of the paper.

Publishing ethics

The camera ready paper should contain original research that has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere, and neither plagiarism nor self-plagiarism has taken place. Please refer to the ethics website of Springer.

If another researcher's work is cited, then full references must be included, and if anything is repeated verbatim or figures or tables created by other researchers are used, or if the fundamental ideas of other researchers are used, then permission must be obtained from the original author and the publisher. If an author is reusing his or her own work, the paper must include at least 30% new material, it must cite the original publication and Springer would ask you to include an explicit statement about the increment (e.g., new results, better description of materials, etc.). Authors should not just repeat their own work verbatim. (Please note that if an author has included his or her original version on his or her own website, then this is fine by Springer.)

The manuscript will be run through Springer's plagiarism-checking tool.

Camera ready submission

Please send one .zip file of the camera ready submission by email to ccdm2018@126.com with the subject "CCF-ICAI 2018 Camera Ready for <your paperID>" by June 10, 2018. The zip file must contain the following files:

  • A folder named Source which contains all source files of the camera ready paper, i.e., LaTeX files with all the associated style files, special fonts, eps files, references supplied as Bbl files (This is to avoid omission of data while conversion from Bib to Bbl.), or Word or rtf files;
  • Pdf of the camera ready paper;
  • Consent to Publish form;
  • Please use this prefilled Consent to Publish form only. The form must be signed by the authors of the paper, or at least by the corresponding author. Digital signatures are not acceptable. Please also check the form for completeness and correctness.

  • A file (word or LaTeX) which contains the corresponding author's name and email, followed by the list of ALL authors' names (including the corresponding author) in the following format:
  • Corresponding author's name; Corresponding author's email
    Author1's given name(s); Author1's family name
    Author2's given name(s); Author2's family name
    Author3's given name(s); Author3's family name
    ...

    (This list will help with the preparation of the author index.)