Full papers containing either original technical contributions or high-quality surveys on the above topics or on related topics are sought.

A submission should be clearly marked either as an original paper or a survey. Submissions should contain a cover letter indicating:

  1. whether the submission is a survey or an original contribution;
  2. the title of the submission;
  3. keywords classifying the paper topic;
  4. the names and affiliations of authors;
  5. the e-mail, telephone and facsimile numbers of the contact author.

The submission itself should be sent as an attached PDF file. Submission and their cover letters should be sent to

Camera-ready versions of accepted papers should be prepared using the LaTeX2e style or the Word template of Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science. For LaTeX2e, a macro package and an example file can be downloaded from here.
For Microsoft Word, a template can be downloaded from the same page above.

We encourage authors to use the above formats already for their submissions.


Using the above format with 11 point font, the paper should be at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices, and at most 16 pages total. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:
May 25, 2008
Acceptance notification:
June 27, 2008
Proceedings version due:
July 11, 2008
Sep. 24-26, 2008.

CD-only submission deadline:
July 15, 2008
CD-only acceptance notification:
July 31, 2008
CD-only proceedings version due:
Aug. 10, 2008

Online proceedings (Springer LNCS 5262) available

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