New instructions for final Submission
Papers submitted to ICB 2009 should conform to the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) style Detailed guidelines on the preparation of your manuscript are
outlined in the
Springer web site (please refer to the "Proceedings" section).
Please note that at this stage authors should not include their names in the submitted papers,
since the reviewing process is double-blind. Names will be included in the final versions of
15th March 2008
Paper submission website opens
10th November 2008
Paper submission deadline
15th December 2008
Notification of acceptance
1st February 2009
Final camera ready due
Authors should take into account the following:
- All papers must be written in English and submitted in pdf format.
- Submissions will be rejected without review if they:
- contain more than 10 pages;
- violate the double-blind policy;
- violate the dual-submission policy.
- Authors will have the opportunity to submit up to 50MB of supporting material.
Papers conforming to these guidelines should be uploaded to the
ICB 2009 Submission Website
The author kit on the Springer web site provides a LaTeX2e and a Word template for
submissions, and an example paper to demonstrate the format. Please refer to this
example for detailed formatting instructions, especially if you intend to use
something other than LaTeX to prepare your paper (e.g. MS Word).
INSTRUCTIONS AND POLICIES
Paper length: A complete paper should be submitted in camera-ready format.
Each submitted manuscript should not exceed the page length of 10 pages.
Double blind review: ICB reviewing is double blind: authors do not know the names
of the PC members/reviewers of their papers, and PC members/reviewers do not
know the names of the authors. Remember to avoid information that may identify the
authors in the acknowledgements (e.g. co-workers and grant IDs) and in the
supplemental material (e.g. titles in the movies, or attached papers).
Dual submission: By submitting a manuscript to ICB, the author(s) assert that it has
not been previously published in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper
which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been
or will be submitted during the ICB 2009 review period to either a journal or a
conference. If there are any papers that may appear to the reviewers to violate this condition,
then it is your responsibility to (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity),
(2) argue in the body of your paper why your ICB paper is nontrivially different
from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those
papers in the supplemental material.
Supplemental material: Authors may optionally upload supplemental material.
Typically, this material might include videos of results that cannot be included in
the main paper, anonymized related submissions to other conferences and journals,
and appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical
derivations that are not essential for understanding of the paper. Note that the
contents of the supplemental material should be referred to appropriately in the
paper and that reviewers are not obliged to look at it. All supplemental material must
be zipped or tarred into a single file.
There is a 50MB limit on the size of this file. The deadline for supplemental
material is five days after the main paper deadline.
Author registration: At the time of submission of the final manuscript
(no later than February 1st 2009) at least one author for each accepted paper must
register to the conference. The inclusion of the papers into the proceedings
volume is strictly subject to this requirement. Details on the registration
procedure will be given by December 1st 2008.
Questions regarding paper submission should be addressed to the Program
Chair Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.