ALENEX Instructions for Authors

Please follow the new version of the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science "Authors' Instructions" for the printed and the electronic volumes. (You can also download it in PS format.)

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a signed copyright form. For the "conference/book" title please use "Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation: ALENEX '99 Workshop".

Please send a printout of your contribution, your files (see below), and the completed and signed copyright form to the volume editors, Cathy McGeoch or Michael Goodrich. Your manuscript should not exceed 20 pages in length. 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 us.

Proceedings and Other Multi-author Volumes

You will get the best results and your files will be easiest to handle if you use LaTeX2e for the preparation of your camera-ready 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 is the documentation of the class; llncs.dvi the resulting DVI file of llncs.doc. 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 archive or you can download the TEX file for the text and the EPS file for the figure separately.

If you are not able to use LaTeX2e you may use our old macro packages for LaTeX or for TeX.

We do not encourage the use of MS Word, particularly as the layout of the pages (the position of figures and paragraphs) can change from printout to printout. Having said this, we do provide the template (for use with PC systems) or sv-lncs (for use with Macintosh systems) to help MS Word users to prepare their camera-ready 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.doc carefully, we also provide typeinst.doc, our "Authors' Instructions" as an example input. You can download all four files as a ZIP archive. With some Web browsers the templates may be destroyed during transfer. Thus it is better to download the ZIP archive.


For LaTeX-users we provide the Springer macro package CLMono01 which is part of CLMoMu01, and for LaTeX2e users we offer a beta version of CLMono01 for LaTeX2e which is part of CLMoMu01 for LaTeX2e. Do not hesitate to use this beta version. For information about the macro packages read the first. A detailed documentation of the packages is given in clm1-doc.dvi; clmomu01.doc is the source file of the documentation.

If you would like to access our sample file, please send an email to

For plain-TeX users we provide CPMono01 which is part of CPMoMu01.


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

How to Submit Your Manuscript

Please submit to the volume editors, Cathy McGeoch or Michael Goodrich, together with your own printout of the final version of your contribution, your source (input) files, e.g. TEX files for the text and PS or EPS files for figures, the final DVI file (for papers prepared using LaTeX or TeX), the final PS file, and, if possible, a PDF file of the final version of your contribution. When generating the PS file please avoid using the option "reverse order". Make sure that the text is identical in all cases.

Supplementary Material

If you have supplementary material on your server, please give the volume editors a short description and inform them of the URL at which the material can be found. Then we will add the description of the supplementary material to the LNCS Online and create a link to your server.

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Volume Editors
Catherine C. McGeoch
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

Michael T. Goodrich
Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

Publisher Contact
Springer-Verlag Heidelberg
LNCS Editorial
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FAX: +49 6221 487 588

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Last Update:Tuesday, June 23, 1998© Springer-Verlag Heidelberg 1997. All rights reserved.