The BFAL 2018 conference proceedings will be published in the Springer’s Lecture Notes in Aritifical Intelligence series (LNAI).

Thus, papers (long, short and posters) should be submitted in Springer’s LNCS/LNAI format.

The conference proceedings will be published, in parallel to the printed books, in full-text electronic version in Springer’s digital library. Registered conference participants will be given a temporary free access to the online proceedings on SpringerLink. Access will be granted for approximately four weeks, starting a few days before the conference.

Every corresponding author of the conference paper should download, sign and send to Springer the “LNCS/LNAI Consent to Publish Form“.

  • Please make sure that the copyright forms have been filled out correctly before sending the files, for example that only authors employed by the EU (as an institution) tick that particular box. Equally, the box for US Government employees should only be ticked by US Government employees.

Authors are advised to study thoroughly the “Springer Guidelines for Authors of Proceedings“.


Springer’s submission systems and publication workflows support the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifier, which is an ID that uniquely attaches the authors’ identity to their research work, such as their articles and datasets. The result: no more confusion because another researcher has the same or a similar name. Authors get the credit for their own work.

Whenever and wherever authors publish – their ORCID iD remains the same. Thus, we strongly recommend to the authors and editors of the proceedings to register with ORCID, which allows them to get integrated in the workflow process of the ITS 2018 proceedings from the very beginning. Authors and editors of the proceedings, who use other conference management systems can still provide ORCID iDs to appear in the proceedings next to the editors information.