Instructions for Scientific Papers/Posters

All submissions must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following  categories are welcome:

  • Full papers –  ten (10) pages
  • Short papers –  six (6) pages
  • Posters  – two (2) pages

All documents  must be submitted through EasyChair. Full Papers, Short Papers and Poster must be submitted before the deadline at 11:59pm pacific time.

 

Only submissions in .pdf format will be accepted. All submissions should be in English.

All accepted submissions will appear in the electronic proceedings in Springers LNCS format,  either as a full paper, short paper, or poster .

EventSubmissionAcceptance NotificationFinal Version Due
Full Papers (10 pages)March 19, 2018April 3, 2018April 11, 2018
Short Papers (6 pages)March 19, 2018April 3 , 2018April 11, 2018
Posters (3 pages)March 19, 2018April 3, 2018April 11, 2018
Young Researchers Track (3 pages)March 19, 2018April 3, 28, 2018April 11, 2018

 

Double Blind Evaluation:

In order to increase high quality papers and independent merit, the evaluation process is double blind.

Important Note for Double blind review policy: The papers submitted for review MUST not contain the authors’ names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors’ identity (this information is to be restored in the camera-ready version upon acceptance).

Please replace author names and affiliations with Xs on submitted papers. In particular, in the version submitted for review please avoid explicit auto-references, such as “in [1] we show” — consider “in [1] it is shown“. I.e., you may cite your own previous works provided that it is not deducible from the text that the cited work belongs to the authors. When citing your previous work, please keep the names with Xs.

Step 1:

Download the LNCS template and formatting instructions from the Springer website. Go to http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0

Step 2:

Prepare and submit your full paper, short paper or poster in .pdf format, including an abstract, through EasyChair    http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bfal2018.

Login as author, and select your document (by number) at the top of the screen. Follow the instructions on the submission screen. Upload your document in Springer LNCS format.  It is important that the topics you select on the submission screen in EasyChair accurately reflect the document’s content.