Author Instructions

ISVC 2012
8th International Symposium on Visual Computing
Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
July 16-18, 2012

Extended Submission Deadline: May 7, 2012
(11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time)

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Paper Review

This is a fully refereed symposium. Papers submitted to ISVC must not have been previously published and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed with an emphasis on potential to contribute to the state of the art in the field. Each paper will receive at least two blind reviews and should not contain names or other information revealing authors' identity. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and presentation quality.

Paper Publication

All papers, regardless to whether accepted as orals or posters, will appear in the symposium proceedings, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). In submitting a paper the author(s) agree that, upon acceptance, they will prepare the final manuscript in time for inclusion into the published proceedings and will present the paper at the symposium. The final manuscript will not be published without advance registration.  At least one author must register at the full registration rate, extra pages and/or color pages must be paid, and the copyright form must be signed to allow publication of a paper in the proceedings.

Your payment, the copyright form, and the camera-ready manuscript in the correct format must be received by
Jun 18, 2012.

Paper Submission

All paper submissions will be handled electronically through our online web submission system and must be uploaded by May 7, 2012. The submission of your paper must be in PDF file format (5MB max size). Authors would be able to update/change their paper submission(s) before the deadline. It is important to note that, all the information submitted must be error free, since it will be used for reviewing purposes and to generate the final symposium program and proceedings. Your paper ID will be shown on the screen after submission.

Page Limit

A complete paper should be submitted in camera-ready format for review purposes. The length should match that intended for final publication. Papers accepted for the symposium will be allocated 10 pages in the proceedings, with the option of purchasing up to 2 extra pages for $100 per page (to be paid after paper acceptance at the time of registration for the symposium.) So, if you are unwilling or unable to pay the extra charge you should limit yourself to 10 pages. Otherwise the page limit is 12 pages. All paper submissions will be handled electronically through our online web submission system. Please include the extra page charges with your ISVC registration.

Paper Formatting

To format your paper, please use the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)  formatting instructions closely. Springer will eventually re-format all papers to produce the camera-ready pdf versions using the same formatting instructions. Therfore, if an author has squashed his or her paper by removing vertical spaces or changing font sizes, etc., the final pdf will cover more pages and additional page charges will apply.

The following files can assist you in meeting the formatting requirements:

Color Pages

The LNCS publication process usually does not allow for color pages and the standard way when allowing for color in the printed proceedings is that the authors pay for their color pages (between 225 Euros and 280 Euros per page, depending on the total number of color pages in the entire book). Therefore, we would like to suggest that you avoid using color images.

Camera-Ready Manuscripts

The paper will be published both in printed proceedings and online. Papers will be printed in halftone unless you pay for color pages (i.e., please make sure that the all illustrations are visible when printed on a black and white printer). IMPORTANT: since Springer would need to reformat all papers, besides submitting the pdf version of your paper, you would also need to submit ALL files needed for generating the pdf file, for example

(1) the tex-file(s) including any special style files you may have used,
(2) all images and illustrations in PostScript and/or PDF, and the final document in
(3) DVI (or Word doc and rtf file),
(4) PostScript and
(5) PDF formats.

Create a single gzipped tar-file or a ZIP archive file containing all files.   Specific instructions where to upload your gzipped file will be announced at a later time.

As noted earlier, Springer will re-produce the final pdf version. Please note that, Springer will contact you by email at a later time (i.e., after 3-4 weeks) for final approval of your paper(s). The e-mail will come from India and will have attachments (i.e., make sure that your spam filter does not reject it!!).

Copyright form

The copyright form can be downloaded from the LNCS web site. It must be signed by at least one author to publish the paper in Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science. Papers without signed copyright form will not be included in the proceedings. Please sign the form and fax it (or email them to, to +1 (702) 947-6510 by June 18, 2012.