We distinguish between the following categories of submissions:

  • Long Research Papers are reserved for reports on mature research results. The expected length of a long paper should be in the range of 8-12 pages.
  • Short Research Papers should not exceed 6 pages in total. Authors may choose this category if they wish to report on smaller case studies or ongoing but interesting and original research efforts.
  • Demo Submissions - System Papers: Authors who wish to demonstrate their system during IWSDS11 may choose this category and provide a description of their system, installation, or demo. System papers should not exceed 6 pages in total.

Accepted papers will be published in a book by Springer.

Template for formatting

Latex Style and Template

Art Guidelines

The file Art Guidelines.pdf explains the requirements for submitting figures that are acceptable. Please pay particular attention to the guidelines about colour figures. Springer will not reproduce any images in colour.

Art Guidelines.pdf


The file Permissions.doc describes what material you will need to secure permission for in order for Springer to re-print any previously published material in the book. This document also provides a template letter to use when querying publishers over re-using their published work. Very importantly, you will need to fill out the attached document's last page, the figure log, in order to let Springer know the status of all the figures in the book. Meaning whether they are originals created by you, or if they've been re-used from other sources.


Paper submission

Authors must upload to the submission system a zip or rar file containing the Latex source files and a pdf of the paper, which must be in accordance with the Art Guidelines. The zip or rar file must contain as well the required Permissions and the Permissions Checklist, as described in the file Permissions.doc.

Online Submission System