Camera-Ready and Copyright Submission​

Dear Authors of BlockSys 2019,

Thanks for publishing your BlockSys 2019 papers with Springer CCIS. All accepted papers should be in the format described below. Any format problem may cause your paper excluded in the conference proceedings.

BlockSys 2019 Conference Proceedings

Each regular conference paper can have 12-14 pages in the CCIS one-column page format (note: papers accepted as SHORT, will be published as 6-pages in the BlockSys’2019 proceedings, published by CCIS, Springer). The copyright form will be scanned and sent together with the camera-ready paper by email. In order to restrict the size of the copyright form, it is requested to scan as a PDF file.

The Camera-Ready Package

Please make sure to submit your full package of files (with package name: BlockSys2019+paper ID(submission ID)+corresponding author name.zip) by email to Dr. Xiangping Chen (blocksys@126.com) by November 10, 2019 with any time zone (FIRM DEADLINE). Your email subject can have the same name of the package.

The camera-ready package should be a compressed zip file (.zip) containing:
  * all the source files (including figures, style files, eps or bbl files, or Word or rtf files),
  *  the DVI file (for papers prepared using LateX or TeX),
  *  the final PS/PDF file,
  *  the scanned copyright form in PDF,
  *  additional information.txt.
Authors of registered papers, or at least one of them, are requested to present their work (either oral presentation or poster presentation) at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital library after the conference.

Please carefully read the instructions below, and download the relevant files.

(1) We need the source files (LaTeX files with all the associated style files, special fonts and eps or bbl files, or Word or rtf files) and the final PDF file of your camera-ready paper (final paper). There should be one set of source files and one PDF file per paper. Please strictly use the Latex Style files or WORD templates of Springer LNCS/CCIS (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines) when preparing your camera-ready paper. Notice that your final PDF file should NOT contain any page numbers. Also notice that the final PDF file MUST be exactly corresponding to the final source files.

(2) We need a “Consent to Publish form”, signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all of the authors of the paper (the corresponding author must match the corresponding author marked on the paper). Please download a partially completed copyright form for the BlockSys 2019 conference (from here). Notice that we do not accept digital signatures, so please make sure that your Consent to Publish form will have been signed in ink. Please scan those two pages of the form and convert them to a PDF file. The file name can be “Consent to Publish form.pdf”.

(3) Please indicate the name and e-mail address of the corresponding author who will check the proof of the paper in the text file named “additional information.txt” within the full package of files. Approximately one to two weeks after the Volume Editors send all of the files to Springer, the authors are given the opportunity to check the final PDF files of their papers. The corresponding author should be available to check the proof of the paper upon request in a timely way.

(4) Please put the information about the way you will present your paper in the text file “additional information.txt”. You can choose either oral presentation or poster presentation. Notice that the presentation way is entirely unrelated to the acceptance type of your paper (REGULAR or SHORT), so you can choose one based only on your preference disregard whether your paper is REGULAR or SHORT. Please make sure to use “additional information.txt” as the filename to include item (3) and (4).

(5) About the title of your paper: Please use upper case letter for the first letter of each word in the title; for prepositions and conjunctions such as “for” and “and”, do not apply this rule, use lower case letter for the first letter of such words instead.

(6) About the representation of authors’ names: Please indicate authors’ names in the following way: First Name (Given Name) followed by Last Name (Family Name).

(7) About the keywords of your paper: Please provide 5-8 keywords for your paper. Please use semicolon (“;”) to separate between two keywords. Please follow the formatting rule to use “upper case first letter” for each word as in the title, except for propositions and conjunctions and the like. Notice that the “Keywords” section should be formatted the same as the “Abstract” section; the “Keywords” section should NOT be formatted the same as the “Introduction” section.

(8) About Affiliations: Please use the following sample format (ZIP code right after the city name):

Sample: School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China

(9) Avoid to have large size figures, which increases the total size of the package of files. Please make sure that the total size of the package of files is less than 5MB, preferably less than 2MB.

(10) Avoid to use any footer in the first page of the paper. Your funding support numbers and/or other information should appear in the “Acknowledgments” section.

(11) Make sure to use .zip for compressing the package of files. Do not use .rar or .gz or any other compressed file formats.

(12) Do not send the package of files together with registration files. We have different people to deal with camera-ready submission and registration respectively.

(13) Avoid to use any footer in the first page of the paper. Your funding support numbers and/or other information should appear in the “Acknowledgments” section.

(14) If you want to have the “Acknowledgments” section, please make sure to use “Acknowledgments” other than “Acknowledgment” or “Acknowledgement” or “Acknowledgements”. Notice that you should not have a section number associated with “Acknowledgments” section.

(15) If you want to point out who are corresponding author(s), please use a small envelope with superscript right after the person’s name, and do not use “*” to denote corresponding authorship, and do not add “Corresponding Author” or similar text in the paper.

We will not accept your package of files if any of the above items is missing or not addressed well. Thanks for your attention!

Best regards,

Volume Editors
Prof. Zibin Zheng, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Prof. Hong-Ning Dai, Macau University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Mingdong Tang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
Prof. Xiangping Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China