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Submission instructions

ETAPS conferences solicit contributions of two types: research papers and tool demonstration papers. ESOP and FoSSaCS accept only research papers. FASE, POST and TACAS have multiple types of research papers, see below.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and have presentations during the conference.

A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation.

Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere (this does not apply to abstracts). In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden.

Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science and be submitted electronically in pdf through the Easychair author interface of the respective conference.

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.

FASE and POST use double-blind reviewing. Authors are asked to omit their names and institutions; refer to prior work in the third person, just as prior work by others; not to include acknowledgements that might identify them.

Like ETAPS 2018, the proceedings of ETAPS 2019 will be published in gold open access, meaning that the published versions of all papers will be available for everyone to download from the publisher's website freely, from the date of online publication, perpetually. The copyright of the papers wiil remain with the authors. The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

The publisher's charges for gold open access will be paid by the conference (funded with the participation fees of all participants). There will be no added cost for authors specifically.

Research papers

FASE, FOSSACS and TACAS have a page limit of 15 pp for research papers (excl bibliography), whereas POST allows at most 20 pp (excl bibliography) and ESOP has a page limit of 25 pp (excl bibliography).

Additional material intended for reviewers but not for publication in the final version - for example, details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. ETAPS reviewers are at liberty to ignore appendices and papers must be understandable without them.

The rationale for exempting the bibliography from the page limit  is to remove the possibility to win space for the body of paper by cutting the bibliography, a practise that has a negative effect on our competitiveness as a community.

In addition to regular research papers, TACAS solicits also case study papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers). POST solicits also systematization of knowledge papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers) and position papers (max 10 pp, excl bibliography).

Both TACAS and FASE solicit also regular tool papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers).

Tool demonstration papers

Tool demo papers have a page limit of 6 pp. The individual conferences FASE, POST, TACAS have additional specific requirements on tool demo papers.

ESOP and FoSSaCS do not accept tool demonstration papers.

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