Information for Authors

Templates: The Springer "LNCS Proceedings" style should be used for submission. Templates are for LaTeX and Word available at

Full Papers: Full papers should describe original research results. Submissions should be full-length papers up to 12 pages using the LNCS style (including figures, references, and a short abstract).

Challenge Papers: Submissions should be position papers, challenging papers, and papers presenting first results. The papers must be up to 6 pages length (LNCS style, including all figures and references), and must include a short abstract.

Submission: Both paper types should be submitted via the EDAS system at:

Shadow TPC: IWSOS will have a Shadow TPC. You can opt-in for review by the Shadow TPC when submitting your paper in EDAS. The Shadow TPC has absolutely no influence on the paper selection process, it is a training for PhD students and junior faculty members. Here you can find information on what the Shadow TPC is, how it relates to the official TPC and more. For authors, opting-in for Shadow TPC review has the benefit of receiving additional reviews for their papers, and you help training the next generation of researchers!

Proceedings: The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must attend IWSOS to present the paper.

Poster final Versions: Please prepare your final version of Poster and Abstract and sent it to mayer[at] until latest Feb 13. Send the filled out and signed copyright form until latest Feb 13. per Email or fax (informatio in the pdf). Posters and abstracts will be put onto the website and distributed to participants at the workshop on USB sticks. The presenter of the poster must register for the workshop and present the poster. Registration for presenters is latest Feb 13., note that the student early registration ends Feb 2. Posters will not be printed by us for presentation. Bring a printed A0 version of your poster in portrait format.