Authors and Speakers Corner

HiPC 2000 Author Guidelines: Formatting and Submission Instructions

Grid 2000 authors please note:  The information included here at the HiPC website is for publication of HiPC conference proceedings. Proceedings of Grid 2000, the workshop to be held in cunjunction with HiPC 2000, will also be published by Springer Verlag. Instructions for preparing the workshop proceedings is available at the workshop website at

The following information has been adapted from Springer Verlag, the publishers of the HiPC 2000 Proceedings. Please follow the information given below, instead of the author information at the Springer Verlag website.

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Please submit the following to the proceedings chair :

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The proceedings chair will check the contributions, decide in which order they shall appear in the book, and send the complete manuscript, the complete files, and the complete copyright forms of their volume on to Springer Verlag.

Formatting Instructions

Proceedings and Other Multi-author Volumes

You will get the best results and your files will be easiest to handle if you use LaTeX2e for the preparation of your camera-ready manuscript together with the corresponding Springer class file llncs.cls. Only if you use LaTeX2e and llncs.cls will Springer Verlag be able to add hyperlinks to your manuscript in the online version. The LaTeX2e macro package for LNCS contains further files: llncs.dem is a sample input file which you may take as a source for your own input.llncs.doc (a TEX file) is the documentation of the class, here you can find detailed instructions showing how the macro package works. llncs.dvi is the resulting DVI file of llncs.doc to enable you to print out the documentation directly. Springer Verlag also provides a LaTeX2e source file of  "Authors' Instructions", which may serve as a further sample input. Please follow the submission instructions in this page instead of those mentioned in Springer Verlag's "Author's Instructions" file. You can download it as a ZIP archive or you can download the TEX file for the text and the EPS file for the figure separately.

If you are not able to use LaTeX2e you may use Springer Verlag's old macro packages for LaTeX or for TeX.

Springer Verlag does not encourage the use of MS Word, particularly as the layout of the pages (the position of figures and paragraphs) can change from printout to printout. However, Springer Verlag does provide the template (for use with PC systems) or sv-lncs (for use with Macintosh systems) to help MS Word users to prepare their camera-ready manuscripts and to enable Springer Verlag to use their source files for the online version of the LNCS. Please read the documentation of the template sv-lncs.doc carefully (also available in PDF format), Springer Verlag also provides typeinst.doc, which is the "Authors' Instructions" as an example input. Please follow the submission instructions in this page instead of those mentioned in Springer Verlag's "Author's Instructions" file. You can download all four files as a ZIP archive. With some Web browsers the templates may be destroyed during transfer. Thus it is better to download the ZIP archive.


For LaTeX-users Springer Verlag provides the macro package CLMono01 which is part of CLMoMu01, and for LaTeX2e users Springer offers a beta version of CLMono01 for LaTeX2e which is part of CLMoMu01 for LaTeX2e. Do not hesitate to use this beta version. For information about the macro packages read the first. A detailed documentation of the packages is given in clm1-doc.dvi; clmomu01.doc is the source file of the documentation.

If you would like to access Springer Verlag's sample file, please send an email to

For plain-TeX users Springer Verlag provides CPMono01 which is part of CPMoMu01.


Headings should be capitalized (i.e., nouns, verbs, and all other words except articles, prepositions, and conjunctions should be set with an initial capital) and should, with the exception of the title, be aligned to the left. Words joined by a hyphen are subject to a special rule. If the first word can stand alone, the second word should be capitalized.

Here are some examples of headings: "Criteria to Disprove Context-Freeness of Collage Languages", "On Correcting the Intrusion of Tracing Non-deterministic Programs by Software", "A User-Friendly and Extendable Data Distribution System", "Multi-flip Networks: Parallelizing GenSAT".


If possible, please produce your figures electronically and integrate them into your text-file. For LaTeX and TeX users Springer recommends using the style-files psfig or epsf.

Submission Instructions

How to Submit Your Manuscript

Please submit the hardcopy of the manuscript, the electronic version of the manuscript and the copyright form to the proceedings chair whose address is given below. The submitted material should include your own printout of the final version of your contribution, your source (input) files, e.g. TEX files for the text and PS or EPS files for figures, the final DVI file (for papers prepared using LaTeX or TeX), the final PS file, and, if possible, a PDF file of the final version of your contribution. When generating the PS file please avoid using the option "reverse order". Make sure that the text is identical in all cases. For submitting the electronic version, please use anonymous ftp to put the files (as tar or zip) to  and send email to indicating that the files have been placed at the ftp site.

Page Charges

The page limit for regular papers is 10 pages and the page limit for short papers is 8pages. Two extra pages are allowed for both regular and short papers and these will be charged at the rate of US $100 per page (authors located in India may pay the equivalent amount in Indian currency). Please send the extra page charges, if any, to the proceedings chair. All checks should be made out to International Conference on High Performance Computing . If you need a receipt for the page charges, please fill out the Receipt for Excess Page Charges and send it to the proceedings chair, along with the other materials.

Supplementary Material

If you have supplementary material on your server, please give the proceedings chair a short description and inform them of the URL at which the material can be found. Then we will add the description of the supplementary material to the LNCS Online and create a link to your server.

Proceedings Chair

Prof. Nalini Venkatasubramanian
Department of Information and Computer Sciences
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University of California, Irvine
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