LIPIcs: Frequently asked Questions
Which conferences are included in LIPIcs?
- APPROX/RANDOM – Int'l Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimzation Problems / Int'l Workshop on Randomization and Computation (since 2014)
- CALCO – Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (since 2015)
- CCC – Computational Complexity Conference (since 2015)
- CONCUR – Int'l Conference on Concurrency Theory (since 2015)
- CPM – Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching (starting in 2016)
- CSL – Computer Science Logic (2011–2013, 2015 – currently under re-evaluation)
- ECOOP – European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (starting in 2015)
- ESA – European Symposium on Algorithms (starting in 2016)
- FSCD – Int'l Conf. on Formal Structures in Computation and Deduction (starting in 2016)
- FSTTCS – IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (since 2008)
- FUN – Int'l Conference on Fun with Algorithms (starting in 2016)
- ICALP – Int'l Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (starting in 2016)
- ICDT – Int'l Conference on Database Theory (since 2015)
- IPEC – Int'l Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (since 2015)
- MFCS – Int'l Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (starting in 2016)
- OPODIS – Int'l Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (starting in 2016)
- SNAPL – Summit on Advances in Programming Languages (since 2015)
- SoCG – Symposium on Computational Geometry (since 2015)
- STACS – Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (since 2008)
- SWAT – Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (starting in 2016)
- TYPES – (since TYPES 2011; post-proceedings)
- TQC – Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (since 2013)
- ICLP – Technical Communications of the Int'l Conference on Logic Programming (2010–2012)
- RTA – Int'l Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (2010–2013, 2015; merged with TLCA to FSCD starting in 2016)
- TLCA – Int'l Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (2015; merged with RTA to FSCD starting in 2016)
What is the scope of LIPIcs?
LIPIcs is open for all fields of Informatics.
What is the acceptance rate of LIPIcs?
By Spring 2012, the acceptance rate was roughly 50%.
Is access to the publications in LIPIcs free?
As LIPIcs is published on DROPS (Dagstuhl Research Online Publication Server) under an open access license, the retrieval of all documents is free of charge.
Which license is used?
Since 2013, all articles in LIPIcs are published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Thereby, the authors retain their copyrights and readers can re-use the published work in the most meaningful manner.
How is the Editorial Board formed – and developing?
The initial composition of the Editorial Board (EB) reflects the origin of LIPIcs with two conferences in theoretical computer science. The board will be enlarged as new areas of computer science are represented in the series.
How did the Editorial Board work until now?
The main work was the careful handling of applications, in order to develop LIPIcs into a top quality series. In the first months of LIPIcs (i.e. since May 2009), several applications were rejected, and one was accepted. Another question currently under discussion is a first enlargement of the EB by new members.
How is long-term availability guaranteed?
- All documents published in LIPIcs are assigned a persistent identifier. We assign to each document a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and a Uniform Resource Name (URN) as persistent identifiers.
- All documents published in LIPIcs are collected by the German National Library which is responsible for not only archiving the documents but also for conversion to future formats or future supply of current environments which allow the long-term retrieval of the publications.
- Of course, Dagstuhl pursues a careful archiving policy, too.
- Mirroring of the LIPIcs sites is supported by io-port.net and the SunSite RWTH Aachen.
How does one cite papers in LIPIcs-conferences?
Citation is guaranteed due to the long-term availability, the assignment of persistent identifiers (DOI, URN) and the thorough collection of all necessary meta data.
LIPIcs conference papers are cited as any other conference paper (print or online), with addition of the DOI/URN:
<author>, <title>, in <editors>, Eds., <conference>, Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, Vol. <no.>, <year>, pp. <no> - <no>, <DOI/URN>
To facilitate citation, each publication in LIPIcs is supplemented by a BibTeX-entry (see e.g. Preface in STACS 2009).
Is LIPIcs included in the main scientific indices?
All LIPIcs volumes are indexed in dblp, see LIPIcs @ dblp.
Furthermore, LIPIcs volumes are indexed in Scopus (up to volume 31 as of January 2016).
Are there costs that a conference associated with LIPIcs incur?
Dagstuhl currently charges an article-processing charge (APC) of 15
EUR (net) per published paper with a minimum amount of 250 EUR (net)
for the whole volume.
These charges will have to rise over the coming years, eventually
covering Dagstuhl's full cost. The APC can be expected to stay very well within the two-digit range.
This increase is prompted by restrictions put on us on the use of public funds for the purpose of our publication activities. More details on the planned increases will be available soon.
For 2016, we are quite confident that the APC will stay at 15 EUR (net) per paper.
Is there a package that includes printed proceedings?
Usually the most efficient solution is a local printing at the conference institution. Dagstuhl may help finding a German printer, however all negotiations, costs for printing and postal delivery are left to the conference organizers.
Is there a LaTeX style for LIPIcs?
Yes, it is available via the author's instructions.
Where can I get additional administrative and technical information?
More details can be found on the web pages of our online publication server DROPS.