LIPIcs: Editorial Policy

The LIPIcs series will publish only high-quality conference proceedings, and the selection of these conferences is entrusted to the Editorial Board. The LIPIcs series is meant for recurring conferences, but isolated conferences of exceptional value may also be considered. In making its selection decisions, the Board will pay particular attention to the following criteria:

  •  the international character of the conference (program committee, speakers, etc);
  •  the attractivity and selectivity of the conference (number of submissions, rejection rate);
  •  whether the conference is a reference in its domain;
  •  whether the conference will justify indexation by all major relevant agencies (e.g., Thomson, Elsevier, DBLP).


In addition, the Editorial Board will take a look at the steering committee of the conference (is it representative of a community or a professional association? is it international? how are its members named and for how long? etc).  The Editorial Board may also, at its discretion, make use of existing classifications (e.g. CORE, Libra), of documents describing good practices (e.g. ACM SIGPLAN) and of any other relevant source of information.

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List of all LIPIcs volumes 


In case of questions, please contact:

Dr. Michael Wagner

Phone: + 49 (0)6871 / 905-200

E-Mail: michael.wagner(at)