LIPIcs: Instructions for Authors


There are two LaTeX-style templates available, one for authors and one for volume editors:


Please have also a look at the LIPIcs Manual, a sample LIPIcs article, and a sample LIPIcs frontmatter.


The LIPIcs LaTeX style assumes the usage of pdflatex. This enables a simplified workflow for the conference organizers. Please contact the editorial office in case of further questions.


Typesetting Instructions

  • Use pdflatex and an up-to-date LaTeX system.
  • Use further LaTeX packages only if required. Avoid usage of packages like enumitem, enumerate, cleverref, natbib, paralist, wrapfig. Keep it simple, i.e. use as few additional packages as possible.
  • Add custom made macros carefully and only those which are needed in the article (i.e., do not simply add your convolute of macros collected over the years).
  • Do not use a different main font. For example, the usage of the times-package is forbidden.
  • Provide full author names (especially with regard to the first name) in the \author macro and in the \Copyright macro.
  • Fill out the \subjclass and \keywords macros. For the \subjclass, please refer to the ACM classification at
  • If you refer to a longer version of the paper (“full version”), please make sure to provide a persistent URL, e.g., at arXiv. Preferrably mention this full version in a footnote attached to the title.
  • Take care of suitable linebreaks and pagebreaks. No overfull \hboxes should occur in the warnings log.
  • Provide suitable graphics of at least 300dpi (preferrably in pdf format).
  • Use the provided sectioning macros: \section, \subsection, \subsection*, \paragraph, \subparagraph*, ... “Self-made” sectioning commands (for example, \noindent{\bf My subparagraph.} will be removed and replaced by standard LIPIcs style sectioning commands.
  • Do not alter the spacing of the lipics-v2016.cls style file. Such modifications will be removed.
  • Do not use conditional structures to include/exclude content. Instead, please provide only the content that should be published – in one file – and nothing else.
  • Remove all comments, especially avoid commenting large text blocks and using \iffalse ... \fi constructions.
  • Keep the standard style (plainurl) for the bibliography as provided by the sample article. (natbib will be disabled.)
  • Use BibTex and provide exactly one BibTex file for your article. The BibTex file should contain only entries that are referenced in the article, preferably with a DOI. Please make sure that there are no errors and warnings with the referenced BibTex entries.
  • Use a spellchecker to get rid of typos.


(As of 2017-03-15)

Previous Templates

Until 2015, we used the following LaTeX-style templates which are now obsolete:



Please contact your conference organizer for details about the paper submission process.



Articles published in LIPIcs volumes are open access and typically published under  a Creative Commons license that (1) clarifies the authorship, (2) enables the conference organizers to efficiently prepare the proceedings, and (3) enables the publisher (Schloss Dagstuhl) to publish the articles. We typically ask the author to sign an author agreement mainly to document the publishing process and to provide transparency about the activities of the publisher and the conference organizers.

To the Publications

List of all LIPIcs volumes 


In case of questions, please contact:

Dr. Marc Herbstritt

Phone: + 49 (0)681 / 302 38 49

E-Mail: marc.herbstritt(at)