OASIcs: 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 OASIcs Manuala sample OASIcs article, and a sample OASIcs frontmatter. The manual also contains a short guideline how to switch from the previous version of the LaTeX style oasics-v2016 to the recent version oasics-v2018.


The OASIcs 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, paralist, cleverref. Keep it simple, i.e. use as few additional packages as possible.
  • The enumerate package is preloaded, so you can use \begin{enumerate}[(a)] or the like.
  • 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.
  • Provide only one author per \author macro, even if two or more authors have the same affiliation.
  • Fill out the \subjclass and \keywords macros. For the \subjclass, please refer to the ACM classification at https://www.acm.org/publications/class-2012.
  • If you refer to a longer version of the paper ("full version"), please make sure to provide a persistent URL, e.g., at arXiv. Please mention this full version using the \relatedversion macro.
  • 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, \subsubsection, \paragraph, \subparagraph*, ... "Self-made" sectioning commands (for example, \noindent{\bf My subparagraph.} will be removed and replaced by standard OASIcs style sectioning commands.
  • Do not alter the spacing of the oasics-v2018.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 oasics-v2018.cls style file.
  • Use BibTex and provide exactly one BibTex file for your article. 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 2018-02-09)


Previous Templates

Until 2018, we used the following LaTeX-style templates which are now obsolete:


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 OASIcs 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

OASIcs webportal: Archive of all published OASics volumes.


In case of questions, please contact:

Dr. Michael Wagner

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

E-Mail: michael.wagner(at)dagstuhl.de