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Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems

LITES publishes original articles on all aspects of embedded computer systems according to the principles of OpenAccess. The journal is published by the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) \ EMbedded Systems Special Interest Group (EMSIG) and Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing

LITES aims at efficient reviewing procedures to ensure that articles are published within one year of submission. LITES will be published in one volume with 4 issues per year and is permanently open for submission.

All documents published in this journal are available open access on DROPS: Browse LITES on DROPS
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Moreover, all papers are indexed in dblp: LITES @ dblp

Aims and Scope

Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems (LITES) aims to publish high-quality scholarly articles and to ensure efficient submission, reviewing, and publishing procedures that will result in timely publication. All articles are published open access, i.e., are accessible only online at no cost to the reader. All rights are retained by the author(s).

LITES publishes original articles on all aspects of embedded computer systems, in particular: the design, implementation, verification, and testing of embedded hardware and software systems; theoretical foundations; single-core, multi-processor, and networked architectures and their energy consumption and predictability properties; reliability and fault tolerance; security properties; and applications in the avionics, automotive, telecommunication, medical, and production domains.

Open Access Policy
LITES articles are peer-reviewed and published according to the principle of OpenAccess, i.e., they are available online and free of charge. The authors retain their copyright.
Each article is published under a Creative Commons CC BY license (
The metadata provided by Dagstuhl Publishing on its webpages, as well as their export formats (such as XML or BibTeX) available at our website, is released under the CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication license (

Processing Charge
Schloss Dagstuhl, the publisher of LITES, charges a moderate article-processing charge (APC) of 100€ (net) which typically has to be paid by the author or his/her institution. This reduced APC is guaranteed for the 2013–2015 period thanks to support from sponsors. Authors from developing countries may apply for an APC waiver.

Each issue is assigned a DOI and a URN.
Each article is assigned a DOI and a URN.
To facilitate author identification, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is optionally included during upload so that authors can be uniquely linked to their ORCID iD.

Longterm Preservation
The digital archiving of each issue is done in cooperation with the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek/German National Library (

Publication Ethics
Dagstuhl Publishing as a division of Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik GmbH (LZI, or Schloss Dagstuhl for short) and its series and journals adhere to CORE practices guidance laid by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and are committed to the rules of good scientific practice in accordance with the guidelines of the Leibniz Association and the German Research Foundation (DFG). We expect all parties (so authors, editors, and reviewers) involved in the publication and review process of contributions to be published in the series to follow these core practises and the guidelines. Allegations of misconduct will be investigated in accordance with the COPE Best Practice Guidelines as far as is practicable. If notified of a potential breach of publication ethics, we encourage editors and authors to inform Dagstuhl Publishing contact as soon as possible. Detailed information can be found on the Publication Ethics website.


LITES shall have an editor-in-chief and an editorial board consisting of 10 to 20 subject area editors. The editors will have a contract with Dagstuhl. LITES is operated not-for-profit. All editors and reviewers are unpaid. The APC is charged to compensate the real costs.

Duties of the editorial board
  • The editors shall find competent reviewers for submissions and assign submissions to these reviewers, monitor the reviews respecting the timelines. They shall respect the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct for Journal Editors/Journal Publishers (see
  • The editors will be supported by a submission management system.
  • The terms for editors last 4 years, renewable once.
Review Policy

Decisions are taken by the area editor in charge of a submission. A minimum number of 3 reviews for each submissions required. The journal uses a single-blind peer-review process (i.e. authors do not know who the reviewers are, but reviewers do know who the authors are).

The timelines for handling submissions are:

  • Max. 1 year overall from submission to publication.
  • 6 months in case of reviews recommending Minor Revision.
  • Max. 1 month for reviewer assignment
  • Max. 4 months from reviewer assignment to review.
  • Max. 3 months for author corrections to final version.

Full support for editors by a submission-management system will be provided. The editor-in-chief (EiC) has the final responsibility for decisions about acceptance and rejection of submissions. He/she assigns editors to submissions especially in case of

  1. unclear area, or
  2. conflict of interest of the corresponding area editor.

The area editors

  • filter out inadequate submissions (out of scope, inappropriate presentation, 'spam').
  • depending on the case, trigger consultation with the editor-in-chief,
  • select, assign, and invite reviewers,
  • keep track of pending reviews,
  • if necessary organize additional reviews,
  • in case of ambiguous reviews
    • trigger clarification among conflicting reviewers, and/or
    • organize additional reviews.

Reviewers provide

  • a detailed review judging the scientic value and relevance of the submitted work,
  • a decision whether an article should be (conditionally) accepted or rejected,
  • a decision whether the submitted article would need language- and copy-editing in case of acceptance.

Author Guidelines

Authors shall submit original work that is not submitted elsewhere while the submission and review process of LITES is going on. Authors are encouraged to submit software and data along with the article submission. This enables the replication of experiments and helps other researchers to build on the published results.


Articles must be written in English. Please be consistent – use the same form of English (i.e. British or American) throughout the text.


A submitted article shall normally be no more than 25 pages (not inclduing abstract and bibliography). Longer papers might be considered but there must be a strong justification. In general, the longer the paper the higher the threshold for acceptability.


Submissions via LITES Submission System: LITES OJS Login / LITES OJS Registration

Templates and Example Files

Please download the current version of the LITES style along with an example file and detailed author instructions:

lites-v2021 v2021.1.3

For older releases and an issue tracker, see our GitHub archive.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in PDF format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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Front Matter Template and Example Files

Please download the current version of the LITES front matter style along with an example file:

litesmaster-v2021 v2021.1.3

Editor Login

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Recently published volumes
  • LITES, Vol. 8, Issue 2, LITES, Volume 8, Issue 2 (2022): Special Issue on Distributed Hybrid Systems
  • LITES, Vol. 8, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 8, Issue 1 (2022): Special Issue on Embedded Systems for Computer Vision
  • LITES, Vol. 7, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2021): Special Issue on Embedded System Security
  • LITES, Vol. 6, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 6, Issue 1 (2019)
  • LITES, Vol. 5, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 5, Issue 1 (2018)
  • LITES, Vol. 4, Issue 2, LITES, Volume 4, Issue 2 (2017)
  • LITES, Vol. 4, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 4, Issue 1 (2017)
  • LITES, Vol. 3, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 3, Issue 1 (2016)
  • LITES, Vol. 2, Issue 2, LITES, Volume 2, Issue 2 (2015)
  • LITES, Vol. 2, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2015)
  • LITES, Vol. 1, Issue 2, LITES, Volume 1, Issue 2 (2014)
  • LITES, Vol. 1, Issue 1, LITES, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2014)