Information for authors

Please, prepare the abstract and your paper very carefully.

Papers without a presentation will not be published - proceedings are made AFTER the conference. 

We recommend to follow  "How to Get your Paper Accepted" hints 
http://wscg.zcu.cz/How-to-Get-the-Paper-Accepted.pdf.

Abstracts will be published in the Abstract proceedings and conference attendees will select presentations/sessions according to them. They will have on-line papers available for details as well. The abstracts and on-line full text papers will be available on conference WEB pages before and during the conference for the presenting authors.

How to prepare your paper (excerpt from what is usually requested by reviewers):

  • Describe the State of the Art (SoA) - your paper should be understandable without referring only references in principal issues. A reader has to understand recent works and your method/approach and then he/she can go  to the referenced resources for details.
  • Describe your theory /experiments step by step and show how it can be repeated and verified.
  • Include RESULTS and comparisons with competing approaches/methods, evaluate and compare them with your results.
  • Include relevant references only and check the on-line relevant repositories for the most recent relevant papers as well. Reviewers will search for relevant references all available resources. If relevant references are not covered in your SoA, the paper will probably gain lower evaluation or might be rejected.
    Self-citation should be less 15%.

Reviewers usually search digital libraries first using www.Google.com as <keywords> site:<digital repository>
Check the following sites: siggraph.org, ieexplore.ieee.org, dl.acm.org, wscg.zcu.cz, wscg.zcu.cz/DL/wscg_DL.htm  and also sites with subscription: scopus.com, webofknowledge.com (ISI Thompson), sciencedirect.com and others.

Match the required paper form as close as possible - reviewers evaluate that as well.

In your anonymous version - number the LINES and pages !  Reviewers need that to comment your paper - you will help them and they will be more happy to help you. 

In your affiliated version - do not number pages nor the lines, pagination will be inserted latter on by editors.
We pre-process the paper to see problems with the PDF - it is used to speedup the final papers processing. 

Copyright Transfer Form - please, note that a Copyright Transfer Form (CTF) filled in and signed. It is a part of the submission. The original CTF is needed for the legal purposes and is to be signed at the registration desk.

Authors registration - register your personal details as soon as possible - we will keep you updated with information related to this event. Note that your e-mail address is used for identification/communication - avoid aliases etc.

Paper registration - register your paper and the paper title, list of authors, their e-mails and abstract.

  • Abstract of your paper should be in plain ASCII (TXT) [only ENGLISH characters - use NOTEPAD for copying] format (NO HTML TAGS). 
    Abstract will be published in the Abstracts Proceedings.
  • NOTE that Title of the paper, list of authors, their e-mails and the abstract cannot be changed/modified latter on.
  • Authors are responsible for correctness of data submitted.
  • Download  contribution templates:

All papers are carefully anonymously reviewed by the International Program Committee and by the External Review Board members. Usually 3 anonymous reviewers will evaluate each paper.

Paper types

  • FULL papers
    Limit 10 pages (preferably 8 pages for a submission) of A4 format. Presentation: 15 mins + 5 mins. discussion.

    Selected FULL papers will be published in the Journal of WSCG, ISSN 1213-6964
  • Short papers
    Limit 10 pages (preferably 8 pages for a submission) of A4 format. Presentation: 10 mins. + discussion
  • POSTERS
    Limit 4 pages (strictly) of A4 format.
    Oral presentation (discussion with other attendees): 30 mins. at the poster place.
    Printed A1 potrait format (vertical) of the poster you should take with you for the presentation 
    (we do not print them).

The Journal of WSCG [ISSN 1213-6972] and Full, Short and Poster proceedings published in the Computer Science Research Notes series [ISSN 2464-4617] will sent for indexing/abstracting to ISI (Thompson Reuters), Scopus, INSPEC, IEE, AIMS, INIST and others for citations index and other purposes.

What you should consider

  • Contributions are reproduced directly from the electronic form using PDF version 7 (NOT higher). Therefore, it is necessary to keep the format guidelines as much close as possible.
  • Standard A4 format is used - paper sheet 210x297 mm (8,27"x11,69") - portrait style, 
    margins: left, top, right 25 mm (0,98") , bottom 35 mm (1,38") 
    PLEASE, CHECK MARGINES and SIZE VERY CAREFULLY.
  • DO NOT USE LETTER format!
  • The paper should be checked by the Acrobat Reader EUROPEAN/UK version for version 7 - compatibility check - especially if you use Asian or Arabic fonts etc. 
    All the fonts used must be included in the PDF file (select PDF/A option).

    Set the density to 300 or 600 dpi in Acrobat Option!
  • DO NOT LOCK the PDF file for writing, we need to include some text - page numbers etc.
     
  • Please, consult SET_PDF_1.pdf for setting your PDF generator - you can measure distances - use it, please.

  • If you use MS WORD
    go to OPTIONS/GENERAL/ and select measurement units - Millimeters 
    go to FILE/PAGE SET UP/Paper - select A4 and apply to WHOLE DOCUMENT, 
    go to FILE/PAGE SET UP/Margins - select margins required and apply to WHOLE DOCUMENT
  • In PDF generation - include all fonts using PDF/A option
  • Submitted paper should not exceed 10 MB.  

Additional information - BUT IMPORTANT

Submission before reviewing

  • Do not submit "Extended Abstract" style papers [except of the poster type] - it will be desk rejected
  • The paper should be carefully prepared, formatted according to the WSCG guidelines and checked by a native English speaker if applicable.
  • Both versions (affiliated [with names, institutions etc.] and anonymous [without names and institution name etc.]) of the paper should be made before deadline.
  • Anonymous version will be sent for reviews.
  • Affiliated version is used for checking technical issues that might occur in final proceedings preparation period, formatting etc. This is needed as the time for the final proceedings production is very short.

FINAL version AFTER REVIEWS 
(there are usually some changes required by reviewers or corrections needed)

  • You should very carefully follow the reviewers recommendations and make an appropriate changes
  • You have to submit your responses [REBUTTAL] to reviewers comments/requirements 
    TEMPLATE MS WORD or PDF format

Hints for the PDF production and checking:

PLEASE CHECK THE PAGE SIZE and MARGINES of your paper!

Please, check:

  • Options: Page A4 - check in Settings -> job options -> advanced ===> size 210 x 297 mm
  • Document security ==> Security method=No, Open password=No, Printing=allowed, Changing documents=Allow, Selecting text=Allow, Adding&Changing=Allow   so NO RESTRICTIONS applied
  • If you use LATEX etc. make sure that true type fonts are included - instead of raster fonts 
    When you check the final version, print your paper - in the printing menu DO NOT ALLOW: Reverse pages, Print as image, Fit to Page and Download (Asian/Arabic etc) Fonts (right button). Make sure that all the used fonts are embedded with the PDF file.
  • Do not lock the document! We will need to make small editorial text editing, numbering etc.
  • PDF ENGLISH version 7 compatibility is to be used
  • Check PDF ENGLISH version 7 compatibility with Acrobat reader. and that all fonts are included

Poster presentation format for print

  • Size 60 (width) x 90 (height) cm - PORTRAIT (vertical) orientation. 
    DO NOT USE Landscape (horizontal) format 90 (width) x 60 (height) cm.
     
  • PRINT IT and take it with you, or print it on your arrival at the local printing center (in the city center)

Address for communication:
Union Agency - Vaclav Skala
Na Mazinach 9
CZ 32200 Plzen - Radcice
Czech Republic