Paper Preparation

Manuscripts Preparation Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Templates

Authors are invited to submit their original research work that has not previously been submitted or published in any other venue. Papers should be prepared in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format.

Paper Length: Up to 12 pages, including Figures, Tables & References. At maximum, two additional pages are permitted with an over-length page charge.

Camera Ready Paper Submissions

Camera Ready Version Must be a PDF File with Proper Springer Paper Format.

Instructions for submitting your camera ready manuscript are given in the manuscripts decision notification letter. Any paper submitted after this date runs the risk of not being included in the proceedings. The paper must be re-submitted even if the reviewers indicated that no changes are required.

All accepted papers will be published on Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) . In order for your paper to be published in the conference proceedings, a signed Springer Copyright Form must be submitted for each paper.

IMPORTANT: No paper can be published in the proceedings without being accompanied by a Completed Springer Copyright Transfer Form. You must complete and submit this form to have your paper included in the conference proceedings.

Please note that an accepted paper will be published in the proceedings and uploaded to Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) ONLY if the final camera-ready version is submitted and accompanied by the registration and copyright form(s), fee(s) for at least one of the authors (only full member or non-member fees are allowable for this purpose), other payable fees (such as extra page charges), and is presented during the conference. By submitting a paper you agree to these terms.

Policy on Plagiarism

All papers submitted to FCP 2022 will be checked for plagiarism via the Springer Cross Check system. If a paper results with a similarity (including self-plagiarism), the paper may not be reviewed and automatically rejected. Note that even if a paper is accepted and paid for registration, the program committee has a right to reject the paper and will not publish the paper in the proceedings. For further information please see Springer Plagiarism Information Center.

Copyright Clearance Code

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear at the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an Springer Conference Proceeding. The copyright notice should appear about 1 cm below the left column and should be aligned to the left with the same left margin as the column.

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is:
    U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:
    TBA/21/$31.00 ©2021 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
    TBA/21/$31.00©2021 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is:
    TBA/21/$31.00 ©2021 Springer