Original contributions have neither been published previously, nor are under review by other refereed events or publications. Research papers should describe work that advances the current state of the art, or presents old results from a new perspective. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should describe insights gained from substantive practical applications. The program committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, and originality.

Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the symposium main track in Bordeaux on May 23, 2008. Furthermore, authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for publication in the Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), after a second round of review.

Important dates:

  • Submission of papers: February 25, 2008
  • Author notification: April 7, 2008
  • Final versions for symposium proceedings: April 28, 2008
  • Symposium main track: May 23, 2008
  • Submission of papers invited for journal publication: June 23, 2008
  • Author notification for journal publication: July 14, 2008
  • Final versions for journal publication: July 28, 2008

Original contributions for the main track must be submitted electronically, preferably as PDF or PostScript files (level 1 or 2). However, submissions in RTF or Word format are also accepted. Initial submissions for the symposium proceedings may not exceed 15 pages in the J.UCS style, including all appendices. (Invited papers for the journal publication will have a page limitation of 25 pages in the same format.) Detailed formatting instructions can be found at the J.UCS Style Guide for Authors. However, don't use the submission link on that page! Instead, papers must be submitted through EasyChair.