AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Step A : Manuscript preparation:
a. The manuscript should be prepared in Springer LNCS format using MS WORD and/or LaTeX template available respectively in MS word (.doc) , MS word (.dotm), and LaTeX. The guidelines given here may help you to prepare the manuscript. Preferable format of manuscript is throgh LaTeX. These templates and guidelines can also be found in publisher's homepage (link here) by clicking on 'Instructions for Authors' section.
b. The figures / graphs / plots in the manuscript MUST be of good resolution (600 dpi or more), tables MUST NOT be in pictorial format. Text in figures should not be too small, and preferably of equal size as text of the article.
c. Figures, text, or the tables MUST be visible within boundary of the text area of the page and MUST NOT go beyond it.
d. Do NOT use any Social / Academic titles (e.g. Mr.,Ms.,Dr.,Prof. etc) preceding the author names. Do NOT mention the position of a person (e.g., research scholar, student, assistant professor, professor, IEEE member, IEEE student member etc.) in the affiliation.
e. Mention full affiliation, address, and email of ALL authors, specify a corresponding author with the corresponding e-mail ID. [Once an article is accepted, the publisher will send the proofreading of article to this e-mail]
f. Do not make any page numbering and do not give any running head title.
g. Every article must bear a self-composed independent single paragraph as Abstract, which MUST NOT bear any citation or reference. Abstract MUST not have a section number.
h. Articles must be written in spell checked and grammatically correct English.
i. All references, figures, and tables should be numbered in sequence starting from 1 and MUST be duly cited / referred within the text.
j. Adhere to page size (A4 : 8.27"X11.69"), page margin size (top:2.05", bottom:2.05", left/inside: 1.73", right/outside: 1.73"), line spacing ( 'single' ), and font style ( 'Times' ), font sizes (Title: 14pt - bold, Abstract: 9 pt, Keywords: 9 pt, Section header : 12 pt - bold, Subsection header: 10 pt - bold, Table and figure caption: 10 pt - bold, Text body: 10 pt) as prescribed in Springer LNCS template, do not manually alter ANY of these parameters.
k. Deeply verify the referencing style of LNCS, which will help to produce correct reference format. A reference should bear following parameters in proper format: author name(s), title of article/book, conference/journal name, volume, issue, page numbers, publication year.
l. Any article, not in format, will be subjected to rejection without any judgement on its quality.
m. The articles should be own work of the authors. If any work is referred from others (or some other work by the author), proper citation should be given, and the language of explaining should be author's own. Plagiarism of any type, if detected, will lead to rejection of the articles anytime. You must check your article with popular plagiarism checker softwares before submission and ensure <15% plagiarism.
n. Ethical guidelines prescribed by Springer MUST not be violated. Springer may drop any article from proceedings anytime if any article is found violating the guidelines.
o. Fully read and comply to Publishing ethics prescribed by Springer, violating which your article will be dropped from proceedings anytime.

Step B : Submission for review:
a. Follow the link here and submit your article with properly mentioning article title, authors names and other details that will be asked.
b. Create / sign up for an Easychair account if you do not have one.
c. Fill proper metadata of the article in Easychair as they exist in your article. Title, Abstract, Keywords, list of authors (in order), their affiliation, and emails MUST be mentioned in Easychair while submitting. The details submitted as metadata must match the author list in PDF submitted.
d. You will be assigned an unique article ID of your submitted article, which you should remember and use for any correspondence.
e. Page size of an article should not exceed 10 in any case. Desired page size is 06 - 08.
f. You need not upload editable source files (.doc or .docx or LaTeX files) for review. Submit single PDF files only. If your article is selected, you will later be asked for the source files.
g. Review decision will be e-mailed to authors.
h. Do not submit same article more than once. To revise a already submitted article, log in and upload a new version. Any modification in author list and details can also be done. But strictly do not submit same article twice for any reason.
i. No offline submission request through e-mail or surface mail will be entertained. Offline submissions will lead to outright rejection without any review or validating the quality of the article.


Step C : After acceptance:
a. Preparing and uploading of the Camera Ready Article:
The final camera-ready copy of the papers must be in Springer LNCS format with a length of maximum 10 pages. Over-length charges will apply for each extra page beyond 6 pages. However, it is desired that maximum number of pages in an article should not exceed 10 pages in any circumstance. Check Step A: Manuscript preparation above for formatting the camera ready article. Upload camera-ready PDF on to the Easychair, and submit source file(s) along with items mentioned in Section e (below) as .zip or .rar file.
b. Paying Registration Fee: Calculate the registration fee according to your page length and type of authorship as directed in REGISTRATION page and make payment using Foreign Telegraphic Transfer or Direct Transfer or NEFT Transfer (preferable) or Wire transfer (preferable) or demand draft. Do not forget to keep the pay-in-slip or Challan or online payment receipt. You need the scanned copy of it or scan of the DD to complete next steps.
c. Filling up of the Registration Form, which can be found in MS WORD format [
here] or in PDF format [here].
d. Filling up of the Consent to Publish Form, which can be found in publisher's webpage [
here] or can directly be downloaded from [here]
We have already filled the following information in the Consent To Publish form:
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Title of Conference: International Conference on Signal, Networks, Computing, and Systems (ICSNCS 2016)
Editor(s) name(s): Daya K. Lobiyal, Durga Prasad Mohapatra, Atulya K. Nagar, and Manmath N. Sahoo
You need to fill Title of Contribution, Author(s) full name(s), Corresponding Author’s name, address, affiliation and e-mail and the form must be duly signed by the corresponding author with date.

e. Mailing the following items in .zip / .rar format to sambitbaksi@gmail.com:
    1. The Camera ready Article source files, preferably in MS Word format
    2. Scanned copy of filled in Registration Form
    3. Scanned copy of filled in Consent to Publish Form
    4. Proof of studentship (valid on 30-JUL-2016) for availing Student Registration
    signed by head of the department / course coordinator / registrar / director / principal.
    5. Scan of registration fee pay-in-slip/voucher of online transfer/DD payable to
    ICSNCS ( whichever applicable ).

The mail must bear the subject line as : "Registration of article ICSNCS2016-XXX".
( A SINGLE MAIL must bear all items below. If size exceeds 20 MB, break the mail into more than one. Append to subject line of the mails: Part 1, Part 2 etc. Multiple mails without size limitation will not be considered. )
f. Submission of original demand draft : Submit the original DD with filled in registration form in person or by post so as to reach :

    Prof. Daya K. Lobiyal
        School of Computer and Systems Sciences
        Jawaharlal Nehru University
        New Delhi - 110 067, INDIA

by above mentioned registration deadlines. YOU NEED NOT POST ANYTHING IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE PAYMENT USING DEMAND DRAFT.

ICSNCS will not be responsible for any postal delay or failure in receiving the documents by the deadlines.


Step D : Preparing the presentation:
Electronic presentation facility will be available and presentation time is limited to 10 minutes including the question and answer session. The presentation should be crisp to clearly bring out the objective of the research and its outcomes along with its importance and applications, if any. The PPT must adhere to the template given [here]. Number of slides should be 10 (must not be beyond 12). Presentation slides must me mailed to sambitbaksi@gmail.com on or before 15-Jan-2016. The mail MUST bear a subject line "Presentation slide of article ICSNCS2016-XXX". Recommendation for extending works for special issues will be on the basis of the value of the work as well as the presentation.

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