Camera-ready Submission Guidelines

1. FINAL PAPER: Please submit the files belonging to your camera-ready paper using your EasyChair author account. The submission site is

Follow the instructions after the login for uploading two files:

(a) either a zipped file containing all your LaTeX sources or a Word file in the RTF format, and
(b) PDF version of your camera-ready paper.

Please follow strictly the author instructions of Springer-Verlag when preparing the final version:

2. COPYRIGHT: Please upload a signed and completed copyright form to us as soon as possible. The Springer copyright forms can be found at

It is sufficient for one of the authors to sign the copyright form.

You can scan the form into PDF or any other standard image format.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not currently under consideration elsewhere for publication. Only electronic submissions with PDF format will be considered; the submission site is Page limit is at most 15 pages using the SPRINGER LNCS style file (single column, 11pt fonts and 1.5 line spaced, including references, figures and tables).

In order to ensure that the reviewing effort is focused on the highest quality submissions, the reviewing process will be a two-step one. (1) The program chairs will filter out submissions deemed inappropriate, either due to writing, topics or content, and such papers will not receive reviews , only a rejection notice; all authors will be notified whether their paper passed or not this first filtering stage. (2) The papers will then be distributed to program committee members for a traditional and thorough reviewing process.

APPT 2013 utilizes a double-blind review process. The authors should not apprise any information about their names or institutions in the submitted paper. Besides authors' names and institutions, other hints of identity should also be removed from the submitted paper. The authors should also be careful when naming files mentioned in the paper, for example, file names like Joe.Smith.dvi should be removed.

It is also important for the authors to use care in referring to related work, especially their own. Citation of their own previous work is still required, as it is necessary for the reviewer to grasp the context. However, the authors must not use any terms like "my" or "our" to refer previous work. Instead, they should discuss their own past work in the third person. The authors should also cite anonymous work when necessary, meanwhile, they should also send the deanonymized reference to the PC chair in separate email.


All accepted conference papers will be published in a volume of "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.