Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) is an
venue for the rapid electronic publication of the proceedings of
workshops and conferences, and of Festschriften, etc, in the
general area of theoretical computer science, broadly construed.
This means that all content is freely available without charge to
the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy,
distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or
use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from
the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition
of Open Access.
We do not charge authors or event organisers for electronic
publication in EPTCS in any way. If hard-copies of proceedings are
desired, event organisers have the choice of organising the
printing themselves or taking advantage of
we have made with several printing houses.
Copyright on all papers is retained by the author, and full-text
electronic access to all papers is freely available, without any need
for registration or subscription. Permanent archival of EPTCS
content is ensured by organising the series as an overlay of the
Computing Research Repository (CoRR): see
In addition, a printed version of the entire series is
EPTCS is published by the
Open Publishing Association. Authors need to sign this
non-exclusive license to distribute their paper.
Event organisers may apply for publication of proceedings or
Festschriften as an issue of EPTCS by filling in
this form and writing to a
member of our editorial board whose scientific interests are closest to
the topic of that event. Such an application
needs to contain a detailed description of the way in which the papers
that are considered for publication in that issue are being refereed.
The application will be granted only if we trust the
event to consistently select scientific papers of quality.
This trust may be instilled through the organisers of the event, the
program committee members, and (if applicable) the quality of
Once an application has been granted, the refereeing is left entirely
in the hands of the committee established for this purpose by the
event organisers, and our staff will perform
a quick check of format and contents only.
Pre- and Post-proceedings
Workshops and conferences can choose between proceedings that will be
online when the event takes place, or post-proceedings, that will
appear after the event, thereby giving authors the opportunity to
incorporate insights gathered during the event into their papers.
In the latter case, volume editors are expected to publish the
proceedings in EPTCS at the latest within one year after the
event. The Editorial Board reserves the right to intervene if a delay
occurs; for example, by nominating new volume editors.
Regardless which option is chosen, we also facilitate the generation
of pdf-proceedings out of the author-supplied LaTeX sources to print
and distribute at the event. Such printed proceedings may precede
the official online proceedings, and may also contain additional material.
Acknowledgment of Support
EPTCS gratefully acknowledges financial support from
website hosting by the
School of Computer Science and Engineering at
Only original papers will be considered: manuscripts are accepted for
review with the understanding that the same work has not been
published, nor is presently submitted, elsewhere.
However, full versions of extended abstracts published in EPTCS, or
substantial revisions, may later be published elsewhere.