AgileByExample 2016

AgileByExample 2016

Final manuscript instructions

The following only concerns the authors of papers accepted for ICALP’17.

For the proceedings, story we need the sources for final version of your paper along with a signed author agreement form. Since the proceedings are going to be published in the LIPIcs series maintained by Dagstuhl, hospital we ask you to submit this data directly to the Dagstuhl submission server. We will not use the EasyChair system for the camera ready.

Please do the following by April 27, approved 2017.

1) Prepare the final camera-ready version of your paper formatted in accordance with the

2) Fill out the author agreement template, print it out, sign it and then scan the signed agreement as a PDF. (Please find the template for the author agreement in the author kit)

3) Sign into the Dagstuhl submission server following the instructions below, then enter all the requested “metadata” (author names, affiliations, abstract, etc.) and upload:
– a zip file of your paper’s source files (LaTeX, graphics, etc.),
– the PDF of your paper,
– the scan of the signed author agreement.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis (

Instructions for preparing the final camera-ready version of your paper

IMPORTANT: please update your LIPIcs style to the following:

Please especially make sure to adhere to the following guidelines provided to us by LIPIcs.

– Make sure you use the same name formats for the files included in the author kit.

– Make sure that the technical content of your paper, excluding the references, respects the page limit of 12 pages.

– Use a spellchecker to get rid of typos.

– Use pdflatex and an up-to-date LaTeX system. Make sure that pdflatex compiles without generating any error.

– Provide full author names (especially with regard to the first name) in the author macro and in the Copyright macro.

– Fill out the subjclass and keywords macros. For the subjclass, please refer to the ACM classification at

– Make sure that there is exactly one LaTeX-file per article (and no include-files for sections/subsection).
Do not use conditional structures to include/exclude content. Instead, please provide only the content that should be published – in one file – and nothing else.
Remove all comments, especially avoid commenting large text blocks and using iffalse … fi constructions.

– Make sure that there is exactly one BibTeX-file.The BibTex file should contain only entries that are referenced in the article, preferably with a DOI. Please make sure that there are no errors and warnings with the referenced BibTex entries.
Keep the standard style (plainurl) for the bibliography as provided by the sample article. (natbib will be disabled.)

– Check that all graphics are available in good quality (at least 300dpi), preferrably in pdf format.

– Do not make any modifications to the style file included as these will be removed.

– Add custom made macros carefully and only those which are needed in the article (i.e., do not simply add your convolute of macros collected over the years).

– Use further LaTeX packages only if required. Avoid usage of packages like enumitem, enumerate, cleverref, natbib, paralist, wrapfig. Keep it simple, i.e. use as few additional packages as possible.

– Do not use a different main font or diffefent font size. Any such changes will be removed.

– Do not alter the margins. Any such changes will be removed.

– If you refer to a longer version of the paper (“full version”), please make sure to provide a persistent URL, e.g., at arXiv. Mention this full version in a footnote attached to the title.
Please keep in mind that submissions to arXiv may take a few days before they are approved.

– Take care of suitable linebreaks and pagebreaks. No overfull hboxes should occur in the warnings log.

– Use the provided sectioning macros: section, subsection, subsection*, paragraph, subparagraph*, …
Self-made sectioning commands (for example,
oindent{f My subparagraph.} will be removed and replaced by standard LIPIcs style sectioning commands.

A manual for the LIPIcs style is available within the author kit

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Instructions for uploading of the meta data, sources and author agreement

To upload the meta data, the archive of your sources and the signed author agreement, please use the Dagstuhl submission system:

(to cross the htaccess barrier, use the username and password included in your acceptance e-mail)

For uploading of the articles of the proceedings, please use ’Submit a Paper’:

– Make sure that all the metadata fields are filled in. Ignore the fields: FinalOrderID, Paper Category.

– Please submit complete first and last names of the authors. In this case of special characters, please use DBLP (http: // to identify a suitable alternative.

– For the abstract, no LaTeX commands are allowed. LaTeX-style ASCII, e.g. x_i or 2^n, can be used. The abstract should not contain cite commands, but give an appropriate “acronym” version of the bibliographic reference, e.g. [Knuth, Commun. ACM, 1974].

If you cut and paste the abstract from the LaTeX source, please remove commented lines and be aware of further macros used and references (e.g. literature). This task should be done very accurate!

– You need to provide a password. This can be chosen randomly. Please add it to your records in case of future modifications.

You will receive an internal ID for your paper after the submission. Please remember this ID, as you need this ID along with the entered password to modify the meta data or re-upload the PDF, the archive of sources or the author agreement.