Submission is electronic, through Easychair.
Authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX and the Springer “llncs” format.
We solicit three categories of submissions:
Submissions, not exceeding fifteen (15) pages excluding bibliography, should contain original research, and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data and software available with their submission for reproducibility. In particular submissions describing formal proofs are expected to be accompanied by the source files of the formalization. The PC will take availability of software and data into account when evaluating submissions. Submissions reporting on case studies in an industrial context are strongly invited, and should describe details, weaknesses and strength in sufficient depth. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or submission of material that has already been published elsewhere is not allowed.
Submissions, not exceeding seven (7) pages excluding bibliography, should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. One author is expected to be able to perform a demonstration on demand to accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented in other conferences before will be accepted only if significant and clear enhancements to the tool are reported and implemented.
Submissions, not exceeding five (5) pages excluding bibliography, and describing interesting work in progress. Such a preliminary report may consist of an extended abstract. Each of these papers should bear the phrase “(short paper)” beneath the title. Accepted submissions in this category will be presented as short talks and published in the main proceedings. There will be no downgrading from regular papers or system descriptions to short papers.
All submissions should meet high academic standards; proofs of theoretical results that do not fit in the page limit, executables of systems, and input data of experiments should be made available, via a reference to a website or in an appendix of the paper.
Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.
The corresponding author of each accepted paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.
The authors of a selection of the best IJCAR 2020 papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper after the conference, to be published in a special issue of Logical Methods in Computer Science.