The program will include keynote lectures, regular presentations, and brief announcements. Satellite workshops will be held on the day before and the day after DISC. Regular presentations of 25 minutes will be accompanied by papers of up to 15 pages in the proceedings. Brief announcements of 5 to 10 minutes will be accompanied by two page abstracts in the proceedings.
The proceedings will be published as a volume in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Accepted papers must be submitted in the LNCS format. Each participant will receive a copy of the final proceedings.
Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines on the conference web page (to be announced). Every submission must be in English, in .ps or .pdf format, and begin with a cover page (not a cover letter) including: (1) title, (2) authors’ names and affiliations, (3) contact author’s postal address, email address, and telephone number, (4) one paragraph abstract of the paper, (5) indication of whether this is a regular paper or a brief announcement, (6) indication of whether the paper is eligible for best student paper award. A submission for a regular presentation must report on original research that has not previously appeared, and has not been concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings. Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. A regular submission must not exceed 10 single-column pages using at least 11 point font on letter paper (excluding cover page and references). Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee.
A brief announcement submission must not exceed 3 pages in the same format. It is permissible for the material in brief announcements to be published in other conferences.
Submissions not conforming to these rules and papers outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected without consideration. If requested by the authors on the cover page, a regular submission that is not selected for a regular presentation can be considered for the brief announcement format. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.