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package extending Springer's llncs class.


This package is available on CTAN and thus included Live and MiK. In case the distributed version is too old, copy llncsconf.sty in a directory that is searched by (e.g,. either your texmf tree or the local directory with your main file).


In a file that uses Springer's llncs class, just add


to use the style.

The package supports the following general options:

  • crop: crops the page (PDF) to the page size (152x235mm) used by the LNCS proceedings books (and the official PDFs offered by Springer). Please ensure that you do not have the option a4paper activated. Otherwise, cropping produces wrong results.
  • rcsinfo: adds RCS revision information to the first page of the document.
  • svninfo: adds subversion/svn revision information to the first page of the document.

To indicate the state of the paper, the package supports following choices:

  • intended: adds a submitted to ... please to no distribute note to each page. The default copyright note can be overwritten by redefining the command \copyrightnote.
  • submitted: adds a submitted to ... please to no distribute note to each page. The default copyright note can be overwritten by redefining the command \copyrightnote.
  • accepted: adds a accepted for publication at ... note to the first page. This is useful for the phase where the camera ready version is prepared, but the publisher did not yet publish it.
  • proceedings: typesets a note in which proceedings the paper was published (similar to llncs without Springer's availability note).
  • llncs: typesets a copy of Springer's copyright note. This should satisfy Springer's requirements for self-archiving. You need to supply the DOI using \llncsdoi{DOI}.

To display the state information properly, additional commands are required:

  • \conference{name of the conference} which takes one argument, i.e., the name of the conference. This is used when one of the options intended, submitted, or accepted is used for loading the package.
  • \llncs{book editors and title}{start page} which takes two arguments: first the information about the book (e.g., editors, title) and, second, the start page of the chapter (contribution).
  • \llncsdoi{DOI} which takes one argument, i.e., the DOI of the final publication available at Springer's web site.
State \conference \llncs \llncsdoi
intended yes no no
submitted yes no no
accepted yes no no
proceedings no yes no
llncs no yes yes


Springer states in his Springer's Consent to Publish v3:

Author may only post his/her own version, provided acknowledgment is given
to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published
article on Springer’s website. The link must be provided by inserting the DOI
number of the article in the following sentence:
"The final publication is available at Springer via
http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]".

The DOI (Digital Object Identifier) can be found at the bottom of the first page of the published paper.

This package uses https://doi.org as http://dx.doi.org is deprecated.


Main author: Achim D. Brucker



This project is dual-licensed under a 2-clause BSD-style license and/or the LPPL version 1.3c or (at your opinion) any later version.

SPDX-License-Identifier: LPPL-1.3c+ OR BSD-2-Clause

Upstream Repository

The upstream git repository, i.e., the single source of truth, for this project is hosted by the Software Assurance & Security Research Team at https://git.logicalhacking.com/adbrucker/llncsconf.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.2M).

llncsconf – package extending Springer's llncs class

The package extends Springer’s llncs class for adding additional notes describing the status of the paper (submitted, accepted) as well as for creating author-archived versions that include the references to the official version hosted by Springer (as requested by the copyright transfer agreement for Springer’s LNCS series).

Bug trackerhttps://github.com/adbrucker/llncsconf/issues
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright2003–2018 Achim D. Brucker
MaintainerAchim D. Brucker
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