Acceptance of articles for presentation at the symposium is based on a lightweight peer review process of extended abstracts (6 to 10 pages in length) or full papers (16 pages). Accepted abstracts are to be completed to full papers before the symposium for publication in the draft proceedings.

The submission must clearly indicate which category it belongs to. Recall that there are five different categories (see the Call for papers):

Research Articles: leading-edge, previously unpublished research work
Position Articles: on what new trends should or should not be
Project Articles: descriptions of recently started new projects
Evaluation Articles: what lessons can be drawn from a finished project
Overview Articles: summarizing work with respect to a trendy subject

Submissions should also indicate whether the main author or authors are research students. They must be formatted in the Springer LNCS series format.

New submissions are no longer allowed.


The program committee will usually select most of papers in scope which are to be published in the preliminary symposium proceedings.

In addition to the symposium draft proceedings, we will continue the last year decision of publishing a high-quality subset of contributions in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (previous editions were published by Intellect). All TFP authors will be invited to submit revised papers after the symposium. These will be refereed using normal conference standards and a subset of the submitted papers, over all categories, will be selected for publication. Papers will be judged on their contribution to the research area with appropriate criteria applied to each category of paper.

Student papers will be given extra feedback by the Program Committee in order to assist those unfamiliar with the publication process.

Submission updates are no longer allowed.