Instructions For Authors

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit their papers by the final submission deadline. Please use our online paper submission system to submit your abstract and full paper. All papers are to be submitted electronically via the system. Paper submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

All papers will be judged based on their technical merits, originality, relevance to areas of interest, and presentation clarity. Papers should describe original work that has not been published before, is not under review elsewhere, and will not be submitted elsewhere during CLA 2008's review period. Authors of interesting papers which, however, cannot be accepted as regular CLA 2008 papers will be invited to submit the papers as posters.

Authors of selected papers accepted to CLA 2008 will be invited to extend and submit their work to a special issue of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence journal.

Camera-ready paper submission format

Final (camera-ready) version of papers need to be formatted using the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science style.

The paper is supposed to be prepared using LaTeX. Please use our online paper submission system to submit a single ZIP archive containing:

  1. a single LaTeX source file,
  2. files of all figures (and other material) included by the source file and necessary for successfull compilation of the output file, and
  3. the output PDF file of the paper.

The included figures have to be prepared in a format allowing quality lossless scaling in size, preferably PDF.

Only if preparation of your paper using LaTeX is not possible for you, submit the PDF file of your paper prepared in compliance with the LNCS style.

The PDF file of the paper accepted as a regular conference paper must not exceed the number of 12 pages in total. The papers will be printed in conference proceeding in black and white.

The PDF file of the paper accepted as poster should not exceed the number of 8 pages, which is the number of A4 sheets tiled in space A1 available per paper in poster session. The papers will be printed in separate conference proceedings and for poster session in color.

Submission deadlines

Due to numerous requests, the deadline for submissions of abstracts and full papers has been extended till June 30, 2008.

Abstract submission: June 9, 2008
Paper submission: June 16, 2008
Abstract & Paper submission: June 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 16, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: September 10, 2008

The conference has successfuly run over, we are looking forward to the next CLA 2010.

Conference proceedings

All accepted regular papers will be published in conference proceedings with an ISBN code. Accepted posters will be published in a separate conference proceedings. Proceedings will be available at the conference.


Each (accepted) paper must be accompanied by registration and payment of the conference fee of at least one of the authors to guarantee publication of the paper in conference proceedings.


Each accepted regular paper will be orally presented. The presentation will be 25 min. long (20 min. talk + 5 min. discussion). A data projector and a PC (with Adobe Acrobat Reader, Postscript viewer, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, and Impress), an overhead projector for transparencies and a blackboard (with color markers and eraser) will be available at presentation. Posters (based on submitted papers and abstracts) will be presented in a poster session, with A1 space allocated per paper and A4 space per abstract.