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ECML/PKDD-2002 Instructions for Authors

Paper submission is fully electronic. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 27 March 2002, your local time.

Submit your paper in PostScript or PDF format via the Submit page.

Paper Format

The paper should be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence guidelines. Authors' instructions and style files can be downloaded from The paper must not exceed 12 printed pages; papers that clearly violate the formatting guidelines and length restriction will be rejected without review. Accepted file formats are PostScript and PDF.

Submission to ECML vs. PKDD

A paper can be submitted to ECML, to PKDD, or to both. The submission procedure is identical for both conferences; however, both have their own Program Committees. Only papers which are genuinely suitable for both conferences should be submitted as a joint ECML AND PKDD paper; the authors should argue their case in the "Remarks" field on the abstract submission. The organizers reserve the right to publish joint submissions in the most appropriate of the two conferences.

Multiple Submission

Multiple submission to at most one other conference is allowed (as long as the other conference has a compatible multiple submission policy). This should be clearly stated in the "Remarks" field on the abstract submission form. Joint submissions to ECML AND PKDD count as multiple submissions and therefore should not be submitted to any other conference. Authors of accepted multiply submitted papers should notify the PC Chairs within one week of receiving the acceptance notification whether they want to go ahead with publication of their paper in the ECML or PKDD proceedings, or withdraw it.

Paper Review and Conditional Acceptance

All submitted papers will be reviewed by three Program Committee members. We will follow the policy of conditionally accepting papers that are not publishable in their initial form, but that the reviewers feel can be sufficiently improved in time to appear in the proceedings. If a paper is conditionally accepted, the requirements for acceptance will be explicitly listed as part of the notification. Papers that have been conditionally accepted will be reviewed again after re-submission, and have to be accompanied by a cover letter stating how the requirements for acceptance have been met.