Update for oral presentations

The authors of each paper accepted as an oral presentation are allotted 30 minutes – 20 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for discussion. Please provide your presentation in a .pdf format. If you prefer .ppt(x), have a .pdf back up just in case and provide both files.

To save time during the sessions, authors are advised to approach the chair of the session in which their talk is scheduled in advance (during the break before the start of the respective session at the latest) so as to have their presentation copied to the laptop designated for this purpose.

Please have a look at the programme to check the time of your presentation and the name of the chair of your session.

Update for posters

Posters should be 700 mm wide and 1000 mm high (vertical orientation). The Conference organisers will provide assistance for mounting.

Update for poster teasers

The Poster Teasers Session will take place on 29 May 2018 from 10:00 to 10:30. Each poster author/team will be allotted 4 minutes to present in brief their work orally (a Powerpoint presentation is a recommended mode) as a kind of segue to the first coffee break & posters session.

There will be two categories of research papers: oral and poster presentations. All of the papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

The maximum submission length is 8 pages (A4) of content, plus two extra pages for references.

Update for final submissions
Final versions of the papers to be included in the CLIB 2018 Proceedings should take into account reviewers’ comments and should not be shorter than 6 pages (excluding the references).
For papers fulfilling the minimum length requirement, one additional page is allotted to the length of the original submission for authors to tackle issues raised by reviewers.
As per the initial submission requirements, 2 extra pages are allowed for references

Papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the Programme Committee. While decisions on the mode of presentation will be based on the reviewers’ recommendations, author(s)’ preferences may be taken into account, where appropriate. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between papers presented orally and as posters.

Papers shall be submitted in English. As reviewing will be blind, they should be anonymised with regard to the authors and/or their institutional affiliation and should not contain any other author-identifying information, including self-references revealing the author’s identity. Authors should also ensure that identifying meta-information is removed from all the files submitted for review.

Reviewing will be double blind. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers.

Papers must conform to the CLIB 2018 style guidelines. We provide templates in LaTeX, OpenOffice and MS Office Word:

CLIB 2018 Guidelines

LaTeX template with style file and sample bibliography

LibreOffice/OpenOffice template

Microsoft Office Word template

The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF.


Papers should describe original work. While they should emphasise completed or well-advanced ongoing research rather than intended work, submissions describing a small, focused contribution or work in progress showing promising results are also invited. Papers should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results, with concrete evaluation and analysis of results, where appropriate.

Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, meaningful comparison, thoroughness, contributions to research resources, relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Submissions presented at the conference should contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings.

Submission and reviewing will be managed online by the EasyChair conference management system through the CLIB 2018 login page. Submissions must be uploaded on the EasyChair system by the submission deadlines. Submissions after that time will not be reviewed.