CLEF 2012 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum
Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Visual Analytics
17-20 September 2012, Rome, Italy
Instructions for Authors
GUIDELINES TO PREPARE REPORTS FOR CLEF 2012 WORKING NOTES PAPERS
For each of the tasks it participated in, each group is asked to submit a report describing the experiments (in pdf form).
In addition to the pdf paper itself, also an extended Abstract must be submitted which summarizes the main details and results of the experiments. This abstract is MANDATORY and will be used to produce the CLEF 2012 Book of Abstracts. We may not be able to include your paper in the Book of Abstracts if you do not provide the text of the abstract as requested.
Please remember that the absolute deadline for receiving the final electronic versions of all papers is set to August 17 2012, 11:59 pm - midnight - Central European Summer Time.
Both electronic Working Notes papers and printed Abstracts will be organized according to the Labs. If one group participates in more than one Lab, separate reports are to be submitted. Moreover, for those Labs which are subdivided in more tasks, separate reports for the different task(s) are to be provided.
The publications will be divided into the following main sections (and sub-sections):
Guidelines for Extended AbstractsLanguage: English
Format: documents must be formatted according to the following template
Max. length: the abstract should be no longer than 400 words and should be as complete as possible. It should provide the main details of your experiments including at least the following information:
Guidelines for Working Notes Full PapersLanguage: English
Format: technical reports must be formatted according Springer Instructions for Authors which can be found on the Springer website; the style sheets are available as Word and Latex files: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0
Max. length: the paper should not exceed 12 pages (but as they are published only electronically, the length is not too important) The full paper should contain the information requested in the extended abstract but with more detail and discussion.
Submission of papers and abstracts is to be done electronically through the Easychair system. You will be directed to the Easychair log-in page after you have filled in the survey form.
Using EasyChair for Paper Submission
2. Once you have logged in, click on ìNew Submissionî, select the correct Lab and sub-task and then follow the instructions to submit your paper.
Please remember that we just request the pdf version of your paper (we do NOT need source files and copyright forms), and a .doc file for the extended abstract uploaded as an attachment.