The CEUR-WS Team handles the publication of submitted proceedings volumes. If the submission has no or few errors, it takes around 15-30 minutes to publish such as submission.

The editors in the team are all active researchers from the computer science field, who perform this work as volunteers.

Since the popularity of CEUR-WS is still growing, we seek enthusiastic new team members who are willing to spend up to 5 hours per months to help us with handling the submissions. The candidate should be an active researcher in the field of computer science and ideally have published some volumes with CEUR-WS.

Please contact if you are interested to join the team! Further information is available at

Kind greetings, Manfred Jeusfeld




Hej! If you ever used #CEURWS ( you may wonder how to give us something back. We do not take money, but we definitely welcome script donations that make our work easier. For example, a Python program could check whether a submission directory contains any of the top errors listed in

The script should come along with a permissive license such as BSD/FreeBSD-style and should be easy to read & maintain.

Ideally, the scripts should also support proceedings editors to produce correct index.html files. Hence, installation on Linux,Windows,OS-X should be easy.

Contact us for more info!

Manfred (ceurws -at-



The International Association for Ontology and its Application ( has started a Series for IAOA Proceedings at We are proud to collaborate with IAOA and look forward to see their proceedings published with! You find the Series at

Responsible editor for the IAOA series at is Oliver Kutz from the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.

2018-11-06, Manfred Jeusfeld

Dear all,

we plan some rule changes to become effective from December 2018 onwards:

(1) The minimum length for a paper published in a new CEUR-WS volume is increased to eight LNCS-equivalent pages (old: five). Exceptions may be possible for certain papers such as invited papers, if the other regular papers overfulfill the rule.

(2) All new volumes shall target an international audience. Therefore, at least 50% of the papers shall be written in English. We moderately discourage submissions of non-English papers.

Comments are welcome!

Kind greetings: Manfred

2018-11-14: The rules have now been amended and become operational by 2019-01-01, see

CEUR-WS volumes are predominantly including papers in English but there are a number of exceptions.

Since about a year, we demand that non-English papers have at lest an English abstract to allow the international readership to assess whether a paper matches their interest.

I wonder whether we should move completely to English and demand that all papers are written in English. The readership of CEUR-WS is international and English is the de-facto for publishing within computer science (and most other sciences as well).

What do you think?

We were asked by an organization whether they could store selected papers originally published at in a repository that is used by educational institutions.

Well, rather than storing a copy, you could also store a link to the CEUR-WS URL of the paper in the repository. That link is permanent and should allow the easy download of the paper by the final readers, here the students.

Academic use is covered by the standard copyright phrase of

  • “Copyright © XXXX for the individual papers by the papers’ authors. Copying permitted for private and academic purposes. This volume is published and copyrighted by its editors.”

However, we as do not hold the copyright to the papers. Hence, we also cannot authorize that other organizations re-distribute the papers.

We chose the generic copyright phrase to reserve the rights with the authors and to let the legal copyright relation be between the authors and the readers.

The case is much different to papers that are under some CC-BY license. Such a license would likely cover the above-mentioned use of the papers. The authors would have licensed such use by a third party that is in between the author and the reader.