CEUR-WS started in April 1995 and it’s getting stronger year by year. In 2016, we published 232 new volumes. That is 9 volumes more than in the previous record year 2015! We offered the service for free and that shall continue for the future — provided that we continue toi enjoy the fabulous support of the Sun SITE Aachen team and the voluntary work of the CEUR-WS team. So, the volumes are not only open-access (for readers) but also free-to-publish (for the proceedings editors). Further, authors and editors fully retain the copyright to their work.
CEUR-WS is indexed by the Norwegian Register
at Level “1”, which translates into “good” publication channel. The highest level “2” is reserved for very good journals.
The CEUR-WS.org web site is also rising constantly in popularity. According to Alexa.com, its current rank is around 115.000 worldwide. It was around 4.120.000 in the year 2011. Not bad for such a focussed website!
In the last couple of years, CEUR-WS.org has expanded its reach to the Russian-language scientific community with several large conference proceedings. We are also very proud of the collaboration with AI*IA (Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence) to publish their workshop proceedings.
Another trend of the last years are major conferences that publish all or most of their workshop proceedings with CEUR-WS. Examples are the conferences MoDELS, ISWC, ESWC, and RecSys.
Last but not least, our thanks go to the DBLP team, who indexed CEUR-WS almost from the very beginning. Without DBLP’s support, CEUR-WS would not have risen. Thank you, Michael Ley!
Happy free publishing in 2017 and beyond!
Manfred — for the CEUR-WS Team