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-




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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.



Authors of papers published at retain their full copyright that they acquired by law when they created the paper. At, they would grant a non-exclusive copyrights to their proceedings editors, who subsequently execute this right to publish a whole proceedings volume on

Authors may wonder what this copyright means for them. The obvious application is to store a copy of the paper on their institutional repository or  their home page. In such cases, the copy of the paper carries the same bibliographic metadata as the official paper copy at

Another case is the re-publication by an author, e.g. by submitting the same paper to another workshop, conference or journal. Such a re-publication may legally be allowed, but would likely violate academic standards (“self-plagiarism”). In some research communities, publishing a significantly extended version of a paper at another place is regarded acceptable.

So, please consider copyright and academic standards as separate issues!