ACM Instructions

ACM Instructions for Accepted LAK Research Papers (Full and Short Papers)

The LAK18 proceedings will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series and will be accessible via the ACM Digital Library.

The word MUST appears many times in these instructions. If you do not meet ACM requirements, your paper will not appear in the proceedings. Even if you have published in ACM proceedings before, make sure you work through the checklist below as the requirements change each year. Please note that some information in the process will come directly from the ACM rights management system and you MUST follow the ACM instructions before their deadline.

  1. Download the latest templates from ACM Master Article Template. If you downloaded the templates for your LAK18 submission from the conference website, you are good to go, the templates have not changed. If you used an older template, you need to switch to the new one as ACM Publishing department uses info from the latest templates to publish your paper.
  2. If you have questions about ACM manuscript templates, ACM instructs you to send your questions directly to the ACM TeX support team at Aptara at
  3. Update and double check the information about your submission in Easy Chair (DEADLINE: 11 December 2017, 23:59 GMT-11). Check the spelling of the title, and add the author names, affiliations, and emails. This information will be extracted and sent to ACM, which in turn will enter it into their ACM rights management system and contact you based on this information. You are fully responsible for your information being correct and matching that in the paper. A mismatch means trouble, and possibly your paper not showing up in the proceedings.
  4. You will receive an automated email from the ACM rights management system with a form and accompanying instructions. You MUST follow these to the letter and by the stated deadline (the DEADLINE will be in the email from ACM). Please make sure that the email from the ACM does not end up in your spam folder; you must allow emails from
  5. AFTER you have completed the form you will be emailed the correct rights management text to add to your paper. This appears in the bottom left corner of your paper and contains the DOI for your specific paper. You MUST have this information included in your camera-ready version of the paper. No rights management text = no proceedings. Please note that our contract with ACM explicitly forbids our proceedings team to add any such text on your behalf.
  6. To get the correct classification coding for your paper (CCS), which is used by the digital library, you should use the ACM Computing Classification System. You can navigate the classification tree and add classifications. After you have selected all the terms for your paper, you can generate a snippet of Word text or LaTex code that you need to copy and paste into your paper.
  7. Edit your paper carefully, taking the reviewers’ comments into account. Replace all the information in the paper that was removed for double-blind peer review.
  8. When you have finished editing your paper, we need both your source files and PDF. There are different ways to generate the PDF. ACM asks that you optimise your document for web viewing and you MUST embed all the fonts. For more information on how to do this, follow the instructions in point 9 on this page
  9. Bundle your source files (Word or tex document and all image files) and your PDF into a single ZIP file and submit via EasyChair by the DEADLINE of 18 December 2017, 23:59 GMT-11.
  10. Register for LAK18: It is mandatory that at least one author of the paper has registered for the conference by 30 January 2018. Failure to register will result in the paper being removed from the conference proceedings. Please note that early-bird registration closes on 9 January 2018. DEADLINE: 30 January 2018, 23:59 GMT-11.

Please pay attention to ALL emails coming from the LAK organisers as these will prompt you to move to the next steps in the process above.

Please also make sure that your paper meets the length requirements for your submission type. Papers cannot be published if they are over the allotted length.

  • Full papers: 10 pages max
  • Short papers: 5 pages max