Keynote papers and a selection of invited and contributed papers will be published by Springer
as part of the NATO Science series books. The potential authors will be
contacted by the Editor. Please note that all selected papers will
still be subject to peer-review.
Information on paper preparation (Camera Ready)
Papers should comprise 16 to 18 pages for keynote papers (even number) or 10 to 12 pages (even number) for invited and contributed papers (page size is "book size", not A4/Letter size). If you exceed this limit, we may not be able to accommodate your paper in the published proceedings.
order for the submitted papers to be considered for acceptance to the
book, authors must edit their papers to comply with the META08 Springer
template. Note that the figures will be printed in black &
white (unless you accept to pay several hundred Euros per page). If you
are not opting for color figures, please make sure that the figures
reproduce well in b/w printing. Furthermore, as Springer may later ask
you to provide digital figures as separate files, please keep your
figures available as .tif or .eps files.
You can download the relevant template files here:
For Word users:
Open Word and from the Tools menu select the options Macro → Security.
Click the “Medium” radio box and then OK. Exit Word.
• Copy the template T1-book.dot into the directory where you want to save your
• Double click on the template to
create a new document. If a warning appears to tell you that the template contains
macros, click on “Activate macros”. Do not open the template out of Word via File→Open.
• Save the document and name it with your name and the chapter number (e.g.,
• Copy the
text of the file META08_sample.doc
into the new document. Then select Tools→Templates and Add-Ins,
click the "Automatically update document styles" check box and OK
(please read the file readme-T1-book.pdf for detailed instructions).
Please e-mail your paper to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by August 4, 2008, at the very latest,
in order to avoid risk that it is not included in the book. We will
stay in contact with you on the following steps. Thanks a lot for your
important contribution to the success of META08 and its Proceedings