Final submissions

Decisions on submissions have been made and mailed out. We thank everyone for their submissions and congratulate those whose submissions have been accepted.

Guidelines for final submissions

Accepted extended abstracts will be published in a proceedings volume of SĂ©minaire Lotharingien Combinatoire. Authors will retain the right to publish a full version of their work in another journal, provided that the conference contribution is indicated as an extended abstract of the full version.

Before sending the final version or your submission, please read the instructions and requirements below. The requirements for the original format of the submission apply (please see the original Submissions page for formatting guidelines). In particular, the default font type and font size (12 pt) must not be changed. Final submissions, including suggested corrections, must not exceed 12 pages.

When your revised version is ready, please submit it through SoftConf website via the specific link you received by email when your submission was accepted. Your new submission should consist of:

  1. Your latex file;
  2. A bibtex file with references (see the guidelines below and the guidelines in the submissions page)
  3. All other files required to compile your final submission (figures, etc., keeping in mind the guidelines on the original Submissions page);
  4. A pdf file of your submission compiled from these.

Main body = TeX file:

Additional guidelines

  • Please spell-check the text before submitting the final version -- there are standard spell-checking (or check spelling) softwares in most/all OS. This includes the .bib file, where authors' names may be misspelled. E.g. Fulton <---> Futon.
  • A minor matter of style: if hyphenating between a single name, such as Piatetsky-Shapiro, please use a single hyphen in the TeX source. If hyphenating between multiple names, such as Kac--Moody, use two hyphens. For example: Harish-Chandra--Itzykson--Zuber integral.
  • When mentioning Remarks or Examples: these should be defined as macros using \theoremstyle, and share the same counter as definitions, theorems, lemmas, etc. They should not be unnumbered/isolated headings.
  • Proofs: If you have a theorem labelled

then please use


if the proof is located very closely after the statement of the result; or else

\begin{proof}[Proof of Theorem \ref{Tsample}]

if it is more than a few lines away, and definitely if another result is stated between Theorem \ref{Tsample} and its proof. In particular, please do not use {\em Proof.} or something similar.

  • Avoid use of abbreviations like "wrt", "wlog", "iff".
  • Figures: The document should be compiled (and compilable) using pdflatex (then bibtex, say, then twice pdflatex). In particular, the use of .pdf figures or tikz code is preferred.
  • When compiling, please ensure that it avoids \overfull \hbox or \vbox errors.

Bibliography guidelines

Bibliography = .bib file (which is required during final submission, and should contain all references)

  • Please be sure to delete the lines with the ISBN or ISSN fields. Note that using % may not comment out a line from .bib files, so simply delete those fields from the FPSAC accepted .bib file.
  • You need not include the lines with the MRCLASS and MRNUMBER fields if you so wish, since these do not get displayed in the PDF output.
  • If mentioning the DOI of an article delete the URL line. It is preferable to use the DOI, which typically starts with "10.****/...". For instance, in the following information for the .bib file, please remove the URL (and ISSN) line, keeping the DOI line in place.
@article {MR1333035,
    AUTHOR = {Wiles, A.},
     TITLE = {Modular elliptic curves and {F}ermat's last theorem},
   JOURNAL = {Ann. of Math. (2)},
  FJOURNAL = {Annals of Mathematics. Second Series},
    VOLUME = {141},
      YEAR = {1995},
    NUMBER = {3},
     PAGES = {443--551},
       DOI = {10.2307/2118559},
       URL = {},
      ISSN = {0003-486X},
   MRCLASS = {11G05 (11D41 11F11 11F80 11G18)},
  MRNUMBER = {1333035},
MRREVIEWER = {Karl Rubin}}

  • For preprints, use the following template in the .bib file:
Author = {Khare, A. and Lastname, F.},
Eprint = {1708.05197},
Eprinttype = {arxiv},
Title = {Title of the arXiv preprint},
Year = {2017}}

(Upshot: do not use @article, but @misc. Also as above: use Eprint etc. if it has an arXiv identifier).

  • Author names: All first names should be (edited to become) initials, and never followed by a comma. Usually, it is: Lastname1, F1. and Lastname2, F2. and... While this may not have been the case in the "sample files" created in the past, please manually edit in your .bib file all first-names, and keep only their initials intact. Or rather, edit all pre last-names, such as Serre, J.-P.
  • Just to remind: the total length of each FPSAC submission can be no more than 12 pages, with no alterations to the preamble in the TeX file (e.g. font size, margins, etc.).

Note: Contrary to your acceptance email, no copyright form is needed.

Revised versions should be submitted before 23:59:59 Eastern Standard Time, on April 1, 2018.