Manuscript Submission



The conference proceedings published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science is freely available here until the end of July 2021.


The conference proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

The manuscript submission system can be accessed at https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/FIMH2021. The submission system is now open.

Please read the information reported below before starting the submission of your manuscript.

Please also refer to the Editorial Policies available here: https://www.springer.com/gp/editorial-policies.

The manuscript submission deadline has been extended to Friday February 19, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.

Preparing your manuscript

The initial submission does not need to be anonymized and is limited to 8 pages including references.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use the LNCS proceedings templates, either for Word or Latex, for the preparation of their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available directly in Overleaf. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.

Review process

Although there will not be a rebuttal phase, after receiving the reviews of their manuscript, authors are encouraged to incorporate as many reviewers’ suggestions/comments as possible. Final papers can be up to 12 pages including references.

For accepted papers only

During the final upload phase, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Springer does not accept digital signatures on the Consent-to-Publish form at present. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Additional information

Additional important information:

  1. Only original research that has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere and that adheres to the Springer ethical standards can be submitted. Neither plagiarism nor self-plagiarism can take place.
  2. If authors contributing to FIMH 2021 are interested in Open Access/Open Choice, please let us know by email (Luigi.Perotti at ucf dot edu) as a different Consent-to-Publish form is needed. Open access prices can be found here.
  3. If the research presented by the authors has been funded by NIH or any other agencies with public access policies, authors can submit to PubMed their copy of the manuscript submitted to LNCS. There is no embargo after the paper has been published in LNCS (i.e., after the conference date.) Please remember that is the authors’ responsability to submit their papers to PubMed and adhere to the funding agency and LNCS guidelines, this process is not automatic.
  4. If you have a patent application underway in connection with your paper, please notify us when you first submit your paper.
  5. Springer now offers conference proceedings authors the opportunity to share the view-only final published version of their paper via SharedIt. Once a proceedings paper has been published on SpringerLink, it will be given a “Share chapter” button leading to a link that can be copied and posted on the authors’ personal website, within their institutional repository, or on social media platforms, enabling authors to share their research with colleagues and other members of their scientific community.
  6. When submitting your paper, please designate a corresponding author, who must be available to carry out a proof check of the paper. S/he will be given a 72-hour time-slot to do so.
  7. We encourage the inclusion of all of the authors’ email addresses and ORCIDs in the header, but at the very least, the email address of the corresponding author should be present.  
  8. LNCS now offers the option to include embedded videos in proceedings papers: for more information see here.
  9. All figures are printed in black and white although colored figures remain in color in the online version. Please make sure that any colored figures are equally comprehensible in black and white. Figures and Tables should be cross referred in the text. Color in text, tables or in equations is not supported.

Previous FIMH proceedings can be found here: https://link.springer.com/conference/fimh.