Guidelines for contribution to the Workshop Proceedings Book

1. As announced in the call for papers, and for the sake of presenting a sound and coherent outcome, the proceedings of GW 2009 – the 8th International Gesture Workshop in Bielefeld are prepared after the convention. The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their prestigious LNCS/LNAI series
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence).

2. A requirement is that all contributions for the book are reviewed.  A scientific committee will be formed that reviews final submissions.  All delegates that have presented work at
the workshop (as talk or as poster) are invited to submit an improved,  full paper version of their original contribution.

3. It is to be understood that papers submitted for the proceedings volume are not automatically included. Evaluation will be based on the scientific relevance, originality, and quality, as well as the overall quality of presentation. We will try to include summaries of work that currently does not justify a full-blown paper.

4. Submissions must present original work: not formerly published, accepted for publication, or submitted to another conference. Papers must be in English and must not exceed 12 pages, incl. figures and literature references 
(see example document or the author instructions by Springer). Papers are to be submitted electronically in PDF format via email to:

5. Each submission must have a cover page giving the title of the contribution, names and addresses (including email) of all authors, a correspondence address, and a short abstract which also names the specific subfield and a list of keywords describing the work.

6. Please do your best in preparing a sound and well-written paper that includes original work and that clearly presents research results to the extent possible. Writers that are not native speakers of English are strongly recommended to have a native speaker check their writing.

7. Target dates:
Submission of improved manuscripts for the proceedings: May 22, 2009
Notification of acceptance/revisions and final style guide : July 17, 2009
Submission of camera-ready manuscripts: August 21, 2009

8. Every first author of a submitted and accepted paper will receive one free copy of the proceedings book. Additional authors will be entitled to subscribe for further copies at a reduced rate. Depending on budget and break-even point, we will try - but cannot guarantee - to provide every GW participant with a book copy.