Submissions should take the form of an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages (including title page and references) presenting original research. They will be evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. They should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance, and its relation to prior research. Submissions must be prepared with Springer LNCS-style. If necessary, the submission may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee.
The symposium proceedings shall be published by Springer in its its LNCS/ARCoSS series. Accepted regular papers are presented in at most 12 pages. In order to accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can publish only a one page abstract in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper. This option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that would not consider results that have been published in preliminary form in a conference proceedings.
Simultaneous submission of regular papers to another conference with published proceedings is not allowed. Results previously published or presented at another archival conference prior to SAGT, or published (or accepted for publication) at a journal prior to the submission deadline, will not be considered for regular papers. Simultaneous submission of results to a journal is allowed only if the author intends to publish the paper as a one page abstract in SAGT'17. Papers that are accepted and appear as a one page abstract can be subsequently submitted for publication in a journal but may not be submitted to any other conference that has published proceedings.
It is expected that all accepted contributions are presented by one of the authors at the conference.