Dec 3 – 7, 2012
IST Congress Center
Europe/Lisbon timezone
<big>NEWS: Deadline for Proceedings - 28 February 2013 </big>


Proceedings announcement

Instructions for full paper submission

The proceedings of DISCRETE 2012 will appear in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), which is part of IOP Conference Series. All papers published in IOP Conference Series are fully citable, abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Compendex and Inspec, and upon publication will be free to download.

Important: please read before you submit a paper

PUBLICATION LICENCE FOR OPEN ACCESS PROCEEDINGS PAPERS. IOP Conference Series operates a publishing licence, under which authors retain copyright of their papers and they no longer need to sign and submit copyright assignment forms. Any author who wishes to publish in IOP Conference Series must agree to the terms of the licence and by submitting a paper for publication it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the licence.

The licence terms and conditions are available online.

Where to send your paper

Manuscripts, prepared according to the author guidelines, should be submitted to by the 28th of February 2013.

Preparing your paper

Page allocation:

  • Plenary talks: maximum 14 pages
  • Parallel session talks: maximum 8 pages
IOP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using one of the following templates: 
according to the journal's
and then
  • Convert these files to PDF
    Please do not submit by email your source files; you should only send the final PDF file. 
    When preparing your paper ensure that you follow the author guidelines:
    • Use European A4 sized paper with at least a 25mm margin
    • Ensure that your paper includes an abstract
    • Do not add any page numbers, headers or footers to your article

Further informations can be found on the IOP Conference Series website.


It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. IOP do not copyedit papers and will not send out author proofs prior to publication.

Please note: post-publication changes are not usually permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances, so please ensure your paper has been checked for errors.

Journal enquiries

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Sarah Toms
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