NOTE: You can now access the PoS site and submit your contribution for the Proceedings (dated: June 9, 2006).
This is a strict deadline and it means that you are warmly invited to send in your paper before NIC-IX or, at the latest, to bring your contribution with you at the Conference (electronic format is OK).
Being hosted by CERN, a signatory of the Berlin
Declaration , the organizing committee found it natural to plan for
proceedings that will be published as Open Access (OA).
To CERN this concept is not new, the CERN Convention of 1953
states: "...the results of its experimental and theoretical work
shall be published or otherwise made generally available". Today Open
Access to scientific knowledge has evolved to be the goal of an
increasing component of the worldwide scientific community. It is a
concept, made possible at a large scale by new electronic tools, which
would bring enormous benefits to all readers by giving them free access
to research results.
The NIC-IX proceedings will be published by PoS - Proceedings of Science organized
by SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies based in
Trieste, making the most of its longstanding experience in the field of
online publishing, creating and running electronic journals like JHEP,
JCAP, JSTAT and JCOM. All participants will receive a printed copy of
the proceedings as well as being able to access them over the PoS web
All accepted contributions to NIC-IX will be published in the proceedings, after being refereed by the NIC-IX editorial board. The NIC-IX Editorial Board is composed of the members of the NIC-IX Local Organizing Committee and will supervise the refereeing process. Members of the International Advisory Board and other participants to NIC-IX will be asked to act as referees for the papers submitted to NIC-IX. These persons will be contacted during NIC-IX and instructed on how to perform the refereeing.
principle, there is no page-limitation for online publishing. However, our
suggestions for the contributions to NIC-IX is of 5 pages for contributed
papers (including oral and poster presentations) and 10 pages for invited
can be submitted only via the Internet by web upload from
the PoS web page in the pdf format alone.
To prepare the pdf file you can use either LaTeX or MS Word. In either cases you should use the appropriate skeleton file sent to you by e-mail by the PoS EO to produce your contribution in the PoS style.
When the conference web interface is set up Authors are assigned a personal userID and password for uploading their contribution on the PoS web page, and a contribution code. Please use this number in any correspondence with the PoS Editorial Office and the chairman in charge of the electronic publication of the PoS Conference Proceedings. This ID number is the one that will be used by anyone wishing to cite your contribution. To submit a contribution, please connect to your author page for the conference in question and click on the button "submit" next to your contribution code.
All the details on submission of contributions,
formatting, etc. are
posted on the PoS website (at the link "for authors").
Generic email address: email@example.com