AD 2000 - For Authors

Purpose: Instructions for authors submitting papers for Proceedings of Automatic Differentiation 2000: From Simulation to Optimization to be published by Springer-Verlag

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted for a presentation are encouraged to submit by May 12th a full paper of about 6 pages. Please read and follow these instructions carefully. Questions should be directed to George Corliss (

Contents of these instructions:
What to Submit
Resources at Springer-Verlag


May 12: Submit full paper electronically to George Corliss (
June 19 - 23: Conference takes place
July 17: Referees' reports and final acceptance
September 1: Final version of paper submitted electronically to George Corliss.
December 1: Editors submit the book to Springer.

What to Submit


Having been accepted for a presentation, authors are encouraged to submit by May 12th a full paper of about 6 pages for a book to be published by Springer. We will only be able to accomodate roughly half of the papers to be presented, and the editors will strive to achieve a maximum of coherence while avoiding any redundancies. Therefore the refereeing will be quite strict.

Criteria for acceptance should be (apart from the usual ones) in particular "connectedness", i.e. references to other AD papers and their notation, at least those of the two proceedings from Breckenridge (blue) and Sante Fe (green).

Authors are strongly encouraged to read the abstracts of the other presenters in their session and to make contact with them by e-mail and later at the conference. The goal here is to generate cross-references and to avoid replications or even contradictions. The session managers might aid in this process of coordination. We very much appreciate your extra effort in achieving coherence and readability.

Although we as authors value our independence and may be certain that we have unique insights, we all know also as readers that a book of conference papers is MUCH more useful, especially for our students, if the terms and notation is the same from one paper to the next. Springer feels VERY STRONGLY about this, too. You might consult Andreas's new book from SIAM as default reference for in terms of terminology and notation. Vickie Kearn ( of SIAM has agreed that all participants can buy Andreas's book at the SIAM member price of 39.60 Dollars. Naturally, lots of things are not covered there, and people may have other good reasons to deviate, but otherwise, Andreas's choices are probably as good as everybody else's.

We will use LaTeX 2e and Springer's svcon2e.sty LaTeX 2e style file. See Resources at Springer-Verlag. We cannot accept other formats, e.g. Microsoft Word.

We will eventually have a combined bibliography. You should write and submit your paper with references as usual. We recommend using BibTex (see instructions in svlatex.tex). If you do not normally use BibTex, you may include references at the end or your article in the normal LaTeX manner. References do not count in the six (6) page limit.

Resources at Springer-Verlag

Latex 2e Macros
You will see LaTeX macro files listed, including:
svcon2e.sty: This is the style file authors must use to prepare your manuscript.
svlatex.tex: Both a sample of using svcon.sty and instructions for its use. Please follow them
README: This is slightly revised documentation for the 1995 version of the Springer-Verlag LaTeX 2e macros.

Tools for Authors
On this page, you will find LaTeX macros listed. Click on [Latex 2e Macros] and you will see all files listed and with a readme as well.
Author Instructions for the Electronic Production of Books
General instructions. Our requirements are more specific, but these are sound general suggestions.
How to Prepare a Book Using TeX
General instructions. Our requirements are more specific, but these are sound general suggestions.