Short vs. long papers:

The PROPOR 2016 accepts submission of two types of papers: short and long. A short paper is more suitable for a small, focused contribution, work in progress, a negative result, an interesting application nugget, etc. Accepted short papers are presented in a poster session. Accepted full papers may be selected for oral or poster presentation. In the submission process, authors must choose between the types of papers. The final decision on whether the paper is published as long or short format is on the program chairs, considering eventual indications from reviewers.

Anonymized submissions:

Submissions are anonymized and will be evaluated by at least three reviewers. The submitted papers have to be anonymous and cannot include the authors’ names and affiliations, neither contain self-references that reveal identity, like, “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (1991) previously showed …”. Separate author identification information is collected as part of the submission process. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Paper formatting:

The proceedings of PROPOR2016 will be published at Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series.  Papers must be submitted in PDF, following the Springer LNAI format guidelines, that can be found here (consider sections under header “CS Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes”). Short papers can be up to 5 pages of content plus one page (maximum) of references (only). Full papers can be up to 10 pages of content and 2 additional pages of references (only). Submissions are written in English.


Submissions are sent via the easychair online conference management system. Go to this page to turn in your submission.

Please download here the Spinger Consent to Publish form. Send the filled and signed form to


All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to be published in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for PROPOR2016 by the early registration deadline. A single registration may only cover one paper.


In order to pursue its key aim of fostering the science and technology of the Portuguese language, the object language of the conference is Portuguese (in isolation of in multilingual contexts that include Portuguese).

In order to pursue this key aim, which includes that the results on the Portuguese language that are published in this conference have the widest possible dissemination, reutilization and citation, including by researchers that do not know or fully master the Portuguese language, the working language of the conference is English.