Springer publishes 5,000th volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science

July 07, 2008

Springer has reached a milestone with the publication of the 5,000th volume in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The series provides scientifically reliable information on computer science in about 200,000 articles. LNCS has become one of the world's most authoritative computer science research forums, spanning all areas of computer science and information technology research and development.

Since it was established in 1973, LNCS has provided the computer science community with a continuous flow of cutting-edge developments in the field. Initially launched as a series focusing on theoretical computer science and research advances in Europe, LNCS has evolved into the renowned broad cover-age international publication platform it is today.

"Having reached the milestone of 5,000 volumes in the LNCS series, we at Springer wish to extend our gratitude to the global computer science research community for decades of excellent cooperation. Our long-standing relationship with so many individuals and organizations worldwide has resulted in this considerable publishing achievement," said Springer editorial director Alfred Hofmann. "In its early years, LNCS rapidly attracted attention, not only because of its thus far unprecedented publication turnaround times. The 1980s and 1990s witnessed a substantial growth in the series, particularly by broadening its scope and in terms of volumes published. In the late 1990s, Springer started experimenting with LNCS electronically and soon realized that it had to develop a systematic approach to providing LNCS in a fulltext electronic version, parallel to the printed books."

The majority of the volumes are conference proceedings. LNCS publishes original scientific results from all areas of computer science and information technology, including related interdisciplinary application fields such as bioinformatics and telecommunications.

LNCS is the most popular item on the electronic platform SpringerLink (www.springerlink.com), offering a digital library with roughly 200,000 articles, including the complete redigitized LNCS backfiles published since 1973. Abstracts and tables of contents can be accessed through SpringerLink free of charge. All content is indexed and can be accessed immediately using the search functions.

With its reputed authors and editors in research and development at universities and industry, LNCS is considered as a community organizer in computer sciences. The world's leading computing association, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), awarded the Turing Award 2007 on 21 June 2008 to the three researchers Edmund Clarke, E. Allen Emerson and Joseph Sifakis. They were honored for their outstanding achievements in the field of model checking (a formal verification technique invented by the three prize winners) that has had a considerable impact on the hardware and software industries. Each of the three computer scientists has contributed significantly to LNCS either as author or editor.
Springer (www.springer.com) is the second-largest publisher of journals in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and the largest publisher of STM books. It publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies. Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. The group publishes over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees.


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