Open Access

ECRTS 17 will apply an open access publication model in collaboration with LIPIcs – Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics  established in cooperation with Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics.

The paper selection procedures and quality control will remain unchanged, but accepted papers will be made public for access without additional cost.


We believe that the conference serves the research community and the public best when results are accessible to the largest audience, without restrictions, .e.g, not behind paywalls.

We also believe that research contributions should not be restricted by the financial situation of authors, e.g., as in substantial sums required by for-profit publishers for "open access".

Scientific Quality

The change from for-profit publisher to  non-profit open access has no impact on the procedures for paper reviewing and selection, and thus scientific quality control, will remain unchanged.

The acceptance ratio has been typical around 25%.

Open Access Provider

We  work with LIPIcs – Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics , established in cooperation with Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics. It is non-profit and  a member of the Leibniz Association and receives joint federal and state funding in Germany.

LIPIcs will guarantee accessibility and availability of ECRTS proceedings in the long term. 

Proceedings will be made available:

  • Each article is assigned a DOI and a URN.
  • The digital archiving of each volume is done in cooperation with the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek/German National Library (

Publication Fees

The conference fee of authors of accepted papers covers the cost of publication and keeping it open access. There are no additional charges.

Paper Formats

LIPics  has its own style for paper formats. Proceedings of other conferences  can be found here.

Authors of accepted papers must submit the LaTeX source code for their camera-ready papers (this is required by LIPics). The version that appears in the official proceedings will be built from the submitted sources. This serves to be able to provide papers public in non proprietary format in the long term.