Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style


When working on a recent paper for a conference, I was required to produce it using the Spring Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style. Being naive, I assumed TeX would automatically download the required package… unfortunately I got the following error “LaTeX Error: File `llncs.cls’ not found.” So I had to install the class manually. Here are the instructions for installing it on Mac OS X for latex from macport.

  1. Download the llncs2e.zip package from the Springer website [1]
  2. Unzip the file into the tex-live distribution location for macport, i.e. /opt/local/share/texmf-texlive-dist/tex/latex
  3. Rebuild the ls-R databases using TeX by executing sudo texhash
  4. To get the bibliography style setup, change directory by using cd /opt/local/share/texmf-texlive-dist/bibtex/bst
  5. Make a directory to hold the style sudo mkdir splncs; cd splncs
  6. Either copy or link the files sudo ln -s ../../../tex/latex/llncs2e/*.bst .

TexLive If you are using a variant of TexLive such as MacTex, then you can copy the style files (*.bst) into “/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/bibtex/bst/splncs” and the tex files into “/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex/llncs” and finally to update the ls-R database use “sudo /usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/x86_64-darwin/texhash" Makefile My Makefile now run without issues. Here’s a copy of my Makefile

PROJ=paper





OS := $(shell uname -s)



.PHONY: all pdf clean read 



all: pdf



pdf: $(PROJ).tex

 pdflatex $(PROJ)

 bibtex $(PROJ)

 pdflatex $(PROJ)

 pdflatex $(PROJ)



diff: $(PROJ)-original.tex

 latexdiff $(PROJ)-original.tex $(PROJ).tex > $(PROJ)-diff.tex

 pdflatex $(PROJ)-diff

 bibtex $(PROJ)-diff

 pdflatex $(PROJ)-diff

 pdflatex $(PROJ)-diff



readdiff:

ifeq ($(OS), windows32)

 start ${PROJ}-diff.pdf

endif

ifeq ($(OS), Darwin)

 open -a /Applications/Preview.app/Contents/MacOS/Preview ${PROJ}-diff.pdf

endif

ifeq ($(OS), Linux)

 acroread ${PROJ}-diff.pdf

endif



read:

ifeq ($(OS), windows32)

 start ${PROJ}.pdf

endif

ifeq ($(OS), Darwin)

 open -a /Applications/Preview.app/Contents/MacOS/Preview ${PROJ}.pdf

endif

ifeq ($(OS), Linux)

 acroread ${PROJ}.pdf

endif



clean:

 rm -f ${PROJ}.ps ${PROJ}.pdf ${PROJ}.log ${PROJ}.aux ${PROJ}.out ${PROJ}.dvi ${PROJ}.bbl ${PROJ}.blg ${PROJ}.toc 



cleandiff:

 rm -f ${PROJ}-diff.ps ${PROJ}-diff.pdf ${PROJ}-diff.log ${PROJ}-diff.aux ${PROJ}-diff.out ${PROJ}-diff.dvi ${PROJ}-diff.bbl ${PROJ}-diff.blg ${PROJ}-diff.toc 

References

  1. http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0

See also