Given the loud outcry regarding the STOC 2013 formatting, which gave you 10 double-column pages to work with (at the cost of, you know, having to turn your paper into double-column format), I though I'd again express my annual dismay at the format for ICALP submission. Twelve LNCS pages is simply not enough space to present anything interesting at a suitable level of detail. I'm tempted as always to turn in a 1 page paper, that says "If the 1 paragraph abstract sounds interesting, here's the arxiv link to something you can read." Why they haven't pushed LNCS to allow at least 14 pages remains a mystery to me.
Back to formatting.