For your convenience, we have prepared a zip-file with all necessary files you need to produce the required deliverables. Please do not make any changes to the provided .cls, .bst and .sty files, since this can cause problems when we put together all papers to produce the conference proceedings.
Among other things, this zip-file contains an example outline and annotated bibliography produced with pdflatex. It contains examples for a main tex file (demo.tex), a figure (diagram.pdf), a bibliography file with annotations (demo.bib) and the bibliography style file plain-annote.bst to generate the annotated bibliography. You will also find the files demo_D2.pdf and demo_D3.pdf showing the results you should get, when setting everything up correctly.
Those of you, who insist to use plain LaTeX, we recommend the usage of pslatex, since that will result in better font compatibility. You will also have to replace our example figures, since they will not work together with plain LaTeX. However, you can download the zip-file typeinst.zip from Springer (see link above), which contains a more complex example.
LaTeX systems are installed on all UNIX/Linux/Solaris systems.
For Windows, we recommend miktex together with a suitable editor, for example WinShell or TeXnicCenter (can all be found in CTAN catalogue ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/systems/win32. Miktex is installed on our Windows systems.
For MacOs users, we recommend TeXShop.
In the CTAN archives, you can also find tutorials and introductions to LaTeX and BibTeX. The following ones are very useful: