SPIRE 2018 invites submissions in two categories: long papers (up to 12 pages, excluding references and optional appendices) and short papers (up to 6 pages, excluding references and optional appendices). The reviewing process of SPIRE 2018 will be single-blind, namely each submission should be non-anonymous. The submission server will be EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spire18). The proceedings will be published in the LNCS series of Springer-Verlag. The use of either LaTeX or Word LNCS templates is mandatory. Suitable templates are available at the Springer Website (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). Do not change the margin size or the font, do not make a separate title page, etc.: use the LNCS style file as given. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not permitted.