According to the Springer's guidelines, I am requred to use llncs documentclass (as in the template) and to indicate the corresponding author.

Unfortunately neither the guidelines, the template nor this instruction covers how may I do it in the llncs documentclass.

Of course I can provide e-mail with my affiliation, but there are other authors from my institute. Also I may claim that there is a Corresponding author: [email protected] institute and (despite of an evident violation of the semantics) I would go that way the affiliations were not automatically enumerated. I believe the corresponding author should be indicated more clearly than the biggest superscript number. The \thanks macro also is not what I expect as it results in a footnote, not a part of the title.

3 Answers 3


I hope you found your answer. If someone else stumbles upon this question, here is what they need to do.

First, add the following package.


Then, add it within the \author command.

\author{John Smith \Letter\inst{1}\orcidID{0000-0000-0000-0000}}

I got this from the following webpage: LaTex forum

  • I abused the semantics.
    – abukaj
    Commented Jun 30, 2020 at 13:55

One option that I like very much and want to add to the pool of answers is using package fontawesome5. This solution compiles also with Tectonic


\title{Runtime load-shifting of distributed controllers across networked devices}

\author{Angelo Filaseta\inst{1}\orcidID{0009-0004-6797-6814} \and
Danilo Pianini\inst{1}\orcidID{0000-0002-8392-5409}\faIcon{envelope}}

    Alma Mater Studiorum---Università di Bologna,
    47522 Cesena (FC), Italy
        [email protected], \faIcon{envelope} [email protected]

result: rendered icon

  • 1
    Similar approach to mine, but the symbol more intuitive. At least for people familiar with history of our culture, as no one uses envelopes to send e-mails. ;)
    – abukaj
    Commented Apr 28, 2023 at 16:37

What I did was an obvious abuse of semantics:

\author{Name1\inst{1}\orcidID{0000-0001-2345-6789}$\spadesuit$ \and
        Name2\inst{1}\orcidID{0000-0002-3456-7891} \and
\authorrunning{Name1 et al.}
% First names are abbreviated in the running head.
% If there are more than two authors, 'et al.' is used.
\institute{Institute1, Somewhere \and
           Institute2, Somewhere else\\
           $\spadesuit$ Corresponding author: \email{[email protected]}

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