Information for Authors

Preparation of the Paper

In order to help authors prepare an IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF for submission to WASPAA 2021, we compiled a paper kit including a list of guidelines and a paper template for users of LaTeX and MS Word. If you have trouble downloading the paper kit, please try another browser.

These guidelines and templates are modified from those for ICASSP and past WASPAA workshops, so an experienced author who has published something in these conferences/workshops will find it easy to follow the guidelines and use the templates.

Page Limits

Submissions may be a maximum of 5 pages. Up to 4 pages may contain technical content, figures, and references. The 5th page must contain only references. Documents over 5 pages will be rejected. Documents with a 5th page containing anything other than references will be rejected.


Authors must submit their paper on EDAS at the following link and follow the instructions contained therein.

Rebuttal Instructions

After receiving the reviews, authors may optionally submit a rebuttal to address the reviewers’ comments, which will be limited to 5000 characters.
The author rebuttal is optional and is meant to provide you with an opportunity to rebut factual errors or to supply additional information requested by the reviewers. It is NOT intended to add new contributions (theorems, algorithms, experiments) that were absent in the original submission and NOT specifically requested by the reviewers. Reviewers should not request significant additional experiments for the rebuttal, or penalize for lack of additional experiments.


Authors must submit a fully completed, signed IEEE copyright release form before their paper can be published in the proceedings. Copyright form submission details will be announced with paper acceptance notification.

Submission Format

All submissions must be in .pdf format and conform to the author style guidelines available in the paper kits provided above.

Accepted papers must pass IEEE PDF Express™ format verification prior to publication. Format verification details will be announced with paper acceptance notification.

Audio Examples

Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to include permanent URL links to audio examples in their camera-ready papers. Audio files will not be included in the WASPAA proceedings.

Preparation of the camera-ready paper

Camera-ready papers need to be submitted through EDAS by July 28, 2021. Before submitting, authors should verify the compliance of their PDF manuscript with IEEExplore PDF requirements. This should be done by using the PDF eXpress™ tool as follows:

  • Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress™ site
  • First-time users should do the following:
    1. Select the New Users – Click Here link.
    2. Enter the following:
      • 52581X for the Conference ID
      • your email address
      • a password
    3. Continue to enter information as prompted.

    An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

  • Previous users of PDF eXpress™ need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Note that the copyright form has to be completed electronically using EDAS when submitting the final paper.

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