Camera Ready Paper Submission Guidelines

This following provides instructions for authors submitting camera-ready papers for publication in the proceedings of DSP 2017 as well as IEEE Xplore. Any questions regarding the submission of camera-ready papers should be forwarded to the DSP 2017 Publications Chair.
In order for your paper to be included in the DSP 2017 proceedings and IEEE Xplore, the following steps should be completed once for each paper:
IMPORTANT:
Authors should submit their camera-ready paper via EasyChair before July 10, 2017. A copyright form needs to be send according to the instructions below. In addition, at least one author must register at a non-student rate (i.e. full delegate registration) by 30th June. One registration may cover a maximum of 3 papers.

1. Update your paper


Authors are expected to update their paper in view of any minor changes recommended by the reviewers. The reviewers' comments will be included in paper acceptance emails to be sent by the end of June 2017 and can also be viewed within EasyChair.

Please note that the abstract and title should be readable stand-alone and not contain any references or unexplained acronyms. Changes to the title or abstract are allowed in order to comply with these requirements. Changes to the author list are allowed only under exceptional circumstances. All such changes must be approved by the TPC chairs.

2. Verify compliance with formatting requiments for IEEExplore


DSP 2017 papers willl be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore – the IEEE Digital Library. Camera-ready PDF files must therefore comply with IEEE Xplore paper specifications. Failing to submit an IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file may result in the file not being included in the conference proceedings.

Before submitting camera-ready papers, authors are required to verify IEEE Xplore compatibility using the IEEE PDF eXpress.

The IEEE PDF eXpress service can be used to validate compliance and/or to convert papers from a wide range of different formats to IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs. The service is free of charge for DSP 2017 authors and can be accessed as follows:

First-time users: Existing users:
  • Follow the above steps using the same password used for previous conferences. Please verify that your contact information is still valid.
Once this process is completed successfully, the system will show the type and date of copyright submission on the paper details page. Help with the IEEE PDF eXpress service is available here.

3. Submission of copyright form


Authors are required to transfer the copyright for their paper to IEEE. This has to be done electronically via email as follows:
  1. Download the copyright form (pdf and doc) and complete it with your personal information and paper details.
  2. Generate a scanned PDF of the completed copyright form
  3. Email your copyright form to copyright@dsp2017.com

4. Upload your paper via EasyChair


Before uploading your paper please ensure that:
  • the title, abstract and author list and order match exactly that declared in EasyChair;
  • all author names match exactly those declared in the corresponding EasyChair profile;
  • paper title is in title case;
  • special characters match the EasyChair entry (EasyChair supports UTF-8 special characters, such as äïöüßîçñé, etc.), and
  • the PDF file is compatible with IEEE Xplore (see details regarding PDF eXpress above).

IEEE Xplore compatible PDFs should then be uploaded to EasyChair in the usual way, this time clicking on the 'upload manuscript' icon next to the 'Final manuscript' field within the detailed paper view for your paper. After submission, it will be checked to ensure:
  • it complies with the page limit (maximum 5 in total, 4 pages of text and 1 for the list of references);
  • there are no headers/footers/page numbers;
  • all fonts are embedded;
  • there are no links, and
  • there are no bookmarks.

We offer the possibility of 1 or 2 pages oversize which has a cost of 80 GBP per page. This needs to be paid by credit card during registration (please contact us before using this service).

Authors experiencing difficulties with the submisison of camera-ready papers can contact the DSP 2017 Publications Chair. Please include the paper number in the subject line of all correspondences.