Author Instructions & Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit 6-page papers (including references), written in English. Papers exceeding 6 pages will not be accepted, nor reviewed at all. All manuscripts should be original, unpublished and should not be submitted or under revision elsewhere. Please refer to the call for papers for a list of topics.

When preparing your manuscript, please note that LaTeX is the preferred method. Please use the standard LaTeX IEEE conference templates. If you use Microsoft Word, please use the IEEE Word conference template and the most recent version of the Word processor to help reduce word-to-pdf conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process. Please contact the Technical Program Chairs. if you have any questions about submitting your manuscripts.

Papers should be submit your work to our EasyChair Submission server: ⇨ SUBMIT HERE ⇦

Publication Policies

[With the conference being transferred to a virtual format, follow-up messages will be disseminated to the community over the next weeks and months, containing new presentation and no-show policies updated by the Organizing Committee]

Non-Presented Paper (No-Show) Policy:

At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must register until August 26th. Such time in advance is essential due to open preview requirements and also to complete the build of the virtual conference site. Hence, after August 26, association of papers to registrations will no longer be possible. Any paper without a valid associated registration will be withdrawn from the proceedings and IEEE Xplore, and the video will not be accepted for presentation during the conference.

Additionally, any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author or qualified proxy attend and present the paper at the conference. If a paper is not presented at the conference, the paper will not be published by IEEE on IEEE Xplore® or other public access forums, but these papers will be distributed to conference attendees as conference proceedings and the copyright of these papers will belong to IEEE. For poster sessions, if the speaker is not present in front of the poster for most of the time during the poster session, this also implies the paper was not presented. Conference organizers are required to collect attendance records and a list of any non-presented papers and submit them to the IEEE SPS staff.

Exceptions to this policy will be made by the Technical Program Chair(s) of the conference only if there is evidence that the no-show occurred because of unanticipated events beyond the control of the authors, and every option available to the authors to present the paper was exhausted. The no-show authors may appeal the decision of the Technical Program Chair to the VP-Conferences.

Qualified Proxy Policy:

The presentation of papers by substitutes is highly discouraged and may only be made after permission is granted by the Technical Program Chair(s) of the conference based on solid evidence that none of the authors is available to present. Papers presented by substitutes without permission will be considered as no-shows.

Authors with Travel Restrictions Policy:

The Signal Processing Society values diversity. Authors who anticipate inability to travel to a conference because of a government-imposed travel restriction are still encouraged to submit papers. Such papers will be reviewed and accepted on their own merit for publication without any knowledge of the author’s travel restriction. Within one week of paper acceptance notification, travel-restricted authors must notify the Technical Program Chair of the conference with proof of their restriction. Substitute presenters may be possible or, depending on conference resources, other accommodations may be available, such as a remote presentation or pre-recorded video.

IEEE Event Conduct and Safety Statement:

IEEE believes that science, technology, and engineering are fundamentally human activities, for which openness, international collaboration, and the free flow of talent and ideas are essential. Its meetings, conferences, and other events seek to enable engaging, thought-provoking conversations that support IEEE’s core mission of advancing technology for humanity.

Accordingly, IEEE is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment to all participants, including staff and vendors, at IEEE-related events. IEEE has no tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or bullying in any form at IEEE-related events. All participants have the right to pursue shared interests without harassment or discrimination in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Participants are expected to adhere to these principles and respect the rights of others. IEEE seeks to provide a secure environment at its events. Participants should report any behavior inconsistent with the principles outlined here, to on-site staff, security or venue personnel, or to

View the complete IEEE Signal Processing Society Policy & Procedures Manual at

IEEE also recommends posting a notice about the handling of conference papers on Arxiv.

IEEE policy permits authors to post their articles to the preprint repository arXiv. Posting rules for each stage of the article life cycle are:

  • Pre-submission: Before submission to an IEEE publication, the papers may be posted anywhere, including to arXiv.
  • Upon acceptance: Upon acceptance to an IEEE publication, the arXiv posting must be updated by replacing the pre-submission version with the accepted version. The accepted version must have the IEEE copyright line (© 20XX IEEE) but no other changes may be made. The version suitable for posting is available on the Completed Articles page of the IEEE Author Gateway:
  • Upon publication: When the article is published, the posted version on arXiv should be updated with a full citation to the IEEE publication, including DOI. No other changes may be made.

Visit the IEEE Author Center for more information on SPS sharing and posting policies at