Paper submission

Paper Preparation & Online Submission


Paper Format

Only full papers of up to 4 pages will be accepted at Speech Prodosy 2012. The latest date for submission will be Wednesday 15th 30th November 2011.

To ensure a coherent style in the Proceedings, please use one of the templates (Latex, Doc/Docx Format, Open Office) provided in the authors' kit:

The kit also contains an example PDF file for the submission format:

General Information

  • All manuscripts must be in English.
  • The paper must be no longer than four (4) pages.
  • The paper must have a suitable structure, for example it will contain: Title; Authors; Affiliations; Abstract; Index Terms; Introduction/Background; Methods; Results; Discussion/Conclusions; References.
  • All papers submitted to Speech Prosody 2012 must be original contributions that neither have been submitted to any other conference or journal, nor will be submitted to any other conference or journal during the review process of Speech Prosody 2012. It is also a condition that at least one author of an accepted paper is registered by the early registration deadline, or the paper will be withdrawn and not published in the proceedings.
  • All submitted papers must adhere to the format, length and style specified in the authors' kit. Please use the templates provided to ensure a coherent style in the Proceedings. Templates are provided for Latex, Microsoft Word, and Open Office. In particular:
    • Paper size is A4.
    • Type-1 (outline) Times-Roman font is strongly preferred. Do not use type-3 (bitmap) fonts.
    • Do not split tables or figures across columns or pages.
  • The paper should include "Index Terms" after the abstract. This will help people find and cite your work, as well as making it easier to evaluate the contribution of the papers in our conferences. No standard list of terms is provided, but please use generally understandable terms, e.g. "speech synthesis, unit selection, join cost", or "speech recognition, cross lingual, adaptation, Arabic".
  • Authors are invited to submit supporting data files, such as multimedia files, to be included on the Proceedings CD-ROM if their paper is accepted.

Creation and Proofreading of Final PDF

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that submitted papers use the correct styles, fonts, etc., as the Local Organising Committee does not have the resources to correct papers that do not adhere to these.

Paper submissions must be in PDF format. To convert your paper to PDF format, you can use commercially available tools (e.g. Adobe Acrobat), online conversion services (e.g. Create Adobe PDF Online), or freeware products (e.g. PDFCreator). Please ensure that no watermarks are introduced during the conversion process to PDF (some freeware tools do that).

The PDF file should comply with the following requirements:

  • there must be no password protection on the PDF file;
  • all fonts must be embedded; and
  • the file must be text searchable (hit CTRL-F and try to find a common word such as 'the').

Note that authors using non-Adobe software to create the PDFs must work out their own settings (in particular to ensure all fonts are embedded) to obtain suitable PDFs.

All authors must proofread their PDF file prior to submission to ensure it is correct. Authors should not rely on proof-reading the source document - please proofread the PDF file.

The proceedings editors will contact authors of non-complying files to obtain a replacement, to be submitted by a specified date. In order not to endanger the preparation of the proceedings, papers for which a replacement is not provided by the specified date will be withdrawn.


Online Paper Submission

  • Papers are to be submitted on or before November 30 15, 2011, via the online submission system.
  • Authors should submit an abstract as well as the final versions of full articles in electronic format. The abstract should be no more than 1000 characters. Full articles should be submitted in PDF format.
  • You are eligible to choose "student paper"  in submission if  you are the first author, are presenting this paper and if you are a full time student as of May 2012.
  • You may choose to submit your paper(s) for regular sessions or special sessions

Submissions for Special Sessions

After the closure of the online submission system on 4 December 2011, paper submission and update for Special Sessions should be sent directly by mail to the organizers of the corresponding sessions, and make a copy to for technical management.

  • Please send your submissions for
    SS-1: Control of prosodic features for expressive speech synthesis with less speech corpus
    to Prof. Keikichi Hirose
  • Please send your submissions for
    SS-2: Prosody and languages in contact
    to Prof. Elisabeth DELAIS-ROUSSARIE

The deadline for paper submission for special sessions is December 15th, 2011.

Further Details on Paper Submission & Review

  • Inquiries regarding paper submissions should be directed via email to our technical support (Mr. Pengfei Shao) or organizing committee
  • Reviewers' comments will be sent to authors before January 25th, 2012, and successful authors will be permitted to review their paper in accord with the reviewers' comments. Revisions to the paper must be completed by February 8th, 2012.


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