23rd International Conference on Speech and Computer




Camera-ready papers for SPECOM-2021 must be 8-13 pages long (including all figures and references). The camera-ready paper submission deadline is Sunday, July 25, 2021.

All authors are kindly asked to follow the Springer LNCS author formatting guidelines for the preparation of their manuscripts. The Author Guidelines document summarizes how a proceedings paper should be structured, how elements (headings, figures, references) should be formatted using our predefined styles, etc. It also gives some insight on how a paper will be typeset at Springer.

Users of MS Word

Production of the camera-ready paper will be a much smoother process if authors make use of the available MS Word template, which incorporates all the recommended formatting guidelines:

Template supporting MS Office Word

Users of LaTeX

Authors who wish to use LaTeX for the preparation of their manuscript should download the corresponding support file available by Springer and check the included readme.txt file for further instructions.

The LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates are available in the scientific authoring platform Overleaf.

Copyright form

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form. Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the paper to Springer. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

1. One author may sign on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper. In this case, the author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

2. Modified forms are not acceptable.

3. The “Title of the Contribution” (i.e., paper title) and the List of Authors should match exactly the title and the list of authors of the paper.

4. Machine-typed signatures and digital signatures are NOT acceptable by Springer.

Copyright form


Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, by July 25, 2021, via the Easychair system.

1. Final source files (MS Word in DOC/DOCX or LaTeX (zip, including figures and specific style files (not included in CTAN) if used) of the paper.

2. Final PDF file corresponding exactly to the final source files.

3. A scanned copy of a filled in and signed Springer Copyright Form as a PDF file.

Editorial policies

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with the Springer editorial policies (Author Responsibilities and Ethics).

Authors should follow the minimum standards as set out in the Springer Nature Code of Conduct for Book Authors.