Submit a Paper to MLSP 2023


  • Accepted papers MUST be presented at the conference by one of the authors. 
  • One of the authors MUST register for the conference at one of the non-student rates offered, and MUST register before the deadline given for author registration. 
  • One full registration can cover at most three accepted papers. 
  • Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.
  • MLSP requires that each accepted paper be presented by one of the authors in-person at the conference site according to the schedule published. Any paper accepted into the technical program, but not presented on-site will be withdrawn from the official proceedings archived on IEEE Xplore.


Authors are invited to submit articles describing their ideas and applicable research results relevant to the scope outlined in the Call for Papers. Papers must not be longer than 6 pages, including all text, figures, and references in accordance with IEEE Signal Processing Society policy and procedures in ICASSP style format, see also Code of Ethics. Papers must be submitted by the indicated deadline. There will be no exceptions.

Please carefully comply with the guidelines and quality requirements specified by the evaluation criteria. Papers which do not fulfill the requirements can not be accepted and published. Papers that do not comply with the basic quality requirements (language, formatting, etc.) may be subject to desk rejection.

To prepare your manuscript, use the LaTeX or Microsoft Word style files and templates and follow the formatting guidelines provided in the example:


Please observe that MLSP uses a double-blind review process. Thus, it is important that all potentially identifying information (such as author names and affiliations) is removed from the initial submission pdf file. When using the LaTeX style file, anonymize your paper as follows:



MLSP policy is to let the authors choose whether to remain anonymous on public repositories or to disclose the results of their research. Uploading a preprint to arXiv or any other public repository does not imply rejection. Any public version of a paper submitted to MLSP should be marked “Preprint submitted to IEEE MLSP 2023” or similar.


All papers are to be submitted through the MLSP 2023 submission site at Microsoft CMT. In Please log in to CMT to submit your paper and provide:

  • paper title and abstract,
  • all author names and affiliations (N.B.: authorship can not be changed for the camera-ready submission),
  • the subject areas of your paper according to the Call for Papers.

You may edit the details of your submission until the regular paper submission deadline.

Special Session submissions: If you are submitting to a Special Session or to a Data Competition Session, please make sure to choose the appropriate session during the initial paper submission.


Authors have the opportunity to provide a rebuttal to the reviews by June 22. This is an optional step. Please pay attention to the following guidelines:

  • A single one-page PDF rebuttal may be prepared to address all reviewer comments.
  • Rebuttals that exceed a single PDF page will be flagged and not be considered in the decision process.
  • The rebuttal is format free. Authors may freely choose one- or two-column, their favoured font type and size, line space or page margin, etc. If proper, you may include detailed math derivations, more results (curves, plots, figures), besides text explanations to justify your claims and address reviewers’ concerns or doubts. However, please make sure the rebuttal is readable. We recommend you don’t use a font smaller than 9pt.
  • Do not promise to expand your paper to address all the questions raised by the reviewers, as you will not be able to change your article substantially. These promises are likely not to be taken seriously.
  • Ensure your PDF is able to be opened by standard PDF viewers or a web browser. Note that it is authors’ responsibility to create readable and valid PDFs, and if there are readability problems, authors won’t be notified for such incidents.
  • Keep your rebuttal polite! Being confrontational does not bring any added value to the paper and the review process. However, if you feel you have received a review that was not courteous, you should point this out.


Please read and follow the instructions below carefully when preparing the camera-ready submissions. Author names and affiliations must be included in the camera-ready submission.

Finalize your full-length paper: Finalize your accepted full-length paper (max. 6 pages including all figures and references) according to the instructions above (papers that do not fulfil these requirements will not be published). Make sure to take the reviewers’ comments into account when finalizing your manuscript. Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

Important Notes before submitting camera-ready papers: Please be advised that it is very important to stay within the limit of 6 pages in the camera-ready submission; otherwise the paper will be subject to a desk rejection.

Convert your paper into PDF and check compliance of the paper: For the camera-ready submission and inclusion in IEEE Xplore, your paper must comply with the IEEE paper requirements. To convert your document to a compliant PDF file, IEEE PDF eXpress must be used:

  • Login to IEEE PDF eXpress (conference ID: 55844X): Click “New Users – Click here” and follow the instructions (you may use your existing credentials if you have used PDF eXpress before but need to activate your account for MLSP 2023). The conference ID for MLSP 2023 is 55844X.
  • Follow the instructions on PDF eXpress to convert your document into an IEEE Xplore compliant PDF file. If applicable, fix all errors indicated by PDF eXpress. Once the conversion is complete, download the IEEE Xplore compliant PDF and save the PDF eXpress status message (you will need both for the camera-ready submission; see below).


You must also add the copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document:

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-8547-0/22/$31.00 ©2023 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 979-8-3503-2411-2/23/$31.00 ©2023 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 979-8-3503-2411-2/23/$31.00 ©2023 IEEE

Upload your paper and transfer the copyright: Login to the MLSP 2023 submission site at Microsoft CMT to upload the PDF of your camera-ready manuscript (the PDF downloaded from PDF eXpress; see above) and IEEE Copyright form:

  • Click “Create Camera Ready Submission”, fill in the required information, and upload the PDF eXpress validated PDF file of your paper.
  • Click “Submit IEEE Copyright Form” and follow the instructions. You will be redirected to the IEEE eCF website to fill in the IEEE Copyright form. Carefully fill in the form by following the instructions on the IEEE eCF website, download the PDF and upload it to CMT.

Note that you are able to re-upload your paper before the deadline; however, you should only submit the IEEE Copyright form once.

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