University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Audio Mostly 2019: A Journey in Sound
18th to 20th September 2019

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Authors’ Instructions & Submission

Papers, workshops and demo/Installations must be submitted through the EasyChair Audio Mostly 2019 submission portal linked here.

*Please make sure that your paper submission is anonymised to ensure fair reviewing. 


Papers: short papers (4 pages including references) and long papers (5-8 pages including references) are to be submitted using the ACM Master Article format. There are three options available:

  • LaTeX template – 

    acmart.cls, the official ACM Master article template for LaTeX, consolidates 8 individual ACM journal and ACM proceedings tempaltes. The master template is available in the following formats*: (last update May 10, 2019)

    Before using the ACM LaTeX article template, everyone should read the TeX User Guide which comprises the first section of the document; authors who plan to use their own packages should read the longer TeX Implementation Guide which follows.

  • Overleaf project – For online collaborative writing, authors can create an Overleaf project using The ACM LaTeX template on Overleaf platform is available to all ACM authors at 

  • Microsoft Word template – we ask Microsoft Word users to please use these interim templates which provides the final layout for ACM articles, but do not have any of the functionality built in to capture accessibility and metadata tagging. Please download the interim word template here: Interim layout.docx and interim sample pdf (Please disregard any embedded instructions in the Interim layout during this transition phase.). Please review your conference submission page for further details.

The above templates should be used for submitting Papers only. For other submission types, please see the CHI Extended Abstracts format (below).


Workshops (up to 6 pages in length):

Demo/Installations (up to 5 pages in length):

These submissions are to use one of the following three CHI Extended Abstracts templates:

  • LaTeX template – Download the LaTeX ZIP file, and use the sample-sigchi-a.tex file. You will find it in the samples folder. The community has put together a set of tips and guidelines on typesetting your CHI paper using LaTeX, which can be found here.

  • Overleaf project – For online collaborative writing, authors can create a project using this Overleaf template.

  • Microsoft Word template – Please download and use the updated Word template (see the PDF preview) along with the ACM Fonts. This file will not change between the submission and camera ready, and it includes instructions on how to use the template. Authors are not required to use the macros and mark-up features for the submission. Make sure to install the ACM Fonts and verify that your submission is using the correct fonts (Linux Biolinum for body text). Pro tip: before entering your own text into the template, please first delete the figures and tables. When adding your own figures, make sure to do that in the left column and not in the right column.


Music: For Music and Performance Submissions see



General Instructions for Paper Preparation and Submission

  • Make sure that you are using the correct ACM template for your paper by checking the template information at the top of this page.

  • The length of abstracts in papers (regular, demo or workshop position papers) should be 150-200 words.

  • Authors should use the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS) to provide the proper indexing information in their papers (see instructions on the 2017 ACM Master Article Template page).

  • Please adhere to the in-text citation style and reference format guidelines provided by the ACM. Bibliography is included in the page limit.

  • Submissions must be made using the EasyChair Audio Mostly 2019 submission portal following the instructions below:

    • You will need to select your submission type

    • Fill in submission information such as author names and affiliations, paper title and abstract, preference for oral or poster presentation.

    • Select “Add or update files” to submit your paper in PDF format and any additional files (e.g. audio / video). Do not submit your source files at this stage (i.e. LaTex, Word)

  • Submission deadlines are indicated in the Important Dates section of the website.


Submission Review and Selection Process

Regular Papers

Papers will be subject to double blind peer-review by at least two reviewers and included in the conference proceedings.

We encourage authors of papers to also consider their work for the Demo track, wherever relevant (see Call for Demos)



Review and selection of workshops will be undertaken by the Workshop and Program Chairs, who will assess the quality and relevance of submissions to Audio Mostly.



Selection of demos will be curated by the Demonstration and Program Chairs. Authors of demos will have to specify upon submission whether they wish to have their paper considered for inclusion in the main conference proceedings. Demo papers to be considered for inclusion in the main proceedings will be subjected to peer-review (see Call for Papers and Authors’ instructions & submission). It will be possible to present an accepted demonstration without having the paper peer-reviewed, but the paper will not be part of the conference main proceedings. By leaving the peer-review process optional, we aim to accommodate the needs of different types of authors (e.g. academics, practitioners, artists and industrials).



At least one author will need to be registered and attend the conference for publication and presentation of an accepted contribution. Conference registration will be made available on the Audio Mostly website in due course.


General Instructions for Camera-ready Papers

The instructions below detail the procedure to prepare and submit the camera-ready (final) versions of papers which have been accepted for inclusion in the Audio Mostly conference proceedings published by the ACM. These instructions apply to regular, demo and workshop track papers.

  • Make sure that you are using the correct ACM template for your paper by checking the checking the template information at the top of this page.

  • Please improve your paper taking into account the scientific and editorial corrections/suggestions you have received from reviewers.

  • Set up the ACM template in camera-ready mode (as opposed to review mode which generates line numbers, or author version mode). For the SIG CHI Proceedings LaTeX template (regular papers), change \documentclass[sigchi, review]{acmart} to \documentclass[sigchi]{acmart}. For the SIG CHI Extended Abstracts LaTeX template (demo and workshop papers), use \documentclass[sigchi-a]{acmart}.

  • Please adhere to the in-text citation style and reference format guidelines provided by the ACM. If you do not, your paper will be returned to you for proper formatting.

  • Please import the required indexing concepts for your article from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). You can use the following web-based indexing support tool which generates the necessary TeX/XML code once you have selected your terms to insert in your LaTeX/Word templates.

  • The ACM will send accepted authors a copyright form and complete instructions. A weekly reminder will be sent to authors with outstanding forms. After completing the rights management form, the ACM will email authors a copy of the form and the correct rights management and bibliographic information text to add to their paper (incl. ISBN, DOI). As rights management emails are sent from an automated system, there is a chance that emails sent will wind up in SPAM folders. Please make sure that you set email SPAM settings to allow emails from “”.

  • Camera-ready submissions have to be made using the EasyChair Audio Mostly 2019 submission portal following the instructions below:

  • Please update your submission information if necessary (e.g. abstract).

  • Select “Add or update files” to submit your camera-ready paper and additional files as described below.

  • Camera-ready paper (mandatory). Your camera-ready paper must be in the PDF format. There is no specific file size restriction for camera-ready paper PDFs. Please do not down sample images within your PDF.

  • Camera-ready paper source files (mandatory). In addition to your camera-ready paper PDF, please upload a ZIP archive file containing all the source files (LaTeX or Word document, bibliography file, etc.) and figures for your camera-ready paper. Article source files are required for the ACM Digital Library processing (as ACM transitions to provide responsive HTML5 output in the Digital Library).

  • Camera-ready paper image representation (optional). Authors are also invited to submit an image representation of their article for the ACM Digital Library. Please note that this is optional. An example of how such image is used in the ACM Digital Library can be seen here. The image must be selected from the article body and can be any of the following: art, graphic, table, figures, etc. Image files are to be as square as possible, 100×100 ppi and in JPG format. You must supply a caption with the image. The caption length should be no more than 512 characters. To submit your image representation, please upload a ZIP archive file including the image (JPG file) and its caption (TXT file).