The Seventh International Conference on Auditory Display

Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

29th of July - 1st of August 2001

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In the following you may find guidelines and templates for preparing your submission and final paper to ICAD 2001 electronically. We suggest that you print and read this information (adapted and modified from the WASPAA'99 templates page) carefully before downloading the template packages.

  1. If you want to typeset your paper using LaTeX, please download the template package that produces the proper format. In the package, you will find the following files:
  2. In case you want to write your paper using Microsoft Word, template package (for Microsoft Word97) is available. In this package, you will find the following files:
  3. All manuscripts must be in English.
  4. There are two categories for final papers: long and short/poster. No long paper is allowed to be longer than ten (10) pages and no short/poster paper may be longer than six (6) pages. A paper may be shorter.
  5. Submissions should consist of a 4-5 pages extended abstract for long papers and a 2-3 pages extended abstract for short papers and posters. Use the same template and format for your submission as for the final paper.
  6. To achieve the best viewing experience both for the proceedings and the CD-ROM, we strongly encourage to use Times-Roman font (the LaTeX style file as well as the Word template files use Times-Roman). In addition, this will give the proceedings a more uniform look.
  7. The paper should be in the following format: 
Additional Instructions
  1. For 9-point type font, there should be no more than 3.2 lines/cm (8 lines/inch) vertically. This is a minimum spacing; 2.75 lines/cm (7 lines/inch) will make the paper much more readable. Larger type sizes require correspondingly larger vertical spacing.
  2. Paper Title - The paper title has to appear in CAPITAL LETTERS, boldface if possible, centered across the top of the two columns on the first page as indicated above.
  3. Authors' Name(s) - The authors' name(s) and affiliation(s) appear below the title in capital and lower case letters. If space permits include a mailing address here. The templates indicate the area where the title and author information should go. These items need not be strictly confined to the number of lines indicated; papers with multiple authors and affiliations, for example, may require two or more lines for this information. However, the placement of the title should be immediately below the top line.
  4. Abstract - Each paper should contain an abstract of 100-150 words that appears at the beginning of the paper.
  5. Major Headings - Major headings appear in CAPITAL LETTERS, boldface, centered in the column. Examples of the various levels of headings are included in the templates.
  6. Sub Headings - Sub headings appear in capital and lower case, in boldface. They start at the left margin on a separate line.
  7. Sub-Sub Headings - Sub-sub headings appear in capital and lower case, indented like a paragraph and on a separate line. They are in italics.
  8. References - List and number all references at the end of the paper. The references are numbered in order of appearance in the document. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence [1]. 


    [1] Ö. Yrjöläinen, "An important paper," Int. J. Auditory Display, vol. 36, no. 13, pp. 1932-1948, July 2001.

  10. Illustrations - Illustrations must appear within the designated margins, and must be furnished positioned within the paper. They may span the two columns. If possible, position illustrations at the tops of columns, rather than in the middle or at the bottom. Caption and number every illustration. All half-tone illustrations must be clear black and white prints. Line drawings may be made in black ink on white paper. Do not use any colors in illustrations.
  11. WWW URL links - Authors are encouraged include the WWW URL address in the paper and/or abstract to refer to any online information related to the paper, such as accompanied audio/video files, links of relevant publications and demos. The URL link information allows authors to share proper and updated information with (re)viewers.
  12. Layout Specifications - Authors should submit files with six to ten (6-10) 216 mm wide x 280 mm high (8-1/2" x 11") pages that will be printed exactly as received, without any reduction. A4-size paper is also acceptable for submission; keep the top and left margins as specified. Detailed size specifications for the layout are given below.
  13. Text should appear in two columns, each 83 mm wide with 8 mm space between columns. On the first page, the top 50 mm (2") of both columns is reserved for the title, author(s), and affiliation(s). These items should be centered across both columns, starting at 25 mm (1") from the top of the paper, as shown in the examples. The abstract should appear at the top of the left-hand column of text, about 12 mm (1/2") below the title area and no more than 80 mm (3-1/8") in length. Leave 12 mm (1/2") space between the end of the abstract and the beginning of the main text.
  14. On the second and subsequent pages, the text or illustrations begin at the top of the page.

Please send your submission and final paper to in the Postscript (.ps) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) format. Do NOT send a Word or a LaTeX file.

Thank you for following all of these instructions carefully! If you have any questions or comments concerning the submission, please don't hesitate to contact us at

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