Guidelines for presenting authors

Oral Presentations

The time-slot for the presentations is 20min and splits up in 15min for lecture, and 5min dedicated for discussion with the audience and for setting up the next speaker's presentation.

All presentations should be tested in the break before your session starts. Laptop VGA connections and mini-jack stereo sound will be available. We will provide a number of the most common converters, but it is always a good idea to bring your own for safety. We will also make available a dedicated PC with internet connection, stereo sound and the ability to read standard Microsoft Office formats and Acrobat pdf's.

Poster Presentations

Posters for each day will be pinned up for the whole of each conference day for unguided discussion. We will provide a small table and power outlet to each poster stand. Prior to the poster sessions there will be a short poster presentation slot for authors to introduce their work. Each author should plan for 2 minutes maximum, no more than 2 presentation slides, and there will be 1 minute for questions.

It is recommended that posters should be in portrait format, A0 format (841 x 1189 mm). To give the posters a uniform look please use this year's DAFx15 logo available as PNG file.

Call for papers

We are pleased to announce that the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx) will be held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway from November 30th to December 3rd 2015. DAFx15 is jointly organized by the Department of Music and the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at NTNU.

We would like to invite submissions of papers for presentation at DAFx-15 within the following general areas relevant to audio signal processing for music, speech, sound art, acoustics and related applications:

  • Capture and analysis
  • Representation, transformation and modelling
  • Transmission and resynthesis
  • Effects and manipulation
  • Perception, psychoacoustics and evaluation
  • Spatial sound analysis, coding and synthesis
  • Source separation
  • Physical modelling, virtual acoustic and analogue models
  • Sound synthesis, composition and sonification
  • Hardware and software design

At DAFx-15 we especially encourage submissions addressing:

  • Real-time applications of digital audio processing
  • Music performance – applications and analysis
  • 3D audio techniques

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers before June 10, 2015 according to one of the following two paper formats:

  • Oral presentation: 8 pages maximum in the proceedings (15 minutes talk, 5 minutes questions & answers)
  • Poster presentation: 8 pages maximum in the proceedings (3 minutes introductory poster presentation)

The program committee decides on the types of presentation based on the authors' preferences. Submitted papers must be camera-ready and conform to format specified in the templates below.

Detailed instructions for authors are available here (pdf)We recommend that you print and read this information carefully before downloading the templates package.

All submissions are subject to peer review. Acceptance may be conditional upon changes being made to the paper as directed by reviewers. Final versions of the accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings distributed to all registered delegates at the conference site and will be made freely accessible on the conference website after the conference closure.

Paper submission procedure

The papers have to be submitted using the EasyChair conference management system. Upload your paper herePlease note that at least one author must be registered for the conference by the date of final paper submission in september.


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Best papers now published!

We are happy to announce that revised and extended versions of the three best DAFX-15 papers have been published in the Audio Signal Processing special issue of Applied Sciences!


Important dates

  • Full-Paper Submission: June 10th, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 7th, 2015
  • Final Paper Submission: September 29th, 2015
  • Conference: November 30th - December 3rd, 2015


The DAFx conference proceedings are now registered as an annual serial publication with numbers: 

ISSN 2413-6700 (printed publication) 
ISSN 2413-6689 (online publication) 

Best paper invitation

We are pleased to announce that the authors of the best DAFx-15 submissions will be invited to publish an extended paper in a special issue of Applied Sciences, which is a fast open access journal. The best papers are invited without a publishing fee. The special issue will be organized by DAFx board member Vesa Välimäki.