DAFx 2020 Information for Authors

Hopefully, the in-person presentation of the accepted papers will take place within DAFx20in21 on Wednesday 8 September through Friday 10 September 2021.

We encourage the authors of accepted papers to provide short audiovisual presentations to be broadcasted during the eDAFx2020 (Wednesday 9 September through Friday 11 September 2020) and to be made available in this website.

Full paper deadline

Friday 27 March 2020

Sunday 19 April 2020

Review deadline

Friday 22 May 2020

Friday 19 June 2020

Notification of Acceptance

Friday 19

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Final paper submission

Friday 10

Friday 31 July 2020

Submission of audiovisual presentations

Saturday 15

Sunday 23 August 2020

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Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite the community to submit to the 23rd International Conference on Digital Audio Effects. The conference will be hosted at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. The annual conference brings together academics, industry bodies and students from around the globe to participate in the development of Digital Audio Effects for music production, speech, sound design and other applications.

We would like to invite submissions of papers for presentation at DAFx2020 within the following general areas:

  • 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
  • Music Information Retrieval and Intelligent Audio Engineering

New Proceedings and Programme Generating Platform

We are proud to announce that this year we developed a software platform, which allows us to preserve the internal links (hyperrefs) of the individual papers in the compiled book of online proceedings. The same platform also automates the redaction of the entire conference programme.

Thus, we expect the authors to strictly comply with the given templates and to format their contributions, whenever possible, using LaTeX instead of MS Word. While it is not impossible to correctly produce a compliant paper with MS Word, it requires a lot more discipline to keep the bibliography and everything else in the correct format and to insert cross-references in the text, using the full context option. Additionally, bookmarks to paper sections must be manually placed.

Since the new proceedings and programme production process required a slight update of the templates,

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers according to one of the following two paper formats:

  • Oral presentation: 8 pages maximum in the proceedings (15 minutes talk, 5 minutes questions and answers)
  • Poster presentation: 8 pages maximum in the proceedings (2 minutes introductory poster presentation)

The program committee will decide the types of presentation based on the conference organisation, and the authors' preferences. Submitted papers must be camera-ready and conform to the format specified in the template, which can be downloaded here.

Papers should be submitted using the EasyChair conference management system.

All submissions must be original and will be subject to peer review.

Acceptance may be conditional upon changes being made to the paper as specified 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 available.


DAFx2020 papers will be considered for publication in the open access repository at mdw. This will not preclude the possibility to publish extended versions of the papers in other open access journals.


If financial conditions will allow, also this year we will award the best DAFx2020 papers. Unlike the previous editions, however, only students or non-affiliated researchers are eligible for the awards.


If you have any queries or questions, please contact the organisers on dafx2020@gmail.com.

Presentation Formats

Virtual Presentations

The time-slot for each audiovisual presentation is 10-15 minutes (plus Q&A time during virtual coffee breaks).

The virtual presentations should have the following characteristics:

  • Slides with voice commentary / video-camera optional
  • Duration: 10-15 minutes
  • Format: mp4
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • File name: "paper ID".mp4.

The DAFx2020 logos can be found in PNG or EPS formats here for your presentation.

Please send us the link to your file via email.

Oral Presentations

The time-slot for the presentations is 20 minutes (15 minutes talk, 5 minutes questions and answers). This splits up into 15 minutes for presentation, and 5 minutes dedicated to discussion with the audience. During the discussion, the next presenting author will be invited to prepare.

All presentations should be tested before the start of your session. The screen will accept either VGA, HDMI or mini-Display Port. A mini-jack will be available for audio demonstrations. Whilst there may be some converters available, please ensure you bring your own. A dedicated machine will be available as well which will be suitable for PowerPoint and PDF presentations.

The DAFx2020 logos can be found in PNG or EPS formats here for your presentation.

Poster Presentations

Posters for each day will be pinned for either the morning or afternoon of each conference day for unguided discussion. The posters should be in portrait or landscape A0 format (841 x 1189 mm). Each author will also give a two minute overview of their poster before the session.

The DAFx2020 logos can be found in PNG or EPS formats here for your poster.