Call for Abstract

Now accepting applications for travel support for accepted abstracts. (travel support).

The 16th Winter School on Audio and Speech Processing 2023 (WISSAP ‘23) welcomes contributions in all the areas related to Audio Processing, MIR and its applications, including music computational analysis, processing, generation, algorithms, and their evaluation. Building upon the success of previous WiSSAPs and audio/music conferences such as ISMIR, we aim to provide a dynamic platform for researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements in AI applied to audio processing and Music Information Retrieval. WiSSAP 23 will aim at fostering collaboration between researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students, and professionals from the disciplines involved in MIR, such as musicology, cognitive science, library and information science, computer science, electrical engineering, and many others, while also promoting discussion and exchange of ideas among the attendees, with particular attention to new topics emerging problems, inclusion and diversity.

Technical Scope

We invite submissions of ongoing studies, analytical literature survey and published works, on topics including but not limited to:

  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Audio Event Detection
  • Content based audio retrieval
  • Multi modal information retrieval
  • Computational Musicology
  • Music Generation
  • Intelligent Musical Instrument
  • Audio and Speech processing


Authors need to submit a (2+1)- page extended abstract to showcase their work. The submission can be either an ongoing research project or a recently published work. It will be reviewed by the technical program committe and a decision will be made on the acceptance of the submission. The accepted abstracts must be presented by at least one author as a 3-5 minute flash presentation followed by poster discussions during the winter school. Authors’ registration to the winter school is mandatory but can be completed after the notification of acceptance. Note that the extended abstract is not a conference paper and will not be part of any proceedings.


All submissions must comply to the following guidelines:

  • Length (2+1): two pages (maximum) of content plus one optional page for bibliography only.
  • Templates: make sure to use the latest template: Zip / Overleaf , for WiSSAP EA (available for Latex). Submissions must be in PDF format.
  • Submission system: please submit the extended abstract to the Microsoft CMT site. Submit Here
  • Accepted submissions will be notified as early as possible from 1st November.
  • Note that we allow authors to edit their submissions until the camera-ready deadline.
  • Supplementary material (optional): authors can also submit a demo video (5 minutes or less, mp4, h264 codec, 100MB or less, with closed captions).


  • 11:59 PM AOE (Anywhere-on-Earth), 25th October 15th November 2023- Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 20th November 2023 - Results announced
  • 25th November 2023 - Registration of Authors
  • 30th November 2023 - Camera Ready Submission Deadline

Camera Ready

For preparing camera-ready submissions, please follow these guidelines:

  • The poster area includes poster boards which are suitable for A0 size posters in portrait orientation.
  • In addition, sufficient push tacks or Velcro adhesive will be provided for mounting the posters. The presenters have time to mount their poster during the transition prior to each session.
  • Please remove your poster at the end of your allocated session. Posters left mounted to the boards after end of the session will be removed and disposed.

Travel Support

As a part of the commitments to foster diversity and inclusion and to support early-career members of the Audio Processing/MIR community, we are pleased to offer several financial support opportunities for authors of the accepted abstracts. To apply submit the Travel Grants form before 20th November 2023. The support includes-

  1. Travel by train (3-tier AC) or economy class flight, whichever is lesser.
  2. Partial Relaxation in registration fee.
  3. Accommodation Support
  4. The support is capped at INR 6000 for every selected abstract.

We would like to thank the generous support of our sponsors, for supporting our community.

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