ICA 2007

ICA 2007
7th International Conference on
Independent Component Analysis
and Signal Separation

London, UK        9 - 12 September 2007

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To submit the manuscript of accepted papers, see below for

Contents of this page: Papers | Deadlines | FAQs

Submission of Papers for Review

To submit your paper to ICA 2007, please go to:

Step 1: Create an account

To create an account on the ICA 2007 submission system, go to ica2007.confmaster.net and choose Register as new author.

If you wish, you may include your academic title (Prof/Dr/etc.) in the Academic Title field.

Step 2: Prepare your paper

Submissions (full papers) may be up to 8 pages in length, including figures and references, in Springer's LNCS format. Submitted papers should be in single-column format, using a font no smaller than 10 points, except for the abstract, where a font of 9 points may be used. For templates and further instructions, see:

Use the appropriate template for Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes.

Save your paper as a PDF document.

To make sure your paper will print as intended, create your PDF document so that all fonts are embedded subsets.

Step 3: Upload your paper for review

Once you have registered, to upload a paper, go to ica2007.confmaster.net and choose Register paper. (You will only see this option once you have logged in.)

When uploading your paper, please choose Keywords which identify the topic area(s) of your paper. We will use these to help us assign the paper to reviewers with appropriate areas of expertise.

Please upload your paper in PDF format only (max 5 MB).

Revising your paper

You may revise your uploaded paper at any time up to the submission deadline.

To revise a submitted paper, go to go to ica2007.confmaster.net and choose View own papers, select the paper you wish to revise, then upload a new PDF file.

Special Session Proposals

To propose a special session, please send the following information to the Conference Organizers at ica2007@elec.qmul.ac.uk:

  • Title of the session
  • Description of the session
  • Contact details for the special session organizer

Submission deadlines

Special session proposal deadline 1 March 2007
Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED) ** 30 March 2007 **
Notification of acceptance   18 May 2007
Deadline for camera-ready copy and copyright form   1 June 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find the proceedings to last year's conference?

See our links page for pointer to the Springer LNCS online entry for the ICA 2006 and ICA 2004 proceedings.

Q: Should I submit an abstracts, or a complete paper?

Submission is of complete papers. For formatting information, see Paper Submission above.

Q: Are the papers reviewed "double-blind"? Do we have to make the paper anonymous?

No, reviewing is not double-blind. Please prepare the paper in the final format with author names included.

(However, as is normal practice the reviewers will remain anonymous: their identities will not be disclosed to the authors when feedback is returned.)

Q: Will the submission deadline be extended again?

No: submission has already been extended to Friday 30 March 2007, but will not be extended any further.

Q: I live in (e.g.) Alaska: what is the exact time that submissions will close?

The submission system will close not before midnight 30 March 2007 in any time zone, up to UTC-12. So in Alaska, where it is currently UTC/GMT-8, you have until 2am the following morning. In Central Europe, where it is currently UTC/GMT+2, you would have until 2pm the following day. However, we recommend that you upload your paper well before the deadline, in case of any difficulties.

Q: I can't find the answer to my question. Who can I contact?

Please see the Contact page.

Submission of Camera-Ready Copy

Step 1: Preparation of Manuscript

Please prepare the camera-ready copy of your paper following closely the instructions on the Springer website, at

(or go to Lecture Notes in Computer Science, follow the link to Information for LNCS Authors and Volume Editors and from there to Information for LNCS Authors).

Make sure that your paper fits into 8 (EIGHT) pages without altering the standard margins, font sizes, and vertical spacing of the document template.

If you are an author of multiple papers, make sure that your name is spelt consistently in all your submissions (to make sure the author index is correct).

Step 2: Complete the Copyright Form

Please complete and sign the Springer LNCS Copyright Form:

This can also be found on the the Springer Information for LNCS Authors webpage.

Please use the following information at the top of the form:

Title of the Book/Volume/Conference:
ICA 2007: 7th International Conference on Independent Component Analysis and Signal Separation
Volume Editor(s):
M E Davies, C J James, S A Abdallah and M D Plumbley

The completed copyright form must be EITHER

  • Scanned as a PDF file and included with the source files (preferred), OR
  • Faxed to +44 20 7882 7997, with a cover sheet marked
    "To: Dr Mark Plumbley"

Do not send the copyright form to Springer.

Deadline: 1 June 2007

IMPORTANT: Please make sure we receive your copyright form by the deadline. If we do not receive your copyright form in time, we will not be able to include your paper in the proceedings!

Step 3: Collect the Source Files / Copyright Form

Springer require your submission as a collection of source files, together with a PDF file for checking.

For papers prepared using LaTeX/TeX, these would include:

  • LaTeX2e files for the text and PS/EPS or PDF/JPG files for all figures.
  • Any further style files and fonts you have used together with your source files and that are not generally available at CTAN.
  • Final DVI file
  • Final PDF file (for reference)

The text in your LaTeX files, DVI file and PDF file must be identical.

  • Note on style files and fonts: If your are in any doubt about whether or not to include a special style file or font you have used (e.g. subeqn.sty, etc), please include it.

For word-processing systems other than LaTeX/TeX, these would include:

  • RTF files
  • Final PDF file (for reference)

The text in your RTF source files and the final PDF file must be identical.

Pack your source files, together with a scanned completed copyright form (unless the form is being faxed), into EITHER

  • a ZIP (.zip) archive, OR
  • a gzipped TAR (.tar.gz) archive

Step 4: Upload your source files

To upload your source files and copyright form, go to

Select "View own papers" to see the papers you are an author on.

Select the "upload or update uploaded paper" icon:

This will allow you to upload a file of type ".zip" or ".gz" (.tar.gz), of size up to 5MB. (If your archive is larger than 5MB, please contact us immediately for assistance).

Browse to the archive of source files (and copyright form) you created in Step 4 above, and click Submit to upload.

Deadline: 1 June 2007.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure we receive your source files and copyright form by the deadline. If we do not receive your soruce files or copyright form in time, we will not be able to include your paper in the proceedings!

Step 5: Register for the Conference!

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work.

Please register by 14 June 2007 to ensure your paper appears in the conference programme and proceedings. Papers with no registered authors after 14 June 2007 may be removed from the conference programme and proceedings.

Step 6: Checking

The volume editors will gather and check the contributions, decide in which order they are to appear in the printed volume and will send the complete material on to Springer.

Springer will build the final proceedings from your source files. Please be ready to respond immediately to any queries they may have.

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