FAQ for Authors


We will update this page with questions (and answers) as they arise. Please check back regularly. If you do not find an answer to your question here, you are welcome to contact the General Chairs, but please make sure that you have read the Call For Papers and the Author Kit (as well as this document) first!

Q: Will the authors be given the opportunity to make revisions to accepted papers based on the reviewers comments. A: For accepted papers, the authors will be given a period to update paper, with the following guidelines, until the revision due date (November 23, 2020).
1. The title of the paper, the authors, and the author order cannot be changed.
2. The revised paper must conform to the format detailed in the Author Kit.
3. Major changes to the accepted paper are not permitted; please limit your revisions to minor amendments of format and content, and be mindful of the reviewers' comments when updating the paper. The Technical Program Committee (TPC) reserves the option to use the accepted version of the paper if the modified version differs substantially from the version that was reviewed.
Q: Can I attach images in the rebuttal? A: No, you can't. The rebuttal is limited to plain text. Author responses must not contain external links, and must be anonymized.
Q: Can I upload a modified version of the paper that addresses suggestions by reviewers? A: No, you can't. The rebuttal is limited to plain text.
Q: Are the authors required to submit the rebuttal? A: The author rebuttal is optional but encouraged. The Technical Program Committee (TPC) will consider your rebuttal when making final decisions. Please keep your response polite, concise and to the point. Focus on the major issues such as correcting factual errors in the reviews, answering questions raised in the reviewer comments, and so on.
Q: Is the submission date 14 August 2020, a hard, final deadline? A: The paper submission deadline is 14 August 2020 and the paper revision deadline is 21 August, 2020. That means, you can revise the manuscript (including abstract) until 21 August, 2020, but cannot change the title, list of authors and the submission track.
Q: I have submitted my work to arxiv in July. Can I still submit this work to SLT 2021? A: Yes, you can. Note that the anonymity period will be from 14 August, 2020 to the announcement of acceptance decisions. If you have posted a non-anonymized version of your paper online before the start of the anonymity period, you may submit an anonymized version to the conference. You may not update the non-anonymized version during the anonymity period, and we ask you not to advertise it on social media or take other actions that would further compromise double-blind reviewing during the anonymity period.
Q: How can I submit supplementary materials (such as code and audio samples) under the double-blind review policy? A: You can use a URL in your manuscript which does not reveal the identities of authors. You can use any means to share anonymous materials, for example, in an anonymous cloud storage (e.g., Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive). However, the paper submissions need to remain fully self-contained, as these supplementary materials are completely optional, and reviewers are not even asked to review or download them.
Q: I have successfully submitted the IEEE copyright form. Now I need to revise the author list of our submission and try to update the copyright form, but the system returns the error code 3001. A: The IEEE e-Copyright Form is linked via the paper ID, so the copyright form still legally refers to the paper, even if the paper's meta-data (title, authors) are changed later. There is no need to update the copyright form.

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