# Multiple Authors with common affiliations in IEEEtran conference template simple author name

I have a paper where I have 4 different authors with a common affiliation. I would like to mention their names and then a single affiliation followed by individual mail addresses. I have included the code I have . I am using TexStudio and am new to LaTeX. Please help me and tell me the correct use of \author for this.
I don't want each author to be marked with an upper index.(just a simple name)

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}

\begin{document}
\title{An Important Conference Contribution}

\author{\IEEEauthorblockN{Author One\IEEEauthorrefmark{1},
Author Two\IEEEauthorrefmark{2}, Author Three\IEEEauthorrefmark{3} and
Author Four\IEEEauthorrefmark{4}}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Department of Whatever,
Whichever University\\
Wherever\\
\maketitle

\end{document}


You can delete \IEEEauthorrefmark{X}. This is what create the upper symbol/index:

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}

\begin{document}
\title{An Important Conference Contribution}

\author{\IEEEauthorblockN{Author One,
Author Two, Author Three and
Author Four}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Department of Whatever,
Whichever University\\
Wherever\\
\maketitle

\end{document}


Output:

• thanks, is this still acceptable by IEEE ? i mean if i separate the authors by comma. – John Smith Oct 16 '15 at 9:45
• @JohnSmith I don't know, I'm not member of IEEE board or some but I think so – Romain Picot Oct 16 '15 at 9:46
• @JohnSmith Using a semicolon to separate the email addresses seems to be more common. – erik Oct 16 '15 at 14:54