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LINGUIST List 24.1547

Fri Apr 05 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Apr-2013
From: Melissa Barkat-Defradas <melissa.barkatuniv-montp3.fr>
Subject: 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
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Full Title: 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
Short Title: INTERSPEECH 2013

Date: 25-Aug-2013 - 29-Aug-2013
Location: Lyon, France
Contact Person: Frédéric Bimbot
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.interspeech2013.org

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

INTERSPEECH 2013 Conference
with special focus on ‘Speech in Life Sciences and Human Societies’
25-29 August 2013, Lyon (France)

INTERSPEECH is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on Spoken Language Processing science and technology. This edition will be the 14th in the annual series of Interspeech events and will coincide with the 25th anniversary of ISCA, formerly known as ESCA, which was born in France in 1988.

INTERSPEECH 2013 is coordinated by AFCP (Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée, i.e. the ‘French-speaking’ Special Interest Group of ISCA).

The conference will be hosted in the Lyon Convention Center, which offers first-grade facilities in a very attractive city and region, at the heart of Europe.

Speech is a fundamental human activity which runs across biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology or ecology. It is central to the organization and the development of human health, personality and intelligence. It is also essential to the synergy within human groups and their relationship with their environment.

Besides the conventional acoustic and linguistic viewpoints on speech communication, all these related disciplines provide additional approaches to speech as the keystone of communication, cognition and interaction in human societies.

The conference will thus promote an interdisciplinary approach covering all aspects of speech science and technology, ranging from fundamental contributions to practical applications, in a wide variety of areas.

INTERSPEECH 2013 will consist of regular oral and poster sessions, plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, exhibits, special sessions, show & tells and satellite events. INTERSPEECH papers are indexed in ISI, Engineering Index, Scopus, and Google Scholar.

Registration will start by mid-April. Early registration fees for full-delegate ISCA members are set to 520 Euros, including the conference banquet. Students will benefit from a reduced rate of 50% (i.e. 260 Euros).

In order to keep overall costs low, an accommodation package will be proposed to students, in the range of 250 Euros for 5 nights + breakfast. Grants will also be available, to further reduce financial burden.

Keynote Speakers:

We are happy to announce the 4 keynote talks at Interspeech 2013:

Keynote 1
ISCA Medalist (undisclosed)

Keynote 2
Maureen Clerc: Brain Computer Interface (provisional title)
INRIA - Sophia Antipolis, France

Keynote 3
Anne-Lise Giraud: Are cortical oscillations a useful ingredient of speech perception?
Neuroscience Center, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Keynote 4
Benjamin Munson: Sources of variation in normal and disordered speech (provisional title)
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Final Call for Papers:

Call for Show & Tell opened until April 19, 2013 (midnight GMT):


Registration to the Conference (starting by mid-April):


List of Conference Areas:


Six Tutorials Programmed on Sunday, August 25:


Message from the Organizers:

The submission process for regular papers is closed and the review process is now underway. We thank authors for all the hard work they have put in preparing their submissions.

This year, a record has been reached with 1450 regular paper proposals. These submissions are now being processed by the scientific committee with the help of a large panel of reviewers from around the world, who we thank for their involvement in making INTERSPEECH 2013 a huge success.

Please note that the call for Show & Tell will remain open until April 19. Do not hesitate to submit!

Stay tuned for more info on the conference website.

Call for Show & Tell and other Special Events:

Show & Tell is a special event organized during the INTERSPEECH 2013 conference, where participants are given the opportunity to demonstrate their most recent progress, developments or innovation tracks, and interact with the conference attendees.

Submission deadline is April 19, 2013.

Any demonstration of concepts, algorithms, tools, resources, etc., falling within the general scope of the conference are welcome. However, in accordance with the conference special focus, we particularly encourage proposals fitting into the following four main topics:

Brain and Human Language
Speech in Life Sciences and Human Societies
Human-Robot and Human-Machine Spoken Interaction
The Paralinguistic Challenges

To participate to the Show & Tell, submit a 2-page proposal (in pdf format) describing the concept from the technical point-of-view, its innovative side and the format under which you intend to present it. Authors are allowed to include links to web pages in the pdf proposal.

Proposals should be submitted to the following email address: is13-showandtellinria.fr.

More Details:


A Google Show & Tell Prize of 500 Euros will be awarded to the most innovative participation.

Panel Session:

We are pleased to announce an Industry Panel Session at INTERSPEECH 2013.

Linking Research to Industry: The Practitioner’s View on ‘Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services Based on Speech Technologies’ in Robotics, Video Games, Serious Games, Therapeutic Applications

Objectives: The aim of this panel session is to give INTERSPEECH participants from industry an opportunity to share their views on the recent advances in spoken language research, the remaining challenges, and the diversity of applications and to foster the exchange between academia and industrial practice.


We are happy to announce 6 high-level tutorials in conjunction with INTERSPEECH 2013.

In accordance with the special focus of the conference, the programme of tutorials intends to provide a good balance between computer sciences and human sciences related topics.

INTERSPEECH 2013 also introduces a mix between tutorials on advanced topics (recent advances in ...) and tutorials providing the necessary basis on a particular subject (crash course), mix that we hope will be found attractive by the participants.

List of Tutorials:

Spectrogram Reading in French and English: Language-dependent and Independent Acoustic Cues to Phonological Features, Coarticulation and Influence of Prosodic position
Jacqueline Vaissière, CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France

Recent Advances in Incremental Spoken Language Processing
Timo Baumann, Universität Hamburg, Germany
David Schlangen, Universität Bielefeld,Germany

Forensic Automatic Speaker Recognition: Theory, Implementation and Practice
Andrzej Drygajlo, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Identification and Modification of Consonant Perceptual Cues in Natural Speech
Andrea Trevino Carolina, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, USA
Jont Allen, affiliation University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, USA
Feipeng Li, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Recent Advances on Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition
Jen-Tzung Chien, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Georges Saon, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

What Speech Researchers Should Know about Video Technology?
Koichi Shinoda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

More Information Soon:



The following prizes will be awarded at Interspeech 2013:

ISCA Best Paper Award
Google’s Best Show & Tell Prize
7th Christian Benoit Award

More Information:


Information on Satellite Workshops:


Become a Sponsor or an Exhibitor at the Conference:



Conference Chairs: conference-chairsinterspeech2013.org
Technical Programme Chairs: technical-chairsinterspeech2013.org
Organizers: organizersinterspeech2013.org
Webmaster: webmasterinterspeech2013.org

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