LINGUIST List 23.4971

Wed Nov 28 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <>

Date: 28-Nov-2012
From: Yannick Esteve <>
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:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

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.

Call for Papers:

We invite you to submit original papers in any area related to the domain of the conference, including - but not limited to:

- Human Speech Production, Speech and Language Acquisition
- Human Speech Perception, Interaction Production-Perception and Face-to-to-Face Communication
- Linguistic Systems, Language Description, Languages in Contact, Sound Changes
- Speech and Hearing Disorders
- Analysis of Speech, Audio Signals, Speech Coding, Speech Enhancement
- Speech Recognition: Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling, Pronunciation, Robustness, Adaptation
- Speech Recognition: System, Architecture, Lexical and Linguistic Components, Language Modeling, Search
- Speaker Characterization, Speaker and Language Recognition
- Spoken Language Understanding, Dialog Systems, Spoken Information Retrieval and Other Applications
- Metadata, Evaluation and Resources, Natural Language Processing including Machine Translation applied to spoken data
- Speech Synthesis, Audiovisual Speech Synthesis, Spoken Language Generation
- Other aspects of speech communication (and in particular, those relating to the special focus of the conference)

A detailed description of these areas is accessible at:

Paper Submission Procedure:

Please note new paper submission format: papers for the INTERSPEECH 2013 proceedings should be up to 4 pages of text plus one page (maximum) of references (only).

Paper submissions must conform to the format which will be defined in the paper preparation guidelines and provided with the author’s kit, on the INTERSPEECH 2013 website, along with the Final Call for Papers.

Authors may optionally accompany their papers with additional files, such as multimedia files, to be included on the Proceedings USB key. Authors shall also declare that their contributions are original and are not submitted for publication elsewhere (e.g. another conference, workshop, or journal).

Papers must be submitted via the on-line paper submission system, which will open mid-February 2013. The deadline for submitting a paper is March 18, 2013. This date will not be extended.

The working language of the conference is English.

Information on the submission procedure will be available at:

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: March 18, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 22, 2013
Camera-ready paper: May 29, 2013

Technical program chairs: Lori Lamel, Pascal Perrier

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