LINGUIST List 24.1228

Tue Mar 12 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics/France

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Date: 12-Mar-2013
From: Yannick Estève <>
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 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 fees and conference costs: 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 1ISCA 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

2nd Call for Papers:

Submission deadline: March 18, 2013, midnight GMT. This date will not be extended.

Updates of the pdf file will be permitted until March 24, 2013 midnight GMT (Title, author, abstract and topics will not be modifiable).

Note: ‘midnight’ should be understood as 23:59 plus 1 minute

Instructions for Authors:

Access to the Submission System:

Submission for Show & Tell is now open! See information on Show & Tell and other Special Events below.

For More Details:

Important Dates and Links:

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

List of Conference Areas:

Instruction for Authors:

Download the Author's Kit:

General Information:

Paper format: From this year on, a new paper format will be used: 4 pages of text plus one page (maximum) for references only. This will facilitate the sometimes difficult arbitration between work description and citation coverage.

Paper submission procedure: Authors will be asked to determine to which topic(s) their contributions relate (see list of areas and topics on the website) and/or if they wish to contribute to a special session (see list below). Each paper proposal will be reviewed by at least three specialists of the area to which it belongs. Papers must be submitted via the on-line paper submission system, accessible through the conference website.

Call for Show & Tell:

Submission deadline: April 19, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 22, 2013

Show & Tell is a special event organized during the conference, where participants are given the opportunity to demonstrate their most recent progress, developments or innovation tracks, and interact with the conference attendees in an informal way, such as a talk, a poster, a mockup, a demo, or any adapted format of their own choice. These contributions usually (but do not have to) relate to a paper and they must highlight the innovative side of the concept.

Each proposition for the Show & Tell sessions will be peer-reviewed. The originality, significance, quality, and clarity of each submission will be evaluated.

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, in the pdf proposal, links to web pages. Proposal should be submitted to the following email address:

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