About ISCA

Introduction

President:

Tanja Schultz

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany

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ISCA is a non-profit organization. Its original statutes (statutes in French or their translation in English), were deposited on February 23rd at the Prefecture of Grenoble, in France by René CARRÉ and registered on March 27th, 1988.

The association started as ESCA (European Speech Communication Association) and, since its foundation, has been steadily expanding and consolidating its activities; it has offered an increasing range of services and benefits to its members and it has put its financial and administrative functions on a firm professional footing. Indeed, over the ten years of its existence, ESCA has evolved from a small EEC-supported European organisation to a fully-independent and self-supporting international association.

At the General Assembly that took place during the last Eurospeech conference in Budapest (September 1999), ESCA became a truly international association in the global field of speech science and technology, changing its name to ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) and modifying its statutes accordingly.

The purpose of the association is to promote, in an international world-wide context, activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology. The association is aimed at all persons and institutions interested in fundamental research and technological development that aims at describing, explaining and reproducing the various aspects of human communication by speech, that is, without assuming this enumeration to be exhaustive, phonetics, linguistics, computer speech recognition and synthesis, speech compression, speaker recognition, aids to medical diagnosis of voice pathologies.

 


ISCA Objectives

  • to stimulate scientific research and education,
  • to organize conferences, courses and workshops,
  • to publish, and to promote publication of scientific works,
  • to promote the exchange of scientific views in the field of speech communication,
  • to encourage the study of different languages,
  • to collaborate with all related associations,
  • to investigate industrial applications of research results,
  • and, more generally, to promote relations between Public and Private, and between Science and Technology.

 


Statutes of the Association