Interspeech 2018

September 2-6, 2018, 
Hyderabad International Convention Centre Hyderabad,

Call for Papers

Interspeech is the world's largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing. Interspeech conferences emphasize interdisciplinary approaches addressing all aspects of speech science and technology, ranging from basic theories to advanced applications. Contributions to all areas of speech science and technology are welcome. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, Interspeech 2018 will feature plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions, show & tell sessions, and exhibits. A number of satellite events will also take place around Interspeech 2018.


Original papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:
1. Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition
2. Phonetics, Phonology, and Prosody
3. Analysis of Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
4. Speaker and Language Identification
5. Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals
6. Speech Coding and Enhancement
7. Speech Synthesis and Spoken Language Generation
8. Speech Recognition – Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling, Robustness, and Adaptation
9. Speech Recognition – Architecture, Search, and Linguistic Components
10. Speech Recognition – Technologies and Systems for New Applications
11. Spoken Dialog Systems and Analysis of Conversation
12. Spoken Language Processing – Translation, Information Retrieval, Summarization, Resources, and Evaluation


A complete list of the scientific area topics including special sessions is available at


Paper Submission

Papers intended for Interspeech 2018 should be up to 4 pages of text. An optional fifth page could be used for references only. Paper submissions must conform to the format defined in the paper preparation guidelines and as detailed in the author’s kit on the conference web page. Please be aware that Interspeech 2018 will use new templates and submissions will be accepted only in the new format. Submissions may also be accompanied by additional files such as multimedia files, to be included on the proceedings’ USB drive. Authors must declare that their contributions are original and have not been submitted elsewhere for publication. Papers must be submitted via the online paper submission system. The working language of the conference is English, and papers must be written in English.


Important Dates

Submission opens: February 1, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: March 16, 2018
Final paper submission deadline: March 23, 2018
Acceptance/rejection notification: June 3, 2018
Camera-ready paper due June 17, 2018
Special session proposal submission due December 1, 2017
Special sessions and challenges proposals due December 1, 2017 (Notification: December 15, 2017)
Satellite workshop proposals due December 8, 2017 (Notification: December 15, 2017)
Show and Tell proposals due March 30, 2018 (Notification: April 15, 2018)
Tutorial proposals due: February 1, 2018
Registration opens: June 10, 2018

We look forward to receiving your submissions and your participation in Interspeech 2018. 

Team Interspeech 2018




Bids for Interspeech 2021

ISCA now invites bids for hosting INTERSPEECH 2021. INTERSPEECH conferences include papers on all the scientific and technological aspects of Speech. More than 1,500 participants from all over the world attend the conference annually to present their work in oral and poster sessions. Several satellite workshops and a Scientific and Industrial Exhibition highly enrich the conference content. INTERSPEECH conferences may be held in any country, although they generally should not occur in the same continent in two consecutive years. The next INTERSPEECH conferences will be held in Hyderabad, India (2018), Graz, Austria (2019), and Shanghai, China (2020).

In order to prepare the bid, please contact the ISCA conference coordinators under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. well in advance of the deadline in order to prepare a high-quality bid.

Each bid needs to include:

Guidelines on how to prepare an INTERSPEECH conference can be found here.

Deadline for bid submission: November 1st, 2017



The Ninth Christian Benoît Award

(Award valued at 7,500 Euros)

Deadline (extended): June 18, 2017
Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dear ISCA Members,

Elections to the Board will take place starting in mid-March 2017. We welcome nominations from the ISCA membership. Deadline is February 28th. Send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. the nomination form below. Each nomination must be supported by 3 ISCA members. If elected, each Board member must serve in one or more of these areas:

  • Communication
  • Distinguished Lectures
  • Election
  • Electronic Access
  • Fellows
  • Grants and Awards
  • Publications
  • Archive
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Student Advisory
  • ISCA Web
  • Technical Committee
  • Workshops

In the election, each active ISCA member may cast an anonymous ballot, via a survey website. Each active member will receive an email invitation. If you wish to participate, please make sure that you have ACTIVE membership status. Verify your status here .

If you renewed your ISCA membership for 2016 via a registration for Interspeech-2016, you are still a member through June 30th and can vote in the election. Otherwise, renew your membership here.


Form (self-nominations allowed):
Full Name and Title of candidate:
Position and Institution:
Indication of willingness to serve if elected: yes/no
- Short biography (one paragraph)
- Short statement (one paragraph, acknowledging the willingness to serve the duty assigned by the Board, and the preference of area(s) one would intend to serve.)
- Names and emails of three proposers (ISCA members):

If possible, attach a photo.