Workshops

ISCA Supported Workshops and Events

ISCA encourages and supports three types of workshops:

(i) - ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshops (ITRWs) & Sponsored Events
(ii) - ISCA Supported Events
(iii) - Other Speech & Technology Related Events

Application & guidelines for workshop organizers

Click here to view the Workshop calendar.

ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshops (ITRWs) are typically one-off events that may later lead to the foundation of a Special Interest Group (ISCA-SIG) in a new or emerging area of speech-related research. ITRWs are usually held in a remote location where up to 80 participants can come together in relative isolation from outside influences to learn about the latest developments in frontier science. The typical location might be a monastery or off-season ski-lodge, for example. A feature of these events is that experts from outside fields are invited as guest lecturers to present intense training or tutorials in aspects of science not generally covered by current speech technology. Participants are encouraged to take an active role in group-based work designed to relate these fields to future speech technology trends.

ISCA Sponsored Events are usually SIG-related and take the form of workshops, often affiliated to larger conferences. They typically vary in size from 80 to 120 members and aim to bring together researchers from a well-defined community in order to present latest results and findings in a form that is not as formal as a conference. These are events where novel ideas can be discussed and negative results can be presented as the focus of an intense discussion.

ISCA Supported Events are workshops that may be organised by any related organisation or individual but which overlap in interest with the interests of the ISCA community. ISCA offers recognition of these events and advertises them on its web pages, but limits its financial support and does not impose strict conditions with respect to membership of participants or registration fee limits.

 

ISCA offers the following services for ITRWs and Sponsored Workshops:

* financial support;

  • grants for student travel (of up to 600 euro each) can be provided. There is a limit of three grants for ISCA Sponsored Events (cf one each for ISCA Supported Events). Standard ISCA Grant limitations apply (max 1 grant per individual, and 1 individual per institution per event)
  • registration services can be provided by ISCA (at a cost)
  • no seed money is provided by default but can be requested by ITRW organizers in special cases

* advertising;

  • The ISCA logo may be displayed on all publications and publicity
  • The event will be advertised on the ISCA website
  • The event will be promoted through ISCApad

* archiving;

  • Proceedings of the event will be made available without restriction to anyone as part of the ISCA archives

ISCA expects the following from ITRWs (and sponsored events, whenever possible):

  • reduced registration fees for ISCA members
  • a report on the workshop within one month of the end of the event
  • a copy of the proceedings for the archive (abstracts and keywords required for indexing)
  • a portion of any profits to be put by towards additional grants for subsequent related events
  • we expect organizers of workshops to be aware of the aspects of self-plagiarism that can arise from publication of similar papers in satellite workshops as well as in related conference proceedings and to help ISCA to reduce the occurrence of near-duplicate submissions while encouraging the development of progressive publication.

 

Useful information for workshop organizers:

  • Email Workshop Coordinators at ISCA Board, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for information;
  • Download the guidelines for Proceedings Indexing (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information);
  • Download the role of ISCA Workshop Coordinator;
  • Download the guidelines of ISCA Workshops (includes a checklist for future organizers)
  • Download the logos of ISCA for publicity purpose;

For a list of the past Tutorial and Research Workshops, see the ISCA archive.

Some proceedings and/or CDROMs of ITRWs (ETRWs) organized by ISCA are still available and can be ordered from the ISCA Secretariat. Click here to see the Proceedings/CD-ROMs order form.