Steer and organise the work within the association
Maintain and further develop the services provided by the association
Assist the President in coordinating ISCA affairs
Be responsible for ISCA new initiatives and long term planning
Communicate with the ISCA Board on ISCA affairs
Organize the agenda for all Board meetings, along with the President, and take notes
Organize the agenda for general assembly (IGA), along with the President, and counts attendance/votes and take notes
Schedule elections (board/IAC) and nominations (awards/fellows)
Arrange certificates/plaques/medals for awards
(Update website and ML)
(Make indexing application of IS proceedings)
Keep books and records of ISCA's financial state such that its assets and obligations may be established at all times
Compile a year-final balance, propose a budget for the subsequent year and an extrapolation for a window of several years
Supported by ISCA's assistant secretary/treasurer who takes care of day-to-day accounting operations
Content editor of ISCA Newsroom
Solicit and integrate information from sub-committee
Enhance information flow within the ISCA community
Maintain recency of information visible to the interested public
Liaison with ISCApad editor
Manage ISCA Web that provides the archives of information, the latest updates of activities, and announcements concerning the development of the association
Manage ISCA membership portal, ISCA Board portal, election portal, ISCApad portal and student portal that provide a quality service to ISCA membership.
Review and maintain the content of ISCA Web on a regular basis, and to serve as a liaison to facilitate the communication among the ISCA Web, ISCApad, ISCA Archive, and ISCA Video Archive.
Initiate and oversee new services that ISCA Web may provide.
Supervise all scientific and logistic aspects of the current conference organization from the ISCA perspective
Provide guidance and support to current conference organizers
Advise and check to stay on track with respect to organization timeline
Promote their liaison with other Board members in charge of specific issues
Wrap up past conferences and check final budget in collaboration with the Treasurer
Define and update the INTERSPEECH Guidelines
Identify potential future conference organizers
Coordinate the bids and decision process, provide guidance on bids
Support the ISCA President and future organizers to negotiate the contract
Provide guidance and support to future organizers
Organize the Interspeech Steering Committee meeting at each Interspeech event
Chair the diversity committee whose role
it is to make recommendations to the ISCA board and organisers of ISCA
conferences and workshops on all matters relating to diversity,
inclusion, and equity.
Education and Training
Education and Training
Prepare the proposal of the ISCA Training Schools
Monitor the process (at least in the beginning) of selection etc. of ISCA Training Schools
Organize the first ISCA Lectures
To draft/revise code-of-ethics
To handle unethical cases such as plagiarism in submitted papers to IS
To handle no-show cases in IS
To handle harassment cases in conferences/workshops
To make the Fellow selection process working smoothly through the following actions.
To encourage nominations if necessary.
To summarize the nominations and send them to ISCA Fellow selection committee (and ISCA president and ISCA Secretary) requesting to start the selection process.
To arrange ISCA Fellow Selection committee meeting at each INTERSPEECH event with the help of ISCA administrative assistant (Emmanuelle).
To update the content of Fellow page of ISCA Web anytime when it is necessary by contacting ISCA administrative assistant and ISCA web.
Represent industry needs to ISCA by collecting information from industry affiliates
Solicit participation from new affiliates
Solicit Fellow nominations from Industry, urge Industry support for ISCA activities
Solicit Industry for Fellow and Reviewer nominations.
Solicit support and establish a framework for Named Awards.
ISCA Distinguished Lecturer (DL)
Keep contact with ISCA DL nomination committee.
Help arrangements of trips for nominated DLs.
Update DL pages of ISCA Website.
Update DL Guideline: How to nominate, contact hosts, arrange trips, how to introduce ISCA, make slides, give a talk in the lectures, how to write a report and upload to ISCA archive.
Remind and update objectives of the ISCA DL: DL trips -> ISCA Workshop -> INTERSPEECH by being an ambassador of ISCA.
Administer, process and allocate Travel Grants for students and young scientists - Grants for INTERSPEECH from ISCA and INTERSPEECH organizers (~60 grants)
- Grants for other events organized or supported by ISCA
Organize Best student paper award selection at INTERSPEECH
Procure certificates, plaques etc. to accompany awards and prizes presented at INTERSPEECH
- Computer Speech and Language best paper - Speech Communication best paper - Best student paper at INTERSPEECH - ISCA Fellows diplomas
- ISCA Medal
- ISCA Service medal
Publication and Archives
To liaise with indexing bodies
To handle copyright and plagiariasm issues
To liaise with Speech Communication and Computer Speech and Language (e.g. Best Paper Awards)
To oversee ISCA archive
To design Video Archive
Special Interest Group
Board contact for Topic-SIGs
Keep updates of Language-Sig networks
Encourage to organize Language-Sigs workshops and summer/winter workshops
Encourage to host ISCA Distinguished Lecturers.
Arrange for yearly SIG lunch at Interspeech.
Solicit SIGs for Fellow, and reviewer nominations.
Respond to typical questions ("we want to have a workshop, can this be approved?" "how can we get funding/admin help?").
Encourage SIGs to contribute to ISCAPad (periodic reminders).
Help new SIGs get off the ground ("how do I form a SIG?" "What is the format for elections?". "Can I get financial support?")
Encourage SIGs to get proceedings indexed and to archive; encourage SIGs to submit special issues to our journals.
Ensure that non-SIG activities are coordinated with SIGs.
To interface between the ISCA Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and the ISCA Board, including but not limited to:
Facilitation in call for participation for students as volunteers and also as officers in the SAC,
Facilitation in coordination and organization of student activities such as the “Students meet Experts”, “Young Researchers’ Roundtable” and “Student discovers Industrial Challenges” in Interspeech conferences and ISCA Workshops,
Facilitation in seeking sponsorship and support for student involvement in ISCA activities and events, e-archiving of ISCA events, SAC publicity and SAC-related web content posting,
Organization of the SAC meeting in Interspeech conferences
General support for all student-related issues
Serve as resource for and to simplify the transfer of information from one Interspeech to the next
Composed of 5 to 7 members, including Technical Chairs from a rolling set of 5 Interspeech conferences
Oversee contact with Softconf (START review system)
Maintain and update the list of IS Areas and topics
Oversee ISCA reviewer base
Encouraging Tutorial Workshops for emerging new sub-disciplines
Processing workshop applications
Liaising with workshop organisers, agreeing dates and eliciting reports
Exploring new avenues for scientific meeting such as virtual conferencing