Dear ISCA members,
This is our June issue of ISCApad under its new html form.
As usual, the regular date of issue is the first week of each month and we
will try to recover synchronization.
forget to send the information you want to display for members in time to be
included (last week of each month).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- ISCA News
- Courses, internships, data bases, softwares
- Job openings
- Journals and Books
- Future Interspeech Conferences
- Future ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshops (ITRW)
- Forthcoming Events supported (but not organized) by ISCA
- Future Speech Science and technology events
-New development on membership services :
It is now possible to apply for ISCA membership and renew
Members benefit a discounted rate for Speech Communication subscription.
The online subscription gives members access not only to the current year's
Speech Communication volumes but also to the Speech Communication archive dating back to 1995.
If you are interested in subscribing either to the paper version alone or to
the paper version+online access, please indicate this on the renewal form (http://www.isca-speech.org/index_VIP.html)
) and it will be billed directly by Elsevier.
Individual, FULL member and STUDENT : paper version only: 85 EUR
Individual, FULL member and STUDENT : paper version + online access*: 95 EUR
Institutional Member, paper version only : 600 EUR
-Ballot papers for elections to the ISCA Board have recently been sent out
by email to all members. If you have not received the relevant email, due
to an overzealous SPAM filter for example, please contact the ISCA
Secretary for another copy: info at
- A full list of members (including membership numbers and
subcription expiry dates) is available online at: http://www.isca-speech.org/member_list.html
-ISCApad publishes now a list of accepted papers for publication in Speech
These papers can be also viewed on the website of ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com)
if your institution has subscribed to Speech Communication.
-ISCA Grants are available for students attending meetings. Even if no
on the grants is advertised on the conference announcement,students may apply.
For more information: http://www.isca-speech.org/grants
COURSES, DATABASES, SOFTWARES
- German-French Summerschool on Cognitive and physical models of speech production,
perception and perception-production interaction
sponsored by the German French
University (DFH) Saarbrucken. 19th-24th of September 2004 in Lubmin, Germany
Contact(see ISCApad 69)
-TUTORIAL RESEARCH WORKSHOP on
Nonlinear Speech Processing: Algorithms and Analysis
September 13-18 2004
Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), ITALY
The Management Committee (MC) Members of COST ACTION 277: Non linear speech processing.
Additional information are available on the web site:
Tutorial and Contributions are accepted from any speech related field (signal
processing, linguistics, acoustics, etc). Contributions by lecturers and
participants will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Note in
Computer Science Series (LCNS).
-Information on on-going theses could be very useful for thesis supervisors,
researchers as well as PhD students. A list of speech theses is available under the section HLTheses at
(also have a look at http://www.isca-speech.org/jobs
as well as http://www.elsnet.org > Jobs)
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AMI TRAINING PROGRAMME AMI (Augmented Multiparty
Interaction, www.amiproject.org) is an integrated project funded by the EC Framework
6 programme from January 2004 for 3 years.
AMI is concerned with multimodal technologies to support human interaction,
in the context of smart meeting rooms and remote meeting assistants. The project
aims to develop new tools for understanding, searching and browsing meetings
data captured from a wide range of devices, as part of an integrated multimodal
group communication. AMI will thus address a range of multidisciplinary research
including natural speech recognition, speaker tracking and segmentation, visual
shape tracking, gesture recognition, multimodal dialogue modelling, meeting
dynamics, summarisation, browsing and retrieval.
AMI supports a training programme whose objective is to provide opportunites
for undergraduates, masters students, Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers
to take part in AMI.
* The training programme funds internships and exchanges.
* Visits typically occupy at least 3 months for undergraduates and masters students
and at least 6 months for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers.
* Funding covers travel and living expenses, but not salary. Living expenses
will typically be 1250 Euro/month.
* The programme is open to all, but priority is given to researchers who are
members of AMI teams, researchers who intend to visit AMI teams, researchers
who can demonstrate close connections with AMI research, proposals with an industrial
* A specific programme funds visits of 6 months or more to the International
Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA.
In this case typical living expenses are 2000 Euro/Month. For Ph.D. students
and postdoctoral researchers, visits to ICSI will typically be at least 6 months.
Senior scientists are also encouraged to apply, in which case proposals for
shorter visits will also be entertained.
HOSTING SITES AMI's 15 partners and associated companies and institutions (details
on http://www.amiproject.org) will act as hosts for
the training programme. The project is jointly managed by IDIAP (CH) and The
University of Edinburgh (UK). The training programme is managed by the University
of Sheffield (UK).
HOW TO APPLY
The application form can be downloaded from http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~linda/AMI/training.htm.
You will need the written support of your home institution and the host institution.
You will also need an academic reference.
Enquiries may be addressed to
Linda Perna, AMI training programme administrator.
WHEN TO APPLY You can apply at any time but applications will be considered
on a quarterly basis, with deadlines of 15th September
and 15th December.
Professor Phil Green
AMI Training Manager
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court 211 Portobello St., Sheffield S1 4DP UK phone: (44) 114 22 21828
fax: (44) 114 22 21810
Contact person: Phil Green
JOURNAL & BOOKS
- Elsevier, the publisher of the official ISCA journal Speech Communication,
has one series of print copies of all volumes of Speech Communication available
for a research institute that is active in speech research, but is not in a
position to acquire the full archive itself.
Parties who are interested in this offer are requested to state their interest
Hilde van der Togt), who is as a Publishing Editor responsible for the journal in Elsevier. ISCA
and the Speech Communication Editors will collaborate with Elsevier to select
the deserving institute amongst applicants.
-IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing is preparing a special issue
on Data Mining of Speech, Audio and Dialog. Submission deadline: July 1st, 2004
-Papers accepted for future publication in Speech Communication
Full text available on http://www.sciencedirect.com
for Speech Communication subscribers and subscribing institutions.
Click on Publications, then on Speech Communication and on Articles in press.
The list of papers in press appear and a .pdf file for each paper is available.
Fergus McInnes and David Attwater, Turn-taking and grounding in spoken telephone number transfers, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 May 2004,
Mehmet Akif Kiliç and Fatih Ögüt, A high unrounded vowel in Turkish: is it a central or back vowel?, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 May 2004,
Hugo Quené and Huub van den Bergh, On multi-level modeling of data from repeated measures designs: a tutorial, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 12 May 2004
FUTURE INTERSPEECH CONFERENCES
(see also http://www.isca-speech.org/conferences)
-Interspeech (ICSLP)-2004 , Jeju, KOREA, OCTOBER 5-9, 2004 (see CFP in ISCApad
-Interspeech (Eurospeech)-2005, Lisbon, Portugal,September 4-8, 2005
-Interspeech (ICSLP)-2006, Pittsburg, PA, USA
FUTURE ISCA TUTORIAL AND RESEARCH WORKSHOP (ITRW)
(see also http://www.isca-speech.org/workshops)
Publication policy: Hereunder, you will find very short announcements of future
events. The full call for participation appears in attached files ext#.doc or
ext#.pdf only once and later referred to a previous issue of ISCApad.
See also our Web pages (http://www.isca-speech.org)
on conferences and workshops.
- COST278 Workshop on Robustness Issues in Conversational Interaction
and 31st August 2004 University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
are available on http://www.cmp.uea.ac.uk/robust2004
>Click for Email enquiries
Participation to the workshop will be restricted to around 50 people (see
-Statistical and Perceptual Audio Processing
October 2-3, 2004 Jeju, Korea
deadline: April 21st, 2004 (see ISCApad 71)
- NOLISP'05: Non linear speech processing
April 19-22 April 2005, Barcelona,
organized by Cost 277 Contact person:
Marcos Faundez-Zanuy(see ISCApad 66)
FORTHCOMING EVENTS SUPPORTED (but not organized) BY ISCA
- Workshop on Nonlinear Speech Processing: Algorithms and Analysis September
13-18 2004 Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), ITALY Supported by: The Management Committee
(MC) Members of COST ACTION 277: Non linear speech processing. Additional information
are available on the web site: http://www.iiass.it/school2004/index.htm
(see attached files)
- German-French Summerschool on "Cognitive and physical models of speech production,
perception and perception-production interaction"
September 19-24, 2004,Lubmin, Germany http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/sommer_org/
- International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation Evaluation campaign on
spoken language translation
A satellite event of Interspeech-ICSLP 2004 September
30 - October 1, 2004, Kyoto, Japan (see ISCApad 71)
FUTURE SPEECH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EVENTS
- Incremental parsing: bringing engineering and cognition
at ACL 2004 Barcelona Spain 25 july 2004 (see ISCApad 68)
- Inter-Noise 2004
33rd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control
Prague, Czech Republic, 2004, August 22 - 25.
with the deadline January 31, 2004. (see ISCApad 68)
- EUSIPCO 2004
12th European Signal Processing Conference. September 7-10,
2004 Vienna, Austria http://www.nt.tuwien.ac.at/eusipco2004/
Prof. Wolfgang Mecklenbrauker,
Institute of Communications and Radio-Frequency Engineering Vienna University
of Technology Gusshausstrasse 25/389 A-1040 Vienna
(see ISCApad 63)
- Seventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2004)
ISCApad71) Brno, Czech Republic, 8-11 September 2004 - CLEF 2004 Workshop 16-17
september 2004 (see ISCApad 68) Evaluation campaign.
- Arabic Language Resources and Tools Conference
22-23 September 2004, Cairo,
The main organizer of the conference is the NEMLAR consortium. The local
organizer is RDI Egypt. Venue: Hotel Helnan Shepheard, Cairo, Egypt Project
and conference web site: http://www.nemlar.org
- 2004 IEEE International Workshop
on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 04)
September 29-October 1 2004 Sienna Italy
- ACM Multimedia 2004
October 10-15, New York, NY USA
-6th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces(ICMI'04)
2004 The Atherton Hotel/State College, PA, USA http://www.icmiplace.org
-Workshop MIDL 2004, Language and dialectal variety identification by humans and machines
organised by the MIDL consortium of the
Modelling for the Identification of Languages project supported by the
interdisciplinary STIC-SHS program of CNRS.
Partners are LIMSI-CNRS,
ILPGA/LPP Paris3, TELECOM PARIS (ENST) and DGA, with the support of AFCP.
Place and date: Paris, 29-30 November 2004
-4th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP'04)
December 16-18, 2004, Hong Kong, China
-Conference on A Century of Experimental Phonetics: Its History and Development from The'odore Rosset to John Ohala
Universite Stendhal, Grenoble, France on February 24-25, 2005.
Conference room Jacques Cartier, Maison des Langues et de la Culture.
Contributions of 20 minutes or posters are welcome
Send a 200word abstract at
100ans at icp.inpg.fr
Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 19-23, 2005
the 15th Nordic Conference of Computational
Joensuu, Finland, May 20-21, 2005
1000 word abstract before January 31,2005 to be mailed to
Registration before March 31,2005
Contact: Stefan Werner