ISCApad number 73

June 21, 2004

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.

Do not forget to send the information you want to display for members in time to be included (last week of each month).

Christian Wellekens


  1. ISCA News
  2. Courses, internships, data bases, softwares
  3. Job openings
  4. Journals and Books
  5. Future Interspeech Conferences
  6. Future ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshops (ITRW)
  7. Forthcoming Events supported (but not organized) by ISCA
  8. Future Speech Science and technology events


-New development on membership services :
It is now possible to apply for ISCA membership and renew online. 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 ( ) 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:
-ISCApad publishes now a list of accepted papers for publication in Speech Communication. These papers can be also viewed on the website of ScienceDirect ( if your institution has subscribed to Speech Communication.

-ISCA Grants are available for students attending meetings. Even if no information on the grants is advertised on the conference announcement,students may apply.
For more information:



- 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 (Baltic Sea).
Contact(see ISCApad 69)

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:
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 as well as > Jobs)

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AMI TRAINING PROGRAMME AMI (Augmented Multiparty Interaction, 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 component,.
* 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 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).

The application form can be downloaded from
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



- 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 to 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 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



(see also

-Interspeech (ICSLP)-2004 , Jeju, KOREA, OCTOBER 5-9, 2004 (see CFP in ISCApad 71)

-Interspeech (Eurospeech)-2005, Lisbon, Portugal,September 4-8, 2005

-Interspeech (ICSLP)-2006, Pittsburg, PA, USA



(see also

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 ( on conferences and workshops.

- COST278 Workshop on Robustness Issues in Conversational Interaction
30th and 31st August 2004 University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Further details are available on
>Click for Email enquiries Participation to the workshop will be restricted to around 50 people (see attached files).

-Statistical and Perceptual Audio Processing
October 2-3, 2004 Jeju, Korea
Extended deadline: April 21st, 2004 (see ISCApad 71)

- NOLISP'05: Non linear speech processing
April 19-22 April 2005, Barcelona, Spain
organized by Cost 277 Contact person: Marcos Faundez-Zanuy(see ISCApad 66)



- 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:  (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

- 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)



- Incremental parsing: bringing engineering and cognition
together Workshop at ACL 2004 Barcelona Spain 25 july 2004 (see ISCApad 68)

- Inter-Noise 2004
33rd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering,
Prague, Czech Republic, 2004, August 22 - 25.
Abstract submission with the deadline January 31, 2004. (see ISCApad 68)

- EUSIPCO 2004
12th European Signal Processing Conference. September 7-10, 2004 Vienna, Austria
Chair: 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) (see 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, Egypt
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:

- 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 (see ISCApad68)

-6th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces(ICMI'04)
October 13-15, 2004 The Atherton Hotel/State College, PA, USA (see ISCApad70)

-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

-ICASSP 2005
Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 19-23, 2005

the 15th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics
Joensuu, Finland, May 20-21, 2005
1000 word abstract before January 31,2005 to be mailed to nodalida2005
Registration before March 31,2005
Contact: Stefan Werner