ISCApad number 88

October 10th, 2005

Dear Members,
For some time ISCA has endeavored to increase its services to the speech community. Among these services ISCA offers information on job postings. We urge all companies active in the domain of speech science and speech technology to send us their job advertising. ISCApad will freely send this information to all members.
After several years of stability, the membership fee was raised to 55 euros in order to cover development of our international activities; fees for students, low-income members and senior/retired persons are unmodified.
Do not forget to send the information you want to display for members in time to be included in IscaPad (last week of each month).

Christian Wellekens


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


Reviewing for Interspeech conferences requires a great many reviewers. Also new fields and new areas of expertise araise every year. Members willing to serve as reviewers for future Interspeech conferences may contact Isabel Trancoso. They should provide information on their area(s) of expertise and a short resume and/or URL.

Call for proposals
Individuals or organisations interested in organizing INTERSPEECH 2009 -- EUROSPEECH should submit by 15 December 2005 a brief preliminary proposal, including:
* The name and position of the proposed general chair and other principal organizers.
* The proposed period in September/October 2009 when the conference would be held
*The institution assuming financial responsibility for the conference and any other sponsoring institutions
*The city and conference center proposed (with information on that center's capacity)
*Information on transportation and housing for conference participants
*Likely support from local bodies (e.g. governmental)
*The commercial conference organizer (if any)
*A preliminary budget
Guidelines for the preparation of the proposal are available at our website. Additional information can be provided by Isabel Trancoso . Those who plan to put in a bid are asked to inform ISCA of their intentions as soon as possible.
Proposals should be submitted by email to the above address. Candidates fulfilling basic requirements will be asked to submit a detailed proposal by 28 February 2006.
Isabel Trancoso
Vice President, ISCA
9 rua Alves Redol
1000-029 Lisbon, Portugal
phone: +351-21-3100268

are available for students and young scientists attending meetings. Even if no information on the grants is advertised on the conference announcement, they may apply.
For more information:



-Modelli linguistici e tecnologici per l'analisi e la gestione di corpora vocali

1° Scuola estiva/autunnale AISV
Castello Orsini di Soriano nel Cimino - 10-14 Ottobre 2005
For more information email Piero Cosi


Rovira i Virgili University
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Tarragona, Spain
Website of the Group
Foundational courses (April-June 2006)
Foundations of Linguistics I: Morphology, Lexicon and Syntax -- M. Dolores Jiménez-López, Tarragona
Foundations of Linguistics II: Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse -- Gemma Bel-Enguix, Tarragona
Formal Languages -- Carlos Martín-Vide, Tarragona
Declarative Programming Languages: Prolog, Lisp -- various researchers at the host institute
Procedural Programming Languages: C, Java, Perl, Matlab -- various researchers at the host institute
Main courses (July-December 2006)
POS Tagging, Chunking, and Shallow Parsing -- Yuji Matsumoto, Nara
Empirical Approaches to Word Sense Disambiguation, Semantic Role Labeling, Semantic Parsing, and Information Extraction -- Raymond Mooney, Austin TX
Ontology Engineering: From Cognitive Science to the Semantic Web -- M. Teresa Pazienza, Roma
Anaphora Resolution in Natural Language Processing -- Ruslan Mitkov, Wolverhampton
Language Processing for Human-Machine Dialogue Modelling -- Yorick Wilks, Sheffield
Spoken Dialogue Systems -- Diane Litman, Pittsburgh PA
Natural Language Processing Pragmatics: Probabilistic Methods and User Modeling Implications -- Ingrid Zukerman, Clayton
Machine Learning Approaches to Developing Language Processing Modules -- Walter Daelemans, Antwerpen
Multimodal Speech-Based Interfaces -- Elisabeth André, Augsburg
Information Extraction -- Guy Lapalme, Montréal QC
Search Methods in Natural Language Processing -- Helmut Horacek, Saarbrücken
Optional courses (from the 5th International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications)
Tree Adjoining Grammars -- James Rogers, Richmond IN
Uni?cation Grammars -- Shuly Wintner, Haifa
Context-Free Grammar Parsing -- Giorgio Satta, Padua
Probabilistic Parsing -- Mark-Jan Nederhof, Groningen
Categorial Grammars -- Michael Moortgat, Utrecht
Weighted Finite-State Transducers -- Mehryar Mohri, New York NY
Finite State Technology for Linguistic Applications -- André Kempe, Xerox, Grenoble
Natural Language Processing with Symbolic Neural Networks -- Risto Miikkulainen, Austin TX
Candidate students for the programme are welcome from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include Computer Science and Linguistics, but other students (for instance, from Psychology, Logic, Engineering or Mathematics) can be accepted depending on the strengths of their undergraduate training. The ?rst two months of class are intended to homogenize the students’ varied background.
In order to check eligibility for the programme, the student must be certain that the highest university degree s/he got enables her/him to be enrolled in a doctoral programme in her/his home country.
Tuition Fees:
1,700 euros in total, approximately.
After following the courses, the students enrolled in the programme will have to write and defend a research project and, later, a dissertation in English in their own area of interest, in order to get the so-called European PhD degree (which is a standard PhD degree with an additional mark of quality). All the professors in the programme will be allowed to supervise students’ work.
During the teaching semesters, funding opportunities will be provided, among others, by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Becas MAEC), and by the European Commission (Alban scheme for Latin American citizens). Additionally, the host university will have a limited amount of economic resources itself for covering the tuition fees and full-board accommodation of a few students.
Immediately after the courses and during the writing of the PhD dissertation, some of the best students will be offered 4-year research fellowships, which will allow them to work in the framework of the host research group.
Pre-Registration Procedure:
In order to pre-register, one should post (not fax, not e-mail) to the programme chairman:
a xerocopy of the main page of the passport,
a xerocopy of the highest university education diploma,
a xerocopy of the academic record,
full CV,
letters of recommendation (optional),
any other document to prove background, interest and motivation (optional).
Announcement of the programme: September 12, 2005
Pre-registration deadline: November 30, 2005
Selection of students: December 7, 2005
Starting of the classes: April 18, 2006
Summer break (tentative): July 25, 2006
Re-starting of the classes (tentative): September 4, 2006
End of the classes (tentative): December 22, 2006
Defense of the research project (tentative): September 14, 2007
DEA examination (tentative): April 27, 2008
Questions and Further Information:
Please, contact the programme chairman, Carlos Martín-Vide
Postal Address:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University
Pl. Imperial Tàrraco, 1
43005 Tarragona, Spain
Phone: +34-977-559543, +34-977-554391
Fax: +34-977-559597, +34-977-554391





We invite all laboratories and industrial companies which have job offers to send them to the ISCApad editor: they will appear in the newsletter and on our website for free. (also have a look at as well as Jobs)

-MSc researcher at University of Ulm (Germany)

The Dialogue Systems Group in the Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Ulm is seeking a researcher at MSc level to work on aspects of Spoken Language Dialogue Systems Development in close cooperation with our industry partner , Tell-Eureka New York (USA).
building tools for rapid design, adaptation and improvement of high performance statistical spoken language understanding systems.
Perspective: PhD Degree.
Good programming skills in C, C++, Perl, VoiceXML, Java, JavaScript and experience with Unix/Linux are highly desirable; expertise in speech and dialogue technologies would also be appreciated.
Financial support is envisoned on a grant basis within the framework of the Graduate School: Mathematical Analysis of Evolution, Information and Complexity - University of Ulm
Candidates should send their application electronically to Wolfgang Minker. The application should include a short resume and a transcript of records with the results of exams relevant to the Diploma/MSc Degree. A pdf-version of the Diploma/MSc Thesis may also be included.
Professor Wolfgang Minker
University of Ulm
Department of Information Technology
Albert-Einstein-Allee 43
D-89081 Ulm
Phone: +49 731 502 6254/-6251
Fax: +49 691 330 3925516

-Research Staff Position at INESC Lisbon

INESC-ID is one of the largest and most dynamic research institutes in Portugal in the areas of telecommunications, information systems and electronics. Having recently been awarded the status of associated laboratory by the Portuguese government, INESC-ID seeks highly qualified candidates holding a PhD with a proven track record and ability to perform independent research in one of the following areas:
*Communication Networks and Mobility
IP mobility and ad-hoc networks
QoS in IP Networks
Sensor networks
*Micro, Nano and Embedded Systems
*Numerical techniques for computational electromagnetics
Analog and mixed signal IC design
Bio-sensors and bio-actuators
SoC, SiP and MEMS
Dependable, fault tolerant, systems
*Spoken Language Systems
*Spoken dialog systems
Speech-to-speech translation
Selective dissemination of multimedia information
*Information and Decision Support Systems
*Security in distributed systems
Grid computing
Web engineering
Systems and algorithms for biological data analysis
INESC-ID invites eligible individuals to submit their expressions of interest, which must include an application letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a proposal of the activities to be developed and three letters of reference. All documents should be sent to: Arlindo Oliveira, INESC-ID, R. Alves Redol 9, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal.
The position is for a fixed term contract of length up to five years in the scope of a research project financed by the associated laboratory contract.
Type of Scholarship: Postdoctoral Position (Investigador Doutorado)
Durations: 12 Months
Limit Date to Reply: 15-Oct-2005
Contact: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira
Scholarship Email
Scholarship Phone Number: 351213100241

-Phd Position in Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Speech at the University of Brussels

A doctoral student position is available at the department "Signals and Waves" of the Faculty of Engineering at "Universite Libre de Bruxelles". The framework of the position is an European FET project devoted to audivisual-to-articulatory inversion, which is the estimation of the shape of the vocal tract on the base of the speech signal. Institutions participating in the project are the following: LORIA (Nancy), ENST (Paris), KTH (Stockholm), National Technical University (Athens) and ULB (Brussels).
Candidates should have a degree in engineering or physics and be interested in numerical simulation and analysis of speech. For further enquiries, please contact Jean Schoentgen (+32 2 650 3660) or Francis Grenez (+32 2 650 3092).

-2-year postdoctoral research positions in the Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain).

The web site of the host institute is: Website of the Institute
The eligible topics are the institute's current or future research directions:
- Formal language theory and its applications.
- Biomolecular computing and nanotechnology.
- Bioinformatics.
- Language and speech technologies.
- Formal theories of language acquisition and evolutionary linguistics.
- Computational neuroscience.
Other related fields might still be eligible provided there exist strong enough candidates for them.
- Duration: 2 years.
- Work contract with Social Security rights.
- The main duty of the position is research, with possible doctoral supervising too.
- The scheme funding the position is extremely competitive.
- PhD degree got after January 1st, 2000 (or to be got in the next 6 months).
- Strong research career, with a remarkable record of publications and other achievements.
- There is no restriction on nationality or age.
- Net salary amounting 1,600 euro/month approximately.
- Full public health insurance coverage.
It will consist of 2 steps:
- a pre-selection based on CV and carried out by the host institute,
- a full proposal (application form + CV + research project), to be assessed externally by the funding agency.
Expressions of interest are welcome until October 5, 2005.
They should contain the researcher's CV and mention "2005-11" in the subject box.
The outcome of the preselection will be reported immediately after.
Positions may be available starting before July 1st, 2006.
Preselected candidates will be given support in the application process by the host institute. The deadline for completing the whole process is October 15, 2005.
Carlos Martin-Vide

- PhD position in Articulatory measurements and modeling-Centre for Speech Technology, KTH, Sweden

The work will be carried out within ASPI - audiovisual-to-articulatory speech inversion, a project funded by the European Union’s 6th Framework Program with partners in LORIA, Nancy, France; ENST, Paris, France; ULB, Brussels, Belgium and ICCS-NTU, Athens, Greece.
Audiovisual-to-articulatory inversion consists in recovering the dynamics of the vocal tract shape from the acoustical speech signal and image analysis of the speaker's face. Being able to recover this information automatically would be a major break-through in speech technology, e.g. for pronunciation training in computer-assisted language learning.
The work aims at providing a flexible acquisition technique and associated processing methods in order to train and test articulatory inversion. The set-up will combine various imaging and sensor techniques that bring complementary information on the articulation either on a temporal or a spacial point of view.
The first objective is to design a measurement set-up consisting of ultrasound, electromagnetic tracking and stereovision in collaboration with LORIA, Nancy, France, where an identical measurement set-up will be used. The second is to successfully use the data collected with the acquisition set-up to improve a dynamic three-dimensional model of speech production.
Suitable background of applicants:
Previous experiences in engineering, computing, phonetics, medical imaging, image analysis or articulatory measurements, as well as an excellent level of English are desirable.
Duration of employment:
3 years with possibility for prolongation.
The salary will follow KTH PhD salaries, i.e. a monthly base salary of 20200 SEK (approx. 2200 EUR) increasing to 24600 SEK (approx. 2650 EUR) before graduation.
Starting date:
Flexible, but preferably as soon as the application process and the successful applicant allow for.
Applications should be sent electronically to Olov Engwall and Björn Granström as soon as possible. We will begin reviewing applications by November 15th 2005, but accept applications until the position is filled.
Applications should include a CV, a detailed resume and name and contact information of two references (e.g. Master thesis supervisor, head of department).
Questions and information:
Olov Engwall , +468-790 75 65
Centre for Speech Technology, KTH
Lindstedtsv. 24
SE-100 44 Stockholm, SWEDEN
A description of the work can be found on our website

-Assistant or Associate Professor on Perceptual or Cognitive Aspects of Human Communication and/or its Development -The University of Toronto at Mississauga .

The University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2006. We are seeking someone who conducts experimental research related to perceptual or cognitive aspects of human communication (verbal or nonverbal) and/or its development. Applicants should show evidence of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will be part of the Human Communication Research Group at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, which is housed in a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art research facility. The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), one of three campuses of the University of Toronto, is located in the City of Mississauga, on the western border of Toronto, approximately 20 km from Toronto’s Civic Centre. The campus is currently in a growth phase (50% expansion over a 10 year period), and has excellent laboratory facilities. The Psychology Department at UTM has three research clusters: Human Communication (Cognition, Perception), Adjustment and Well Being (Social, Personality, Abnormal), and Behavioural Genetics and Developmental Neurobiology. Please see our Website for further details. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and copies of representative publications to Dr. Alison Fleming, Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 1C6. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent to Dr. Fleming. On October 30, 2005 we will begin to consider candidates with completed files. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world. UTM is a research-intensive institution with a multicultural student body. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

-Several open positions at the National Centre of Competence in Research on Affective Sciences (NCCR) (Switserland) .

We invite applications for two research fellowships in a new National Centre of Competence in Research on Affective Sciences (NCCR) financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of Geneva
Project 1 Klaus Scherer/Guido Gendolla - Appraisal and Emotion Elicitation
We are conducting research on the role of motivational factors in emotion-antecedent appraisal using a variety of ANS response measures. We are looking for a person having recently terminated a doctorate involving psychophysiological research who might be interested in running such studies as part of a one- or two-year postdoctoral fellowship (a stipend of approx. CHF 45'000 per year plus travel expenses) in the Leading House of the Center at the University of Geneva as well as develop their own research program. Alternatively, we could imagine a graduate student well-trained in psychophysiological methods to use this opportunity for a research internship or a year abroad, allowing participation in the Center's Graduate School (stipend approx. CHF 33'000 plus travel expenses).
Project 2 Klaus Scherer/Susanne Kaiser - Emotional Response Patterning
In the context of empirical research on the synchronisation of multimodal response patterning in emotion episodes, we offer a postdoctoral research position for a signal processing and modeling specialist. The applicant should have a strong background in the mathematical and statistical bases of biosignal processing and have some experience with modeling, including the use of Matlab including Simulink (or other simulation and modeling software). Salary level: Between CHF 50'000 to 60'000 a year depending on age and experience. The postdocs will participate in all activities of the interdisciplinary Center for Affective Sciences, which provides a stimulating and enriching academic experience as well as additional training in both emotion theory and a variety of pertinent methods. Potential candidates can find further information about the NCCR as well as an application form at the following website
Inquiries can be directed to our email address.


The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) invites applications for positions in speech processing. Interested parties with a range of experience (e.g., both recent PhDs and those with more extensive experience) are encouraged to apply.
The ICSI Speech Group (including its predecessor, the ICSI Realization Group) has been a source of novel approaches to speech processing since 1988. It is primarily known for its work in speech recognition, although it has housed major projects in speaker recognition, metadata extraction, and speech coding in the last few years.
Applications should include a cover letter, vita, and the names of at least 3 references (with both postal and email addresses). Applications should be sent by email and by postal mail to:
Professor N.Morgan
Director (Speech Research)
1947 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
ICSI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

- PhD Studentship on 'Communicative/Expressive Speech Synthesis' at University of Sheffield

Recent years have seen a substantial growth in the capabilities of Speech Technology systems, both in the research laboratory and in the commercial marketplace. However, despite this progress, contemporary speech technology is not able to fulfil the requirements demanded by many potential applications, and performance is still significantly short of the capabilities exhibited by human talkers and listeners, especially in interactive real-world environments.
This shortfall is especially noticeable in the 'text-to-speech' (TTS) systems that have been developed for automated spoken language output. Considerable advances have been made in naturalness and voice quality, yet state-of-the-art TTS systems still exhibit a rather limited range of speaking styles, a general lack of expressiveness and restricted communicative functionality.
The objective of this research is to investigate novel approaches to text-to-speech synthesis that have the potential to overcome these limitations, and which could contribute to the next-generation of speech-based systems, especially in application areas such as assistive technology.
Funding is available immediately for an eligible UK/EU student. Applicants should possess a computational background and should ideally have some knowledge/experience of speech processing.
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Roger K. Moore
For further information, contact Prof. Roger Moore or see our website for how to apply.
The Speech and Hearing research group in Computer Science at the University of Sheffield has an international reputation in the multi-disciplinary field of speech and hearing research. With three chairs, four faculty, five research associates and around twelve research students, this is one of the strongest teams worldwide. A unique aspect of the group is the wide spectrum of research topics covered, from the psychophysics of hearing through to the engineering of state-of-the-art speech technology systems.

-IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland: two open positions for senior researchers .

IDIAP is currently seeking exceptional senior researchers with a proven record of high level research, as well as project management, in the areas of speech processing and computer vision.
Activities in speech processing currently cover speech recognition (using HMMs and hybrid HMM/ANN approaches), novel feature extraction and acoustic modeling techniques, decoders for large vocabulary speech recognition systems, sound source localizaion and tracking (microphone arrays), speaker turn detection, etc.
Activities in computer vision currently cover object recognition, motion analysis, text recognition, detection and recognition (for faces, gestures, etc), and video indexing.
Most of these research ativities take place in the framework of National long term research initiatives such as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on "Interactive Multimodal Information Management" (IM2 for more detail) or large European projects such as "Augmented Multi-party Interaction" (see AMI for more detail).
Succesfull candidates are expected to have several years experience in the above areas, with good and practical knowledge of C/C++ and related programming languages. While still being active in research, they also have experience in project management and supervision of researchers, including PhD students. Given the links between IDIAP and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), academic careers can also be envisionned for exceptional candidates.
Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation, along with their detailed CV and names of 3 references to our human resources dpt. More information can also be obtained by contacting Prof. Hervé Bourlard .


-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 is displayed and a .pdf file for each paper is available.

Srinivas Bangalore, Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Gokhan Tur, Introduction to the Special Issue on spoken language understanding in conversational systems, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 28 September 2005, . Webaddress

Atsushi Fujii, Katunobu Itou and Tetsuya Ishikawa, LODEM: A system for on-demand video lectures, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 27 September 2005, . Webaddress

Sundarrajan Rangachari and Philipos C. Loizou, A noise-estimation algorithm for highly non-stationary environments, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 21 September 2005, . Webaddress

Márian Képesi and Luis Weruaga, Adaptive chirp-based time-frequency analysis of speech signals, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 21 September 2005, . Webaddress

Hauke Schramm, Xavier Aubert, Bart Bakker, Carsten Meyer and Hermann Ney, Modeling spontaneous speech variability in professional dictation, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 19 September 2005, . Webaddress

Kotta Manohar and Preeti Rao, Speech enhancement in nonstationary noise environments using noise properties, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 September 2005, . Webaddress

Srinivas Bangalore, Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Gokhan Tur, Introduction to the Special Issue on Spoken Language Understanding in Conversational Systems, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 13 September 2005, . Webaddress

Cheng-Lung Lee, Wen-Whei Chang and Yuan-Chuan Chiang, Spectral and prosodic transformations of hearing-impaired Mandarin speech, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 7 September 2005, . Webaddress

Tong Zhang, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Stephen E. Levinson, Extraction of pragmatic and semantic salience from spontaneous spoken English, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 16 August 2005, . Webaddress

Vlasios Doumpiotis and William Byrne, Lattice segmentation and minimum Bayes risk discriminative training for large vocabulary continuous speech recognition, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 August 2005, . Webaddress

Konstantin Markov, Jianwu Dang and Satoshi Nakamura, Integration of articulatory and spectrum features based on the hybrid HMM/BN modeling framework, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 August 2005, . Webaddress

A. Facco, D. Falavigna, R. Gretter and M. Viganò, Design and evaluation of acoustic and language models for large scale telephone services, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 August 2005, . Webaddress

Arnaud Martin and Laurent Mauuary, Robust speech/non-speech detection based on LDA-derived parameter and voicing parameter for speech recognition in noisy environments, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 August 2005, . Webaddress

Hilda Hardy, Alan Biermann, R. Bryce Inouye, Ashley McKenzie, Tomek Strzalkowski, Cristian Ursu, Nick Webb and Min Wu, The Amitiés system: Data-driven techniques for automated dialogue, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 August 2005, . Webaddress

Ye-Yi Wang and Alex Acero, Rapid development of spoken language understanding grammars, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 8 August 2005, . Webaddress

Johan Boye, Joakim Gustafson and Mats Wirén, Robust spoken language understanding in a computer game, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 8 August 2005, . Webaddress

Christian Raymond, Frédéric Béchet, Renato De Mori and Géraldine Damnati, On the use of finite state transducers for semantic interpretation, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 July 2005, . Webaddress

Junfeng Li and Masato Akagi, A noise reduction system based on hybrid noise estimation technique and post-filtering in arbitrary noise environments, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 July 2005, . Webaddress

Yassine Mami and Delphine Charlet, Speaker recognition by location in the space of reference speakers, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 July 2005, . Webaddress Murat Saraçlar and Brian Roark, Utterance classification with discriminative language modeling, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 25 July 2005, . Webaddress Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Katsuhito Sudoh and Mikio Nakano, Incorporating discourse features into confidence scoring of intention recognition results in spoken dialogue systems, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 25 July 2005, . Webaddress Patrick Haffner, Scaling large margin classifiers for spoken language understanding, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 22 July 2005, . Webaddress Ruiqiang Zhang and Genichiro Kikui, Integration of speech recognition and machine translation: Speech recognition word lattice translation, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 22 July 2005, . Webaddress Marie Roch, Gaussian-selection-based non-optimal search for speaker identification, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 July 2005, . Webaddress Qiang Huang and Stephen Cox, Task-independent call-routing, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 12 July 2005, . Webaddress Yulan He and Steve Young, Spoken language understanding using the Hidden Vector State Model, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 12 July 2005, . Webaddress Heungkyu Lee and Hanseok Ko, Competing models-based text-prompted speaker independent verification algorithm, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 5 July 2005, . Webaddress

K.Y. Leung, M.W. Mak, M.H. Siu and S.Y. Kung, Adaptive articulatory feature-based conditional pronunciation modeling for speaker verification, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 29 June 2005, . Webaddress

Chang Huai You, Soo Ngee Koh and Susanto Rahardja, Masking-based [beta]-order MMSE speech enhancement, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 29 June 2005, . Webaddress

Tomoki Toda, Hisashi Kawai, Minoru Tsuzaki and Kiyohiro Shikano, An evaluation of cost functions sensitively capturing local degradation of naturalness for segment selection in concatenative speech synthesis, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 29 June 2005, . Webaddress

Sebastian Möller, Jan Krebber and Paula Smeele, Evaluating the speech output component of a smart-home system, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2005, . Webaddress

Giampiero Salvi, Dynamic behaviour of connectionist speech recognition with strong latency constraints, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2005, . Webaddress

Sarunas Paulikas and Dalius Navakauskas, Restoration of voiced speech signals preserving prosodic features, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2005, . Webaddress

Christopher Dromey, Shawn Nissen, Petrea Nohr and Samuel G. Fletcher, Measuring tongue movements during speech: Adaptation of a magnetic jaw-tracking system, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2005, . Webaddress

J.D. Trout, Lexical boosting of noise-band speech in open- and closed-set formats, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 31 May 2005, . Webaddress

Jean-Luc Rouas, Jérôme Farinas, François Pellegrino and Régine André-Obrecht, Rhythmic unit extraction and modelling for automatic language identification, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 31 May 2005, . Webaddress

Speech Communication News 46/2, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 31 May 2005, . Webaddress

Valerie Hazan, Anke Sennema, Midori Iba and Andrew Faulkner, Effect of audiovisual perceptual training on the perception and production of consonants by Japanese learners of English, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 May 2005, . Webaddress

Yi-Jian Wu, Hisashi Kawai, Jinfu Ni and Ren-Hua Wang, Discriminative training and explicit duration modeling for HMM-based automatic segmentation, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 May 2005, . Webaddress

Israel Cohen, Speech enhancement using super-Gaussian speech models and noncausal a priori SNR estimation, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 17 May 2005, . Webaddress

Hasan Palaz, Yücel Bicil, Alper Kanak and Mehmet Ug̃ur Dog̃an, New Turkish intelligibility test for assessing speech communication systems, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 13 May 2005, . Webaddress

Greg Kochanski and Chilin Shih, Erratum to "Quantitative measurement of prosodic strength in Mandarin [Speech Communication 41 (2003">Webaddress 625-645]", Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 11 May 2005, . Webaddress

Andrej Zgank, Bogomir Horvat and Zdravko Kacic, Data-driven generation of phonetic broad classes, based on phoneme confusion matrix similarity, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 10 May 2005, . Webaddress

Kathiresan Manickam, Christopher Moore, Terry Willard and Nicholas Slevin, Quantifying aberrant phonation using approximate entropy in electrolaryngography, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 29 April 2005, . Webaddress

Christopher Dromey, Jose Silveira and Paul Sandor, Recognition of affective prosody by speakers of English as a first or foreign language, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 27 April 2005, . Webaddress

Makiko Muto, Hiroaki Kato, Minoru Tsuzaki and Yoshinori Sagisaka, Effect of speaking rate on the acceptability of change in segment duration, Speech Communication, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 21 April 2005, . Webaddress

Erhard Rank and Gernot Kubin, An oscillator-plus-noise model for speech synthesis, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 21 April 2005, . Webaddress

Chai Wutiwiwatchai and Sadaoki Furui, A multi-stage approach for Thai spoken language understanding, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 21 April 2005, . Webaddress

Shuangyu Chang, Mirjam Wester and Steven Greenberg, An elitist approach to automatic articulatory-acoustic feature classification for phonetic characterization of spoken language, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 20 April 2005, . Webaddress

Preeti Rao and Pushkar Patwardhan, Frequency warped modeling of vowel spectra: Dependence on vowel quality, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 19 April 2005, . Webaddress

Donglai Zhu, Satoshi Nakamura, Kuldip K. Paliwal and Renhua Wang, Maximum likelihood sub-band adaptation for robust speech recognition, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 19 April 2005, . Webaddress

Stephen So and Kuldip K. Paliwal, Multi-frame GMM-based block quantisation of line spectral frequencies, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 19 April 2005, . Webaddress

Kevin M. Indrebo, Richard J. Povinelli and Michael T. Johnson, Sub-banded reconstructed phase spaces for speech recognition, Speech Communication, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 24 February 2005, . Webaddress



Publication policy: Hereunder, you will find very short announcements of future events. The full call for participation can be accessed on the conference websites
See also our Web pages ( on conferences and workshops.


17-21 September 2006, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Chair: Richard M.Stern, Carnegie Mellon University,USA

August 27-31,2007,Antwerp, Belgium
Chair: Dirk van Compernolle, K.U.Leuven and Lou Boves, K.U.Nijmegen

September 22-26, 2008, Brisbane, New South Wales, Australia
Chairman: Denis Burnham, MARCS, University of West Sydney.



- First Call for Papers for ASIDE2005 - COST278 Final Workshop -Aalborg, Denmark

Applied Spoken Language Interaction in Distributed Environments
November 10th and 11th 2005 , Aalborg University, Denmark
· Wired and wireless distributed environments for spoken language interaction
· Experiences from deploying services and systems
· Distributed architectures
· Distributed Multi-modal interactive systems
· Personalisation and context-awareness
· Evaluation of interactive systems
· Research challenges in spoken language interaction
· Standard formalisms and architectures
In addition to regular technical sessions, the workshop will include invited plenary talks on topics of related general interest. The workshop will be divided into four sessions during the two days.
email address .
Participation to the workshop will be restricted to around 90 people.
Important dates
EXTENDED Submission deadline: September 26, 2005
Notification of acceptance: October 5, 2005
Workshop: November 10th and 11th, 2005

- ISCA Workshop on Multilingual Speech and Language Processing (MULTILING 2006)

Organized by: Stellenbosch University Centre for Language and Speech Technology
in collaboration with ISCA
9-11 April 2006, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Keynote speaker: Tanja Schultz - Interactive Systems Laboratories, Carnegie Mellon University
Important dates:
EXTENDED Deadline for abstract submission: 12 September 2005
Notification of acceptance: 14 October 2005
Deadline of early registration & full paper submission: 10 February 2006
Workshop dates: 9-11 April 2006
Contact: Justus Roux or consult the workshop website

- ISCA 2nd Workshop on Multimodal User Authentication

A satellite conference of ICASSP 2006 in Toulouse France.
May 11-12,2006
Workshop website
Iris identification
Eye and face analysis
Speaker recognition/verification
Fingerprint recognition
Audio/Image indexing and retrieval
Joint audio/video processing
Gesture analysis
Signature recognition
Multimodal Fusion and Integration Techniques for Authentication
Intelligent interfaces for biometric systems and data bases and tools for system evaluation
Applications and implementations of multimodal user authentication systems
Privacy issues and standards
Important dates
Electronic submission of photo ready paper January 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 8 2006
Advance registration before March 15 2006
Final papers due March 15, 2006

-ITRW on Statistical and Pereceptual Audition (SAPA 2006)

A satellite workshop of ICSLP-Interspeech 2006
September 16, 2006, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Generalized audio analysis
Speech analysis
Music analysis
Audio classification
Scene analysis
Signal separation
Speech recognition
Multi-channel analysis
Important dates
Submission of a 4-6 pages long paper deadline (double column) April 21 2006
Notification of acceptance June 9, 2006



-SPECOM 2005
10th International Conference on Speech and Computer

October 17-19 2005,
University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Topics of interest for paper submission include but are not limited to:
a.. Speech production and perception
b.. Speech analysis and processing
c.. Natural language processing
d.. Speech coding and transmission
e.. Speech recognition and understanding
f.. Speech synthesis
g.. Spoken dialog systems
h.. Speaker recognition
i.. Multi-modal processing
j.. Speech and language resources
k.. Applied systems for Human-Computer Interaction

Submission of papers
Four page papers in english will be accepted only by electronic submission through e-mail in ASCII format

Important dates
Submission of full paper: June 27, 2005
Notification of acceptance: July 18, 2005
Early registration: July 29, 2005
Late registration: September 10, 2005

General Chair
George Kokkinakis, WCL, University of Patras, Greece
For further information:Website or e-mail to our secretary

-International Workshop on SPOKEN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION 2005

October 24-25, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA
organized by the Speech Translation Advanced Research (C-STAR)
Evaluation campaign and technical papers (see details on website)
Important Dates for the evaluation campaign
Registration: May 17, 2005
Training Corpus Release: May 20, 2005
Test Corpus Release: Aug 16, 2005
Result Submission Due: Aug 18, 2005
Camera-ready Paper: Sep 25, 2005
Workshop: Oct 24-25, 2005
Important Dates for technical papers:
Submission of Draft (8 pages): Jul 12, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: Aug 9, 2005
Camera-ready Paper: Sep 25, 2005
Workshop: Oct 24-25, 2005
Chiori Hori, Ph.D.,
InterACT, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
TEL/FAX: +1-412-268-9177, E-mail


Third COST 275 WORKSHOP , Hatfield, UK
October 27-28 ,2005 Website

-4th International Workshop on
Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications

Firenze, 29-31 October 2005
Extended deadline for paper submission: May 20,2005
Claudia Manfredi


International Conference on Speech Prosody
May 2-5 2006
International Congress Center, Dresden, Germany
For further information, visit our website
We invite contributions in any of the following areas and also appreciate suggestions for Special Sessions:
* Prosody and the Brain
* Prosody and Speech Production
* Analysis, Formulation and Modeling of Prosody
* Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody
* Cross-linguistic Studies of Prosody
* Prosodic Variability
* Prosody of Dialogues and Spontaneous Speech
* Prosody and Affect
* Prosody and Speech Perception
* Prosody in Speech Synthesis
* Prosody in Speech Recognition and Understanding
* Prosody in Language Learning
* Auditory-Visual Production and Perception of Prosody
* Pathology of Prosody and Aids for the Impaired
* Annotation and Speech Corpus Creation
* Others
Organizing Committee:
Ruediger Hoffmann - Chair
Hansjoerg Mixdorff - Program Chair
Oliver Jokisch - Technical Chair
Important Dates:
Proposals for special sessions: November 11, 2005
Full 4-page paper submission: December 9, 2005
Advanced registration deadline: February 28, 2006
Conference: May 2-5, 2006
Post-conference day: May 6, 2006



-Conference on TURBULANCES
13-15 OCTOBER 2005
Conference website
- articulation, aerodynamics, acoustics, and perception of turbulent sounds
- speaker normalization and quantification in articulatory and acoustic description of turbulent sounds
- signal processing specific to turbulent sounds
- the role of phonetics for explaining phonological patterns and processes
- articulatory and/or perceptual basis for postulating phonological features
- the adequacy of (new) phonological theories for application of phonetic facts
Invited speakers:
Seiji Adachi (ATR, Kyoto, Japan)
Hyunsoon Kim (Hongik University, Korea)
Jaye Padgett (University of Santa Cruz, USA)
Christine Shadle (Haskins Labs, New Haven, USA)
Submissions :
General session and poster presentations. Presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion.
The abstract should be anonymous, maximally two pages long. The author’s name and affiliation should be indicated in the email. Format pdf files sent by e-mail
Important dates
Submission of abstracts:1 July.
Notification of acceptance for program 31 July.

-2005 IEEE Workshop on Applications of

Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, New York
October 16-19, 2005
Topics of interest
Acoustic Scenes
- Scene Analysis: Source Localization, Source Separation, Room Acoustics
- Signal Enhancement: Echo Cancellation, Dereverberation, Noise Reduction, Restoration
- Multichannel Signal Processing for Audio Acquisition and Reproduction
- Virtual Acoustics via Loudspeakers or Headphones
Audio Coding
- Waveform Coding and Parameter Coding
- Spatial Audio Coding
- Internet Audio
- Musical Signal Analysis: Segmentation, Classification, Transcription
- Digital Rights
- Mobile Devices
Hearing and Perception
- Auditory Perception, Spatial Hearing, Quality Assessment
- Hearing Aids
- Signal Analysis and Synthesis Tools
- Creation of Musical Sounds: Waveforms, Instrument Models, Singing
Important dates
Submission of four-page paper: April 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance: June 27, 2005
Early registration until: September 1, 2005

IEEE International Workshop on Human Computer Interaction 2005

(in conjunction with ICCV'2005)
October 21, 2005, Beijing, China.
TOPICS(not restricted to this list)
* Affective HCI, emotion, motivational aspects
* Multimedia data modeling and visualization
* Multimodal event detection and recognition
* Human motion and gesture recognition
* HCI issues in image/video retrieval
* Learning aspects in HCI
* Input and interactions techniques
* Perceptual user interfaces
* Wearable and pervasive technologies in HCI
July 4, 2005: Submission of full paper
August 2, 2005: Notification of acceptance
August 15, 2005: Camera-ready full paper
The authors should email full papers (no longer than 10 pages in the Springer LNCS style in English), to with the following information:
(1) Title of paper & short abstract summarizing the main contribution
(2) Names and contact info of all authors, also specifying the contact author.
(3) The paper in postscript or PDF format.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. The intention is to have the proceedings published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

-7th IEEE International Conference on MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING (MMSP 05)

Oct 30- Nov 2, 2005 in Shanghai, China. Conference website
- Multimedia Processing
- Multimedia Databases
- Human-Machine Interface
- Multimedia Assurance
- Multimedia Networking
- Multimedia Systems: Design, Implementation and Applications
- Human Perception
- Standards
Important deadlines
Notification of acceptance by: July 8, 2005
Camera-ready paper submission by: August 8, 2005


Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop
Cancun, Mexico
November 27 - December 1, 2005
Papers in all areas of human language technology are encouraged to be submitted, with emphasis placed on automatic speech recognition and understanding technology, speech to text systems, spoken dialog systems, multilingual language processing, robustness in ASR, spoken document retrieval, and speech-to-speech translation.
Paper submission:
Submit full-length, 4-6 page papers, including figures and references, to
Special sessions:
Special session proposals should be submitted by June 15 ,2005, to and must include a topical title, rationale, session outline, contact information, and a description of how the session will be organized.
Tentative dates:
May 1, 2005 Workshop registration opens
July 1, 2005 Camera-ready paper submission deadline
August 15, 2005 Paper Acceptance / Rejection notices mailed
Sept. 15, 2005 Revised Papers Due and Author Registration Deadline
Oct. 1, 2005 Hotel Reservation and Workshop Registration
Nov. 27 - Dec.1, 2005 Workshop

-TC-STAR Workshop on Speech Translation: Trento Italy

TC-STAR Workshop on Speech Translation
Trento, 29-31 March 2006 (before EACL 2006)
First Call For Participation
This workshop is sponsored by the European Integrated Project TC-STAR (Technologies and Corpora for Speech-to-speech Translation Research). It aims to expand outside the TC-STAR research community and to work in the areas of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Spoken Language Translation (SLT). Topics
Students and researchers in the field of human language technology are invited to contribute to the following topics proposed by the organizers: * Integration of ASR and SLT
* System combination in ASR and SLT
Some months before the workshop, shared tasks will be defined and language resources and tools for them will be made available to registered participants. The considered application domain will be the translation of European Parliament speeches from Spanish to English, and vice versa. For both tasks, word graphs and n-best lists generated by different ASR and SLT systems will be provided. Training and testing collections to develop and evaluate a SLT system will distributed, too. Participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their results at the workshop and to attend tutorials held by experts in the field. A limited number of grants will be made available to students and junior researchers to cover lodging and food expenses. Organizers:
Marcello Federico, ITC-irst, Trento
Ralf Schlüter, RWTH, Aachen

-TC-STAR Second Evaluation Campaign 2006

TC-STAR is an European integrated project focusing on Speech-to-Speech Translation (SST). To encourage significant advances in all SST technologies, annual competitive evaluations are organized. Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Spoken Language Translation (SLT) and Text-To-Speech (TTS) are evaluated independently and within an end-to-end system. The project targets a selection of unconstrained conversational speech domains-speeches and broadcast news-and three languages: European English, European Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. The first evaluation took place in March 2005 for ASR and SLT and September 2005 for TTS. TC-STAR welcomes outside participants in its 2nd evaluation of January-February 2006. This participation is free of charge. The TC-STAR 2006 evaluation campaign will consider:
· SLT in the following directions :
o Chinese-to-English (Broadcast News)
o Spanish-to-English (European Parliament plenary speeches)
o English-to-Spanish (European Parliament plenary speeches)
· ASR in the following languages :
o English (European Parliament plenary speeches)
o Spanish (European Parliament plenary speeches)
o Mandarin Chinese (Broadcast News)
· TTS in Chinese, English, and Spanish under the following conditions:
o Complete system: participants use their own training data
o Voice conversion intralingual and crosslingual, expressive speech: data provided by TC-STAR
o Component evaluation
For ASR and SLT, training data will be made available by the TC-STAR project for English and Spanish and can be purchased at LDC for Chinese. Development data will be provided by the TC-STAR project. Legal issues regarding the data will be detailed in the 2nd Call For Participation.
All participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their results in the TC-STAR evaluation workshop in Barcelona in June 2006.
Tentative schedule:
Registration: October 2005 (early expression of interest is welcome)
ASR evaluation: from mid January to end of January 2006
SLT evaluation: from begin February to mid February 2006
TTS evaluation: from begin February to end of February 2006
Release: April 2006
Submission of papers: May 2006
Workshop: June 2006
Contact: Djamel Mostefa (ELDA)
tel. +33 1 43 13 33 33

- LREC 2006 - 5th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation

Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center, GENOA - ITALY
Deadlines for proposals of panes, workshops, tutorials and for paper submissions are October 14!!
MAIN CONFERENCE: 24-25-26 MAY 2006
WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS: 22-23 and 27-28 MAY 2006
Conference web site
The fifth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006, is organised by ELRA in cooperation with a wide range of international associations and organisations.
Issues in the design, construction and use of Language Resources (LRs)
Issues in Human Language Technologies (HLT) evaluation
Special Highlights
LREC targets the integration of different types of LRs (spoken, written, and other modalities), and of the respective communities. To this end, LREC encourages submissions covering issues which are common to different types of LRs and language technologies, such as dialogue strategy, written and spoken translation, domain-specific data, multimodal communication or multimedia document processing, and will organise, in addition to the usual tracks, common sessions encompassing the different areas of LRs.
The 2006 Conference emphasises in particular the importance of promoting:
- synergies and integration between (multilingual) LRs and Semantic Web technologies,
- new paradigms for sharing and integrating LRs and LT coming from different sources,
- communication with neighbouring fields for applications in e-government and administration,
- common evaluation campaigns for the objective evaluation of the performances of different systems,
- systems and products (also industrial ones) based on large-size and high quality LRs.
LREC therefore encourages submissions of papers, panels, workshops, tutorials on the use of LRs in these areas.
Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and poster or demo presentations should consist of about 1000 words.
A limited number of panels, workshops and tutorials is foreseen: proposals will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.
For panels, please send a brief description, including an outline of the intended structure (topic, organiser, panel moderator, tentative list of panelists).
For workshops and tutorials, see the dedicated section below.
Only electronic submissions will be considered. Further details about submission will be circulated in the 2nd Call for Papers to be issued at the end of July and posted on the LREC web site (
* Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials: 14 October 2005
* Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers, referenced demos: 14 October 2005
* Notification of acceptance of panels, workshops and tutorials proposals: 7 November 2005
* Notification of acceptance of oral papers, posters, referenced demos: 16 January 2006
* Final versions for the proceedings: 20 February 2006
* Conference: 24-26 May 2006
* Pre-conference workshops and tutorials: 22 and 23 May 2006
* Post-conference workshops and tutorials: 27 and 28 May 2006
Pre-conference workshops and tutorials will be organised on 22 and 23 May 2006, and post-conference workshops and tutorials on 27 and 28 May 2006. A workshop/tutorial can be either half day or full day. Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be no longer than three pages, and include:
* A brief technical description of the specific technical issues that the workshop/tutorial will address.
* The reasons why the workshop/tutorial is of interest this time.
* The names, postal addresses, phone and fax numbers and email addresses of the workshop/tutorial organising committee, which should consist of at least three people knowledgeable in the field, coming from different institutions.
* The name of the member of the workshop/tutorial organising committee designated as the contact person.
* A time schedule of the workshop/tutorial and a preliminary programme.
* A summary of the intended workshop/tutorial call for participation.
* A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements.
Consortia or projects wishing to take this opportunity for organising meetings should contact the ELDA office .
Web Elra
Web Elda

-XXVIèmes Journées d'Étude sur la Parole

12-16 juin 2006
Les principaux thèmes retenus pour la conférence sont:
1 Production de parole
2 Acoustique de la parole
3 Perception de parole
4 Phonétique et phonologie
5 Prosodie
6 Reconnaissance et compréhension de la parole
7 Reconnaissance de la langue et du locuteur
8 Modèles de langage
9 Synthèse de la parole
10 Analyse, codage et compression de la parole
11 Applications à composantes orales (dialogue, indexation...)
12 Évaluation, corpus et ressources
13 Psycholinguistique
14 Acquisition de la parole et du langage
15 Apprentissage d'une langue seconde
16 Pathologies de la parole
17 Autres ...
Date limite de soumission des propositions 1 mars 2006
Notification aux auteurs de l'acceptation ou du refus 3 avril 2006
Soumission des articles finaux 1 mai 2006
Date du congrès 12-16 juin 2006
Pour les questions scientifiques, contactez Pascal Perrier, Président de l'AFCP.
Pour des renseignements pratiques,

- 9th Western Pacific Acoustics Conference(WESPAC IX 2006)

June 26-28, 2006
Seoul, Korea
Program Highlights of WESPAC IX 2006
(by Session Topics)
* Human Related Topics- Aeroacoustics
* Product Oriented Topics
* Speech Communication
* Analysis: Through Software and Hardware
* Underwater Acoustics
* Physics: Fundamentals and Applications
* Other Hot Topics in Acoustics
WESPAC IX 2006 Secretariat
SungKyunKwan University, Acoustics Research Laboratory
300 Chunchun-dong, Jangan-ku, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-31-290-5957 Fax: +82-31-290-7055

- MMSP 2006 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

October 3-6th, 2006
Fairmont Empress Hotel
Victoria,BC, Canada
Multimedia processing: all modalities
Multimedia data bases
Multimedia security
Multimedia networking
Multimedia Systems Design, Implementation and Applications
Human Machine Interfaces and Interaction using multimodalities
Human Perception
Important dates
Special sessions (see website) March 6, 2006
Papers April 8th,2006
Notification of acceptance June 8th, 2006
Camera ready paper July 8th, 2006