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We send our best wishes to all our members and the Speech Communication community at this difficult time

 

Paper submission is open for Interspeech 2020! Submission deadline 8th May. 

The Interspeech Organisers continue to monitor the situation. Proceedings of accepted papers will be published.


ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement 2020

Over the past few months, the ISCA Board has sought out nominations for the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement. We received a large number of nominations and went through an extensive review process by the ISCA Awards Committee and all ISCA Board members (several rounds of voting to narrow to three finalists and then additional discussions). I am pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the 2020 ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement is Prof. Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University).

 


 

 

This is the highest ISCA award for scientific and technical achievement, and certainly well deserved for the remarkable contributions Prof. Pierrehumbert has made to the field of speech communication, and in particular to phonology. The text below highlights the medal:

The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement recognizes and honors an individual each year who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of speech communication science and technology. The award of this ISCA Medal has been established since 1989. The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement is presented to the recipient by the ISCA President at the INTERSPEECH opening ceremony, where the Medalist also delivers a keynote speech.

Please join me in congratulating our 2020 ISCA MEDAL FOR SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT recipient! Prof. Pierrehumbert will be giving the opening keynote address at INTERSPEECH-2020 this fall.

John H.L. Hansen (ISCA President)


 

INTERSPEECH 2020 - date changes (updated 5th March 2020)

The ISCA board has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Shanghai and considering its ramifications for Interspeech 2020. After discussion with the organizers, we have determined to keep the location in Shanghai, but to shift the dates of the conference and the associated deadlines, in order to allow more time for the situation to settle down, as well as providing the organizers with additional time to make their preparations.

Interspeech will now take place on 26-29 October 2020 at the Shanghai International Convention Center, with tutorials on 25 October. The submission and review process has also been updated as follows:

May 8, 2020 Paper submission deadline

June 6, 2020 Show and tell submission due

July 24, 2020 Paper acceptance/rejection notification

Aug 10, 2020 Notification about ISCA Travel Grants

Aug 24, 2020 Early-bird registration deadline

Sep 23, 2020 Standard registration deadline

Authors who have a paper accepted to Interspeech 2020 will have the option either to attend physically, or to attend remotely. Remote attendance would also be associated with a reduced registration fee. More information will be provided soon.

The change in dates is likely to have an effect on Satellite Workshops as well as Challenges associated with Interspeech. We will be working with the organizers of these events and will let you know of any updates to key dates ASAP.

Further details regarding the conference will be forthcoming. The board and the organizers will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any further changes as soon as possible.

Best regards,

John H.L. Hansen, ISCA President


Distinguished Lecturers for 2020-2021

2 Distinguished Lecturers have been selected for 2020-2021:

- Prof. Suzanne Boyce, University of Cincinnati, USA

Prof. Hemant Patil, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gujarat, India 

Nominations are now open for Distinguished Lecturers 2021-2022.

Self nominations are encouraged. See the Distinguished Lecturers webpage for details of the DL nomination process and lecture topics for the 2020-21 DLs.


 

INTERSPEECH 2020 and Coronavirus (Covid-19) (updated 16th Febuary 2020)

Many colleagues intending to participate in Interspeech 2020 or its associated workshops will be concerned about the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) on the staging of Interspeech in Shanghai. The conference organisers and the ISCA board are continuing to closely monitor the situation on a daily basis.  So far Shanghai is not seriously affected and the organisation of Interspeech 2020 has not changed. We are making preparations in case we need to change the location, timing of Interspeech 2020 and/or submission deadlines. We will inform ISCA members and the Speech Communication community of any developments which might affect your participation at Interspeech 2020 promptly.

ISCA Board and INTERSPEECH 2020 Organising Team