Call for Applications: Eighth Christian Benoît Award

[26 Feb 2015] The Christian Benoît Award is supported by the International Speech Communication Association, and the Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée and GIPSA-lab

The submission deadline is May 18, 2015.

The Christian Benoît Award is delivered periodically by the Association Christian Benoit (**). It is given to promising young scientists in the domain of SPEECH and FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNICATION. It can concern basic or applied research projects.
The Award provides the elected scientist with financial support for the development of a short-term research project that
(1) illustrates concretely the achievements of her/his research work
(2) could help promoting this work in the scientific community and to Grant Agencies
(3) gives an overall view of the state of the art in the research domain.
The proposed research project can have the form of a demonstrator, a technical product or of a pedagogical multi-media product (Movie, Web-site, interactive software…).
The Award is valued at 7,500 Euros(*).
The commitments of the elected scientist are:
- to attend the Interspeech2015 Conference in Dresden, Germany
- to deliver the final product of the project within 2 years
- to present her/his results in a workshop such as, among others, AVSP, ISSP, or SpeechProsody.
In the application, the candidate should provide
- a statement of research interests (2 pages max),
- a detailed curriculum vitae including the list of a selection of the most relevant publications for the project.
- a description of the proposed short-term research project (15 pages max) . The description should include a presentation of the scientific and/or pedagogical objectives and of the methodological aspects, a link with the former research work of the applicant, as well as a detailed description of the provisional budget.
Applications will be evaluated by an international committee including experts in the field of Speech and Face-to-Face communications and representatives of the Institutions supporting the award.

Applications should be sent to
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before Monday May 18, 2015

Electronic submissions are mandatory.

The successful candidate will be notified by June 15, 2015. The Award will be delivered at the INTERSPEECH 2015 Conference in Dresden (Germany) (
For further information, please contact Pascal Perrier.
* 3,500 Euros will be given immediately; the remaining 4,000 Euros will be available at reception of the multi-media project by the Christian Benoit Association. Travel and registration costs necessary to attend the Interspeech 2015 Conference will have to be paid on this grant.
** For details about the Association Christian Benoît and the past awardees of the Christian Benoît Award see

Interspeech 2015: Submission and registration now open

[24 Feb 2015] Paper submission and conference registration for Interspeech 2015 (Dresden) are now open. Please visit the Interspeech 2015 website to submit your conference papers.

Announcement: ISCA Online Archive goes open access

[1 Jan 2015] ISCA is glad to announce that its archive becomes open access effective from 1 January 2015! ISCA Online Archive includes conference proceedings of all past INTERSPEECH and ISCA related workshops. Since INTERSPEECH 2014, ISCA Archive publishes INTERSPEECH proceedings online during the conference. 

Open Call for Nominations of ISCA Distinguished Lecturers 2015-2016 has closed

Nominations of candidates for 2015-2016 terms are now open. Each nomination should include the following information: a short biography of the candidate, selected publications, a website, or a resume that provides this information, plus topics/titles of up to 3 possible lectures that the candidate could give. Nominations should be sent to dl_nominations [at]

Nominations for this year should be received before January 15, 2015.

Isabel Trancoso, Head of DL Selection Committee


Distinguished Lecturers for 2014-2015

2 Distinguished Lecturers have been selected for 2014-2015:

- Dr. Catherine Best, Professor and Chair in Psycholinguistic Research, the University of Western Sydney
- Dr. Roger Moore, Professor, University of Sheffield, UK