Call for Bids for INTERSPEECH 2018

[3-October 2014]

Dear ISCA members:

Those who have plans to organize INTERSPEECH 2018 are encouraged to submit their proposals to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before November 1, 2014. A proposal must be submitted by the interested institution, usually by the person who will act as chairman of the conference, including the basic proposed data such as:
** Name and position of the proposed General Chair and Vice Chair or Chairpersons
** Proposed period in September/October when the conference would be held
* The institution assuming financial responsibility for the conference
** The city and conference center proposed (with information on that center's capacity)
* Information on transportation and housing for conference participants
* Commercial conference organizer (if any) to be employed
* Likely support from local bodies (e.g. governmental)
* Preliminary budget and fees (not exceeding a prescribed limit)
* Other information supporting the application

If you need more time to prepare all the information above, let us know 'basic information' indicated by '**' temporarily.
Do not hesitate to ask us, if you have any questions.
A standard bid and budget template can be downloaded from

Keikichi Hirose, Nick Campbell (Conferences, ISCA Board)

Congratulations on a successful INTERSPEECH 2014!

[19-Sept-2014] INTERSPEECH 2014 was successfully concluded in Singapore on 18 September 2014.  We embraced a theme 'celebrating the diversity of spoken languages'. The technical programs were attended by over 1100 participants from 47 countries/regions. 614 technical papers were presented. And for the first time, conference proceedings and papers were available in the ISCA online archive from conference day one. Congratulations to the new ISCA Medalist Professor Anne Cutler, and six new ISCA Fellows Jim Glass, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Michael Picheny, Isabel Trancoso,  Jacqueline Vaissière, Bayya Yegnanarayana! The next INTERSPEECH will be in Dresden, Germany on 6-10 September 2015!

Have a safe trip to INTERSPEECH Singapore!

[10-Sept-2014] Interspeech 2014 participants will soon be on their way to Singapore. The organizing team led by Professors Haizhou Li, the General Conference Chair and Pak-Chung Ching, the General Conference Co-Chair, and the local arrangements team led by Dr. Swee Lan See, are very much looking forward to welcoming all conference participants to Singapore. The technical program co-chairs, Professor Helen Meng and Dr. Bin Ma, have put together an exciting technical program comprising 614 accepted papers which will be presented in 42 oral sessions, 30 poster sessions and 6 special sessions.  [URL: Interspeech-2014 homepage]

ISCA Summer School: Speech Processing Courses in Crete (University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, August 4-8, 2014)

[18-June-2014] This ISCA Summer School is co-organized with the University of Crete, Greece. The Speech Processing Courses in Crete (SPCC) aim to teach graduate students and researchers the latest advancements of speech processing, using both theoretical and hands-on sessions, and establish contacts between the academics and industry. In 2014, the courses cover these areas: speech production and modelling, mechanisms of hearing, speech intelligibility and hearing aids, statistical spoken dialog systems, and distant speech recognition.

III School of Prosody (Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, August 18-29, 2014)

[18-June-2014] The III School of Prosody provides a privileged space for discussing and learning about speech prosody, taking into account the importance that this topic has acquired in the international scenario and the need to build knowledge of language prosody and employ this knowledge in the development of speech technology products and as a social impact on populations with different kinds of disabilities. [Further information: pdf]