Election of members for the Board of ISCA (2021-2025): Nominations Closing Date 1st March

[18-Jan-2021] The ISCA Board currently has 14 members from 9 countries (see full list below). Members are elected to the Board for a period of four years and no member may serve on the Board for more than two consecutive terms. The following Board members will have served for two terms of 4 years in August so will be retiring: Gérard BAILLY, Mark HASAGEWA-JOHNSON, Kate KNILL. Phil GREEN, Tatsuya KAWAHARA, Hema MURTHY, Bhuvana RAMABHADRAN, Odette SCHARENBORG will be ending their first term. Thus we have openings for 8 members for the 2021-2025 term.

In accordance with the ISCA by-laws, elections to the Board will take place in April-May 2021. We invite nominations from the ISCA membership. Each nomination requires the support of three members of the Association and agreement from the candidate (e.g., by email). The ISCA statutes specify a maximum of three Board members from any one country. Each ISCA member will be asked to cast a anonymous ballot in the election, via a survey website.

Members elected to the Board will be expected to have one of the areas of responsibility listed below, to commit time to furthering the work of ISCA in their area, to attend the two-day Board meetings that take place at each annual INTERSPEECH conference and to participate in additional virtual meetings during the year (teleconferences). All candidates should be aware of these obligations and commit themselves to fulfilling them before agreeing to be nominated.

The Board will accept nominations either from proposers or self-nominations, as long as indication of support is provided. Please send your nomination(s) to the ISCA Secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BEFORE March 1st, 2021 (Monday) with the following information:

Full Name and Title:
Position and Institution:
Research area:
Indication of willingness to serve if elected:
Short biography (one paragraph)
Short statement (one paragraph, describing the work they would intend to do on the Board)
Names and emails of three proposers (ISCA members).

Please provide a photo, for posting on the ballot.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information about the nomination process or about duties of ISCA Board members.

Best regards,
Kate Knill (ISCA Secretary) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Current Board:

John HANSEN (ISCA President)
Torbjørn SVENDSEN (ISCA Vice-President)
Mark HASEGAWA-JOHNSON (ISCA Treasurer) (retiring from Board)
Kate KNILL (ISCA Secretary) (retiring from Board)
Gérard BAILLY (retiring from Board)
Phil GREEN (end of 1st term)
Tatsuya KAWAHARA (end of 1st term)
Sebastian MÖLLER
Hema MURTHY (end of 1st term)
Bhuvana RAMABHADRAN (end of 1st term)
Odette SCHARENBORG (end of 1st term)
Jianhua TAO
Margaret 'Meg' ZELLERS

ISCA International Virtual Seminars

A seminar programme is an important part of the life of a research lab, especially for its research students, but it's difficult for scientists to travel to give talks at the moment. However,  presentations may be given online and, paradoxically, it is thus possible for labs to engage international speakers who they wouldn't normally be able to afford

ISCA has set up a pool of speakers prepared to give online talks. In this way we can enhance the experience of students working in our field, often in difficult conditions. To find details of the speakers:

  1. Click Distinguished Lecturers in the left panel
  2. Online Seminars then appears beneath Distinguished Lecturers: click that.

Speakers may pre-record their talks if they wish, but they don't have to. It is up to the host lab to contact speakers and make the arrangements. Talks can be state-of-the-art, or tutorials.

If you make use of this scheme and arrange a seminar, please send brief details (lab, speaker, date) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to join the scheme as a speaker, we need is a title, a short abstract, a 1 paragraph biopic and contact details. Please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INTERSPEECH 2021 Call for Papers and Special Sessions


See the INTERSPEECH 2021 website for the Call for Papers and Call for Special Sessions and Challenges

  • Proposals of special sessions/challenges due: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • Notification of pre-selection: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
  • Final list of special sessions: Wednesday, June 2, 2021