ISCA Medals and Fellows Nominations 2021

Nominations are open for the following ISCA Awards:

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. Any ISCA member can make a nomination. All nominations for ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement should be submitted to the ISCA Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 January 2021 using the nomination form.  The ISCA Board will select the winner by 1 February and announce the winner in the March 2020 ISCApad. Unsuccessful candidates of the previous year(s) must be re-nominated to qualify for candidacy.  

The ISCA Service Medal recognizes an ISCA member who has provided extraordinary service to ISCA and/or the Speech Communication community. Any ISCA Board or Advisory Council member can make a nomination. All nominations for ISCA Service Medal should be submitted to the ISCA Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 January 2021 using the nomination form. Unsuccessful candidates of the previous year(s) must be re-nominated to qualify for candidacy.  

The ISCA Fellows Program recognizes and honors outstanding members who have made significant contributions to the science and technology of speech communication. To qualify for this distinction, a candidate must have been an ISCA member for five years or more with a minimum of ten years experience in the field. Nominations may be made by any ISCA member. Fellows may be recognized by their outstanding scientific and/or technical contributions and/or continued significant service to ISCA. The supporting case for the candidate's nomination should include up to 3 major contributions which have had impact on the speech community and/or society in general. A nomination should be supported by 3 references from senior scientists/technologists in the Speech Communication community, for instance ISCA Fellows and ISCA Board members. Current ISCA Board members are not eligible for nomination. All nominations for ISCA Fellow should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 February using the nomination form. Those who plan to nominate are strongly advised to send brief information on candidates (candidate's name and affiliation) to the above email address before January 10 with your name and contact email address. 

More information can be found on the ISCA Honors webpage.

INTERSPEECH 2020 Technical Program Presentations Launched


Attendees to INTERSPEECH 2020 are now able to view the Technical Program long videos. Check them out on the INTERSPEECH 2020 website.  

Bids for INTERSPEECH 2024

ISCA now invites bids for hosting INTERSPEECH 2024. INTERSPEECH conferences include papers on all the scientific and technological aspects of Speech. More than 1,500 participants from all over the world attend the conference annually to present their work in oral and poster sessions. Several satellite workshops and a Scientific and Industrial Exhibition highly enrich the conference content. INTERSPEECH conferences may be held in any country, although they generally should not occur in the same continent in two consecutive years. After 2020's virtual Shanghai (China) conference, the next INTERSPEECH conferences will be held in Brnö (Czech Republic), Incheon (South Korea), Dublin (Ireland).

In order to prepare the bid, please contact the ISCA conference coordinators under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. well in advance of the deadline in order to prepare a high-quality bid.

Each bid needs to include:

Guidelines on how to prepare an INTERSPEECH conference can be found here.

Deadline for bid submission: December 15th, 2020


INTERSPEECH 2020 to be a Fully Virtual Conference


The safety and well-being of our participants is of paramount importance to ISCA. The Organizing Committee of INTERSPEECH 2020 has been monitoring closely the dynamic developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. After careful consideration and in light of the global health emergency and pervasive travel restrictions, ISCA has made the difficult decision to convert INTERSPEECH 2020 to a fully virtual conference.

We were looking forward to seeing everyone at INTERSPEECH in Shanghai, but we are excited about the opportunity to innovate by creating an engaging virtual conference that will be rewarding for both presenters and attendees. We thank those who have submitted papers to INTERSPEECH 2020.

More information for authors and questions about registration and participation are provided on the INTERSPEECH 2020 website.  

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


Student Events at Interspeech 2020



The Student Advisory Committee of ISCA (ISCA-SAC) is pleased to announce that we are planning three student events in the context of INTERSPEECH2020. This year, the events will take place ONLINE around the same time as INTERSPEECH in Shanghai.

1. 2nd Mentoring

The event gives PhD students the opportunity to engage in a discussion with early-career and senior researchers from academia and industry. ISCA-SAC aims at providing a warm environment for discussing questions concerning a variety of topics, such as research in academia and industry, equal opportunities, publishing, and professional development.

Application required. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

2. 6th Doctoral Consortium

The event provides an opportunity for PhD students, especially those early in the process of identifying a thesis topic, to present their research and discuss it with a panel of experts. The discussion includes feedback on the evolution and progress of their research. It helps them to identify a road-map toward refining their thesis.

Application required. Submit extended two-page abstract until August 1, 2020.

3. 7th Students Meet Experts

The event consists of a panel discussion with experts from industry and academia, in which the questions of the student audience are discussed. All Bachelor, Master, and Phd students are invited to join. After the event students have the opportunity to meet the experts in person and follow up with more in-depth questions.

Registration requested. We collect questions for the experts during the registration process.

For more information on how to sign up for the events, please visit

For more information about ISCA-SAC, please visit:

We are looking forward to your participation!

Iona Gessinger

ISCA-SAC General Coordinator