INTERSPEECH 2021 Opening

The Opening Ceremony of INTERSPEECH 2021 was held yesterday, 31st August 2021. Congratulations and thanks to the General Chairs, Hynek Heřmanský and Honza Černocký, the Technical Program Chairs, Lukáš Burget, Lori Lamel, Odette Scharenborg and Petr Motlicek, and other members of the Organising Committee on putting on the first hybrid INTERSPEECH conference.


During the Opening Ceremony ISCA honoured its 8 new Fellows and awarded the ISCA Service Medal to Prof. Martin Cooke and the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Ney. Prof. Ney is pictured below receiving his award from ISCA President John Hansen. He presented the keynote talk on "Forty years of speech and language processing: from Bayes decision rule to deep learning" following the ceremony.






INTERSPEECH 2021 has started!


INTERSPEECH 2021 has started. Running for the first time in hybrid mode we are looking forward to learning about the latest research in our community, meeting old friends and making new ones. Welcome everyone to Brno in-person or online.

For the latest details see the INTERSPEECH 2021 website.

General Assembly 2021

The ISCA General Assembly will take place as a hybrid assembly in Brno, Czech Republic and online in conjunction with INTERSPEECH 2021. The Assembly will begin at 19.00 (7pm) CEST on Thursday, September 2 and will be held in the Hall A+B and on the INTERSPEECH virtual platform. The General Assembly is open to all members of ISCA and provides an excellent opportunity to actively participate in the meeting and propose suggestions to help make our association even better.


New ISCA Postdoc & Early Career Researcher Advisory Committee (ISCA-PECRAC)

[21-August, 2021]

We are pleased to announce the creation of ISCA-PECRAC (Postdoc & Early Career Researcher Advisory Committee). ISCA-PECRAC aims:

  • to establish links and collaboration between postdocs and early career researchers in speech communication in different institutions and companies from all over the world;
  • to keep postdoc & early career researchers posted with current postdoc & tenure-track job offers;
  • to provide mentoring;
  • to give feedback on their major issues in research;
  • to create an environment where postdoc & early career researchers can socialize with their peers.


ISCA-PECRAC is pleased to invite postdoc & early career researchers to participate in the 1st Early Career Researcher Annual Gathering @ Interspeech 2021 (online this year). The Early Career Researcher Annual Gathering aims to provide an opportunity for postdoc & early career researchers to meet and communicate at INTERSPEECH:


1st Early Career Researcher Annual Gathering @ Interspeech 2021

Time : August 30 at 18:00 (6pm) CEST (Brno time)

Location : Online

Program :

  • Introduction talk for for ISCA-PECRAC
  • Keynote / invited speaker(s)
  • Q & A
  • Recruitment and discussion

Register at this link



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 Hello, Goodbye ISCA SAC – 2021 and looking forward to Interspeech 2021

[6-April, 2021]

It is a new year and a new season for ISCA’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC). As every year we would like to thank our outgoing members, welcome our incoming members and introduce this year’s SAC board. 

We say goodbye to Grandee Lee (National University of Singapore), Haala Deeba Abbas (IIIT, India) and Harish-Chandra Dubey (Microsoft, USA). Thank you very much for your work with SAC!

We welcome our new volunteers Lei Xi (LPP, CNRS - Sorbonne Nouvelle, France), Tina Raissi (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Omnia Ibrahi (Saarland University, Germany) and Sebastião Quintas (IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France). We look forward to working with all of you!

We would also like to thank the active volunteers that are staying with SAC from last year, Mariana Julião (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Nils Westhausen (University of Oldenburg, Germany) and Thomas Rolland (INESC-ID, Portugal).

On the SAC board, Jasper Ooster (University of Oldenburg, Germany) takes over the role of SAC’s general coordinator from Iona Gessinger (Saarland University, Germany), who remains an advisor to the board. Catarina Botelho (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal) succeeds Jasper Ooester as event coordinator, and Francisco Teixeira (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal) succeeds Gabriel Mittag (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) as media coordinator. Gabriel will also remain as an advisor to the SAC board. Yaru Wu (MoDyCo-CNRS/LPP-CNRS, France) will move from her volunteer alumni position to become a SAC board advisor.

We are glad to announce that this year SAC members have created a podcast, SpeechPitch. Each episode will feature an interview with a different guest, mostly from the speech community, as to allow them to share their work, stories and ideas for the future.

We hope this podcast can help bring students and the overall speech community closer together, which we think is especially important in pandemic times, where we lack presential conferences and other social interactions. This podcast will have a new episode out every 2 or 3 months. You can now listen to the very first episode featuring Iona Gessinger, the previous SAC general coordinator, and winner of best student paper award at last year's Interspeech! We hope you enjoy it.

We'll be organising events at Interspeech 2021: 7th Doctoral Consortium, 8th Students Meet Experts, 3rd Mentoring Event. More details on our website