Review process for Interspeech 2015 completed

[2 June 2015] The paper review process for Interspeech 2015 is completed. A total of 1458 submissions were assessed by 911  reviewers. Each submission received at least three reviews, and the Technical Program Committee thoroughly analyzed the scores and comments of the reviewers to determine the outcome for every paper. The final decisions were made at the TPC meeting in Berlin (May 19-20), where each scientific area was represented by at least one area chair. The overall acceptance rate is around 51%.

Notifications of acceptance or rejection were sent to the authors on June 1, and the deadline for the camera-ready version is June 10. This is also the deadline for the registration by at least one author of the paper. One full registration can cover a maximum of  four papers. The form of presentation (oral or poster) will be communicated by the end of June.

The Interspeech 2015 conference will be held in Dresden on September 6-10, 2015. Please visit the conference homepage at for further details.

If you are a student or young scientist (below age 34) who needs financial support, please consider applying for an ISCA grant. For  more information:

Second Call for Applications: Doctoral Consortium at Interspeech 2015

[26 May 2015] Prospective and current doctoral students from all speech-related disciplines are invited to apply for admission to the Doctoral Consortium to be held at Interspeech 2015 in Dresden, Germany. The doctoral consortium is aimed at providing students working on speech-related topics with an opportunity to discuss their doctoral research with experts from their fields, and to receive feedback from experts and peers on their PhD projects. The format of the Doctoral Consortium will be a one-day workshop prior to the main conference (6th September). It will involve short presentations by participants summarizing their projects, followed by an intensive discussion of these presentations. The Doctoral Consortium is a new format at Interspeech, and is held this year in exchange for the “Students Meet Experts” lunch event that was held at previous Interspeech Conferences. It is organized by the Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC).

How to apply:
Students who are interested in participating are asked to submit an extended abstract of their thesis plan, between 2-4 pages according to Interspeech template format, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who should apply:
While we encourage applications from students at any stage of doctoral training, the doctoral consortium will benefit most those students who are in the middle of their PhD, i.e. those who have already received some initial results but would still benefit from feedback.

Important dates:

  • Application deadline: June 20th, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: July 20th, 2015
  • Date of the Doctoral Consortium: Sunday 6th September 2015

For further questions please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Announcement of ISCA Distinguished Lecturers for 2015-2016

[12 May 2015] We are pleased to announce the distinguished lecturers for 2015-2016:
(1) Prof. Helen Meng, Chairman & Professor, the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(2) Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan, Andrew J Viterbi Professor of Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
The lecturers are available for lecture tours upon request from host institutions. Possible lecture topics can be found at "Distinguished Lecturers for 2015-2016".

Interspeech 2015 submissions under review

[4 Apr 2015] We are pleased by the fact that 1458 papers were submitted to the Interspeech 2015 conference, to be held in Dresden on September 6-10, 2015. These submissions are now under review. Almost 900 speech communication researchers have agreed to serve as reviewers, and the review process is co-ordinated by a dedicated team of 40 Area Chairs in 12 major scientific areas.

Announcement: Election of members for the Board of ISCA (March-April 2015)

[10 March 2015] Elections to the Board will take place starting in mid-March 2015. We received 19 nominations from the ISCA membership.  Each active ISCA member will be asked to cast an anonymous ballot in the election, via a survey website.  Each active member will receive an email invitation. 

If you wish to participate, please make sure that you have ACTIVE membership status. You can verify your status at:

If you renewed your ISCA membership for 2014 via a registration for Interspeech-2014, you are still a member through June 30th and can vote now.

For renewal now:

The final deadline for voting is April 30th.