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Monday, April 11, 2016 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-20 (2016-08-23) SPECOM 2016, Budapest, Hungary

Call for papers


 18th International Conference

on Speech and Computer

August 23-27, 2016 | Budapest, Hungary


Rodmonga Potapova

Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia

General Conference Co-Chair

Andrey Ronzhin

SPIIRAS, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,

General Conference Co-Chair

Géza Németh

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Organising Committee Chair


The International Conference on Speech and Computer – SPECOM is a regular event organized since 1996 and attracts researchers in the area of computer speech processing, multimodal interfaces and applied systems for telecommunication, robotics, intelligent and cyberphysical environments.


The conference is organized by Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapest, Hungary) and Scientific Association for Infocommunications (HTE, Hungary), in cooperation with Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU, Moscow, Russia), St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia) and St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia


Etienne Barnard, North-West University, South Africa

Laurent Besacier, Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble, France

Vlado Delic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Olivier Deroo, Acapela Group, Belgium

Christoph Draxler, Institute of Phonetics and Speech Communication, Germany

Thierry Dutoit, University of Mons, Belgium

Nikos Fakotakis, University of Patras, Greece

Peter French, University of York, UK

Hiroya Fujisaki, University of Tokyo, Japan

Todor Ganchev, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria

Ruediger Hoffmann, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Oliver Jokisch, Leipzig University of Telecommunication, Germany

Slobodan Jovicic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Dimitri Kanevsky, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Alexey Karpov, SPIIRAS, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Heysem Kaya, Bogazici University, Turkey

Irina Kipyatkova, SPIIRAS, Russia

Daniil Kocharov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

George Kokkinakis, University of Patras, Greece

Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Lin-shan Lee, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Boris Lobanov, United Institute of Informatics Problems, Belarus

Elena Lyakso, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Konstantin Markov, The University of Aizu, Japan

Yuri Matveev, ITMO University, Russia

Péter Mihajlik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Konstantinos Moustakas, University of Patras, Greece

Iosif Mporas, University of Patras, Greece

Heinrich Niemann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Alexander Petrovsky, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Belarus

Dimitar Popov, Bologna University, Italy

Elias Potamitis, University of Patras, Greece

Lawrence Rabiner, Rutgers University, USA

Gerhard Rigoll, Munich University of Technology, Germany

Murat Saraclar, Bogazici University, Turkey

Jesus Savage, University of Mexico, Mexico

Tanja Schultz, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Milan Secujski, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Pavel Skrelin, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Viktor Sorokin, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russia

Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete, Greece

György Szaszák, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Klára Vicsi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Christian Wellekens, EURECOM, France

Csaba Zainkó, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Milos Zelezny, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic


The SPECOM conference is devoted to issues of human-machine interaction, particularly:


▪ Applications for human-computer interaction

▪ Audio-visual speech processing

▪ Automatic language identification

▪ Corpus linguistics and linguistic processing

▪ Forensic speech investigations and security systems

▪ Multichannel signal processing

▪ Multimedia processing

▪ Multimodal analysis and synthesis

▪ Signal processing and feature extraction

▪ Speaker identification and diarization

▪ Speaker verification systems

▪ Speech and language resources

▪ Speech analytics and audio mining

▪ Speech dereverberation

▪ Speech driving systems in robotics

▪ Speech enhancement

▪ Speech perception and speech disorders

▪ Speech recognition and understanding

▪ Speech translation automatic systems

▪ Spoken dialogue systems

▪ Spoken language processing

▪ Text-to-speech and Speech-to-text systems

▪ Virtual and augmented reality


The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Details about the social events will be available on the web page.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. The decision on the presentation format will be based upon the recommendation of three independent reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the on-line submission form accessible from the conference web site.

Papers submitted to SPECOM 2016 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the SPECOM review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The paper format for the review has to be the PDF file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, speakers will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see


SPECOM Proceedings will be published by Springer as a book in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX. SPECOM Proceedings are included in the list of forthcoming proceedings for August 2016.


April 8, 2016 Submission of full papers

April 15, 2016 Submission of final papers upload

May 15, 2016 Notification of acceptance

June 01, 2016 Camera-ready papers and registration

August 23-27, 2016 Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference.


The conference will be organized in the Aquincum Hotel Budapest, Hungary (

Budapest, 'the pearl of the Danube' is one of the truly historic European capitals with its past stretching back over one thousand years. The picturesque bridges spanning the river Danube, the Castle Hill, the churches and architecture, the sculptures, the wooded hills, the Hungarian cuisine and wine, and the warm hospitality of Hungarian people all ensure that no guest can leave here without longing to return.


The organising committee has arranged accommodation for reasonable prices in hotels, which are situated near the city center. The rooms with sufficient discount are reserved for the conference days.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

SPECOM 2016 Secretariat

Scientific Association for Infocommunications, HTE, Hungary


Phone: +36 1 353 1027

SPECOM 2016 conference web site:

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