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Monday, January 10, 2022 by Chris Wellekens

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The International Speech Communication (ISCA) [

seeks application for a :


Conference Coordinator (f/m/d)


For a limited-term contract with 18h/week, with the perspective of extension towards an unlimited-term contract.


The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) is a scientific non-profit organization according to the French law 1901. The purpose of the association is to promote, in an international world-wide context, activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology. The association is aimed at all persons and institutions interested in fundamental research and technological development that aims at describing, explaining and reproducing the various aspects of human communication by speech, e.g. phonetics, linguistics, computer speech recognition and synthesis, speech compression, speaker recognition, aids to medical diagnosis of voice pathologies.


One of the core activities of ISCA is to ensure the continuous organization of its flagship conference, Interspeech. The conference is organized each year in a different country by a different team; it typically attracts 1500 or more participants from all over the world. The role of this newly-created position of conference coordinator is to ensure a smooth organization of the conference over the years, according to well-established standards, and taking into account the aims ISCA has with the conference.


The role requires – amongst others – to take over the lead for the following activities:

  • Support in the organization and set-up of the Technical Program
  • Operation and maintenance of the central electronic review system
  • Maintenance of the reviewer database
  • Support in the organization of the Technical Program Committee meeting
  • Maintenance of paper templates and author/presenter instructions
  • Support for the production of proceedings
  • Communication with the organizing team and possible Professional Conference Organizers about all matters of the conference organization, such as planning of calls, committees, meeting space, technical equipment and tools, session planning, event planning, etc.
  • Communication with the ISCA board about all matters of the conference
  • Communication with the ISCA Administrative Manager about membership matters, meetings, etc.
  • Outbound communication via web, social media, etc.


Required competences:


We are looking for a self-motivated person who is enthusiastic about the organization of international scientific events, and has excellent organizational and communication skills (mostly in English). The person does not need to have a scientific background in speech communication and technology, but should be able to understand the scientific background, as well as the aims ISCA has with the organization of Interspeech conferences. A proven expertise in the organization of large-scale events is a must, and of scientific events is a plus.


The job can be carried out remotely from any location. A flexible allocation of time over the year is required, depending on the status of preparations (the conference is typically organized in September, and there is an expected increase in activity from March to September). The willingness to physically attend preparatory meetings and the conference is required.


Deadline : 15 March 2022.




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