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Monday, August 04, 2014 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-23 (2014-09-11) CfP 2nd Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia (SLAM 2014), Penang, Malaysia UPDATED

SLAM2014 Call for Paper (important update at the end of this announcement)

2nd Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia (SLAM 2014)Penang, Malaysia
11-12 September, 2014

Following the first successful edition of the Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia (SLAM) in Marseille, France last year, we will be bringing the next edition of the workshop to Penang, Malaysia! SLAM workshop aims at bringing together researchers working in speech, language and audio processing to analyze, index and access multimedia data. Multimedia data are now available in very large amounts: Lectures, meetings, interviews, debates, conversational broadcast, podcasts, social videos on the Web, etc. Such data, along with the associated use scenarios, raise specific challenges: Robustness facing the high variability in quality; Efficiency to handle very large amount of data; Semantics shared across modalities; Potentially high error rates in transcription; etc. Worldwide, several national and international research projects are focusing on audio analysis of multimedia data. Similarly, various benchmark initiatives have been initiated such as TRECVID MED, Me!
diaEval, or ETAPE and REPERE in France.

SLAM 2014 is organized in conjunction with Interspeech 2014 over one and a half days, starting Thursday 11 September 2014 and ending Friday 12 September 2014. Penang is conveniently connected by bus, train and flight to Singapore, where the Interspeech 2014 conference will take place. The format of the workshop will include an invited talk, oral presentations of scientific work and a poster session for project and benchmark presentations. SLAM 2014 Workshop is jointly organized by the ISCA SIG on Speech and Language in Multimedia and the IEEE SIG on Audio and Speech Processing in Multimedia. The proceeding will be published by ISCA and available online at ISCA Online Archive. Best papers selected will be able to extend their paper to be submitted to special issue in a dedicated journal that we will announce later.

Chng Eng Siong, Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
Eric Castelli, Hanoi University of Science and Technology - Vietnam
Fernando Fernández-Martínez, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid - Spain
Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh - USA
Frédéric Bechet, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille - France
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Dublin - Ireland
Gerald Friedland, University of California, Berkeley - USA
Guillaume Gravier, Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires (IRISA), Rennes - France
Juan Manuel Montero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid - Spain
Laurent Besacier, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble - France
Lin-Shan Lee, Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
Luis Fernando D’Haro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid - Spain
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Delft - Netherlands
Ricardo de Córdoba, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid - Spain
Roberto Barra-Chicote, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid - Spain
Rubén San-Segundo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid - Spain
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo - Japan
Tang Enya Kong, Linton University College, Negeri Sembilan - Malaysia
Xavier Anguera, Telefónica Research, Barcelona - Spain

Two distinguished professors will be giving keynotes presentations during the workshop, they are Prof. Shrikanth S. Narayanan and Assoc. Prof. Min-Yen Kan

Full paper submission deadline 20th June 2014 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance 16th July 2014
Camera ready paper 31st July 2014
SLAM workshop 11-12th September 2014
Interspeech conference 14-18th September 2014

Independently of the scientific actions we will provide tour around George Town, Penang, which is a Unesco World Heritage Historical City.  

Jointly Organised by:
Universiti Sains Malaysia, SLAM Organising Committee, Interspeech 2014, ISCA SIG on Speech and Language in Multimedia, IEEE SIG on Audio and Speech Processing in Multimedia


The deadline for the 2nd ISCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech, Language and Multimedia is now very close! Below are two important pieces of information if you are considering submitting a paper (which I hope you are). Please circulate the information to relevant mailing list you might have access to and to your colleagues.

*Student grants*

We're happy to inform you that ISCA will reserve two grants for students attending SLAM 2014. Grant application will be handled by ISCA, following the standard procedure as described in The ISCA grant coordinator is expecting applications for SLAM before August, 1, i.e., shortly after the author notification date.

*Paper submission procedure*

We were informed that some people are experiencing difficulties to access the SLAM 2014 website at Our apologies if this is the case: We're currently trying to resolve the problem. The unavailability of the web site does not mean that SLAM has been cancelled. We recall here the main information you need to prepare and submit your paper even if you can't access the SLAM 2014 website:

Paper template: same as Interspeech 2014 (see, following the 4+1 page standard

Submission website:

Submission deadline: June 20, 2014
Author notification: July 21, 2014
Camera ready paper: August 1, 2014
Early bird registration: before August 15, 2014
SLAM workshop: September 11-12, 2014

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