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Wednesday, July 08, 2015 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-30 (2015-09-20) 17th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM-2015), Athens, Greece


17th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM-2015)
Venue: Athens, Greece, September 20-24, 2015


The conference is organized by University of Patras (Patras, Greece), 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 ITMO University (St. Petersburg, Russia).

SPECOM conferences

Ten years later the SPECOM conference returns to Greece. Recently SPECOM venue is significantly varied: Patras, Greece, 2005; St.Petersburg, Russia, 2006; Moscow, Russia, 2007; St.Petersburg, Russia, 2009; Kazan, Russia, 2011; Plzen, Czech Republic, 2013; Novi Sad, Serbia, 2014. The last conferences were organized in parallel with TSD'2013 and DOGS'2014 and had a great success and benefits of joining the various research teams.
SPECOM Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag 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 September 2015.


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
Нuman-robot interaction
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 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


Gerhard Rigoll - Institute for Human-Machine-Communication, TU Munich, Germany
Yannis Stylianou - Computer Science Dept. Univ. of Crete, and Toshiba, Cambridge Research Lab, Cambridge, UK
Murat Saraclar - Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey


The official language of the event is English. However, papers on processing of languages other than English are encouraged.


Etienne Barnard, North-West University, South Africa
Laurent Besacier, Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble, France
Vlado Delic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Evangelos Dermatas, University of Patras, Greece
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
Slobodan Jovicic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dimitri Kanevsky, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
Alexey Karpov, SPIIRAS, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Walter Kellerman, Erlangen-Nurnberg University, Germany
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
Benoit Macq, University Сatholique de Louvain, Belgium
Yuri Matveev, ITMO University, Russia
Roger Moore, Sheffield University, UK
John Mourjopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Konstantinos Moustakas, University of Patras, Greece
Geza Nemeth, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Heinrich Niemann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Alexander Petrovsky, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Belarus
Elias Potamitis, University of Patras, Greece
Rodmonga Potapova, Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia
Dimitar Popov, Bologna University, Italy
Lawrence Rabiner, Rutgers University, USA
Gerhard Rigoll, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Andrey Ronzhin, SPIIRAS, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Murat Saraclar, Bogazici University, Turkey
Jesus Savage, University of Mexico, Mexico
Tanja Schultz, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Eberhard Stock, Halle, 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
Christian Wellekens, EURECOM, France
Milos Zelezny, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic


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 2015 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.
As the reviewing is blind, the paper should not include authors' names and affiliations.


April 30, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers (extended deadline)
June 01, 2015 ............ Notification of acceptance
June 15, 2015 ............ Camera ready papers and registration
September 20-24, 2015 ..... Conference dates

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 fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It includes one copy of the conference proceedings, refreshments/coffee breaks, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as possible, meals during the conference, the accommodation, and the conference trip are not included.

Full participant:
early registration by June 15, 2015 – 380 EUR
late registration by August 20, 2015 – 420 EUR
on-site registration – 470 EUR

Student (reduced):
early registration by June 15, 2015 – 300 EUR
late registration by August 20, 2015 – 330 EUR
on-site registration – 370 EUR

The payment may be refunded up until August 20, at the cost of 60 EUR. No refund is possible after this date.
At least one of the authors has to register and pay the registration fee by June 15, 2015 for their paper to be included in the conference proceedings. Only one paper of up to 8 pages is included in the regular registration fee. An author with more than one paper pays the additional paper rates unless a co-author has also registered and paid the full registration fee. In the case of uncertainty, feel free to contact the organising committee for clarification.


The conference will be organized in Athens, Greece.
Each year, more and more travelers are choosing Athens for their leisure and business travel all year round. Athens offers a variety of things to see and do, and most of the times, under favorable weather conditions. Athens is considered one of Europe's safest capitals; its transportation network is user-friendly; there are numerous museums and archeological sites and hundreds of restaurants to satisfy every taste.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
SPECOM Secretariat
Phone/Fax: +7 812 328 7081
Fax: +7 812 328 4450 — Please, designate the faxed material with capitals 'SPECOM' on top.
SPECOM 2015 conference web site:

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