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ISCApad #267

Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Chris Wellekens

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Dear Members,

I hope you are well. COVID 19 has caused a big trouble in our society and of course in our speech research activity. Several conferences have been  cancelled or postponed or be turned into video forums. I tried to keep up with all these modifications but you should check yourself with the conference organizers what solution they adopt for the conference venue.

Chris Wellekens

ISCApad editor

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Vademecum updated August 2020

ISCApad is the  monthly newspaper of ISCA. It is edited independantly of ISCA web but in collaboration with ISCA secretariat: ISCApad and ISCA web are thus complementary.

All announcements are free: it is a service to the community. They must be sent to the editor at before the 5th of each month to be included in the issue of this month (tentatively posted on the web on  the 10th of the month).

The member mailing list is used to inform the members as soon as a new issue is posted on the web. Members should check whether the mailing is not blocked by the server of their company. ISCA member mailing list is never used by the editor for other reason but  on special request of urgency to the editor (cancellation of a conference or modification of its venue or dates).

All sections are regularly updated but not at the same frequencies.

Section devoted to events (ISCA events or others) are updated each month: event announcements are kept posted up to their date. Only events related to speech science and technology are accepted. The date in front of the title is the first day of the event. organizers who want to modify a deadline between two ISCApad issues should send a personal message to the editor who will modify 'on the fly'.

Section announcing new positions is open to every announcer of a speech job; of course disciplines strongly related to speech are also considered like deep and machine learning or to speech applications (medical, robotics, man-machine communication,...).  Announcements are deleted after six months but a premature cancellation may be asked by the announcer. The date in front of the title is the date of the reception of the announcement by the editor. Be attentive: announcers are sometimes employment agencies.

Section on ressources is updated at the request of ressource providers (LDC, ELRA, Speechocean,...). Softwares and databases proposed by individual researchers are usually free of charge. They are just announced  and ISCA will never serve as an intermediate for a commercial transaction.

Section on new books is open to recently published books in speech science. It is not intented to write any comments on them. They are announced together with the introduction (4th cover page) by the book publisher. Usually book announcements are kept on line for one year...

Future Journal issues are withdrawn at the tentative publication date or if not known, at the final version deadline.

To help readers  easily identify new titles (appearing for the first time in this issue) , those are printed in  black color while titles duplicated from previous issues are printed in blue color).

Young PhD's are heartly welcome to announce the title of their recent thesis along the format they can mimic from the current ISCApad issue.  'Old' theses will be skipped after a 'reasonable' delay.

August 2020

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Readability of ISCApad

In ordrer to improve readability,we mofdified the presentation of ISCApad.

The new articles (those who did not appear in a previous issues) are printed in black color. The titles of the replicated articles show up in blue color. The reader can so immediately detect what is new in the current issue.The titles of new articles will turn to blue in the following issues.

This modification has been implemented by Tse Min Lua, who supports ISCApad editing software. Thanks for her regular help  set up ISCApad issues.

Chris Wellekens

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