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Thursday, August 04, 2011 by Chris Wellekens

2 ISCA News
2-1Message of our president about Interspeech 2011
Dear ISCA member,

INTERSPEECH 2011 has received a record number of 1435 submissions.   I only hope that the number of participants 
also breaks another record, so that we can gather in the wonderful city of Florence the largest spoken language 
community ever, to enjoy the excellent technical and social program that the organizing team has prepared for us.
 I'm looking forward to meeting you all in Florence!

Isabel Trancoso
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2-2ISCA new video archive service

 ISCA announces that it starts a new service, Video Archive, that provides video streaming (video and slides) for lectures and presentations in related seminars and conferences, which can be found at the Archive section of ISCA Web. The content is hosted in University of Crete, Greece, as a temporary solution. For posting of Video Archive, please contact

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2-3Election at the board
Dear ISCA members, 

The election for five ISCA Board members is now complete. The results
are as follows: 

496 ballots were received during the voting period (30 April – 30
May) with the following five candidates elected as ISCA Board members
for a period of four years from 1 September (members are listed






On behalf of the ISCA Board, I would like to thank all of you who
took part in the election. We are seeing an increased participation
in the Board election which is very encouraging. Participation has
increased from 169 ballots in 2007 to 338 in 2009 to 496 today. 

I would also like to encourage you to attend the ISCA General
Assembly which will take place in Florence in conjunction with
INTERSPEECH 2011 ( The General
Assembly is open to all members of ISCA and provides an excellent
opportunity for you to actively participate in the meeting and
propose suggestions to help make our association even better. 

Looking forward to seeing you in Florence. 

Best regards, 

David House 
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2-4Meeting of senior and student researchers organized by our student branch
ISCA Student Advisory Committee is happy to announce that this year, thanks to the generous support of the Interspeech 2011 Organizing Committee and ISCA Board, we are organizing a special event for students that gives you the possibility to get in touch with prominent researchers in your area and have a discussion on your interest and research work with people whose work is well-known, established and inspiring to all of us! This event will be accompanied with Italian delicacies as well.

This event is a great opportunity and an informal setting to meet your peer researchers and experts in your field.

We are very happy with the list of researchers that will be attending the event, who include

Prof. Abeer Alwan, UCLA

Prof. Gerard Bailly, GIPSA

Prof. Peter Birkholz, RWTH Aachen

Prof. Alan Black, CMU

Prof. Nick Campbell, TCD, Dublin

Prof. Hynek Hermansky, John Hopkins

Prof. Julia Hirchberg, Columbia, NY

Prof. Tokuda Keiichi, NIT, Nagoya

Prof. Helen Meng, Hong Kong

Prof. John Ohala, Berkeley

Prof. Elizabeth Shriberg, Microsoft

Prof. Steve Young, Cambridge

and more.

The Interspeech 2011 Student Roundtable Lunch Discussion will take
place on the second day of Interspeech, Monday, August 29th, from
12:00 to 13:30, on the first floor of the 'Pala Affari' building.

The number of tables and places is limited so hurry and sign up as soon as possible.

To do so please go to our webpage -

After the registration, students will be grouped in teams of 10 depending on their research interest, and accompanied by an Italian host researcher and an international researcher.

A light lunch buffet will be provided.

We look forward to welcoming you to Florence in August, 2011!
Maria Eskevich
School of Computing
Dublin City University
Dublin 9, Ireland

tel (Ireland): +353  87 14 23 101
tel (Russia): + 7 921 915 52 54


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2-5ELRA becomes a Bronze sponsor of Inteerspeech 2011

Paris, France, August 1st, 2011
ELRA joins INTERSPEECH 2011 as Bronze Sponsor and Exhibitor

ELRA, a world-wide leading player providing production services to the speech language communities, sponsors the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association to be held in Firenze (Italy), on next August 28-30.

Through this sponsorship, ELRA and ISCA are continuing their long-term collaboration.

ELRA will be exhibitor at the conference. You are very welcome to visit us at Booth 14 from August 28 to 30.

*** About ELRA ***

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) is a world-wide leading player in language resource distribution, sharing and production. ELRA provides services to the speech language communities related to production of resources, including production on demand, technology evaluation and benchmarking. ELRA organizes LREC, the major international conference devoted to language resources and evaluation and the next edition will be held in Istanbul in 2012.

To find out more about ELRA, please visit our web site:

*** About INTERSPEECH ***

INTERSPEECH is the world's largest and most comprehensive conference on issues surrounding the science and technology of spoken language processing (SLP) both in humans and in machines. INTERSPEECH 2011 will cover all the scientific and technological aspects of speech and language with a specific focus on “Speech science and technology for real life”.

To find out more about INTERSPEECH and ISCA, please visit:


Contact : Helene Mazo,

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