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3-1-1(2011-08-27) INTERSPEECH 2011 Florence Italy

Florence, Italy / August 27-31, 2011


First Announcement

Dear Colleague,

INTERSPEECH is the world's largest and most comprehensive conference
on challenges surrounding the science and technology of Spoken
Language Processing (SLP) both in humans and in machines.

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Italian SLP community
will host INTERSPEECH 2011 under the sponsorship of the International
Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

INTERSPEECH 2011 will be the 12th conference in the annual series of
INTERSPEECH events. It will be held in Florence, Italy, 27-31 August
2011, with the support of ISCA, AISV (ISCA Italian Regional SIG), CNR
(National Research Council), and UniFI (University of Florence).

The theme of INTERSPEECH 2011 will be: “Speech science and
technology for real life” and under this theme the conference will
emphasize an interdisciplinary approach covering all aspects of
speech science and technology spanning the basic theories to
applications. Besides regular oral and poster sessions, plenary talks
by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, exhibits, and special
sessions are planned. A number of satellite events will take place
immediately before and after the conference. Please follow the
details of these and other news at our website

INTERSPEECH Proceedings are indexed in ISI web of science 

The venue of Interspeech 2011 will be the “Firenze Fiera Congress
and Exhibition Center”.

For the complete Call for Papers and other Calls please visit our
website at

We look forward to welcoming you to INTERSPEECH 2011 in Florence!


Piero Cosi, Renato De Mori




We invite you to submit original papers in any related area,
including but

not limited to:

* Speech Perception and Production

* Phonology, Phonetics

* Para-/Non- linguistic Information

* Language Processing

* Analysis, Enhancement and Coding of Speech and Audio Signals

* Speaker and Language Identification

* Speech & Spoken Language Generation, Speech Synthesis

* Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)

* Technologies and Systems for New Applications

* Spoken Dialogue System, Spoken Language Understanding, Speech

 and Information Retrieval

* Application, Evaluation, Standardization, Spoken Language Resource

Special Session Topics will be defined after January 21, 2011

Paper Submission Procedure

Papers for the INTERSPEECH 2011 proceedings should be up to four
pages in length and conform to the format given in the paper
preparation guidelines and author kits which will be available on the
INTERSPEECH 2011 website along with the Final Call for Papers.
Optionally, authors may submit additional files, such as multimedia
files, to be included on the Proceedings CD-ROM. Authors shall also
declare that their contributions are original and not being submitted
for publication elsewhere (e.g. another conference, workshop, or
journal). Papers must be submitted via the on-line paper submission
system, which will open in early February 2011. The deadline for
submitting a paper is 31 March 2011. This date will not be extended.

Inquiries regarding paper submissions should be directed via email to


The working language of the conference is English.


Roberto Pieraccini, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio

Technical Chairs ( )


Special Sessions

Submissions of Special Session proposals are encouraged for the
upcoming conference, covering interdisciplinary topics and/or
important new emerging areas of interest related to the main
conference topics.

Each special session proposal should contain the following

1. Title of the proposed Session

2. Names/affiliation of organizers (including brief bio and contact

3. An introduction (maximum 1 page) stating the importance of the
topic and the objectives

 of the proposed Session

4. Tentative/confirmed list of papers

5. (titles/affiliations/authors) to be submitted to the proposed
Session (optional)

Proposals should clearly describe the topic and explain why the topic
cannot be covered appropriately in regular sessions.

Papers for approved Special Sessions should be submitted following
the same schedule/procedure as for regular papers, and will undergo
the same reviewing process by anonymous and independent reviewers as
regular papers.

Proposals will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee based on the
relevance/significance of the topic and potential interest to the
conference attendees.

Submission Procedure

Prospective organizers are invited to submit a proposal via email to before January 14, 2011.

Notification of acceptance of proposals is scheduled for January 21,


Amanda Stent, Mauro Falcone

Special Sessions Chairs



Submissions of tutorial proposals are encouraged, covering
interdisciplinary topics and/or important new emerging areas of
interest related to the main conference topics.

The following information should be included in each proposal:

* Title of the tutorial;

* Duration (a tutorial can last either three or six hours. in the
latter case, it will be

 structured in two sessions of three hours);

* Names/affiliation of the presenters;

* A brief biography of each presenter, including selected
publications and references to

 web pages of relevant interest for the review;

* E-mail address and other possible contact information;

* An introduction (maximum 1 page), including the importance of the

the objectives

 and the novelty of the proposed tutorial, and a brief outline of the
main target audience;

* A presentation outline (maximum 2 pages), specifying how the
presentation would be

 organized in the case of multiple presenters;

* A brief description of the material that would be distributed to
the participant;

* A list of any type of special equipment necessary for the
presentation, including information if such equipment is required to be supplied by the
conference organisers;

* Other possible requirements.

Submission Procedure

Prospective tutorial presenters should submit proposals by email to before December 15, 2010. Proposals
will be evaluated by the

Organizing Committee for relevance, quality, value, and novelty -
introducing new tools, ideas, and topics to the Interspeech
community. Notification of acceptance is scheduled for 15 January


Maurizio Omologo

Tutorial Chair



We are delighted to host the first Show and Tell event at Interspeech

Show&Tell will provide researchers, technologists and practitioners
from academia, industry and government the opportunity to demonstrate
their latest research systems and interact with the attendees in an
informal setting. Demonstrations need to be based on innovations and
fundamental research in areas of human speech production, perception,
communication, and speech and language technology and systems.

Demonstrations will be peer-reviewed by members of the Interspeech
Program Committee, who will judge the originality, significance,
quality, and clarity of each submission. At least one author of each
accepted submission must register for and attend the conference, and
demonstrate the system during the Show&Tell sessions. Each accepted
demonstration paper will be allocated 2 pages in the conference

At the conference, all accepted demonstrations will be evaluated and
considered for the Best Show&Tell Award.

Submission guidelines:

* All manuscripts must be in English.

* The paper must be no longer than two (2) pages.

* All submitted proposals must adhere to the format and style
specified in

the Interspeech

 2011 authors' kit.

* All Show&Tell papers submitted to INTERSPEECH 2011 must be original

 that have not been submitted to any other conference.

* Authors are invited to submit supporting data files, such as
demonstration videos, to be

 included on the Proceedings CD-ROM if their Show&Tell paper is

* Show and Tell events will be held tentatively in the afternoons of
August 28th, and 29th.

 Authors will be provided with a poster board and a table. Wireless
access will be


* Papers should be submitted by email to

Important dates:

Full submission deadline: March 31st, 2011

Acceptance notification: May 26th, 2011


Mazin Gilbert

Show & Tell Chair


Satellite Events

The Organizing Committee of INTERSPEECH 2011 invites proposals for
satellite events at INTERSPEECH 2011 to be held in Florence, Italy,
on 27-31 August 2011.

The Organizing Committee would be pleased to host various workshops
and conferences to be organized as satellite events of INTERSPEECH
2011 in order to stimulate research fields and disciplines related to
speech and language. If you are interested in organizing a satellite
event, or would like a planned event to be listed as an official
satellite event, please email to

It is strongly recommended that proposals are submitted as soon as
possible, since any INTERSPEECH satellite event needs to get a prior
official approval by ISCA.

Proposals should include: date and location of the workshop, a draft
of the program, a list of the technical/scientific committee members.

A useful cheklist and a document with guidelines for organizing
workshops can be found at


Cinzia Avesani

Satellite Events Chair



Any INTERSPEECH is a major undertaking, and INTERSPEECH 2011 is no

We seek the assistance of all organizations to make INTERSPEECH 2011
a success. Donations from corporate, academic, non-profit,
government, and individual sponsors would be immensely appreciated.

Your support brings you various benefits. For details, kindly view
the Support INTERSPEECH 2011 page or Invitation to Sponsor ( [PDF,
586KB] ) or contact:



Are you interested in exhibit your speech technologies and
applications at INTERSPEECH 2011?

We think this is an excellent opportunity for you to reach out to the
1000 attendees we expect in Florence.

For details, kindly view the Invitation to Sponsors & Exhibitors
[PDF, 586KB] document or contact:


Andrea Fiorio, Andrea Paoloni

Sponsors & Exhibitors Chairs


Important dates

Full paper submission deadline: 31 March 2011

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: 26 May 2011

Camera-ready paper due: 09 June 2011

Early/Authors' registration deadline: 10 June 2011

Tutorials dates: 27 August 2011

Conference: 28-31 August 2011

Please visit our website at


Organizing Secretariat

Dott.ssa Alessandra Colombo

Promo Leader Service Congressi

Head quarter PLS Group

Via della Mattonaia, 17

50121 Firenze (Italy)

Phone +39 055 2462 201

 +39 055 2462 201

Fax +39 055 2462 270



3-1-2(2012-09-09) INTERSPEECH 2012, Portland, Oregon USA


Portland, U.S., 09-13 September 2012
Chair: Jan van Santen, Richard Sproat 
13th INTERSPEECH event


3-1-3(2013-08-23) INTERSPEECH 2013 Lyon France

Interspeech 2013 Lyon, France 23-29 August 2013 General Chair: Frédéric Bimbot


3-1-4(2014-09-07) INTERSPEECH 2014 Singapore

 Interspeech 2014 will be held in Singapore, the Garden City, on 7-11 September 2014.

Conference Chair: Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research.


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