Call for Papers: INTERSPEECH 2011

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Sunday, 28 August 2011 to Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Piero Cosi
Renato De Mori
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 31 March 2011

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 Translation, 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 information:
1. Title of the proposed Session
2. Names/affiliation of organizers (including brief bio and contact information)
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, 2011.

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 topic, 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
nformation 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 2011. 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 proceeding.

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 contributions
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 accepted.
* 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 checklist 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 different.

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

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