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FLAIRS - SLP 2024 : Spoken Language Processing and Conversational Systems Special Track


When May 18, 2024 - May 21, 2024
Where Miramar Beach Florida
Abstract Registration Due Jan 22, 2024
Submission Deadline Jan 29, 2024
Notification Due Mar 11, 2024
Final Version Due Apr 8, 2024
Categories    natural language processing   AI   speech   machine learning

Call For Papers

Spoken Language Processing and Conversational Systems
Special Track at FLAIRS-37 Conference
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa
Miramar Beach, Florida, USA
May 18-21, 2024

Scope of the Track

Spoken language is the favored media of communication between human beings whether
face-to-face or through various communication tools such as the phone, voice chat
applications or even the general media like the radio or TV. Hence, adding conversational
interfaces to various types of computer software and hardware devices will make them
more natural. To achieve this goal, there are still multiple challenges at all the levels from
speech recognition and synthesis, spoken language understanding and generation as well
as dialog management. To meet these challenges, interdisciplinary work at the cross roads
between linguistics, AI, Data Science, and Cognitive Science is carried out by researchers
around the world.
The goal of this track is to be a forum for scholars and scientists to present their empirical
research, and well-grounded theory related to Spoken Language Processing as well as to
Dialog and Conversational Systems.

List of Topics

The list of topics includes (but is not limited to):
▪ Automatic speech recognition and synthesis
▪ Spoken Language Understanding and Generation
▪ Spoken Documents Retrieval
▪ Spoken Documents Summarization
▪ Spoken language translation.
▪ Spoken question answering systems.
▪ Conversational systems and chatbots
▪ Dialog Management
▪ Speech Data Mining applied to education, mental disease detection, etc.
▪ Computational models of Spoken Language (phonetics, phonology, syntax,
discourse, disfluencies, etc.).
▪ Paralinguistics in Speech and Language.
▪ Speaker and Language Identification
▪ Multimodal Information Processing
▪ Spoken language interfaces to educational systems.
▪ Spoken language interfaces to games.
▪ Spoken language interfaces to Health and medical systems.
▪ Spoken language interfaces in smart homes.
▪ Spoken language interfaces to assistive technology (car driving, robot and drone
navigation, etc.)
▪ Emotion in speech.
▪ Deep Learning Architectures for Spoken Language Processing
▪ Speech coding and enhancement.
▪ Evaluation methodologies of the above systems.
▪ Speech data collection and annotation.
Track Chair
M. Zakaria KURDI, University of Lynchburg, USA

Program Committee

Curry Guinn, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA
Sophie Rosset, Interdisciplinary Computer Science Laboratory (LISN), Paris, France
Jan Trmal, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Martin Karafiat, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Mengjie Qian, University of Cambridge, UK
Richard Dufour, Nantes University, France
Maciej Ogrodniczuk, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Jens Elkund, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Stanislaw Kacprzak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Said Desouki, AIU, Syria
Jens Allwood, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Fazel Keshtkar, St John's University, USA
Others are being contacted

Types of submissions

There are three kinds of submissions:
Full paper – a paper describing mature novel research, up to 6 pages excluding references that will be published in the proceedings, and will be presented by the author in a 20 minute oral presentation.
Short paper – a paper that shows some novelty and general interest but is more preliminary or in the early stages of development, up to 4 pages excluding references that get published in the proceedings, and will be presented by the author in a 10 minute oral presentation.
Poster paper, up to 2 pages excluding references that will be published as a poster paper, and will be presented by the author in a a poster session.
Rejected full papers might be accepted as short papers or posters, if reviewers found interest in the idea but the paper quality was not sufficient to be published in full length.

Appendices after the references are permitted but might not be reviewed, and appendices will not be permitted in the final version of the paper if it is accepted.
Double-blind reviewing is used, so submitted papers must use fake/anonymized author names and affiliations. Papers must use the latest template and must be submitted as PDF.

FLAIRS will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during FLAIRS's review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission.


The proceedings of FLAIRS-37 will be published by Florida Online Journals ( which is indexed in DBLP and Scopus. Authors are expected to make a reasonable effort to address reviewers’ comments prior to the submission of the camera-ready paper. Where such expectations have been flouted, actions may be taken to preserve the quality of the conference and the expectations of conference goers. In order for a paper to be published in the proceedings, all accepted papers (full, short and poster) must be accompanied by at least one AUTHOR REGISTRATION. It is also expected that at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present their work. A single author may have up to a maximum of two papers per AUTHOR REGISTRATION. Author names may be changed or re-ordered after reviewing; however, for budgetary reasons, registration fees will be based on the details at the time of submission and review.

Paper submission

Paper submission is a two-step process. First, the paper abstract must be registered in EasyChair by the Paper abstract submission deadline. Then, the full paper in PDF is due by the Paper submission deadline. Without registering an abstract on time, it will not be possible to submit the paper later.
For each accepted paper there must be an accompanying AUTHOR REGISTRATION. A single author may have up to a maximum of two papers per AUTHOR REGISTRATION. Author names may be changed or re-ordered after reviewing; however, for budgetary reasons, registration fees will be based on the details at the time of submission and review.

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