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IberSPEECH 2012 : IberSPEECH


When Nov 21, 2012 - Nov 23, 2012
Where Madrid
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2012
Categories    speech   speech processing   human language technologies   iberian

Call For Papers

IberSPEECH2012 will be held in Madrid, Spain from 21 to 23 November 2012. The workshop is organized by the “ATVS Biometric Research Group” of the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”, the Spanish Thematic Network on Speech Technology (RTTH) and the ISCA-Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages (SIG-IL).

The Spanish Thematic Network on Speech Technology (“Red Temática en Tecnología del Habla, (RTTH) has been promoting every other year the “Jornadas en Tecnologías del Habla” since 2000. Previous workshops were held in Sevilla (2000), Granada (2002), Valencia (2004), Zaragoza (2006) and Bilbao (2008). On the other hand, the ISCA Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages (SIG-IL) decided to organize the “I Iberian SLTech - I Joint SIG-IL/Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages”. The I Iberian SLTech was held in Porto Salvo, nearby Lisbon, on September 2009. Both events pursue the aims of being a meeting point to present and discuss the results of the research on speech and language technologies on Iberian languages and promoting industry/university collaboration.

These two separate events joined efforts in their last edition at the “FALA2010” conference in Vigo (2010), the first joint “Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla” and “Iberian SLTech”. Based on the success of this previous event, the “IberSPEECH2012” conference to be held in Madrid will join again these two events in order to take advantage of synergies and aiming at gathering most of the members of the scientific community working on speech and language technologies for the Iberian Languages.

Therefore, all the community working on processing of the Iberian Languages is invited to participate this coming November in a three day event planned to promote interaction and discussion. There will be a wide variety of activities: technical papers presentations, keynote lectures, presentation of project reports, laboratories activities, recent PhD thesis, discussion panels, awards to the best thesis and papers.

The topics of interest regarding processing Iberian languages include, but are not limited to:

1. Speech technology and applications

a. Spoken language generation and synthesis

b. Speech and speaker recognition

c. Speaker diarization

d. Speech enhancement

e. Speech processing and acoustic event detection

f. Spoken language understanding

g. Spoken language interfaces and dialogue systems

h. Systems for information retrieval and information extraction from speech

i. Systems for speech translation

j. Applications for aged and handicapped persons

k. Applications for learning and education

l. Emotions recognition and synthesis

m. Language and dialect identification

n. Applications for learning and education

2. Human speech production, perception, and communication

a. Linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language

b. Phonetics, phonology, and morphology

c. Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and lexicon

d. Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)

3. Natural language processing (NLP) and applications

a. Natural language generation and understanding

b. Retrieval and categorization of natural language documents

c. Summarization mono and multi-document

d. Extraction and annotation of entities, relations, and properties

e. Creation and processing of ontologies and vocabularies

f. Machine learning for natural language processing

g. Shallow and deep semantic analysis: textual entailment, anaphora resolution, paraphrasing

h. Multi-lingual processing for information retrieval and extraction

i. Natural language processing for information retrieval and extraction

4. Resources, standardization, and evaluation

a. Spoken language resources, annotation, and tools

b. Spoken language evaluation and standardization

c. NLP resources, annotation, tools

d. NLP evaluation and standardization

Paper Submission

Papers must be written in English and should describe original work in detail. Publication of regular papers in an LNAI volume is planned (not yet confirmed). Papers (both regular and special session papers) must be submmitted in PDF, following the LNAI format ( and should be up to ten (10) pages including references. Submission will be online through the web. Upon acceptance, at least one author will be required to register and present the paper at the conference.

Important dates:

Regular Papers:

• Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2012

• Notification of acceptance: July 20, 2012

• Camera-ready paper: July 30, 2012

Special Sessions (Projects, Demos and Thesis | ALBAYZIN Evaluations):

• Paper submission deadline: September 7, 2012

• Notification of acceptance: September 21, 2012

• Camera-ready paper: September 30, 2012

Registration and Conference:

• Deadline for Early Registration: October 12, 2012

• IberSPEECH 2012: November 21-23, 2012

Contact information:


Att. Doroteo Torre Toledano

Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica y de las Comunicaciones

Escuela Politécnica Superior

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 11

28049 Madrid - Spain

Tel.: +34 497 2217

Fax.: +34 497 2107


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