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SPECOM 2017 : 19th International Conference on Speech and Computer SPECOM 2017


When Sep 12, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
Where Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2017
Notification Due May 15, 2017
Final Version Due May 26, 2017
Categories    speech technologies   automatic speech recognition   multimodal interfaces   speech biometrics

Call For Papers




19th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM-2017)
Venue: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, September 12-16, 2017


The Speech and Computer International Conference (SPECOM) has become a regular event since the first SPECOM that was held in in 1996 St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. SPECOM is a conference with a long tradition that attracts researchers in the area of computer speech processing (recognition, synthesis, understanding etc.) and related domains (including signal processing, language and text processing, multi-modal speech processing, or human-computer interaction).
The SPECOM international conference is an ideal platform for know-how exchange especially for experts working on Slavic and other highly inflectional languages including less-resourced and standard, well-resourced languages.


The conference is organized by University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield, UK), in cooperation with St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia), Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU, Moscow, Russia) and St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia)


The SPECOM conference is devoted to issues of human-machine interaction, particularly:
Affective computing
Applications for human-machine interaction
Audio-visual speech processing
Automatic language identification
Corpus linguistics and linguistic processing
Forensic speech investigations and security systems
Multichannel signal processing
Multimedia processing
Multimodal analysis and synthesis
Signal processing and feature extraction
Speaker identification and diarization
Speaker verification systems
Speech analytics and audio mining
Speech and language resources
Speech dereverberation
Speech disorders and voice pathologies
Speech driving systems in robotics
Speech enhancement
Speech perception
Speech recognition and understanding
Speech translation automatic systems
Spoken dialogue systems
Spoken language processing
Text-to-speech and speech-to-text systems
Text mining and sentiment analysis
Virtual and augmented reality


Mark Gales - Cambridge University, Engineering Department, UK
Bjoern Schuller - University of Passau, Germany and Imperial College London, UK


The official language of the event is English. However, papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, UK, Organising Committee Chair
Andrey Ronzhin, SPIIRAS, St.Petersburg, Russia, Conference Co-Chair
Rodmonga Potapova, Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia, Conference Co-Chair
Reza Sotudeh, University of Hertfordshire, UK, Conference Co-Chair
Alexey Karpov, SPIIRAS, St.Petersburg, Russia, Programme Committee Chair


The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 10 pages formatted in the LNCS style. Those accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. The decision on the presentation format will be based upon the recommendation of three independent reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the on-line submission system:

Papers submitted to SPECOM-2017 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the SPECOM review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The paper format for the review has to be the PDF file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, speakers will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see


SPECOM Proceedings will be published by Springer as a book in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX. SPECOM Proceedings are included in the list of forthcoming proceedings for September 2017.


April 15, 2017 ............ Submission of full papers (final deadline)
May 15, 2017 ............ Notification of acceptance
May 26, 2017 ............ Final papers (camera ready) and early registration
Sept. 12-16, 2017 ......... Conference dates

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference.


The conference will be organized in at the campus of the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

SPECOM 2017 Secretariat:
SPECOM 2017 web:

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