Training

ISCA Training Schools in Speech Communication - Call for Proposals

ISCA Training and Education Committee

ISCA welcomes proposals from prospective organizers of training schools under the ISCA Training Schools in Speech Communication (TSSC) Program launched in 2012. ISCA training schools are typically either summer schools or winter schools, and are geared towards providing graduate students, early stage researchers, and practitioners with background on selected topics in speech communication.

ISCA supports training schools with a contribution of up to 10,000€ for the invitation of lecturers (travel expenses and daily allowance, but not for lecture fees) and for offering student grants.

The primary objective for creating the ISCA Training Schools program is membership development for students with interests in speech communication. Students in Speech and Language Processing are the future of our Society. It is essential that we provide special membership development opportunities for this important group of members. A priority will be given to proposals coming from countries where the presence of ISCA (in terms of membership) is limited.

For more details about the ISCA Training Schools program and for instructions in preparing proposal white papers, please see the Call for Proposals document.

Important Dates:

For best consideration, proposers should submit their proposal white papers, following the guidelines summarized in the Call for Proposals document referenced above,

  • by February 15th, for Summer Schools, and
  • by July 15th, for Winter Schools.

White papers should be submitted in PDF FORMAT by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proposals will be evaluated by the International Advisory Committee of ISCA and finally selected by the ISCA Board. Notification of acceptance/rejection will usually be sent within 30 days after the deadlines.

Any questions should be directed to the same email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


ISCA Seminar Program

ISCA Training and Education Committee

ISCA wishes to distribute important materials for education purposes and make them accessible and available to all students and researchers working on speech and language processing worldwide via ISCA web sites. We believe this is a good approach to maximize the impact of lectures and disseminate the concepts discussed to our students and colleagues.

We are looking for lectures describing established algorithms and systems which are considered to be the state-of-the-art in their domain as well as for lectures providing overviews of specific topics in speech communication.

Lecturers, who agree to participate in this ISCA program, must provide their permission and support to perform the dissemination of the produced material for ISCA. For this purpose they will sign the ISCA “Consent and Release” form prepared by ISCA asking for lecture’s permission to do the above. Please note that although the lecturers permit ISCA to distribute their lectures, the ownership of all intellectual property rights are retained by the lecturers. In case there are more than one contributor for a lecture, the ISCA “Consent and Release” form must be signed by all of them.

An example of the ISCA “Consent and Release” form is available here.

If you would like to participate in this ISCA program, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will contact you to provide further information on the program.