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 Hello, Goodbye ISCA SAC – 2021 and looking forward to Interspeech 2021

http://www.isca-students.org/sacweb/

[6-April, 2021]

It is a new year and a new season for ISCA’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC). As every year we would like to thank our outgoing members, welcome our incoming members and introduce this year’s SAC board. 

We say goodbye to Grandee Lee (National University of Singapore), Haala Deeba Abbas (IIIT, India) and Harish-Chandra Dubey (Microsoft, USA). Thank you very much for your work with SAC!

We welcome our new volunteers Lei Xi (LPP, CNRS - Sorbonne Nouvelle, France), Tina Raissi (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Omnia Ibrahi (Saarland University, Germany) and Sebastião Quintas (IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France). We look forward to working with all of you!

We would also like to thank the active volunteers that are staying with SAC from last year, Mariana Julião (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Nils Westhausen (University of Oldenburg, Germany) and Thomas Rolland (INESC-ID, Portugal).

On the SAC board, Jasper Ooster (University of Oldenburg, Germany) takes over the role of SAC’s general coordinator from Iona Gessinger (Saarland University, Germany), who remains an advisor to the board. Catarina Botelho (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal) succeeds Jasper Ooester as event coordinator, and Francisco Teixeira (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal) succeeds Gabriel Mittag (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) as media coordinator. Gabriel will also remain as an advisor to the SAC board. Yaru Wu (MoDyCo-CNRS/LPP-CNRS, France) will move from her volunteer alumni position to become a SAC board advisor.

We are glad to announce that this year SAC members have created a podcast, SpeechPitch. Each episode will feature an interview with a different guest, mostly from the speech community, as to allow them to share their work, stories and ideas for the future.

We hope this podcast can help bring students and the overall speech community closer together, which we think is especially important in pandemic times, where we lack presential conferences and other social interactions. This podcast will have a new episode out every 2 or 3 months. You can now listen to the very first episode featuring Iona Gessinger, the previous SAC general coordinator, and winner of best student paper award at last year's Interspeech! We hope you enjoy it.

We'll be organising events at Interspeech 2021: 7th Doctoral Consortium, 8th Students Meet Experts, 3rd Mentoring Event. More details on our website

 


HAVE YOU VOTED? Election of members for the Board of ISCA (2021-2025):
Voting closes midnight Paris (10pm UTC) 25th April

[23-Apr-2021] Please help ISCA by voting for members of the Board for 2021-2025. In accordance with the ISCA by-laws, the election to the Board will take place 1st-25th April 2021. 

There are 12 candidates for 8 positions on the Board:

      • Ahmed Ali, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
      • Nancy Chen, I2R, A*STAR, Singapore
      • Mariapaola D’Imperio, Rutgers University, USA
      • Phil Green, Sheffield University, UK
      • Joakim Gustafson, KTH, Sweden
      • Kyu J. Han, ASAPP, South Korea
      • Thomas Hueber, Grenoble-Alpes University/CNRS, France
      • Tatsuya Kawahara, Kyoto University, Japan
      • S R Mahadeva Prasanna, IIT Dharwad, India
      • Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Google, USA
      • Odette Scharenborg, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
      • Ioana Vasilescu, LISN (formerly LIMSI CNRS), France

The following Board members will be retiring or stepping down from the Board at INTERSPEECH 2021: Gérard Bailly, Mark Hasagewa-Johnson, Kate Knill, Hema Murthy. 

ISCA membership is required for voting. Please vote at https://www.isca-speech.org/iscavote/

You will need your ISCA username (the email address you receive ISCA emails on) and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it here : 
https://isca-speech.org/iscamember/forget/

Best regards,
Kate Knill (ISCA Secretary) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


INTERSPEECH 2021 : Thank you for submitting your papers!

 

Thanks to everyone who submitted papers to INTERSPEECH 2021. The Technical Programme Committee are working hard on checking paper submissions and allocating reviewers.

Registration is now open! For the latest details see the INTERSPEECH 2021 website.


HAVE YOU VOTED? Election of members for the Board of ISCA (2021-2025): Voting closes midnight Paris (10pm UTC) 25th April

[23-Apr-2021] Please help ISCA by voting for members of the Board for 2021-2025. In accordance with the ISCA by-laws, the election to the Board will take place 1st-25th April 2021. 

There are 12 candidates for 8 positions on the Board:

    • Ahmed Ali, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
    • Nancy Chen, I2R, A*STAR, Singapore
    • Mariapaola D’Imperio, Rutgers University, USA
    • Phil Green, Sheffield University, UK
    • Joakim Gustafson, KTH, Sweden
    • Kyu J. Han, ASAPP, South Korea
    • Thomas Hueber, Grenoble-Alpes University/CNRS, France
    • Tatsuya Kawahara, Kyoto University, Japan
    • S R Mahadeva Prasanna, IIT Dharwad, India
    • Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Google, USA
    • Odette Scharenborg, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
    • Ioana Vasilescu, LISN (formerly LIMSI CNRS), France
    • The following Board members will be retiring or stepping down from the Board at INTERSPEECH 2021: Gérard Bailly, Mark Hasagewa-Johnson, Kate Knill, Hema Murthy. 

ISCA membership is required for voting. Please vote at https://www.isca-speech.org/iscavote/

You will need your ISCA username (the email address you receive ISCA emails on) and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it here : 
https://isca-speech.org/iscamember/forget/

Best regards,
Kate Knill (ISCA Secretary) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Election of members for the Board of ISCA (2021-2025): Voting 1st-25th April

[1-Apr-2021] Please help ISCA by voting for members of the Board for 2021-2025. In accordance with the ISCA by-laws, the election to the Board will take place 1st-25th April 2021. 

There are 12 candidates for 8 positions on the Board. The following Board members will be retiring or stepping down from the Board at INTERSPEECH 2021: Gérard Bailly, Mark Hasagewa-Johnson, Kate Knill, Hema Murthy. 

ISCA membership is required for voting. Each ISCA member will be asked to cast an anonymous ballot in the election, via a secure website. Information on the voting will be sent by email. If not received by 12th April please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please vote at https://www.isca-speech.org/iscavote/ [NB the incorrect link was sent by email]

You will need your ISCA username (the email address you receive ISCA emails on) and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it here :
https://isca-speech.org/iscamember/forget/

Past and new ISCA members are encouraged to renew their memberships in order to vote. These memberships will cover INTERSPEECH 2021.

Best regards,
Kate Knill (ISCA Secretary) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.