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Sadaoki Furui Workshop

Sadly, one of the great pioneers and creative geniuses of speech processing, Dr. Sadaoki Furui, passed away on 31st July 2022 at the age of 76. Because of the important role that Sadaoki Furui played not only for us as scientists, but also as a co-founder of our community, the first ISCA presidents who preceded and succeeded Sadaoki and the current ISCA president will organize a workshop in his honor. The workshop will take place in a virtual format to open the possibility for friends and colleagues all over the world to participate, on

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 14h00-16h30 Central European Time

The workshop will include presentations from a number of invited panelists who will address topics in which Sadaoki Furui’s work was particularly impactful. Short contributions from persons with a specific scientific connection to him are also foreseen. In case that you would like to contribute to the workshop with a very short presentation, please contact Isabel Trancoso (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible.

In order to receive the Zoom link for the workshop, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; in return, you will receive the zoom link to access the workshop.

 Isabel Trancoso, Roger K. Moore, Julia Hirschberg & Sebastian Möller


 


 

Interspeech 2022 has finished, next up is Interspeech 2023!

INTERSPEECH 2022 has finished. Congratulations to the organising committee for successfully handling the challenges of a large hybrid INTERSPEECH. Thank you to all who contributed to a successful event: the paper authors and presenters, reviewers, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and PCO.

The proceedings are available on the ISCA Online Archive.

We can now look forward to Interspeech 2023 in Dublin, Ireland. See the Interspeech 2023 webpage for more information.

 

 


 

In Memoriam: Professor Sadaoki Furui

Former ISCA president, professor Sadaoki Furui passed away on July 31st. Today, on Sept 9, he would have been 77 years. Sadaoki served as President of ISCA from 2001 to 2005, and actively promoted the collaboration between speech science and speech technology. He a pioneer and a prominent researcher in spoken language technology, an inspiring researcher and leader as well as educator, and a great contributor to our society and to the speech community. He will be sorely missed. 

An obituary for professor Furui is published in the latest version of ISCApad.


 

Interspeech 2021 videos available

Interspeech 2021 videos for which we obtained presenters' consents are now available on Superlectures
and on Youtube. Both sites include links to papers in the ISCA archive.


 

ISCA Medals and Fellows Nominations 2023

Nominations are open for the following ISCA Awards:

The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement recognizes and honors an individual each year who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of speech communication science and technology. Any ISCA member can make a nomination. All nominations for ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement should be submitted to the ISCA Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6 January 2023 using the nomination form.  The ISCA Board will select the winner by 1 February and announce the winner in the March 2023 ISCApad. Unsuccessful candidates from previous year(s) must be re-nominated to qualify for candidacy.  

The ISCA Service Medal recognizes an ISCA member who has provided extraordinary service to ISCA and/or the Speech Communication community. Any ISCA Board or Advisory Council member can make a nomination. All nominations for an ISCA Service Medal should be submitted to the ISCA Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6 January 20223 using the nomination form. Unsuccessful candidates from previous year(s) must be re-nominated to qualify for candidacy.  

The ISCA Fellows Program recognises and honours outstanding members who have made significant contributions to the science and technology of speech communication. To qualify for this distinction, a candidate must have been an ISCA member for five years or more with a minimum of ten years experience in the field. Nominations may be made by any ISCA member except for those on the Felows Selection Committee.. Fellows may be recognised by their outstanding scientific and/or technical contributions and/or continued significant service to ISCA. The supporting case for the candidate's nomination should include up to 3 major contributions which have had impact on the speech community and/or society in general. A nomination should be supported by 3 references from senior scientists/technologists in the Speech Communication community, for instance ISCA Fellows and ISCA Board members. Current ISCA Board members are not eligible for nomination. Members of the Fellows Selection Committee may not nominate candidates or provide references. All nominations for ISCA Fellow should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 February 2023using the nomination form. Those who plan to nominate are strongly advised to send brief information on candidates (candidate's name and affiliation) to the above email address before January 10 with your name and contact email address.

More information can be found on the ISCA Honors webpage.