Special Sessions and Challenge Proposals due 16 December 2019

Submissions of Special Sessions & Challenges proposals are encouraged for INTERSPEECH 2020, covering interdisciplinary topics and/or important new emerging areas of interest related to the main conference topics. Submissions related to the special focus of the conference, Cognitive Intelligence for Speech Processing, are particularly welcome. Apart from supporting a particular theme, special sessions may also have a format that is different from a regular session.

Special session proposers are invited to submit a proposal via email to the Special Session Chairs Zhiyong Wu (Tsinghua University), Tim Fingscheidt (Technical University of Braunschweig ), Bhuvana Ramabhadran (Google), Yongguo Kang (Baidu), Pengyuan Zhang (IOA, CAS) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Monday, December 16, 2019. Please do not hesitate to ask before submitting your proposal if something is not fully clear to you. Notification of pre-selection is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Final acceptance will take place shortly after paper decisions are completed, depending on the number of accepted papers submitted to each special session.

More information can be found on the Special Sessions page on the conference website.