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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.


ISCA Medalist Nominations for 2020

Nominations are open for the ISCA Medalist 2020.

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 of the year should be submitted to the ISCA Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 December 2019 using the nomination form.  The ISCA Board will select the winner by 1 February and announce the winner in the March 2020 ISCApad. Unsuccessful candidates of the previous year(s) must be re-nominated to qualify for candidacy.  

More information can be found on the ISCA Honors webpage.


Would you like to host Interspeech 2023?

Bids are invited for 2023, the submission date has been changed to 28th February 2020 (previously 1st November 2019). A set of guidelines and a bidding and budget template are available. For enquiries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


General Assembly 2019

The ISCA General Assembly will take place in Graz, Austria in conjunction with INTERSPEECH 2019. The Assembly will begin at 17.00 (5pm) on Monday, September 16 and will be held in the Main Hall. The General Assembly is open to all members of ISCA and provides an excellent opportunity to actively participate in the meeting and propose suggestions to help make our association even better.