Election of members for the Board of ISCA (2019-2023)

[8-Dec-2019] The ISCA Board currently has 14 members from 8 countries (see full list below). Members are elected to the Board for a period of four years and no member may serve on the Board for more than two consecutive terms. The following Board member will have served for two consecutive terms in August, Satoshi Nakamura, and thus will be retiring.

According to the ISCA by-laws, elections to the Board will take place in April-May 2019. We invite nominations from the ISCA membership. Each nomination requires the support of three members of the Association and agreement from the candidate (e.g., by email). The ISCA statutes specify a maximum of three Board members from any one country. Each ISCA member will be asked to cast a anonymous ballot in the election, via a survey website.

Members elected to the Board will be expected to have one of the areas of responsibility listed below, to commit time to furthering the work of ISCA in their area, to attend the two-day Board meetings that take place at each annual INTERSPEECH conference and to participate in additional virtual meetings during the year (teleconferences). All candidates should be aware of these obligations and commit themselves to fulfilling them before agreeing to be nominated.

The Board will accept nominations either from proposers or self-nominations, as long as indication of support is provided. Please send your nomination(s) to the ISCA Secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BEFORE March 1st, 2019 (Friday) with the following information:

Full Name and Title:
Position and Institution:
Research area:
Indication of willingness to serve if elected:
Short biography (one paragraph)
Short statement (one paragraph, describing the work they would intend to do on the Board)
Names and emails of three proposers (ISCA members).

Please provide a photo, for posting on the ballot.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information about the nomination process or about duties of ISCA Board members.

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



Current Board:

John HANSEN (ISCA President)
Torbjørn SVENDSEN (ISCA Vice-President)
Kate KNILL (ISCA Secretary)
Sebastian MÖLLER

Nominations Open for the ISCA Distinguished Lecturers 2019/20 and 2020/21 (updated 4th January 2019)

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We are now open for nominations for ISCAs Distinguished Lecturers for the periods 2019-20 and open to enquiries for 2020-21.  Details of the scheme are available at ISCA Distinguished Lecturers webpage


Each nomination should include the following information:

  - a short biography of the candidate including selected publications (or a website/resume that provides this information)

  - topics/titles of up to three possible lectures that the nominee could give

  - the intended under-represented region (if known)


Self-nominations are encouraged.  Other nominators must ensure the nominee is willing to serve if selected.  Nominations from previous years will be only considered if updated.


Nominations should be sent to dl_nominations [at] before 31 January 2019.


Thank You


Roger K. Moore

Chair: ISCA Distinguished Lecturers  Selection Committee

ISCA Medalist Nominations for 2019

Nominations are open for the ISCA Medalist 2019.

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, except ISCA Board members, can make a nomination. All nominations for ISCA Medal of the year should be submitted to ISCA Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 January 2019.  The ISCA Board will select and announce the winner of the year on 1 March.  The Medalist nomination form can be downloaded from 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.

Applications are open for the Tenth Christian Benoît Award

The Christian Benoît Award is given biannually to a promising young scientist in the domain of SPEECH COMMUNICATION to further their career in the field. The focus of the award's research topic may emphasise basic science or applied research projects.

The Award provides the elected scientist with financial support for the development of a personal short-term research project that:
(1) illustrates concretely the achievements of her/his research work;
(2) could help promoting this work in the scientific community, institutions and grant agencies in their geographical region/country;
(3) gives an overall view of the state of the art in the research domain.

The award is valued at 7,500 Euros and conferred by the International Speech Communication Association and the Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée.

Application Deadline is May 15, 2019 !!  More information in this flyer

ISCA Fellow Nominations for 2019

The ISCA Fellows Program recognizes and honors 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.  A nomination should be supported by 4 references from ISCA Fellows or ISCA Board members. Current ISCA Board members are not eligible for nomination. The Fellows nomination form can be downloaded from and the reference form from Nominations should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 10 2019. Those who plan to make a nomination are strongly advised to send a brief email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. giving their candidate's name and affiliation.