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Speech and Language Processing

Technical Committee


Awards and Membership Honors
(Chair: Douglas O'Shaughnessy, Vice Chair:
Gerald Penn, Members: Jing Huang, Lei Wang, Tara Sainath, Yang Liu, Zhenhua Ling)

Manage the SPS awards nomination process for the TC. Conduct awards election and identify final nominations. The list of awards is available on the SPS website.

(Chair: Jun Du, Vice Chair: Jesus Vallalba, Members: Daniele Giacobello, Koichiro Yoshino, Lei Xie, Nobutaka Ito, Penny Karanasou)

Assist the Signal Processing Society in evaluating proposals for challenge competitions demonstrating advances in signal processing technology.  Fosters development of new challenges in the speech and language processing domain.

(Chair: Engin Erzin, Vice Chair: Paola Garcia, Members: Kyu Jeong Han, Yangyang Shi)

Expand the circulation and maintain the TC newsletter in the areas outlined in our EDICS. Ensure that the newsletter is easily accessible and enables the larger community to participate in writing articles and providing views and suggestions in the form of blogs or other similar means. Manage and maintain the SLTC website and SLTC-SPS mailing list.

Conference Support
(Chair: Yong Xu, Vice Chair: Murat Saraclar, Members: Esther Klabbers, Rohit Prabhavalkar, Yongqiang Wang)

Helps maintain the reviewer pool to provide for a robust review process at ICASSP and TC-affiliated workshops.  Maintains the EDICS, in concert with relevant SPS journals.

External Relations
(Chair: Hung-yi Lee, Vice Chair: Zheng-Hua Tan, Members: Bo Li, Emanuël Habets, Joseph Keshet, Shinji Watanabe, William Hartmann)

Collaborate with other international societies such as ISCA, ACL, and ACM, other IEEE societies such as Computer Society and Computational Intelligence Society, and other TCs such as AASP, MMSP, and MLSP in IEEE SPS that have shared interests to establish joint activities and initiatives (e.g., education and standard) and to co-sponsor events (e.g., workshops).

ICASSP Area Chairs
(Chair: Yifan Gong, Vice Chair: Shinji Watanabe, Members: Arun Narayanan, Berrak Sisman, Ebru Arisoy, Engin Erzin, Haitao Mi, Jing Huang, Jon Gudnason, Kong-Aik Lee, Kyu Jeong Han, Rohit Prabhavalkar, Sakriani Sakti, Xiaodong Cui, Yang Liu, Zhizheng Wu)

Manage the ICASSP review process including assignment of reviewers to papers, coordinating meta-reviews by SLTC members, making final decisions, allocating papers to sessions, and inviting session chairs.

Member Election
(Chair: Ebru Arisoy, Vice Chair: Sabato Marco Siniscalchi, Members: Bengt Jonas Borgstrom, Gakuto Kurata, Jan Skoglund, Yu Tsao)

Manage the TC member election process. Solicit candidates in the areas identified in the TC EDICS, conduct the election, and identify finalists.

Student & Conference Paper Awards
(Chair: Yun-Nung Chen, Vice Chair: Ming Li, Members: Qiong Hu, Samuel Thomas, Yanmin Qian, Yu Zhang)

Manage the ICASSP student awards process for the speech and language area. Identify finalists.

(Chair: Zhijian Ou, Vice Chair: Shi-Xiong Zhang, Members: Chenghua Lin, Haitao Mi, Sibel Oyman)

Promote having IEEE-sponsored workshops in the areas outlined in the TC EDICS. Conduct an election should multiple proposals be submitted for any given event. Provide new workshop organizers with the help necessary to get them started in organizing their event.


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