Welcome to the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee's Newsletter! The newsletter is now hosted on this new website and the process took a bit longer than anticipated.
The newsletter provides an opportunity to highlight aspects of our community that do not conform to the norms of peer-reviewed journals, conferences, or workshops. Taking advantage of this opportunity, we have started a new column, "Getting to Know Your Fellow Researchers", that will be featuring leading researchers in our field so that our readers can know a bit more about them. We are kicking off this series with recently elected IEEE Fellows, starting with Steve Renals, who was gracious enough to participate in this experiment.
This latest July 2016 issue of the newsletter also includes the usual jobs and announcements.
We believe the newsletter is an ideal forum for updates, reports, announcements and editorials which don't fit well with traditional journals. We welcome your contributions, as well as calls for papers, job announcements, comments and suggestions. You can submit job postings here, to contact the TC fill our the form, or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to propose articles.
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Izhak Shafran, Editor-in-Chief
Andrew Rosenberg, Editor