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News from the Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC)

Published in TC News on 1 October 2015

by Florian Metze (Reposted from the SLTC Newsletter)

Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee's Newsletter! This issue of the newsletter includes 5 articles and announcements from 11 contributors, including our own staff reporters and editors. Thank you all for your contributions!

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, submit Calls for Papers or Participation here, and send mail to to propose articles.

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Florian Metze, Editor-in-chief
Haizhou Li, Editor
Andrew Rosenberg, Editor
Izhak Shafran, Editor

From the SLTC and IEEE

From the IEEE SLTC Chair

Bhuvana Ramabhadran

CFPs, Jobs, and Announcements

Calls for Papers, Proposals, and Participation

Edited by Andrew Rosenberg

Job Advertisements

Edited by Andrew Rosenberg


Nominations for the 2016 Speech and Language Technical Committee Elections

Andreas Stolcke, Doug Reynolds, Larry Heck, Steve Renals, and Takehiro Moriya

The Member Election Subcommittee of the SLTC is seeking nominations for new SLTC Members. Nominations should be submitted by filling out the web form at

ICASSP 2016: Call for Submissions

P. C. Ching and 
Dominic Ho

ICASSP 2016 will be held in Shanghai, Mar. 20-25, 2016.
 Submission deadline for regular papers will be September 25, 2015.

SLT 2016: San Juan

Najim Dehak and Pedro Torres-Carrasquillo

The IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop series focuses on promoting the progress made on the different fields of speech and language technologies and their impact on human life. The Speech and Language Technical Committee has the pleasure to announce San Juan, Puerto Rico as the venue for the next SLT 2016 from Dec 13-16. Puerto Rico, located in the Caribbean, is an amazing location and is easily accessible from the US and other parts of the world.

Rockit - Roadmap for Conversational Interaction Technologies

Steve Renals and Dietrich Klakow

Rockit ( is an EU coordinated support action with the goal of establishing a roadmap about the future of Conversational Interaction Technologies. The resulting roadmap will be communicated to the EC to influence the future European funding priorities setting, as well as it will coordinate and guide research and business communities efforts. To this end, the Conversational Interaction Technology Innovation Alliance (CITIA, has been founded.

A View from Dresden onto the History of Speech Communication (Parts 6 and 7)

Peter Birkholz and Rüdiger Hoffmann

Parts 6 and 7 of the historical perspective are now available.


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