Call for Special Session Papers

  • GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIAL SESSIONS

    • Papers in the Special Sessions are intended to describe:
      • Progress in current or recent research and development projects (Projects).
      • Demonstration proposals (Demos).
      • Ph.D. Thesis extended abstracts to compete in the Ph.D. Dissertation Award (Thesis). NOTE: It is NOT required to register or attend the conference to participate in this award. (See below)
    • Papers must be written in English and submission will be online. Papers must be submitted in PDF following the Interspeech 2018 format. Special Session papers will be included in the IberSPEECH2018 on-line proceedings.
    • The length for the thesis papers is the same than for regular papers (4+1). The suggested length for projects and demos papers is 2 pages but there are no strict limits..
    • Papers in the Projects, Demos and Thesis Special Session should be submitted selecting the appropriate option (Projects | Demos | Thesis) in the submission form.

    PAPER SUBMISSION HERE!!!  (deadline: 01 Oct. 2018)

    SPECIFIC INFORMATION: PROJECTS SESSION

    The IberSPEECH2018 organizers invite submissions for project description.

    The IberSPEECH2018 project track aims at increasing visibility of current and recent research and development projects related to the Iberian Languages and creating a forum for collaboration in future research projects. Thus, project descriptions should allow participants to learn about the goals of the project and recent achievements produced. Intentions for future research projects and even search for partnerships are welcome.

    Submissions

    Authors should provide sufficient details regarding the project goals, current status of the project, participants, achievements, etc. Developers are encouraged to focus their description on the relevance of the speech and language processing components in the project.  Supporting material, such as links to web-based applications are welcome. Submissions should follow the previous general guidelines. The suggested length is 2 pages, but there is no minimum length for the submissions: very brief project descriptions could be appropriate. Description documents should be submitted to the Projects Special session of the conference submission system.

    Presentation format

    Accepted projects will be presented as posters at a designated projects session.

    SPECIFIC INFORMATION: DEMOS SESSION

    The IberSPEECH2018 organizers invite submissions for demonstrations.

    The IberSPEECH2018 demonstration track aims at bringing together Academia and Industry working on speech and natural language processing of the Iberian Languages and creating a forum allowing interactions beyond the written or spoken descriptions of research. Demos being presented in the session should optimally allow participants to try and test them during their presentation in a dedicated session adopting a more informal setting. Products, systems or tools are examples of acceptable demos. Both early-research prototypes and mature systems will be considered for presentation. The areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied issues of written and spoken Iberian languages, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for the conference paper submission.

    Submissions

    Submissions should consist of a non-anonymous brief description document (there is no minimum length, since a demo can be described very briefly). Developers must outline the main characteristics of their systems, provide sufficient details to allow its evaluation and give information on how they plan to demonstrate their systems. Developers are encouraged to focus their description on the relevance of the speech and language processing component in the proposed system.  Supporting material, such as videos of the demonstration or direct link to web-based applications are desirable but not mandatory. Description documents should be submitted to the Demo Special session of the conference submission system.

    Presentation format

    Accepted demos will be presented on tabletops at a designated demo session with an optional accompanying poster. Developers should make sure they can run their demos properly. Thus, it is the authors’ responsibility to bring the necessary technical equipment for their demo to run properly. Note that the local organizers will not be able to provide any hardware or software. Free high-speed Internet access will be available. A Best Demo Award will be given out to the best demo presented during the conference.

    SPECIFIC INFORMATION: THESIS SESSION

    The IberSPEECH2018 organizers invite submissions for Ph.D. Thesis extended abstracts to compete in the Ph.D. Dissertation Award.

    This award recognizes the best of emerging academic work on processing of the Iberian languages and related issues, concluded in the three years preceding the submission deadline. More information about the award will be available soon.

    Submission Criteria and Procedure:

    1. Eligible entrants are those candidates who have successfully defended their dissertations in the three years preceding the submission deadline. A letter from the primary dissertation advisor must be sent by email to iberspeech2018@telefonica.com, stating that the candidate meets this eligibility criterion. Acknowledgment of reception will be sent by email.
    2. The dissertation must focus on some aspect of processing of any of the Iberian languages and related issues. In general, any topic that falls within the scope of IberSPEECH2018 Call for papers is appropriate.
    3. Each entry should be in the form of an extended abstract that includes the nature of the problem to be researched, relevant theory, hypotheses to be tested, method, analysis, and indicative references.
    4. The extended abstract must be written in English (even if the thesis is written in another language) following the general guidelines or regular papers, including the length of the paper (4+1 pages, including references). A web link to the PhD thesis text can also be provided.

Presentation format

The accepted candidates will prepare a oral presentation of their work. The extension of the presentation will depend on the number of accepted submissions and will be announced to the authors. Although it is preferable to be present in the conference, it will be possible to present the work using video-conference and/or video recordings. In this case it is NOT required to register to the conference.

Depending of the final duration, Accepted candidates who attend the conference will have the opportunity of present a poster at a designated Ph.D Thesis Special Session.