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Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee Newsletter

May 2014

Welcome to the Summer 2014 edition of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee's Newsletter! This issue of the newsletter includes 7 articles and announcements from 13 contributors, including our own staff reporters and editors. Thank you all for your contributions! This issue includes news about IEEE journals and recent workshops, SLTC call for nominations, and individual 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, and reach us at speechnewseds [at] listserv (dot) ieee [dot] org.

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Florian Metze, Editor-in-chief
William Campbell, Editor
Haizhou Li, Editor
Patrick Nguyen, Editor

From the SLTC and IEEE

From the IEEE SLTC Chair

Douglas O'Shaughnessy

CFPs, Jobs, and Announcements

Calls for Papers, Proposals, and Participation

Edited by William Campbell

Job Advertisements

Edited by William Campbell


SLTC Newsletter 2012-2013: looking back...

Dilek Hakkani-Tür

My term as editor-in-chief for the SLTC newsletter is over after two years. Serving for the newsletter has been an energizing experience for me.

The Multilingual Landscape of Singapore

Nancy F. Chen and Anthony Larcher

Singapore’s rich linguistic landscape, carved by multicultural immigrants, its colonial heritage, and vibrant economic opportunities, makes Singapore a unique place to celebrate the diversity of spoken languages. With the arrival of INTERSPEECH held in Singapore in September 2014, we hope to offer you a taste of Singapore’s colorful multilingual landscape by contributing this news article.

Call for Nominations to SLTC

Larry Heck

The Member Election Subcommittee of the SLTC is seeking nominations for new SLTC Members. Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Member Election Subcommittee.

A Report from ICASSP 2014

Tara N. Sainath

The 39th International Conference on Speech and Audio Processing was recently hosted in Florence, Italy from May 4-9th, 2014. In this article, we highlight upward and downward trends in the speech community, and compare this to last year’s ICASSP.

Call for Papers - SLT 2014

Julia Hirschberg and Agustin Gravano

The 2014 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT 2014) will be held in South Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada, on Dec 7-10, 2014. ( The main theme of the workshop will be "machine learning in spoken language technologies".

Call for Papers - T-ASL Special Issue

Haizhou Li, Marcello Federico, Xiaodong He, Helen Meng, and Isabel Trancoso

This is a special issue dedicated to continuous space and related methods in natural language processing to mark the merger of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing and ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing. IEEE/ACM T-ASL features a brand new EDICS for Human Language Technology which reflects the growing interest of Natural Language Processing (NLP) research, recognizing the strong interactions between NLP and speech processing.

Call for Satellite Workshops - Interspeech 2015

Florian Metze

The Organizing Committee of INTERSPEECH 2015 is now inviting proposals for satellite workshops, which will be held in proximity to the main conference.

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