Interspeech 2006 - ICSLP
September 17-21 2006
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP, the Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of speech science and language technology, will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 17-21, 2006, under the sponsorship of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

The Interspeech meetings are considered to be the top international conference in speech and language technology, with more than 1000 attendees from universities, industry, and government agencies. They are unique in that they bring together faculty and students from universities with researchers and developers from government and industry to discuss the latest research advances, technological innovations, and products. The conference offers the prospect of meeting the future leaders of our field, exchanging ideas, and exploring opportunities for collaboration, employment, and sales through keynote talks, tutorials, technical sessions, exhibits, and poster sessions. In recent years the Interspeech meetings have taken place in a number of exciting venues including most recently Lisbon, Jeju Island (Korea), Geneva, Denver, Aalborg (Denmark), and Beijing.

ISCA, together with the Interspeech 2006 - ICSLP organizing committee, would like to encourage submission of papers for the upcoming conference in the following topics of interest:


In addition to the regular sessions, a series of special sessions has been planned for the meeting. Potential authors are invited to submit papers for special sessions as well as for regular sessions, and all papers in special sessions will undergo the same review process as papers in regular sessions. Confirmed special sessions and their organizers include:


The deadline for submission of 4-page full papers is April 7, 2006. Paper submission will be exclusively through the conference website, using submission guidelines to be provided. Previously-published papers should not be submitted. The corresponding author will be notified by e-mail of the paper status by June 9, 2006. Minor updates will be allowed from June 10 to June 16, 2006.


We encourage proposals for three-hour tutorials to be held on September 17, 2006. Those interested in organizing a tutorial should send a 2-3 page description by electronic mail to , in plain ASCII (iso8859-1) text as soon as possible, but no later than January 31, 2006.

Proposals for tutorials should contain the following information:


Four-page paper deadline: April 7, 2006
Notification of paper status: June 9, 2006
Early registration deadline: June 23, 2006
Tutorial Day: September 17, 2006
Main Conference: September 18-21, 2006

For further information: or send email to


Professor Richard M. Stern (General Chair)
Carnegie Mellon University
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Fax: +1 412 268-3890