IberSpeech 2014

“VIII Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla” and “IV Iberian SLTech Workshop”

19 - 21 November 2014, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain


  • Call for Albayzin 2014 evaluation proposals, deadline April 25th, 2014.
  • Call for papers, submission deadline: June 29, 2014
  • Publication of regular papers in a Springer LNAI volume is planned (not yet confirmed). See Paper Submission for paper format and updated information.

IberSeech 2014 will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, from 19 to 21 November 2014. This conference is organized by the “Digital Signal Processing Division. Institute for Technological Development and Innovation in Communications (IDeTIC)” of the Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Spanish Thematic Network on Speech Technology (RTTH) and the ISCA-Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages (SIG-IL). 

The Spanish Thematic Network on Speech Technology (“Red Temática en Tecnologíasdel Habla, (RTTH) has been promoting the “Jornadas en Tecnologías del Habla” since 2000. Previous workshops were held in Seville (2000), Granada (2002), Valencia (2004), Zaragoza (2006) and Bilbao (2008).

The ISCA Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages (SIG-IL) decided to organize the “I Iberian SLTech - I Joint SIG-IL / Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages”. The I Iberian SLTech was held in Porto Salvo, nearby Lisbon, on September 2009. Both events pursue the aims of being a meeting point to present and discuss the results of the research on speech and language technologies on Iberian languages and promoting industry/university collaboration.

These two separate events joined efforts in their next edition at the “FALA2010” conference in Vigo (2010), the first joint “Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla” and “Iberian SLTech”. The last edition of this joint event was held in Madrid under the name Iberspeech 2012. Based on the success of these two previous events, the IberSpeech 2014 conference to be held in Gran Canaria will join them again in order to take advantage of synergies and aiming at gathering most of the members of the scientific community working on speech and language technologies for the Iberian Languages.

All the community working on processing of the Iberian Languages is invited to participate this coming November in a three day event planned to promote interaction and discussion. There will be a wide variety of activities: technical papers presentations, keynote lectures, presentation of project reports, laboratories activities, recent PhD thesis, discussion panels, awards to the best thesis and papers.

The topics of interest regarding processing Iberian languages include, but are not limited to:

1. Speech technology and applications

a. Spoken language generation and synthesis

b. Speech and speaker recognition

c. Speaker diarization

d. Speech enhancement

e. Speech processing and acoustic event detection

f. Spoken language understanding

g. Spoken language interfaces and dialogue systems

h. Systems for information retrieval and information extraction from speech

i. Systems for speech translation

j. Applications for aged and handicapped persons

k. Applications for learning and education

l. Emotions recognition and synthesis

m. Language and dialect identification

n. Applications for learning and education

o. Speech technology and applications: other topics


2. Human speech production, perception, and communication

a. Linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language

b. Phonetics, phonology, and morphology

c. Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and lexicon

d. Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)

e. Human speech production, perception, and communication: other topics


3. Natural language processing (NLP) and applications 

a. Natural language generation and understanding

b. Retrieval and categorization of natural language documents

c. Summarization mono and multi-document

d. Extraction and annotation of entities, relations, and properties

e. Creation and processing of ontologies and vocabularies

f. Machine learning for natural language processing

g. Shallow and deep semantic analysis: textual entailment, anaphora resolution, paraphrasing

h. Multi-lingual processing for information retrieval and extraction

i. Natural language processing for information retrieval and extraction

j.  Natural language processing (NLP) and applications: other topics


4. Speech, Language and Multimodality

a. Multimodal Interaction

b. Sign Language

c. Handwriting recognition

d. Speech, Language and Multimodality: other topics


5. Resources, standardization, and evaluation

a. Spoken language resources, annotation, and tools

b. Spoken language evaluation and standardization

c. NLP resources, annotation, tools

d. NLP evaluation and standardization

e. Multimodal resources, annotation and tools

f. Multimodal evaluation and standardization

g. Resources, standardization, and evaluation: other topics


Paper Submission 

Please see submission information here.


Important dates:

Please see important dates here. 


Contact information:

IberSpeech 2014

Att. Juan L. Navarro-Mesa

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Campus Universitario de Tafira, Edificio de Electrónica y Telecomunicación

35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Spain

Tel.:  +34 928 45 8988

Fax.: +34 928 45 1243

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