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Upcoming Conference - INTERSPEECH 2020
Oct 23, 2020Author:
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INTERSPEECH has grown into the world's largest technical conference focused on speech processing and application with over 1000 attendees and over 600 papers. The conferences emphasize interdisciplinary approaches addressing all aspects of speech science and technology, ranging from basic theories to advanced applications.

It is widely believed that technologies are not the only factors that restrict the development of speech processing. The emotions and the cognitive abilities are also playing a vital role in friendly and harmonious man-machine speech communication and human-oriented intelligence technologies. INTERSPEECH 2020 will therefore be organized around the topic"Cognitive Intelligence for Speech Processing". We hope to provide a broad approach to speech processing issues. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, this event will feature plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions, show & tell sessions, and exhibits. A number of satellite events will also take place before and after the conference. Please follow the details which will be published at the INTERSPEECH website interspeech2020.org.

The safety and well-being of our participants is of paramount importance to ISCA. The Organizing Committee of INTERSPEECH 2020 has been monitoring closely the dynamic developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. After careful consideration and in light of the global health emergency and pervasive travel restrictions, ISCA has made the difficult decision to convert INTERSPEECH 2020 to a fully virtual conference.

The conference will take place between October 25-29, 2020. We expect most participants will still commit their time during this window to participate in the conference, and have discussions with fellow researchers around the world.

With due consideration devoted to time zone differences around the world, conference activities will be constrained to approximately 5 hours per day. Hence, paper session will adopt a different format. The papers and presentations will be made available by October 19, 2020 on the conference website, with a link to the “Zoom room” and also a link to the “Q&A zone” for EACH session. Each paper session will have no more than 10 papers. Conference participants can type in questions into the “Q&A zone” of each session at any time during the conference. Authors can also type in corresponding answers in the chat room. Each live paper session will be 1 hour in duration, managed by the Session Chairs and supported technically by a conference volunteer. The Session Chair(s) will help moderate the rundown with 5 minutes devoted to each paper – which includes playing the short “highlight” video presentation (< 1.5 minutes in duration), followed by about 3.5 minutes for Q&A. The Q&A is interactive in that Session Chairs will select questions from the “Q&A zone” to ask the presenter, who will answer, and the entire live interaction will be video-recorded. After all the papers are presented, the remaining time (about 10 minutes) will be an open Q&A session, where the Session Chair can select questions about any paper in the session from the chat room and invite the corresponding presented to answer. After the live session is complete, the video-recording will be made available on the conference website for the corresponding session. Also, session's Q&A Zone will be maintained until November 5, so that conference participants can continue to type in questions in the Q&A Zone and authors can type in answers.

For more information, please check the website of INTERSPEECH 2020 at: http://www.interspeech2020.org/