“VII Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla” and “III Iberian SLTech”

21 - 23 November 2012, Madrid, Spain


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 25: Due to numerous requests, deadline for regular papers has been extended to June 25 (23:59 Pacific Time). This is the last and final deadline extension.

We are pleased to announce that, for the first time for this conference, Springer has accepted our proposal for publishing IberSPEECH 2012 papers in “Communications in Computer and Information Science”, CCIS ( CCIS is published online in SpringerLink digital library and is indexed in ISI Proceedings and SCOPUS.

Due to Springer restrictions only a selection of accepted papers could be published in Springer CCIS. This selection will be based on reviewers scores and opinions. Authors will be informed about the inclusion of their papers in CCIS after the review process. Papers accepted for the conference but not selected for publication in Springer CCIS will be published as online proceedings. As initially planned, special session papers will not be published in Springer CCIS due to time restrictions.

Submission format for CCIS is identical to LNCS/LNAI.  Papers (both regular and special session papers) must be submmitted in PDF, following the LNCS/LNAI/CCIS format ( and should be up to ten (10) pages including references.

IberSPEECH2012 Co-Chairs
Doroteo Torre Toledano
Alfonso Ortega Giménez
António Teixeira


IberSPEECH2012 will be held in Madrid, Spain from 21 to 23 November 2012. The workshop is organized by the “ATVS Biometric Research Group” of the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”, 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 Tecnología del Habla, (RTTH) has been promoting every other year the “Jornadas en Tecnologías del Habla” since 2000. Previous workshops were held in Sevilla (2000), Granada (2002), Valencia (2004), Zaragoza (2006) and Bilbao (2008).  On the other hand, 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 last edition at the “FALA2010” conference in Vigo (2010), the first joint “Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla” and “Iberian SLTech”. Based on the success of this previous event, the “IberSPEECH2012” conference to be held in Madrid will join again these two events 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.

Therefore, 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 

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Contact information:


Att. Doroteo Torre Toledano

Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica y de las Comunicaciones

Escuela Politécnica Superior

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 11

28049 Madrid - Spain

Tel.:  +34 497 2217

Fax.: +34 497 2107

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