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

21 - 23 November 2012, Madrid, Spain


  • DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 24: Given that InterSpeech took place on 9-13 Sept., the IberSPEECH2012 Organizing Committee has decided to extend the deadline for submissions to the Special Session including Projects, Demos and Ph.D. Thesis one more week. We would like to highlight that there will be awards for the Best Demo (sponsored by Microsoft) and for the Best Ph.D. Thesis (sponsored by Google). Albayzin Evaluations have their own deadlines.
  • Submission of Special Session (Projects | Demos | Thesis | Albayzin Evaluations) papers is now open! (deadline September 7th, except for Albayzin Evaluations) 

Submit your contribution here


  • Special Session Papers must be submitted in PDF, following the LNCS/LNAI/CCIS format ( and should be up to ten (10) pages including references.
  • Due to time restrictions papers submitted to the special sessions could not be published in Springer CCIS and will be published online.
  • Please, consider the limit of 10 pages as an upper limit. Much shorter papers can be adequate for some of the Special Sessions.
  • Papers in the Special Sessions are intended to describe:
    • Progress in current or recent research and development projects (Projects).
    • Demonstration proposals (Demos).
    • Ph.D. Thesis extended abstracts to compete in the Ph.D. Dissertation Award (more information about this award here).
    • Descriptions of systems submitted to any of the ALBAYZIN evaluations. 
  • Papers in the Projects, Demos and Thesis Special Session should be submitted selecting one or  a few of the topics used for the regular papers, and also selecting the appropriate option (Projects | Demos | Thesis) in the submission form.
  • Papers in the ALBAYZIN evaluation should be submitted selecting the corresponding ALBAYZIN evaluation.
  • For information about deadline for ALBAYZIN Evaluations, please see the corresponding evaluation plan.



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 

Please see submission information here.


Important dates:

Please see important dates here


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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