20 December 2015

Call for papers: Sub-Saharan African Languages

Special Session at Interspeech 2016:
Sub-Saharan African languages : from speech fundamentals to applications

Call for papers

This special session aims at gathering researchers in speech technology and researchers in linguistics (working in language documentation and fundamentals of speech science). Such a partnership is particularly important for Sub-Saharan African languages which tend to remain under-resourced, under-documented and often also unwritten. Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers in the following areas:

ASR and TTS for Sub-Saharan African languages and dialects

Cross-lingual and multi-lingual acoustic and lexical modeling

Applications of spoken language technologies for the African continent

Phonetic and linguistic studies in Sub-Saharan African languages

Zero resource speech technologies: unsupervised discovery of linguistic units

Language documentation for endangered languages of Africa

Machine-assisted annotation of speech and laboratory phonology

Resource / Corpora production in African languages

Submission deadline

Same as regular Interspeech 2016 papers: March 23, 2016

Special session web site

For more details on this special session: http://alffa.imag.fr/interspeech-2016-special-session-proposal/

Interspeech 2016 conference website: http://www.interspeech2016.org/


Martine Adda-Decker (madda@limsi.fr) – CNRS – LPP and LIMSI, France.

Laurent Besacier (laurent.besacier@imag.fr) - Univ. Grenoble-Alpes, France - LIG laboratory.

Marelie Davel (marelie.davel@nwu.ac.za) – North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Larry Hyman (hyman@berkeley.edu) - Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley.

Martin Jansche (mjansche@google.com) – Google, London, UK.

Francois Pellegrino (francois.pellegrino@univ-lyon2.fr) – CNRS – DDL Lyon, France.

Olivier Rosec (olivier.rosec@voxygen.fr) – Voxygen SAS,- Pleumeur-Bodou, France.

Sebastian Stüker (sebastian.stueker@kit.edu) - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

Martha Tachbelie Yifiru (martha.yifiru@aau.edu.et) – School of Information Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.