Satellite Events

Independently-organized satellite events include:

Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems 2010 (YRRSDS 2010)
22-23 September, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
(mail to the organizing committtee ( for more information)

The Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems is an annual workshop designed for students, post docs, and junior researchers working in research related to spoken dialogue systems in both academia and industry. The roundtable provides an open forum where participants can discuss their research interests, current work and future plans. The workshop is meant to provide an interdisciplinary forum for creative thinking about current issues in spoken dialogue systems research, and help create a stronger international network of young researchers working in the field. This page was last updated on 31-Mar-2010 6:00

SSW7 (7th ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis)
22-24 September 2010, ATR, Kyoto, Japan
(mail Prof. Keiichi Tokuda for more information)

The Seventh ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Speech Synthesis will take place at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) in Japan. Objective includes 1) to promote research and development of all aspects of speech synthesis, 2) communication and collaboration among speech synthesis researchers, 3) to provide opportunity for young researchers to receive feedback from experts, 4) refreshing respite from daily concerns of TTS R&D encouraging long-term idea generation. This page was last updated on 10-Sep-2009 9:00

Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology
22-24 September 2010, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
(mail Prof. Mariko Kondo for more information)

Satellite Workshop on Second Language Studies will be co-organized by AESOP, SLaTE, and LSSRL and be held at the International Conference Hall of Waseda University in Tokyo. The aim of the workshop is for people working in speech science and engineering, linguistics, psychology, language education to get together and discuss second language acquisition, learning, education and technology. The workshop theme is interdisciplinary, ranging over but not exclusive to spoken and written L2 acquisition and learning, designing and constructing corpora for language research, speech science and engineering, and their application to education. The workshop is 'trans- disciplinary' and all theoretical and practical topics will be considered.

  • AESOP: Asian English Speech cOrpus Project
  • SLaTE: the ISCA SIG on Speech and Language Technology in Education
  • LSSRL: Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories of Waseda University  [Server Down] This page was last updated on 3-Feb-2010 1:00

SIGDIAL 2010 (11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue)
24-25 September 2010, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
(mail Mikio Nakano for more information)

The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialogue to both academic and industry researchers. Continuing with a series of successful ten previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest area of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group in discourse and dialogue for both ACL and ISCA. This page was last updated on 6-Mar-2010 5:00

Blizzard Challenge 2010
25 September 2010, ATR, Kyoto, Japan
(mail Prof. Keiichi Tokuda for more information)

In order to better understand and compare research techniques in building corpus-based speech synthesizers on the same data, the Blizzard Challenge 2010 will be held. The basic challenge is to take the released speech data, build synthetic voices, and synthesize a prescribed set of test sentences. The sentences from each synthesizer are then evaluated through extensive listening tests. The results will be presented at Blizzard Challenge Workshop 2010 in Kyoto. This page was last updated on 12-Mar-2010 5:00

DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010
---The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech and the 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech---
25-26 September 2010, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
(mail to the secretariat for more infomation)

DiSS is a series of interdisciplinary workshops (Berkeley, 1999; Edinburgh, 2001; Goteborg, 2003; Aix-en-Provence, 2005), which have been addressing disfluency --- stalls, hesitations, and self-repairs --- in normal spontaneous speech from a wide range of disciplines, from automatic speech recognition to linguistic analysis and psycholinguistics. LPSS, another interdisciplinary workshop on spontaneous speech, took place in Taiwan in 2006, focusing on a broader range of phenomena in spontaneous speech including automatic speech recognition, prosody, spoken dialogues, and disfluency.

This page was last updated on 10-Sep-2009 9:00

ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical And Perceptual Audition (SAPA2010)
Saturday 25 September 2010, Makuhari, Japan
(mail to: Prof. Bhiksha Raj for more information)

Following on from the successes of SAPA2004 (in Jeju, Korea), SAPA2006 (in Pittsburgh, USA), and SAPA2008 (in Brisbane, Australia), the objective of the SAPA2010 workshop is to bring together researchers considering perceptually-motivated problems in sound and speech analysis and understanding, employing statistical and machine learning tools.

There is a wide area of overlap between more heuristic models of human auditory function and purely pattern recognition approaches that are independent of human audition; SAPA aims to be the forum for presentation and discussion of this promising and expanding field.

This page was last updated on 24-Dec-2009 5:30

AVSP2010 (The 9th International Conference on Auditory-Visual SpeechProcessing)
30 September - 3 October 2010
The Prince Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan
(mail to Prof. Kaoru Sekiyama for more information)

The 9th international conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP2010) will be held from September 30 to October 3, 2010, following the INTERSPEECH2010.This conerence is uniquely interdiciplinary, being focused on synergy effects of auditory and visual speech information on human perception, machine recognition, and human-machine interaction.
AVSP conferences have attracted a lot of researchers in various fields, such as psychologists, computer engineers, neuroscientists, linguists, phoneticians, and robot engineers. The program will consist of not only regular presentations (both oral and poster) but also lectures by invited speakers.

This page was last updated on 22-Dec-2009 6:30

International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue System Technology
(IWSDS 2010)
1-2 October 2010, Gotemba Kogen Resort, Shizuoka, Japan
(mail to the secretariat ( for more information)

Following on the success of IWSDS 2009 (in Irsee, Germany), the annual workshop will bring together researchers from all over the world working in the field of spoken dialogue systems. It will provide an international forum for the presentation of research and applications and for lively discussions among researchers as well as industrialists.

This page was last updated on 9-Mar-2010 1:30

First interdisciplinary workshop on singing voice (InterSinging 2010)
1-2 October 2010, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
(mail to the secretariat ( for more information)

INTERSINGING is the first research workshop on the singing voice. It will be held at University of Tokyo (Hongo campus).

INTERSINGING considers a range of topics related to the singing voice --perception, cognition, production, synthesis, analysis and education-- and gives many people interested in the singing voice a chance to discuss about future research in the singing voice.

This page was last updated on 19-Mar-2010 3:00