Student Events

The second workshop for Young Female Researchers in Speech Science & Technology (YFRSW)

Dates: 20 August 2017
Location: KTH


Names and affiliation of organizers:

  • Heidi Christensen, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Abeer Alwan, University of California, Los Angeles, US
  • Kay Berkling, DHBW, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Catia Cucchiarini, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Milica Gašić, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University, New York, US
  • Karen Livescu, TTIC, Chicago, US
  • Catharine Oertel, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Odette Scharenborg, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Isabel Trancoso, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal

The workshop is the second of its kind, after a successful inaugural event at Interspeech 2016 in San Francisco and is designed to foster interest in research in our field in women at the undergraduate or master level who have not yet committed to getting a PhD in speech science or technology areas, but who have had some research experience in their college and universities via individual or group projects. The workshop will include the following events: a welcome breakfast with introductions; a panel of senior women talking about their own research and experiences as women in the speech community; a panel of senior students who work in the speech area to describe how they became interested in speech research; a poster session for the students to present their own research; a one-on-one coaching session between students and senior women mentor; a networking lunch for students and senior women.

3rd Doctoral Consortium

Dates: Sunday, August 20 from 10:00 – 17:00
Location: KTH

The 3rd Doctoral Consortium at Interspeech will provide students working on speech-related topics with an opportunity to discuss their doctoral research with experts from their fields, and receive feedback on their PhD projects. The Doctoral Consortium will be a one-day workshop on Sunday, August 20 at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Participants will be asked to make short presentations (30min) summarizing their doctoral work which will then be followed by an intensive discussion (15min) with peers and experts. Prospective and current doctoral students from all speech-related disciplines are invited to apply. Participants will be selected based their submission of a two page extended abstract describing PhD work. This event is organized by the Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC).

  • Tanja Schultz – Universität Bremen
  • Christophe d’Alessandro – LIMSI
  • Anne Cutler – Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • Jon Barker – University of Sheffield
  • Thomas Hain – University of Sheffield
  • Dilek Hakkani-Tür  – Google Inc.
  • Karen Livescu – TTIC



You are invited to submit an Extended Abstract to the Doctoral Consortium describing your PhD work. This invitation is open to students with papers accepted to Interspeech 2017. These should be up to two (2) pages of text and figures, plus one page (maximum) for references. Papers should be well organised and clearly specify:

  • Motivation for the research and the key research question/s
  • Aims of the research
  • Related work
  • Methodology used and/or proposed to achieve the research aims
  • Results from completed work
  • Future work
  • Main contribution(s) of the research

Submissions may contain previously published material, as a part of explaining the student’s completed work. However submissions should address individual’s PhD as whole and not simply be shortened versions of submissions to the main Interspeech conference or any other conference.

Submission should be singly authored by the student. Please acknowledge your PhD advisor(s) and other contributors and supporters (e.g. funding agencies) in the Acknowledgements section.
Submissions should conform to the Interspeech paper style (template here) and should be made in English.

Submissions can be made via Easy Chair from the 12th June.

Doctoral Consortium submissions must be submitted in PDF format and submitted to the EasyChair submission system at the above link for review. Accepted submissions will be published on<> and by submitting an extended abstract, you consent to it being published on the ISCA Student website.


  • Submissions should describe your PhD work
  • Submissions should use the Interspeech Paper Format
  • Submissions must be made via EasyChair (Open from 12th June)
  • Submissions should be a maximum 2 pages of text (with an additional page for references)

Key Dates

June 12, 2017 – Submissions Open
July 14, 2017, midnight GMT – Submissions Deadline
Aug 4, 2017 – Notification of Decisions
August 20, 2017 – Doctoral Consortium at Interspeech 2017


If you have any queries regarding your submission you can contact:

Lauren Ward (3rd DC head organizer) –

Angel Castro (ISCA-SAC General Coordinator) –

Students meet experts

Dates: Tuesday, 22 August, 16:00 – 18:00
Location: Hall B3, Stockholm University

The Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC) is very proud to announce that this year the Student meet Expert Event will be back to Interspeech in an exciting new format. Instead of splitting the students and experts into several groups, there will be first a panel discussion, with and among several experts, from both academia and industry. Students will be given the opportunity to hear about the different career paths the experts have taken and afterwards will be given the possibility to talk to the experts directly.

  • Rivka Levitan – Brooklyn College CUNY
  • Murat Saraclar – Professor @ Bogazici University
  • Catherine Pelachaud – Paristech
  • Peter Cahill – Founder & CEO @ Voysis
  • Isabel Trancoso – INESC-ID Lisboa
  • Julia Hirschberg – Columbia University


Registration link:

Michelle Morales (SME head organizer) – 

Angel Castro (ISCA-SAC General Coordinator) – 

Student Reception

Dates: Tuesday, 22 August, 19:00
Location: Kägelbanan, Södra teatern

Our students are invited to party at “Kägelbanan”, located in the Sofo district of Stockholm.

Kägelbanan is located within 20 minutes subway distance from the University:
Take the red line in the direction Fruängen and get out at Slussen. From Slussen it is a 6 min walk to Kägelbanan.
From Slussen head west on Ryssgården then continue onto Peter Myndes backe, afterwards turn left onto Götogatan and
finally turn left onto Urvädersgränd. Finally continue onto Mosebacke Torg until you see the sign to Södra Teatern.

Open Doors event

Dates: Thursday, August 24 from 13:30 – 15:30
Location: Tobii Technology and Furhat Robotics

ISCA-SAC is organising a company visit event on this year’s INTERSPEECH. Students will be given the opportunity to visit the headquarters of Stockholm companies interested in speech communication. The companies will demonstrate their technologies and products and let students try out different equipment, following an open discussion and networking. This year the students will visit Furhat Robotics and Tobii Pro. The event will take place on Thursday, August 24 and aims to bring students and researchers together discussing potential collaboration or even possibly hiring opportunities.

Registration link:

Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos (Open Doors)  –

Angel Castro (ISCA-SAC General Coordinator) – 


If you have any queries regarding your submission you can contact:
Lauren Ward (3rd DC head organizer)

Michelle Morales (SME head organizer) 

Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos (Open Doors) 

Angel Castro (ISCA-SAC General Coordinator)


If you have any queries regarding your submission you can contact:
Lauren Ward (3rd DC head organizer)

Michelle Morales (SME head organizer) 

Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos (Open Doors) 

Angel Castro (ISCA-SAC General Coordinator)