Call for Tutorials
An important part of INTERSPEECH conference program is the Tutorial Day, which is held on the first day of the conference (August 20th, 2023). Tutorial Day is an opportunity for experts in a speech domain to deliver rich learning experiences to attendees in areas that include longstanding research challenges, current topics of research and emerging areas. The potential audience for tutorials includes a broad spectrum of INTERSPEECH attendees ranging from experienced researchers with an established track record in speech sciences and technology, to early-stage researchers and researchers interested in a learning about a new domain.
In order to offer a high quality and diverse set of tutorials at INTERSPEECH 2023, we invite proposals that address introductory and advanced topics in a tutorial style. Proposals that target early-stage researchers, as well as those aimed at experienced researchers who might want to delve deeper into a new speech-related area are welcome. Tutorials will be 3 hours in duration, and can introduce an emerging or currently active area of speech-related research, or present an overview of an established area of research, rather than focus on the presenter’s individual research area.
The theme of INTERSPEECH 2023 is Inclusive Spoken Language Science and Technology – Breaking Down Barriers. Whilst it is not a requirement to address this theme in a Tutorial, we encourage proposers to keep it in mind and to explore ways it might resonate in their Tutorial. Proposals are especially welcome from those who identify as being under-represented in the speech science and technology community, whether that is because of geographical location, economic status, race, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic.
Date and Venue of the Tutorial
- August 20th, 2023 – 8 tutorials (4 parallel tutorial sessions in the morning and afternoon)
- Venue – TBA (but all in-person)
Proposals Should Include (in this order)
- Tutorial title
- Presenter(s) name and affiliation
- Contact information (email, telephone)
- Brief (3 – 4 sentences) abstract summarizing the proposed tutorial that could be used as an advertisement
- Description of the proposal (1 – 2 pages), which includes a few relevant references and any webpages/material useful for reviewing the proposal
- Explanation of the relevance of the proposed tutorial (0.5 – 1 page)
- Tutorial logistics, including
- Duration (3 hours = 1 session)
- Description of presentation format (e.g. one or more presenters etc.)
- Special equipment required for the tutorial
- Description of accompanying material provided (handouts, storage devices with media, etc.)
- Presenter information
- Biography of presenter(s)
- Key publications of presenter(s) on the tutorial topic
- List of previous tutorial experience
- Audience information
- Target audience (e.g. new researchers to the field, research students, specialists of adjacent fields)
- Other considerations/comments
- Bibliography (from description)
Proposals for the INTERSPEECH 2023 tutorials must be no more than 4 pages long and must conform to the format stated above; please ensure that the headings listed above are identified clearly.
Proposals should be submitted by email to email@example.com by February 10th, 2023.
The date for notification of accepted proposals is February 24th, 2023.
By submitting a proposal, the presenter(s) understand the ISCA policy of strongly encouraging video recording of the tutorial for education purposes if the proposal is accepted. Access to recording materials will be given through the ISCA Video Archives.
Questions? Please contact our Tutorial Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Georgina Brown Lancaster University, United Kingdom
- Ronan Flynn Technological University of the Shannon, Ireland