Paper and Special Sessions deadlines!

The DEADLINE for paper and special session submissions is Tuesday, 14-March-2017 23.59 GMT. You have to fill in the submission form in the START V2 system and upload a pdf of your paper before the deadline. Updates of the pdf file will be permitted until Tuesday, 21-March-2017 23.59 GMT. The title, author*, abstract and topics cannot be changed.

Your regular and Special Session papers should be submitted using the START V2 system at

*PLEASE NOTE: The review process is single-blind, so authors names should be in the papers.


Paper submission now open!

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 14 March 2017 midnight GMT. Click here to submit your paper.

You submit your papers using the START V2 system at If you already have a START V2 account, you can login with the credentials you used last time. If you do not have a START account, you can register one. If you have forgotten your password, there is a password reset tool there. Once you are logged in, navigate to User Console->Submission(s)->Make a new Submission, and follow the instructions to submit your paper.
While you still are logged in, please verify that your global user information in the START V2 system is up to date. Go to User Console->Account Information-> Go to the Global Profile and update your basic information there. The Affiliations – Past and Present at the bottom of the page is used for determining conflicts of interest (between papers and reviewers) based on common institutional affiliations. Please enter the email domains of your past and present affiliations here.

INTERSPEECH 2017 will be organized around the theme SITUATED INTERACTION. Face-to-face interaction is the primary use of speech, and arguably also the richest, most effective and most prevalent kind of speech communication. The situation, context and human behaviours are intrinsic parts that continuously shape and form the interaction. In attempting to understand this situated interaction, we face a fruitful and real challenge for the speech communication community: To investigate what kinds of situational awareness, social sensibilities and conversational abilities we should endow machines with for them to engage in conversations with humans on human terms. Contributions to all other aspects of speech science and technology are also welcome.

INTERSPEECH papers are indexed in ISI, Engineering Index, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Please follow the details of these and other news at the conference website We invite you to submit original papers in any related area, including but not limited to:


1. Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition
2. Phonetics, Phonology, and Prosody
3. Analysis of Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
4. Speaker and Language Identification
5. Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals
6. Speech Coding and Enhancement
7. Speech Synthesis and Spoken Language Generation
8. Speech Recognition: Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling, Robustness, Adaptation
9. Speech Recognition -Architecture, Search, and Linguistic Components
10. Speech Recognition -Technologies and Systems for New Applications
11. Spoken dialog systems and analysis of conversation
12. Spoken Language Processing: Translation, Information Retrieval, Summarization, Resources and Evaluation

A complete list of the scientific area topics including special sessions is available here.


Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers. Papers for the INTERSPEECH 2017 proceedings should be up to 4 pages of text, plus one page (maximum) for references only. Any paper with text on the 5th page other than references will be rejected.


Paper submissions must conform to the format defined in the paper preparation guidelines and as detailed in the INTERSPEECH 2017 Author’s Kit. New versions of templates are used for INTERSPEECH 2017 and authors must use these new versions. Authors must not use templates from past years, or re-use past INTERSPEECH papers as templates. Authors must read the format instructions in the template to ensure that their papers comply with the required format. Authors may optionally accompany their papers with additional files, such as multimedia files, to be included on the proceedings’ USB drive. Authors must declare that their contributions are original and are not submitted for publication elsewhere (e.g. another conference, workshop, or journal).

The Author’s Kit comprises of templates for LaTeX and MSWORD and can be downloaded here..


It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that submitted papers use the correct styles, fonts, etc. Paper submissions must be in PDF format. The PDF file should comply with the following requirements:

• There must not be any password protection on the PDF file
• All fonts must be embedded
• The file must be ready for text search (i.e. CTRL-F can be used to find a common word in the text such as ‘Conclusion’)

All authors must proofread their PDF file prior to submission to ensure it is ready for publication if the paper is accepted. Authors should not rely on proof-reading the source document – please proofread the PDF file. The proceedings editors will contact authors of non-complying papers to obtain a replacement, to be submitted by a specified date. To ensure that there is no delay to conference proceedings, papers for which a replacement is not provided by the specified date, will be excluded from the proceedings.


  1. All papers submitted to INTERSPEECH 2017 must be original contributions that are not currently submitted to any other conference, workshop, or journal, nor will be submitted to any other conference, workshop, or journal during the review process of INTERSPEECH 2017. In all such paper submissions, any use of prior material should be cited by a reference to the source of that prior material, including one’s own work, i.e., if an author uses earlier existing material, whether from one’s own work or that of others, that work should be cited in the paper’s list of references. Any violation of this policy may result in sanctions by ISCA, such as a ban on further submissions to ISCA publications by these authors.
  2. Each accepted paper to an ISCA Event should be presented by one of the authors in person at the meeting site according to the schedule published. Any paper accepted into the technical program, but not presented on-site, may be withdrawn from the official proceedings. In exceptional situations (justified in an email request to the TPC Chair), a paper may be presented by a colleague.
  3. Copyright: By each submission of a paper to INTERSPEECH 2017, the author(s) hereby warrant(s) that the manuscript has been submitted to ISCA (the International Speech Communication Association) for publication in the INTERSPEECH 2017 Proceedings, IS ORIGINAL AND HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION OR PUBLISHED ELSEWHERE and that all trademark use within the manuscript has been credited to its owner or written permission to use the name has been granted. In addition, the author(s) acknowledge(s) that all images such as tables, screenshots, graphics, etc., do not have a copyright that is held by a third party. The author also attests that legal permission from the copyright holders has been attained for all multimedia or other materials included in the submission. The author(s) agree(s) to, and hereby assign(s) all rights, title and interest, including copyrights, in and to the manuscript to ISCA. The author(s) retain(s) the rights to any intellectual property developed by the author(s) and included in the manuscript. Note that the ISCA reviewing process is confidential. The copyright is provisionally transferred to ISCA at the time of submission of the article. This copyright is definitively assigned to ISCA if the manuscript is accepted after the reviewing process. If the manuscript is not accepted, the copyright transfer to ISCA is thus abrogated. For any article published in Interspeech proceedings, ISCA grants each author permission to use the article in that author’s dissertation or in institutional repositories (paper and/or electronic versions), provided that the article is correctly referenced (including page numbers and/or paper number). All authors of a paper have the same permission for reprinting, under the same conditions.
  4. Affiliation: Author affiliation should be at the time of final submission of the paper.


During submission and paper upload, authors will be asked to determine the scientific area their contribution relates to. A list of scientific areas is available here.

The paper submission deadline is Tuesday, 14 March 2017 midnight GMT. The deadline to upload an updated PDF paper is Tuesday, 21 March 2017 midnight GMT.

Paper submissions will be reviewed. It is expected that each paper submission will be reviewed by at least three specialists of the area to which it belongs.

Note: Show and Tell papers should be submitted at


Each paper must be covered by at least one of its co-authors with a full, retired or student registration. Each registered participant can cover a maximum of 4 papers.

Visit the registration page for more information regarding the process to register for the conference


If you have any questions regarding your paper submission please contact the Interspeech 2017 Technical Program Chairs at

Technical Program Chairs: Mattias Heldner (Stockholm University), Joakim Gustafson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), and Sofia Strömbergsson (Karolinska Institutet).


We look forward to welcoming you in Stockholm next summer!


Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Paper submission deadline

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Final paper submission PDF upload

Monday, 22 May 2017
Paper notification of acceptance

Monday, 5 June 2017
Camera-ready paper due

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Early registration deadline

20-24 August 20177
Conference in Stockholm, Sweden


Paper submission

Start V2 System for INTERSPEECH 2017

Areas and Topics

INTERSPEECH 2017 Author’s Kit

If you have any questions regarding your paper submission please contact the Interspeech 2017 Technical Program Chairs at