Important Dates


Submission opened: Monday, 1 February 2016
Submission deadline: Wednesday, 23 March 2016 midnight GMT
Deadline for final PDF of paper submission to be uploaded: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 midnight GMT
Disposition notifications sent: Friday, 10 June 2016
Camera-ready paper due: Friday, 24 June 2016


Interspeech is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing. Interspeech conferences emphasize interdisciplinary approaches addressing all aspects of speech science and technology, ranging from basic theories to applications. Interspeech 2016 will be organized around the theme Understanding Speech Processing in Humans and Machines. Contributions to all other areas of speech science and technology are also welcome.


In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, the conference will feature plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions, show & tell sessions, and exhibits. A number of satellite events will take place immediately before and after the conference. Please follow the details of these and other news at the conference website.


  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, and Adaptation
  9. Speech Recognition – Architecture, Search, and Linguistic Components
  10. Speech Recognition – Technologies and Systems for New Applications
  11. Spoken Language – Dialog, Summarization, Understanding
  12. Spoken Language Processing – Translation, Information Retrieval, and Resources
  13. Speech and Spoken-language based Multimodal Processing and Systems


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


Paper Format

Papers for the Interspeech 2016 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 Preparation Guidelines

Paper submissions must conform to the format defined in the paper preparation guidelines and as detailed in the Author’s Kit. New versions of templates are used for Interspeech 2016 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.


Creation and Proofreading of Final PDF

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.


Paper submission policy

  1. All papers submitted to Interspeech 2016 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 2016. 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 2016, the author(s) hereby warrant(s) that the manuscript has been submitted to ISCA (the International Speech Communication Association) for publication in the Interspeech 2016 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 were asked to determine the scientific area their contribution relates to. A list of scientific areas including special sessions is available here.


The paper submission deadline was Wednesday, 23 March 2016 midnight GMT. The deadline to upload an updated PDF paper was Wednesday, 30 March 2016 midnight GMT.


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


Paper Presentation and Conference Registration

Each paper must be covered by at least one of its co-authors with a full or retired registration. Participants registering as retired will be able to cover one paper for presentation and publication, participants with a full registration 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 (need to withdraw, make an edit, etc.) please contact the Interspeech 2016 Technical Program Chairs at, Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan and Panayiotis (Panos) Georgiou.