Call for Papers


Speech Prosody 2016 Call for Papers

Boston, MA, USA

May 31-June 3, 2016

Prosody and the Individual:
Unity and Difference Within and Across Speech Communities

NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: While a title, author info, and 200-word abstract abstract must be submitted via the Easy Chair submission site by November 15, 2015 23:59 AoE (UTC-12), the deadline for submitting a final version of the full 4-page paper has been extended to 23:59 AoE (UTC-12), Sunday, November 29. Please see our author information page for format details and submission requirements. When you are ready to submit, please visit our submission page on EasyChair: .

Speech Prosody 2016, the eighth international conference on speech prosody, invites papers addressing any aspect of the science and technology of prosody. This year, we especially invite submissions concentrating on variation and differences both at the level of the community and that of the individual. Speech Prosody, the biennial meeting of the Speech Prosody Special Interest Group (SProSIG) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), is the only recurring international conference focused on prosody as an organizing principle for the social, psychological, linguistic, and technological aspects of spoken language. Past conferences in Aix-en-Provence, Nara, Dresden, Campinas, Chicago, Shanghai and Dublin have each attracted 300-400 delegates, including experts in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Speech and Hearing Science, Psychology, and related disciplines.


Important Deadlines

  • Submission of title, author info and 200-word abstract: November 15, 2015
  • Submission of final version of 4-page paper: November 29, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance (by email): January 15, 2016
  • Early Registration Deadline: February 15, 2016
  • Author’s Registration Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Conference: May 31-June 3, 2016

EasyChair page is now open. Please see author information page for instructions.

Keynote speakers

  • Aoju Chen, Universiteit Utrecht
  • Laura Dilley, Michigan State University
  • Rupal Patel, Northeastern University
  • Patrick Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Review Areas

  1. Phonology and phonetics of prosody
  2. Signal processing
  3. Rhythm and timing
  4. Prosody in computational linguistics
  5. Acquisition of first language prosody
  6. Syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
  7. Prosody in language and music
  8. Prosody in Tone Languages
  9. Prosody in language contact and second language acquisition
  10. Prosody of under-resourced languages and dialects
  11. Audiovisual prosody modeling and analysis
  12. Communicative situation and speaking style
  13. Prosodic aspects of speech and language pathology
  14. Psycholinguistic, cognitive, neural correlates of prosody
  15. Meta-linguistic and para-linguistic communication
  16. Voice quality, phonation, and vocal dynamics
  17. Prosody of sign language
  18. Prosody in automatic speech synthesis, recognition and understanding

Special Sessions

  • Rising intonation in English and beyond [full description]
    Organizers: Meghan Armstrong, Page Piccinini, Amanda Ritchart
  • Sentence-final particles and intonation: Similarities, interactions, and historical relationships  [full description]
    Organizers: James Sneed German, K. K. Luke
  • Sources of  Prosodic Variation across Recording Settings [full description]
    Organizers: Oliver Niebuhr, Petra Wagner
  • Speaker comfort and communication in noisy environments (Special Poster Session)[Full description]
    Organizers: Oliver Niebuhr, Simone Graetzer

For information and instructions about paper submission, including a link to the submission page, please visit our author information page.

Page updated November 11, 2015.