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SLaTE 2015 – Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education

Satellite Workshop of INTERSPEECH 2015
Leipzig, Germany, September 4–5, 2015


The ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE) promotes the use of speech and language technology for educational purposes, and provides a forum for exchanging information regarding recent developments and other matters of interest related to this topic. For further information please visit

The upcoming Sixth Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2015) will be organized by the Pattern Recognition Lab of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in cooperation with Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL).

The workshop will be held in Leipzig, September 4–5, 2015. It is a satellite event of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015), which will take place afterwards in Dresden, September 6–10, 2015. Dresden is only 120 km away from Leipzig and can be reached easily within 72 minutes by train (ICE).

Workshop topics

The workshop welcomes all topics related to speech and language technology in education (SLaTE). This includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Speech technology for first and second language learning and acquisition
  • Natural language processing for education
  • Spoken dialogue systems for education
  • Applications using speech and/or natural language processing for education
  • Intelligent tutoring systems using speech and natural language
  • Development of language resources for SLaTE applications
  • Assessment and user studies of SLaTE methods and applications
  • Research on first and second language
  • Theoretical and methodological issues in SLaTE
  • Pronunciation pedagogy and phonetic correction
  • Use of speech synthesis for language learning
  • Serious games in SLaTE
  • Language learning and disability
  • Communicative disorders and pathology
  • Speech and Language Technology for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths)

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: April 1, 2015

Acceptance notification: June 6, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: June 14, 2015

Please visit the workshop website for detailed submission instructions.

Organizing committee

General chair: Stefan Steidl, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Technical program chair: Anton Batliner, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Technische Universität München, Germany

Local chair: Oliver Jokisch, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, Germany

Scientific committee:
Abeer Alwan, UCLA, U.S.A.
Pierre Badin, GIPSA-lab, France
Jared Bernstein, Pearson Knowledge Technologies, U.S.A.
Catia Cucchiarini, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Rodolfo Delmonte, Ca' Foscari University, Italy
Maxine Eskenazi, CMU, U.S.A.
Björn Granström, KTH, Sweden
Valerie Hazan, University College London, UK
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Dominic Massaro, UCSC, U.S.A.
Nobuaki Minematsu, University of Tokyo, Japan
Patti Price, PPRICE, U.S.A.
Martin Russell, University of Birmingham, UK
Stephanie Seneff, MIT, U.S.A.
Helmer Strik, Radboud University, The Netherlands