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Interspeech 2005 - Closing Remarks
INTERSPEECH 2005-EUROSPEECH was the 9th biennial conference of the
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and the 6th in
the annual series of INTERSPEECH events, after Beijing, Aalborg,
Denver, Geneva and Jeju. It was held September 4-8 in Lisbon,
Portugal, at Centro Cultural de Belém, located in the city's
most renowned historic area.
The conference followed the typical format of INTERSPEECH events,
with parallel oral and poster sessions, and a first Tutorial Day
program featuring six in-depth tutorials
from world-class experts in their field. We also had three brilliant
speakers: Prof. Graeme Clark, the ISCA Medalist for 2005,
Prof. Fernando Pereira, and Prof. Elizabeth Shriberg. This year's
theme was Ubiquitous Speech Processing, a long-term goal for
this new millennium, which was also the topic of the panel of our 4th and last plenary session.
This conference would not have been possible without the hard work
of the members of the Technical Program Committee -- selecting 774 papers
out of 1261 regular submissions was not an easy task at all (61%
acceptance rate). For that, we also need to thank all the reviewers who
provided us with such valuable feedback on this record number of
This year's conference also achieved a record number of proposals
for special sessions (27). This enthusiastic response
resulted in 118 extra submissions which have been reviewed and
organized into 10 special sessions and 2 panels. Altogether, the
conference included 867 papers.
The truly interdisciplinary nature of INTERSPEECH events is
demonstrated by the wide range of topics covered in regular and
special sessions, gathering a community of speech scientists, engi-
neers, phoneticians, computational linguists, academics and
industrials working on spoken language processing and related
fields. Altogether we received submissions from 2821 different
authors, making these conferences the major international spoken
language processing events. We had 1287 registered participants,
originating from 45 different countries, of which 32% were
students. This growing community also makes us anticipate the next
editions in Pittsburgh, Antwerp and Brisbane.
The Science Quiz was one of the novelties of INTERSPEECH 2005. If
you miss the closing session where the winner was announced, check our
website for the answers to this
We hope you enjoyed the conference, as much as we enjoyed welcoming
you here. We've just created a "PHOTOS" webpage, to share with you some photos of
the conference, most specially of the social events
that we organized for you: the Welcome Reception, at the cloisters of
the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Scientific Review Committee Reception,
at the Castle, the Student Reception, at Docas, the Banquet at Kais,
and the FADO, at the end of our closing session. If you have any
conference photos that you would like to share with other Interspeech
participants, just send the link to these photos to "info at
interspeech2005 dot org".
A final word of thanks to our sponsors. Their
support has made it possible for us to be able to organize the kind of
event we wanted to share with you all. We particularly would like to
thank His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge
Sampaio, for the high Patronage of this event, and for all his efforts
to promote the Portuguese Language.
We hope that you will keep many fond memories of Interspeech 2005.
See you at
Interspeech'2006, in Pittsburgh!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of Interspeech 2005
(Including the Orange Team)