General assembly interspeech 2008


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GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  • INTERSPEECH 2008

  • Brisbane, Australia


Agenda

  • Agenda

    • Opening Remarks and approval of the Minutes of the 2007 General Assembly (Antwerp)
    • President's Report
    • Treasurer's Report
    • Approval of Reports
    • ISCA: Goals for 2008-2009
    • Comments, Suggestions and Questions from ISCA Members
    • Announcement of Next ISCA General Assembly
    • Any Other Business


Minutes of the 2007 General Assembly in Antwerp, Belgium, 29 August 2007, 6:15 pm

    • Opening Remarks and approval of the Minutes of the 2006 General Assembly (Pittsburgh)
    • President's Report
    • Treasurer's Report
    • Approval of Reports
    • Announcements of Changes to the ISCA Board
    • ISCA: Goals for 2007-8
    • Announcement of Next ISCA General Assembly
    • Any Other Business
    • Handover to the New President


President’s Report

  • President’s Report

  • The ISCA Board

  • Recent Board Meetings

  • Secretariat and Membership

  • Membership Services and Web

  • The ISCA Online Archive

  • Workshops

  • International Affairs

  • Industry Liaison

  • Liaison with other Organizations

  • Conferences

  • Grants and Awards

  • Student Liaison

  • Publications

  • SIGs

  • Others



ISCA Board Ex officio

  • ISCA Board Ex officio



Recent Board Meetings

  • Recent Board Meetings

  • Mar. 2006: Virtual

  • Jun. 2006: Virtual

  • Sept.2006: Pittsburgh (2)

  • Dec. 2006: Virtual

  • Jan. 2007: Virtual

  • April 2007: Virtual

  • Aug. 2007: Antwerp (2)

  • Dec. 2007: Virtual

  • June 2008: Virtual



Secretariat and Membership

  • Secretariat and Membership

  • Direct contact with members

  • Membership database

  • Financial transactions and administration

    • Support for ITRWs
    • Membership dues
  • Web content coordination

  • Documentation of ISCA board meetings

  • Elections to the Board and Advisory Council

  • ISCA Statutes and Bylaws



Membership Development



Membership by Category





Membership Services and Web

  • Membership Services and Web

  • Support for applications, updates, renewals and password requests



Membership Services and Web

  • Membership Services and Web

  • Member survey online



Web: Maintenance and Updates

  • Web: Maintenance and Updates

  • Ongoing revamp including

    • Membership services support
    • Online forms
    • Facilities for webpage updates
    • Undertaken by Matt Bridger
      • (Mdb Web & Data Solutions)
  • Information updates







ISCA Tutorial & Research Workshops (ITRWs)

  • 2008

  • 5 ITRWs

  • 11 other wrk/conf. co-sponsored

  • Contact ISCA for new event proposals workshops@isca-speech.org



ISCA organized events



ISCA supported events

  • SLTU'08, May 2008 (Vietnam) - SALTMIL

  • HSCMA 2008, May 2008 (Italy)

  • Speech Prosody 2008 – May 2008, (Brazil) - SPROSIG

  • LREC 2008 - May, 2008, (Morocco) - SALTMIL

  • JEP-TALN-RECITAL'08, June 2008 (France) - AFCP

  • YRRSDS 2008, June, 2008 (SAC)

  • PROPOR 2008 , September 2008 (Portugal) - SIGIL

  • WOCCI2008, October 2008 (CRETE/GREECE)

  • Workshop/Summer school dedicated to the memory of Christian Benoît, October 2008 (France)

  • VJTH’2008 , November 2008 (Spain) - SIGIL

  • SLT 2008, December 2008 (India) – ILSP

  • NOLISP 09 - June 2009 , Spain



ISCA International Affairs Committee



ISCA International Affairs Committee



ISCA Distinguished Lecturers Program

  • ISCA Distinguished Lecturers Program

  • Sending Distinguished Lecturers to different parts of the world when invited by a Regional Subcommittee

  • Selection Committee chaired by Sadaoki Furui

  • Two Distinguished Lecturers selected Dec 2006 for 2007-08

    • Chin-Hui Lee, Georgia Institute of Technologies, USA
      • South Asia in Nov 2007 and Latin America in Oct 2008
    • Marc Swerts, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
      • Brazil in June 2007 and Southern Africa in July 2008
  • One Distinguished Lecturer Selected Dec 2007 for 2008-2009

    • Richard M. Stern, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      • India in Dec 2008
  • Call for Nominations for new DLs by 15 Nov 2008



Industry Liaison

  • Industry Liaison

  • Maintains a List of Speech R&D Companies and Speech Technology Vendors

  • ISCA-Industry Roundtable with Senior R&D Managers of Multinational Speech R&D Companies

    • September 2006 at INTERSPEECH in Pittsburgh
    • September 2008 at INTERSPEECH in Brisbane
  • Development of the ISCA-Industry Dialog

    • job market facilitation through ISCA publications, website, and conference session sponsorships
    • emerging issues of evaluation, quality and standard
    • Dissemination of educational materials and open software


Liaison with other Organizations

  • Liaison with other Organizations

  • Liaison with organizations in speech and language

    • ACL, ACLCLP, AFCP, AISV and ASJ
    • Encouragement of joint activities
    • Representation in NAACL&HLT
    • Agreements for discounts on membership fees
  • New partnership

    • ASSTA (Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association)


International Conferences

  • International Conferences

  • Upcoming INTERSPEECH Conferences

    • 2009, Brighton, UK
    • 2010, Makuhari, Japan
    • 2011, Florence, Italy
    • Call for Proposals and guidelines available http://www.isca-speech.org/conferences.html (deadline: November 15th 2008)
  • Call for volunteers reviewers

















ISCA Fellows

  • ISCA Fellows

  • Rolf Carlson

  • Paul Dalsgaard

  • Fred Jelinek

  • Hiroya Fujisaki

  • Sadaoki Furui

  • Björn Granström

  • Julia Hirschberg

  • Roger Moore

  • Mari Ostendorf

  • Louis Pols

  • Steve Young

  • Victor Zue









Publications

  • Publications

  • ISCA Pad on the website

    • Edited by Christian Wellekens
  • Authoring tool: ISCAPad Maker



Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)



Some special activities of SIGs

  • Some special activities of SIGs

  • Annual meetings - regularly by several SIGs

  • Special issue of Speech Communication (2009) – AVISA

  • International Conferences and Workshops - e.g. ISCLSP 2008 co-organized by SIG-CSLP, JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2008 – AFCP, PROPOR 2008 (SIG-IL), XXXVII International Philological Conference (SIG-RU)

  • Summer Schools – WISSAP 2008 (SIG-ILSP)

  • Thanks to the SIGs for their help in recruiting reviewers!!



Treasurer’s Report

  • Treasurer’s Report













Conclusions

  • ISCA is financially sound - assets slightly growing.

  • ISCA will continue to provide loans for Interspeech conferences and ITRW workshops.

  • ISCA is in a position to gradually enhance its support for grants, international actions and groups, and new initiatives.

  • New ideas are most welcome!



Approval of Reports



Goals for 2008-9



Comments, Suggestions and Questions from ISCA Members





Any Other Business?

  • Any Other Business?






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