Mentoring Events at Interspeech 2022
An initiative of ISCA’s Mentoring Committee and ISCA-SAC
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 20th, from 12h to 13h30 KST (Korean time)
Location: Hybrid format.
After three successful editions of the mentoring event, at Interspeech 2019 in Graz, Interspeech 2020 in Shanghai (online), and Interspeech 2021 in Brno (online), ISCA’s new Mentoring Committee is joining forces with the Student Advisory Committee, ISCA-SAC to organise mentoring events for the fourth time, at Interspeech 2022 in Incheon.
Similarly to what happened last year, we will hold two events: round tables and one-on-one mentoring. We invite all researchers in any stage of their career to participate. Participants will be given the opportunity to engage in group and one-to-one discussions with mid-career and senior researchers from academia and industry in a friendly, welcoming environment.
Round table discussions
To cater for different needs and wishes, we will have separate round tables – tables for PhD students only and tables for a mix of people at different career stages. Each table will have an assigned topic, two mentors, a mediator and 6-8 participants. Mentors will be confirmed nearer the time.
Potential topics for discussion, subject to demand, are listed below.
- Handling disagreement and conflict in research
- Why was my paper rejected? Insights from reviewers
- Reaching out: Growing your network and creating new collaborations
- Research integrity and being a responsible researcher
- Writing your first grant proposal: tips for beginners
- Contributing to your academic community: mentoring, supporting and being a good peer
- Managing the supervisor - student relationship
- Under pressure: how to navigate the competitive academic environment
- The research-life juggle: time management, productivity and work-life balance
- Planning your career in speech: strategies for success
- Handling setbacks in your PhD
- Research in academia versus industry: Which is right for me?
- Defining research questions for your PhD
- Future of Speech Domain Startup
- Everyday tips for a PhD student
If you would feel more comfortable discussing certain topics in a one-on-one session, you can also register for it, and we will do our best to find a mentor matching your needs. We will then introduce mentor and participant pairs, and let you arrange the best time/place for your conversation.
Anyone participating in Interspeech 2022 is invited to apply in this registration form. Depending on the registrations, we will assign topics mostly to PhD students, to mid-career researchers, to senior researchers or to any participant in general. We will do our best to have a place for everyone, but in case that is not possible, participants will be selected according to availability of mentors and topics on a first-come first-serve basis. We will contact you via e-mail after registration.
Call for mentors
Anyone wanting to become a mentor in the Interspeech 2022 one-to-one mentoring session can register via our online form. This would be a great opportunity to connect with researchers from various backgrounds and experience levels and engage in meaningful conversations. If you feel that you would be able to give meaningful feedback and share concerns or answer questions from participants, this is a great chance to become a mentor for the one-to-one mentoring sessions.
For more information about ISCA-SAC please visit: www.isca-students.org
9th Students meet Experts at Interspeech 2022
Date: Tuesday, September 20th, from 16h to 17h KST (Korea Standard Time)
Location: Incheon, South Korea and online (tentative)
Panel of Experts: TBA
After successful editions in Lyon (2013), Singapore (2014), San Francisco (2016), Stockholm (2017), Hyderabad (2018), Graz (2019), virtually in both Shanghai (2020) and Brno (2021), we are excited to announce that Students Meet Experts is now coming to Interspeech 2022 in Incheon, South Korea. We will have a panel discussion with experts from academia and industry in a hybrid format.
We encourage you to submit questions before the event. A selection of the submitted questions will be answered from the panel of experts. Please keep in mind that the experts and the audience are coming from different fields, so field specific and technical questions are less likely to be presented to the panel. To submit your questions and/or register for this event, we ask you to fill in the form, which will be announced soon.
Registration and question form: https://forms.gle/B432ZaxShdLPaf2W8
Call for Mentors for One-to-one Mentoring at Interspeech 2022
An initiative of the ISCA Mentoring Committee and ISCA-SAC
The ISCA Mentoring Committee and ISCA-SAC are happy to announce that one-to-one mentoring sessions are to return to Interspeech this year. The ISCA Mentoring Committee, in collaboration with ISCA-SAC, are inviting registrations from senior and mid-career speech researchers to act as mentors for students and early career researchers.
One-to-one mentoring was piloted in Brno last year with great success and this year in Incheon, there will be another great opportunity to connect with researchers from various backgrounds and experience levels, and engage in meaningful conversations.
Once registered, we will introduce you to your mentee during Interspeech (online or in-person) and let you arrange the best time/place for your conversation. This is intended to be a one-time session of approximately 40 minutes, although it is up to you and the participant whether you need more or less time for your discussion. Sessions can be conducted online or face-to-face, so delegates attending in-person and virtually can take part.
If you feel that you would be able to give meaningful advice and answer questions from participants, we warmly invite you to register as a mentor via our registration form.
Please also share this call in your networks if you know someone who would make a good mentor.
We look forward to meeting you at Interspeech 2022!
The ISCA Mentoring Committee & ISCA-SAC
8th Doctoral Consortium @ Interspeech 2022
Date: September 17th, 2022
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Panel of Experts: TBA
ISCA’s Student Advisory Committee is pleased to announce its 8th Doctoral Consortium at INTERSPEECH 2022. The event gives doctoral students the opportunity to get feedback on their ongoing dissertation project from a panel of experts.
The Consortium is an event for doctoral students at any stage of their dissertation. Each participant will have 30 minutes to present and discuss their work-in-progress. Discussions are led by the panel of experts and focus on helping each participant refine their research plan and identify the next steps in their project. All doctoral students in speech-related fields are invited to submit a two-page abstract outlining their dissertation project by 15 June 2022.
The 8th Doctoral Consortium at INTERSPEECH 2022 is planned as an in-person event. We reserve the option to revert back to a virtual format.
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Abstracts should describe the dissertation project as a whole: what you have done so far, what you plan to do, and what challenges you see. The abstract may incorporate in-progress and published work, but should address the following points:
- Research question and motivation
- Key challenges (methodological and/or theoretical)
- Discussion of results (or expected results and their implications)
- Plans for the future and thesis roadmap
- Main contributions of your research
Abstracts from previous years can be found here: http://www.isca-students.org/sacweb/index.php/resources
- 2 pages with 1 additional page for references (if needed)
- Use the INTERSPEECH 2022 template provided here
- The doctoral student must be the sole author
- Submit your abstract in PDF format through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=8dc
- Accepted submissions will be published on the ISCA-SAC website. A submission indicates consent for ISCA-SAC to publish the abstract.
If your abstract is accepted, you will need to present it at the event. You will have 15 minutes to present your work, and 15 minutes of discussion with the panel of experts.
- 15 May 2022 – Submission portal opens
- 15 June 2022 22 June (extended) – Submission deadline
- 1 July 2022 – Notification of acceptance/rejection
- 15 July 2022 – Camera-ready abstract due
- 17 September 2022 – 8th Doctoral Consortium
Hello, goodbye - 2022
It is a new year and a new season for ISCA’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC). As we do every year, we would like to thank our outgoing members, welcome our incoming members and introduce this year’s SAC board.
We say goodbye to Yaru Wu (LIMSI-CNRS & LPP-CNRS, France), Gabriel Mittag (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany), Ravi Shankar Prasad (Idiap, Switzerland), Nils Westhausen (University of Oldenburg, Germany) and Lei Xi (LPP, CNRS - Sorbonne Nouvelle, France). Thank you very much for your work with SAC!
We welcome our new volunteers Anna Leschanowsky (University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Guanyu Huang (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), Heather Weston (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany), Hira Dhamyal (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Sonal Joshi (Johns Hopkins University, USA) and Wenjie Peng (Beijing Language and Culture University, China). We look forward to working with all of you!
We would also like to thank the active volunteers that are staying with SAC from last year, Mariana Julião (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Tina Raissi (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Sebastião Quintas (IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France).
On the SAC board, Catarina Botelho (INEC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal) takes over the role of SAC's general coordinator, from Jasper Ooster (University of Oldenburg, Germany), who remains an advisor to the board. Francisco Teixeira (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal) moves to a new role as an event coordinator, while Thomas Rolland (INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal) succeeds Catarina Botelho's role in her role as an event coordinator. Finally, Omnia Ibrahim (Saarland University, Germany) succeeds Francisco Teixeira as media coordinator.
We would like to highlight that SAC members will continue their work on SAC's SpeechPitch podcast, which will have four episodes very soon! We hope this podcast can help bring students and the overall speech community closer together, which we think is especially important in pandemic times, where we lack presential conferences and other social interactions.
7th Doctoral Consortium @ Interspeech 2021 - Extended Abstracts now online!
The Student Advisory Committee of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA-SAC) held its 7th Doctoral Consortium on Sunday, August 29th, 2021. This event gave doctoral candidates the opportunity to present and discuss their research with a panel of experts. The discussion included feedback on the evolution and progress of the students, in order to help them identify a road-map towards refining their thesis.
The panel of experts included:
- Prof. Alberto Abad
- Prof. Junichi Yamagishi
- Dr. Leibny Paola Garcia
- Dr. Mirco Ravanelli
- Prof. Visar Berisha
The extended abstract for each of the presentations can be found below:
|Amber Afshan||Towards understanding speaker perception and its applications to automatic speaker recognition|
|Amir Ivry||Hands-free Speech Communication Using Deep Neural Networks|
|Debadatta Dash||Neural Speech Decoding with Magnetoencephalography|
|Heather Weston||Speech–breathing interactions under physical load|
|Yuka Naito||The effects of musical experience and training on the perceptual learning of Japanese pitch accent|
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