9th Doctoral Consortium @ INTERSPEECH 2023

ISCA’s Student Advisory Committee is pleased to announce its 9th Doctoral Consortium at INTERSPEECH 2023 on August 19th. The event gives the doctoral students the opportunity to get feedback on their ongoing dissertation project from a panel of experts.

The Consortium is open to 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.

Differently to the previous editions, this year the review process is going to be double-blind.

Abstract Guidelines

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.


Submit your abstract in PDF format by June 1st 2023.

Click on this link to the submission portal. Accepted submissions will be published on the ISCA-SAC website. A submission indicates consent for ISCA-SAC to publish the abstract.

Venue and Presentation Guidelines

The Doctoral Consortium will be held in connection with INTERSPEECH 2023 in Dublin, Ireland. It is planned as an in-person event.

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.

Important Dates
  • May 1st, 2023 – Submission portal opens
  • June 1st, 2023 – Submission deadline
  • June 26th, 2023 – Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • August 7th, 2023 – Camera-ready abstract due
  • August 19th, 2023 – 9th Doctoral Consortium

Tina Raissi

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Mentoring Events at INTERSPEECH 2023

An initiative of ISCA’s Mentoring Committee and ISCA-SAC

Date, Time & Location
  • Round-Table Mentoring: In-person during INTERSPEECH 2023, on Tuesday August 22nd, 2023 from 12:00 to 13:30 PM at the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland.
  • One-on-One Mentoring: Choice/preference of the mentor and mentee, this can be in-person or virtual.

After four successful editions of the mentoring event, at INTERSPEECH 2019 in Graz, INTERSPEECH 2020 in Shanghai (online), INTERSPEECH 2021 in Brno (online), and INTERSPEECH 2022 in Incheon (hybrid), 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 2023 in Dublin. 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 (round-table) and one-to-one discussions with academics/researchers/professionals from academia and industry in a friendly, welcoming environment.

  • Round-Table Mentoring: Catering to your needs, separate round tables will be provided for participants and mentors to interact on various topics of mutual interest. Each round-table will have an assigned topic, two mentors, and 6-8 participants. Mentors will be confirmed closer to the date. We will try our best to prioritize your preferred topics for discussion.
  • One-on-One Mentoring: If you would feel more comfortable discussing certain topics in a one-on-one session, you can register for this event, and we will do our best to find a mentor matching your needs. We will later introduce mentor and participant pairs, and let you arrange the best time/place for your conversation (choice/preference of the mentor and mentee). This conversation can be in-person or virtual. Mentees need not have to attend INTERSPEECH in-person and can participate virtually. Our goal is to increase the access to mentoring for as many mentees (who might not be able to travel to INTERSPEECH) as possible and better support the speech research community.
Mentee/Participant Registration

Anyone interested in participating  is invited to apply using the below registration form. You can register for both events. 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.

Click here to REGISTER

Mentee/Senior Professional Registration

Anyone willing to become a mentor for the One-on-One mentoring session (in-person/virtual) 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. Mentor registration will be available soon.

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As we move closer to the date and get queries/questions, we will update the FAQ page for your reference. The FAQ page will go live in end-July.


Satwik Dutta  or

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10th Students meet Experts at INTERSPEECH 2023

Date:  Thursday, 24th August 2023

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Location: Dublin, Ireland 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), Incheon (2022), we are excited to announce that Students Meet Experts is now coming to INTERSPEECH 2023 in Dublin, Ireland. 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. Examples of topics discussed last years are career path (academia or industry), work-life balance, and mental health in academia. To submit your questions and/or register for this event, we ask you to fill in the form. Further details regarding the time and place of this event will be announced soon.

Click to register and submit your questions


Omnia Ibrahim