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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

Content

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)

Format

  • 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

Submission

Presentation guidelines

  • 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

  • 15 May 2022 – Submission portal opens
  • 15 June 2022 – Submission deadline
  • 1 July 2022 – Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • 15 July 2022 – Camera-ready abstract due
  • 17 September 2022 – 8th Doctoral Consortium

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9th Students meet Experts at Interspeech 2022

Date: Details to be confirmed

Location: Incheon, South Korea and online (tentative)

Panel of Experts: To be confirmed

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 the Students Meet Experts event 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: To be announced

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Mentoring Events at Interspeech 2022

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

Date and Time: Details to be confirmed

Location: Hybrid format. Details to be confirmed.

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

One-on-one mentoring

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.

Application

  • Anyone participating in Interspeech 2022 is invited to apply. A link to a registration form will be posted here in the second half of June. 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 which will be posted here mid-June. 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.

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