Thomas Drugman
PhD - FNRS research Fellow

Faculty of Engineering, Mons

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Call for Participation

ISCA Workshop on Non-Linear Speech Processing (NOLISP 2013)
June 19-21, 2013
University of Mons, Belgium


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to cordially invite you to participate in the upcoming ISCA Workshop on Non-Linear Speech Processing (NOLISP2013), which will be held at the University of Mons, Belgium, on the following dates: June 19-21, 2013. The workshop will cover all topics which come under the area of digital speech processing and its applications, with an emphasis on non-linear techniques. In accordance with the spirit of the ISCA workshops, the upcoming workshop will focus on research and results, give information on tools and welcome prototype demonstrations of potential future applications.

We are glad to inform you that the proceedings of the workshop will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, and that the workshop will be followed by a special issue in the Computer Speech and Language journal .

We are also happy to welcome four very interesting invited speakers who will give a talk in their expertise area: Prof. Steve Renals, Prof. Christophe d Alessandro, Prof. Bjorn Schuller, and Prof. Yannis Stylianou.

The workshop is being organized by Dr. Thomas Drugman and Prof. Thierry Dutoit, from the University of Mons.

We look forward to your participation!


The Non-Linear Speech Processing (NOLISP) workshop is a biennial international workshop aiming at presenting and discussing new ideas, techniques and results related to alternative approaches in speech processing. New and innovative approaches and their applications are welcome to participate in this workshop.
Contributions are expected in (though not restricted to) the following domains:
  • Non-Linear Approximation and Estimation
  • Non-Linear Oscillators and Predictors
  • Higher-Order Statistics
  • Independent Component Analysis
  • Nearest Neighbours
  • Neural Networks
  • Decision Trees
  • Non-Parametric Models
  • Dynamics of Non-Linear Systems
  • Fractal Methods
  • Chaos Modeling
  • Non-Linear Differential Equations

All fields of speech processing are targeted by the workshop, namely:
  • Speech Production
  • Speech Analysis and Modeling
  • Speech Coding
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speaker Identification / Verification
  • Speech Enhancement / Separation
  • Speech Perception
  • Others


Submission of Regular Papers: February 22, 2013
Notification of Paper Acceptance: March 29, 2013
Revised Paper Upload Deadline: April 10, 2013
Early Registration Deadline: May 3, 2013
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2013


The NOLISP2013 workshop is glad to welcome the four following invited speakers who are each experts in their domain:
  • Prof. Steve Renals, Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, UK: Automatic Speech Recognition

  • Prof. Christophe d Alessandro, LIMSI-CNRS, Paris, France: Speech Synthesis and Voice Quality

  • Prof. Bjorn Schuller, TUM, Munich, Germany: Emotive Speech Processing

  • Prof. Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece: Speech Processing and Medical Application


NOLISP 2013 proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI, Springer). We are also happy to let you know that the workshop will be followed by a special issue in the Computer Speech and Language journal.

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