Call for Tutorials


The IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT) will be held from 18 – 21 December 2018 in Athens, Greece, Europe. Encompassing the current deep learning trends and traditional knowledge-based methods, SLT’s 2018 main theme will be around “Spoken Language Technology in the Era of Deep Learning: Challenges and Opportunities”.

SLT 2018 is accepting proposals for Tutorials. We invite submissions from the wider area of spoken language technology, with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Spoken language understanding
  • Spoken document retrieval
  • Question answering from speech
  • Assistive technologies
  • Natural language processing
  • Evaluation methodologies
  • Multimodal processing
  • Human/computer interaction
  • Spoken dialog systems
  • Speech data mining
  • Emotion recognition from speech
  • Spoken document summarization
  • Spoken language corpora
  • Speaker/language recognition
  • Evaluation methodologies
    • Educational
    • Healthcare
    • Assistive technology
    • Gaming

Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce expert non-specialists to an SLT subarea.
  • Motivate and explain a topic of emerging importance for SLT.
  • Mentor SLT researchers (particularly, junior researchers) on a broad SLT-relevant non-technical topic (examples could be SLT-related jobs, or ethical issues in SLT).

Submission Procedure

Tutorial organizers are invited to send a 2-page abstract by 8 June 2018 at 23h59 (EST) via email to containing:


  • a two-paragraph description of the tutorial objectives and targeted audiences
  • bulleted outline of the tutorial
  • a short presenter bio including their background in the tutorial topic and links to their professional webpage or other showcasing their work

Please note that the duration of each Tutorial is 2 hours.

The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by Special Session and Tutorial chairs and will be accepted/rejected for presentation.

Abstracts should briefly outline the session, including application and system design. Additionally, information should be provided on equipment requirements.

Please note: There are no additional fees for the Tutorials, however all presenters will have to register to SLT 2018.

Important Dates in 2018

Tutorial Submission: 8 June

Tutorial Notifications: 22 June

Author Registration Deadline: 24 September 28 September

Early Registration Deadline: 24 September 28 September

Workshop: 18 – 21 December


The deadline for Tutorial submissions is Friday 8 June 2018 at 23h59 EST.



The venue for SLT 2018 is the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece. Athens is a historic city and the capital of Greece, located in the south-east part of the Mediterranean Sea. The emblematic city of democracy provides for amazing sightseeing, great food tastings and endless strolls and shopping in the buzzing festive capital.
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