Due to increased demand, registrations after Friday 23 November 2018 will not include Gala Dinner tickets to the Acropolis Museum.

General Chair

Yannis Stylianou
University of Crete


Vangelis Karkaletsis
Research Director and Head of the Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Srinivas Bangalore
Director of AI Research technologies, Interactions LLC., USA

Technical Chairs

Alexandros Papangelis
Research Engineer & Team Leader, Toshiba Research Europe, Cambridge Research Laboratory, UK
Svetlana Stoyanchev
Principal Inventive Scientist, Interaction Corporation, USA
Kallirroi Georgila
Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, USA
Spyros Matsoukas
Sr. Principal Scientist at Amazon.com
Theodore Giannakopoulos
Postdoc Research Associate - NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Milica Gasic
University Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK
Jerome Bellegarda
Apple Distinguished Scientist - Human Language Technologies, Apple Inc., USA
Dilek Hakkani-Tur
Google Research, USA

Regional Publicity Chairs

Reinhold Häb-Umbach
Department of Communications Engineering Paderborn University, Germany
Ryuichiro Higashinaka
NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories, NTT Corporation Senior Research Scientist, Japan

Finance Chair

Masami Akamine
Senior Fellow, Toshiba Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corp., Japan

Sponsorship Chairs

Sungjin Lee
Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research, USA
Richard Sproat
Senior Staff Research Scientist, Google, USA

Publication Chairs

Dimitrios Dimitriadis
Principal Researcher, Microsoft, USA
Gerasimos Potamianos
Associate Professor University of Thessaly, Greece

Special Session and Tutorial Chairs

John Hansen
The University of Texas at Dallas; Center for Robust Speech Systems Associate Dean for Research, Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, USA
Alexandros Potamianos
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Demo Chairs

Theodore Giannakopoulos
Postdoc Research Associate - NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Helen Meng
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong-Kong

Advisory Board

Najim Dehak
Assistant Professor at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA
Tatsuya Kawahara
Professor, School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan