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SLAM 2015 will be held in October 2015 in conjunction with ACM Multimedia, Brisbane, Australia. Submission deadline is on July 10, 2015.

What is SLIM?

The primary goal of the ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech and Language in Multimedia (SLIM) is to bring together all protagonists working in speech and language processing to analyze, index and access multimedia data. All aspects of spoken language—pragmatic, semantic, acoustic, phonetic, speaker, etc.—clearly play a major role in fine-grain semantic analysis and access of multimedia data such as lectures, meetings, interviews, debates, conversational broadcast, podcasts, social videos on the Web, etc. However, such data, along with the associated use scenarios, raise specific challenges to speech technologies. For example, high transcription error rates can be observed due to the sometime poor quality of the data; semantics can be shared between several modalities; etc. Bringing together researchers from across our community allows us to direct focused effort at addressing these challenges. Indeed, the SLIM SIG seeks to build a strong and well structured community on the topic to:

  • strengthen the existing research efforts,
  • foster and promote new research directions,
  • develop new and fruitful collaborations,
  • gain visibility in the speech and multimedia communities.

In general, the SLIM SIG is of interest to people doing speech and language related research on any type of multimedia material. In particular, the main areas that the SIG covers include (but are not limited to): Spoken content retrieval and spoken term detection for multimedia archives, speech summarization, speech-aware multimedia search engines and automatic speech structuring for indexing purposes, speech-based content recommendation and archive mining.

For practical details on how the SIG works, check out the SLIM SIG constitution.

Main activities

Join the SLIM SIG!

  • Anyone can join the moderated mailing list and post news. This list is intended to information sharing between people interested in the SLIM SIG's topics. You don't need to be a SIG member to be on the mailing list! To subscribe, send a mail to sympa_inria/at/ with the subject 'subscribe slim-sig FirstName LastName' (no quotes).
  • Becoming a member of the SIG is entirely free provided you are a member of ISCA. If you want to be listed as a SIG member and support the SIG's actions, please send an email to the contact persons.


  • Guillaume Gravier, CNRS, IRISA, guillaume.gravier/at/
  • Martha Larson, TU Delft, m.a.larson/at/
  • Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, gareth.jones/at/

last updated: June, 2015