[Oct 5, 2016] Candidates for officer election for the term 2017-2018

Chair: Helen Meng

Helen Meng is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and former Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK. Her research interests include multilingual speech and language processing, multimodal human-computer interaction, multimedia search and retrieval, as well as Big Data decision analytics. She is the Founding Director of the Microsoft-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Human-centric Computing and Interface Technologies in 2005 which was later recognized as a Ministry of Education Key Laboratory (2008- ); Tsinghua-CUHK Joint Research Centre on Media Sciences, Technologies and System (2006- ) and the Stanley Ho Big Data Decision Analytics Research Center (2013- ).  She was elected Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2009-2011), and subsequently into the IEEE Board of Governors (2012- ).  She is a former ISCA Board Member and has supported SIG-CSLP for many years.  She was Technical Chair of INTERSPEECH2014 and O-COCOSDA 2012, Vice-Chair and Secretary of ISCSLP 2004 and General Chair of ISCSLP 2012.  Helen serves in HKSAR Government appointments including former membership in the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, current memberships in the Research Grants Council, Steering Committee on eHealth Record Sharing, Hong Kong/Guangdong ICT Expert Group and Coordinator of the Working Group on Big Data Research and Applications, and Chairlady of the Working Party of the Manpower Survey of the Information Technology Sector (2014-2015 and 2015-2016). Helen received all her degrees from MIT. In previous years, she has received the CUHK Faculty of Engineering Exemplary Teaching Award, Service Award and Young Researcher Award; Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award 2009, inaugural HKCS Outstanding ICT Women Professional Award 2015, ICME Best Paper Award 2016 and Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award 2016. She was elected Distinguished Lecturer of APSIPA in 2012 and ISCA in (2015-2016).  Helen is a Fellow of HKCS, HKIE, IEEE and ISCA.

Vice Chair: Bin Ma

Bin Ma received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Shandong University, China, in 1990, the M.Sc. degree in Pattern Recognition & Artificial Intelligence from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IACAS), China, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, in 2000. He was a Research Assistant from 1993 to 1996 at the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition in IACAS. In 2000, he joined Lernout & Hauspie Asia Pacific as a Researcher working on speech recognition. From 2001 to 2004, he worked for InfoTalk Corp., Ltd, as a Senior Researcher and a Senior Technical Manager for speech recognition. He joined the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore in 2004 and is now working as a Senior Scientist and the Lab Head of Automatic Speech Recognition. He has served as a Subject Editor for Speech Communication in 2009-2012, the Technical Program Co-Chair for INTERSPEECH 2014, Area Chair for INTERSPEECH 2013 & 2015, and is now serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. His current research interests include robust speech recognition, speaker & language recognition, spoken document retrieval, natural language processing and machine learning.

Secretary: Yao Qian 

Yao Qian is a Senior Research Scientist of Dialogic, Multimodal and Speech Group at Educational Testing Service (ETS), where the research of automatic scoring for spoken and multimodal test responses is conducted. She received her Ph.D in the Dept. of EE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. Right after that, she joined Microsoft research Asia (MSRA), worked there for 10 years. In MSRA, she had worked on various aspects of spoken language processing, including speech synthesis, voice transformation, speaker recognition, speech recognition and Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Her most recent research work focuses on deep learning and its application in language proficiency assessment, speech synthesis and speaker identification. She is a senior IEEE member.

[Dec 30, 2015] ISCSLP 2016, Tianjin, October 17-20, 2016

The 10th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2016) will be held on October 17-20, 2016 in Tianjin. Website:

 ISCSLP 2016

Call for Papers
The 11th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2018)
November 26-29, 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP) is a biennial conference for scientists, researchers, and practitioners to report and discuss the latest progress in all theoretical and technological aspects of spoken language processing. Since 1998, it has been successfully held in Singapore (1998), Beijing (2000), Taipei (2002), Hong Kong, (2004), Singapore (2006), Kuming (2008), Tainan (2010), Hong Kong (2012), Singapore (2014), and Tianjin (2016). ISCSLP is the flagship conference of SIG-CSLP, ISCA.

The 11th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2018) will be held in Taipei on November 26-29, 2018. More information about ISCSLP 2018 can be found on the conference website at

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to the following:

o Speech Production and Perception
o Speech Analysis
o Speech Coding
o Speech Enhancement
o Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant
o Phonetics and Phonology
o Corpus-based Linguistics
o Speech and Language Disorders
o Speech Recognition
o Spoken Language Translation
o Speaker, Language, and Emotion Recognition
o Speech Synthesis
o Language Modeling
o Speech Prosody
o Spoken Dialog Systems
o Machine Learning Techniques in Speech and Language Processing
o Voice Conversion
o Indexing, Retrieval and Authoring of Speech Signals
o Multi-Modal Interfaces
o Speech and Language Processing in Education
o Spoken Language Resources and Technology Evaluation
o Applications of Spoken Language Processing Technology
o Singing Voice Processing
o Other Spoken Language Processing Related Topics

While ISCSLP is focused primarily on Chinese languages, works on other languages that may be applied to Chinese speech and language are also encouraged. The working language of ISCSLP is English. Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, five-page papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above. The fifth page contains only references. Reviewing will be double blind. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

ISCSLP 2018 also invites exhibitions of demos of research prototypes within the areas relevant to the conference. Please refer to Call for Demos on the conference website for details of their submission procedure.
Important Dates

o 2018/06/11 : Regular and special session paper submission deadline
o 2018/08/08 : Notification of paper acceptance/rejection
o 2018/09/24 : Camera-ready paper upload deadline
o 2018/10/08 : Author's registration deadline
o 2018/11/26~29 : Conference dates

[Oct 1, 2014] COLIPS CSLP Endowment Fund
COLIPS CSLP Endowment Fund was announced at ISCSLP 2014 on 14 Sep 2014.

  • The COLIPS CSLP Endowment Fund will receive donations from SIG-CSLP Members, Industry, Societies, and ISCSLP Conferences.
  • The COLIPS CSLP Endowment Fund will be managed by COLIPS.
  • The disbursement of COLIPS CSLP Endowment Fund will be approved jointly by COLIPS President and SIG-CSLP Chairperson.
  • The COLIPS CSLP Endowment Fund will be used for CSLP Awards Program and other CSLP community development activities.
  • The audit report will be announced at  every SIG CSLP GA.

COLIPS CSLP Endowment Fund received the following fund as seeding fund

  • COLIPS, US$5000.0 
  • Chiu-yu Tseng, US$1000.0
  • Haizhou Li, US$1000.0
  • Helen Meng, US$1000.0
  • Chin-Hui Lee, US$1000.0 

[Jul 1, 2014 ] SIG-CSLP officer election for term 2015-2016 We are glad to announce that we have concluded the nomination of candidates for the term 2015-2016. Three officers to be elected are: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary. According to the constitution, a candidate must be nominated by at least two members and the candidate must agree to the nomination. Next are the qualified candidates:

Chairperson: Helen Meng,
Vice Chairperson: Bin Ma
Secretary: Yao Qian


On-line ballot collection will start from 1 July 2014 and close on 31 July 2014. Please click for more details.

[Sep 25, 2013] Professor Li Haizhou and his team received President’s Technology Award 2013. Congratulations!
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Professor Li Haizhou (ISCA SIG CSLP President) and his team, Dr Ma Bin, Ms Aw Ai Ti and Dr Su Jian, from Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) of Singapore made a remarkable breakthrough in speech recognition and machine translation.  

For their outstanding contributions to human language technology that have empowered the industry and benefited the Asian society, they are awarded the President’s Technology Award 2013. The President’s Technology Award (PTA) is the highest honour bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers in Singapore for their excellent achievements in science and technology.

Professor Li and his team received the Award from His Excellency Dr Tony Tan, the President of the Republic of Singapore, on 25 September 2013. They are the only award winner of PTA in 2013.