This International Workshop on Spoken Languages Technologies for Under-resourced languages (SLTU) will be held at Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 5 -May 7, 2008.

The SLTU meeting is a technical conference focused on spoken language processing for under-resourced languages. This first workshop will focus on Asian languages, and the idea is to mainly (but not exclusively) target languages of the area (Vietnamese, Khmer, Lao, Chinese dialects, Thai, etc.). However, all contributions on other under-resourced languages of the world are warmly welcomed.

The workshop aims at gathering researchers working on:

  • ASR, synthesis and speech translation for under-resourced languages
  • portability issues
  • fast resources acquisition (speech, text, lexicons, parallel corpora)
  • spoken language processing for languages with rich morphology
  • spoken language processing for languages without separators
  • spoken language processing for languages without writing system

Download the conference announcement leaflet here.


Tanja Schultz for Interactive Systems Labs (CMU&UKA) will give an invited talk on multilingual speech recognition

Yoshinori Sagisaka, Waseda University, Japan will present an invited talk on speech synthesis with the topic "Corpus-based speech synthesis from reading speech to communicative speech"

Important dates

  • Paper submission: January 15, 2008 extended to Jan. 30th, 2008!
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: March 1, 2008
  • Author Registration Deadline: March 15, 2008


Grants will be given to students and young scientists by ISCA to attend this workshop. To find out how to apply,

Grants will be also given to students and young scientists by AFCP to attend this workshop. You must send a resume, application letter and detailed travel expenses to : and BEFORE March 1st, 2008. Please specify [AFCP Grant Application for SLTU Wshop] in the subject of the email.

you can also directly fill a form (in French !!) at

Please note that you must apply to either ISCA or AFCP: you cannot get a grant from both organizations!


 Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée  
  International Speech Communication Association
Speech Processing Asian Network  
  Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Grenoble INP