SLTU 2018


The 6th international workshop on spoken language technologies for under-resourced languages(SLTU'18) will be held in New Delhi, India on 29-31 August 2018. The workshop on spoken language technologies for under- resourced languages is the sixth in a series of even-year SLTU workshops. Five previous workshops were successfully organized: SLTU'16 Yogyakarta (Indonesia), SLTU'14 in St. Petersburg (Russia), SLTU'12 in Cape Town (South Africa), SLTU'10 in Penang(Malaysia) and SLTU,08 in Hanoi (Vietnam).

SLTU '18 will be held in New Delhi, India, a country with hundreds of sub-cultures living in harmony, a miracle of solidarity, a testament of unity in unmitigated diversity. Around 780 spoken languages, 86 different scripts used here reflect the incredible diversity of the country. While this is surely a fact to celebrate, the sad part is that the country has lost around 250 languages in the last 50 years and many more are at the verge of getting extinct. The main focus of this workshop is on Indo-European and Sino-Tibetan languages, but study on other under resourced languages are also encouraged. The workshop aims to prevail over the digital divide among the languages by digitally enriching the under-resourced languages. The workshop is being planned as a satellite workshop to INTERSPEECH 2018.

SLTU-18 is endorsed by the new ISCA / ELRA Special Interest Group on under-resourced languages (SIG-UL)


Areas related to digital revolution for under resourced and endangered languages:

  • Language resource development, acquisition and representation
  • Linguistic and cognitive studies
  • Unsupervised discovery of linguistic units
  • Code switched lexical modeling
  • Multi-lingual and cross-lingual spoken language processing
  • Speech-to-text, text-to-speech and speech-to-speech processing
  • Machine translation and dialogue systems
  • Application of spoken language technologies for under-resourced languages.
  • We invite you to submit original research papers in any of these areas.


  • Under-resourced text-to-scpeech
  • challenge task (

  • Submission Opened:15th February, 2018
  • Full Paper Submission: 15th June, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: 10th July, 2018
  • Camera Ready Papers: 17th July, 2018
  • Early Registration : 24th July, 2018
  • Workshop Dates: 29-31st August, 2018