December 06-08, 2023



This conference aims at bringing together researchers from across the world working on low-resourced and minority languages to create more speech and language technology for languages of the world.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Track 1 - Language Resources (LRs)
    • Lexicons and machine-readable dictionaries
    • Linguistic Theories, Phonology, Morphological analysis, Syntax and Semantics
    • Corpus development, tools, analysis and evaluation
    • Issues in the design, construction and use of LRs: text, speech, sign, gesture, image, in single or multimodal/multimedia data
    • Exploitation of LRs in systems and applications
    • Annotation, analysis, enrichment of text archives
    Track 2 - Language Technologies (LT)
    • Code-mixing
    • Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
    • Computer-assisted language learning (call)
    • Covid-19 alert, NLP applications for emergency situations and crisis management
    • Equality, diversity, and inclusion for language technology
    • Fake news, spam, and rumour detection
    • Hate speech detection and offensive language detection
    • Machine translation, sentiment analysis, and text summarization
    • Text and data mining for social sciences and humanities research
    • Text and data mining of (bio) medical literature, including pandemics
    • Knowledge representation and reasoning
    • Knowledge graphs for corpora processing and analysis
    • Applications for language, data and knowledge
    • Question answering and semantic search
    • Text analytics on big data
    • Semantic content management
    • Computer-aided language learning
    • Natural language interfaces to big data
    • Knowledge-based NLP
    Track 3 - Speech Technologies (ST)
    • Speech technology and automatic speech recognition
    • Spoken dialog systems and analysis of conversation
    • Spoken language processing — translation, information retrieval, summarization resources and evaluation
    • Speaker verification and identification
    • Multimodal/multimedia speaker recognition and diarization
    • Analysis of speech and audio signals
    • Speech coding and enhancement
    • Speech recognition - architecture, search, and linguistic components
    • Speech, voice, and hearing disorders
    • Speech synthesis and spoken language generation
    • Cross-lingual and multilingual components for speech recognition / code switching
    Track 4 - Other related topics
    • Analysis of para-linguistics in speech and language
    • Multimodal analysis
    • Visualisation of social sciences and humanities research


Regular Papers

Regular submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included.

Regular papers may consist of 12 - 15 pages of content including references. However, page restrictions will not be followed strictly, if the authors wish to have more explanation of their work.

Short Papers

SPELLL 2023 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

  • A small, focused contribution
  • Work in progress
  • Experience notes

Short papers may consist of 6 - 8 pages including references. Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from regular papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters. However, page restrictions will not be followed strictly, if the authors wish to have more explanation of their work.

Review Policy

All submissions to SPELLL 2023 will be reviewed on the basis of originality, relevance, importance and clarity by at least two reviewers. The review process will be double blind and the authors should refer to themselves in third person when citing their own work. Phrases like "In our earlier work..." or "We previosuly showed that..." should be avoided when submitting the paper for review.

Author Guidelines

  • Authors must follow the Springer LNCS formatting instructions.
  • For camera-ready papers use Latex or Word style provided on the authors' page for the preparation of papers.
  • The LaTeX Proceedings Template for scientific authoring platform in Overleaf.
  • Each paper will receive at least three reviews. At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the early registration date indicated on the conference website and present the paper.

Submission Link : Click here for the submission.


Accepted papers that are presented at the conference will be published in the Springer series: Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS). Extended papers will be invited to submit for publication in the special issue of "Multimodal Machine Learning in Low Resource Language" .

Volumes published will be indexed in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) - part of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science, EI Engineering Index, ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Google Scholar and Scopus.