SPELLL 2024

THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPEECH AND LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES



December 04-06, 2024

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Chennai, INDIA

Call for Workshop Proposals


Third International Conference on Speech and Language Technologies for Low- Resource Languages invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with SPELLL 2024. We solicit proposals in all areas of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include related disciplines such as linguistics, speech, and multimodal processing in low resource languages.


Workshops will be held at the following conference venue.

SPELLL 2024 (Third International Conference on Speech and Language Technologies for Low-Resource Languages) will be held at VIT, Chennai (Hybrid Mode) in Tamil Nadu, India from December 04-06, 2024 and the workshops will be held as a part of this conference.

The accepted papers will be published in Springer CCIS and indexed in Scopus



Submission Information


Proposals should be submitted as PDF documents. Note that submissions should essentially be ready to be turned into a Call for Workshop Papers within one week of notification (see Timelines below). The proposals should be at most two pages for the main proposal and at most two additional pages for information about organizers, Program committee, Reviewers, and References. Thus, the whole proposal should not be more than four pages long.


The two pages for the main proposal must include:


  • A title and a brief description of the workshop topic and content
  • A list of invited speakers, if applicable, with an indication of which ones have already agreed and which are indicative, and sources of funding for the speakers.
  • An estimate of the number of attendees.
  • A description of special requirements and technical needs.
  • If the workshop has been held before, a note specifying where previous workshops were held, how many submissions the workshop received, how many papers were accepted (also specify if they were not regular papers, e.g., shared task system description papers), and how many attendees the workshop attracted.

Note that the only financial support available to workshops is a single free workshop registration for an invited speaker; all other costs must be borne independently by the workshop organizers.



The two pages for information about organizers, program committee, and references must include:


  • The names, affiliations, and email addresses of the organizers, with one- paragraph statements of their research interests, areas of expertise, and experience in organizing workshops and related events.
  • A list of Programme Committee members, with an indication of which members have already agreed. Organizers should do their best to estimate the number of submissions (especially for recurring workshops) in order to (a) ensure a sufficient number of reviewers so that each paper receives 3 reviews, and (b) anticipate that no one is committed to reviewing more than 3 papers. This practice is likely to ensure on-time and more thorough and thoughtful reviews.
  • References

In addition, you will need to specify the following information when you submit via the easychair system. Click Here To Submit your Proposals.


  • A very brief advertisement or tagline for the workshop, up to 140 characters, that highlights any key information you wish prospective attendees to know, and which would be suitable to be put onto a web-based survey (see below).
  • A URL for the workshop website which will be shown in the web-based survey.
  • A list of organizer's names which will be shown in the web-based survey.

The proposals should be submitted no later than May 20, 2024, 11:59 PM IST. Submission is electronic. Send your application proposals with the title giving the preferred venue and "workshop proposals". The workshop proposals will be evaluated according to their originality and impact, as well as the quality of the organizing team and Programme Committee.



LOW RESOURCE LANGUAGES

The proposals should describe the ways in which the workshop will support low- resource languages. we suggest organizers consider the following points while developing the proposal:


The proposals could explain how the subject matter of the workshop will contribute to The proposals could explain how the subject matter of the workshop will contribute to the Language Resources, Language technologies and speech Technologies low resource languages, and so on. Currently, we recognize the current problems of demographic imbalance in the field based on the language they speak. Therefore, we particularly encourage submissions including members of different low resource language groups in computational linguistics including Indian languages. The proposals should describe how their selection of invited speakers, panelists, organizers, and program committee promotes the research in their native language. The proposals could describe how the call-for-papers and outreach will improve the research contribution in low resource languages by the way of attending and submitting to the workshop.



WORKSHOP ORGANIZER RESPONSIBILITIES

The organizers of the accepted proposals will be responsible for publicizing and running the workshop, including reviewing submissions, producing the camera-ready workshop proceedings, organizing the meeting days. It is crucial that organizers commit to all deadlines. In particular, failure to produce the camera-ready proceedings on time will lead to the exclusion of the workshop from the unified proceedings and author indexes. Workshop organizers cannot accept submissions for publication that will be (or have been) published elsewhere, although they are free to set their own policies on simultaneous submission and review. The timelines for the submission and reviewing of workshop papers, and the preparation of camera-ready copies, will be aligned with the conference dates. The workshop organizers should not deviate from this



TIMELINES FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

  • June 15, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • June 25, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
  • June 30, 2024: First Call for Workshop Papers
  • July 15, 2024: Second Call for Workshop Papers
  • July 30, 2024: Workshop Paper Due Date
  • August 15, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
  • October 15, 2024: Camera-ready papers due
  • December 04-06, 2024: Workshop Dates


  • For inquiries, send an email to the workshop chairs at:

  • angeldeborahs@ssn.edu.in
  • rajalakshmi.r@vit.ac.in
  • abirami@auist.net