The ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE) promotes the use of speech and language technology for educational purposes, and provides a forum for exchanging information regarding recent developments and other matters of interest related to the topic.

SLaTE-2013 is being organized by Pierre Badin, Thomas Hueber, Gérard Bailly, Didier Demolin, (GIPSA-lab, Grenoble) and Françoise Raby (LIDILEM, Grenoble), within the framework of the ISCA-SIG SLaTE.


SLaTE-2013 Themes
The workshop wellcomes all topics related to speech and language technology for education (SLaTE).
This includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
• Speech technology for first and second language learning and acquisition
• Natural language processing for education
• Spoken dialogue systems for education
• Applications using speech and/or natural language processing for education
• Intelligent tutoring systems using speech and natural language
• Development of language resources for SLaTE applications
• Assessment and user studies of SLaTE methods and applications
• Research on first and second language
• Theoretical and methodological issues in SLaTE
• Pronunciation pedagogy and phonetic correction
• Use of speech synthesis for language learning
• Serious games in SLaTE
• Language learning and disability
• Speech and Language Technology for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths)


Important dates
Papers and demonstrations submission

Submission deadline: April 8, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 3, 2013
Camera-ready paper due: June 24, 201
Prososal for experience-sharing sessions
Proposal deadline: March 31, 2013
Conference Registration
Early bird registration: before June 21, 2013

Details can be found at the official conference website:

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