The SLT Workshop is a biennial flagship event of IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee. The 8th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2020) will be held on 13-16 December 2020 in Shenzhen, China.

Deep learning has witnessed great success in spoken language technologies over the last decade. We continue welcoming research work from this area. The main theme for SLT 2020 will be around "Spoken language technologies: deep learning and beyond". Besides deep learning, we also encourage explorative efforts on new paradigms and forward-looking approaches for the advancement of spoken language technologies.


To be announced


The workshop program will keep the successful format of previous SLTs and will feature invited talks/keynotes, regular papers and special sessions. All papers will be presented as posters. A full social program will provide ample opportunities for discussion, including welcome reception, banquet, lunches, etc.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following,

  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Spoken language understanding
  • Spoken document retrieval
  • Question answering from speech
  • Assistive technologies
  • Natural language processing
  • Multimodal processing
  • Human/computer interaction
  • Spoken dialog systems
  • Speech data mining
  • Emotion recognition from speech
  • Spoken document summarization
  • Spoken language corpora
  • Speaker/language recognition
  • Evaluation methodologies

Important Dates

April 10, 2020Challenge session submission
April 17, 2020Challenge session notification
May 1, 2020Special session proposal due
June 1, 2020Special session notification
July 3, 2020Paper submission due
Sept 14, 2020Paper notification
Sept 14, 2020Registration opens
Oct 9, 2020Demo submission due
Oct 12, 2020Author and early registration due
Nov 1, 2020Demo selection notification
Dec 13-16, 2020Workshop


To be announced


General Chairs:

Zhijian Ou (, Lei Xie (

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