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Department of Linguistics

Speech Science and Technology 2012

14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
3-6 December 2012
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Sydney! We are pleased to announce that Macquarie University will host SST 2012. In the spirit of interdisciplinary tradition, we invite you to take part in this exciting event to foster collaboration among speech scientists, engineers, psycholinguists, audiologists, linguists, speech/language pathologists and industrial partners. The conference will also host workshops on speech perception and production.

Registrants are also welcome to participate in the Forensic Speech Science Conference satellite event, which will run concurrently with the SST2012 workshops on 3 December, at the University of New South Wales.

Important Dates

  • 15 July 2012: Registration opens
  • 1 August 2012: Notifications of acceptance issued
  • 15 August 2012: Final manuscripts due
  • 1 September 2012: Early registration ends; at least one author must be registered for a talk or poster to be included in the program.
  • 1 November 2012: Online registration closes; onsite registration will still be available.
  • 1 November 2012: Refunds on registration fees no longer available.

News & Updates

  • 4 December 2012: Slides from Anne Cutler's workshop now online!
  • 22 November 2012: Members of the NeCTAR HCS Virtual lab project will be giving a project overview and asking how you might do research in the cloud on Tuesday 4 December from 12:15pm - 1:00pm, in the C5C Forum
  • 22 November 2012: Useful information for all delegates, including planned onsite registrants, can be found here.
  • 1 November 2012: Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration is still available.
  • 10 October 2012: Program section updated with Overview of all events.
  • 19 September 2012: Travel and Accommodations page updated with campus map and info on dining near campus.
  • 2 September 2012: Early registration is now closed.
  • 13 August 2012: Abstracts for workshops and plenary talks now available on the Program page!
  • 12 August 2012: Schedule of posters now available on the Program page!
  • 8 August 2012: Schedule of events and talks has been uploaded to the Program page!
  • 1 August 2012: Notifications of decisions have been released.
  • 15 July 2012: Registration is now open! Early registration ends 1 September. Please contact us by email with any problems.
  • 8 June 2012: Updated preliminary schedule.
  • 16 May 2012: Submissions are now closed. Many thanks to all who have submitted papers and abstracts!
  • 14 May 2012: We would like to remind all authors that a given individual may be listed as first author on only one paper or abstract!
  • 10 May 2012: Due to some technical limitations, updated the instructions for abstract submissions. Authors who have already successfully submitted abstracts need not resubmit.
  • 2 May 2012: Updated the student section with more detail regarding the process for applying for the student registration scholarships.
  • 21 April 2012: We are pleased to announce that the Forensic Voice Comparison Laboratory at the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, University of New South Wales will host a Forensic Speech Science Conference on 3 December 2012 as a satellite event to the 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. This meeting welcomes submissions related to all aspects of forensic speech science, and will run concurrently with the workshops on speech perception and speech production at SST2012.

    Abstracts for FSSC2012 are due 5 October 2012. For more information, please visit

  • 17 April 2012: Wireless internet access will be available to all delegates during the conference, for no charge. Parking is available on campus for a fee. Parking permits will be available for puchase at time of registration for AUD 5 per day.
  • 17 April 2012: IMPORTANT NOTICE: In reponse to several requests, the organizing committee of SST 2012 will be offering a two week extension to submissions. The extended deadline for both paper and abstract submissions is 15 May 2012, at midnight AEST (UTC+10). Authors of papers and abstracts already submitted are welcome to resubmit.
  • 13 April 2012: Auslan interpreters will be made available for delegates with such needs. Please contact for more details.
  • 21 March 2012: Registration will open in July. Please check back for details! The conference dinner will be held in the evening of Wednesday 5 December, at Manta in Woolloomooloo. Tickets costing AU$100 will be available for purchase at time of registration.
  • 21 March 2012: Preliminary program added.
  • 7 March 2012: We are now able to offer three student prizes! Information on student prizes and scholarships consolidated here.
  • 21 February 2012: Important announcement for student authors! We are very pleased to announce that two $500 prizes will be awarded to the top two student authored papers. Please indicate your interest in competing when submitting your paper. Only papers with student first authors will be considered.
  • 25 January 2012: Important information for student authors! A number of student scholarships will be available to qualifying student authors! See the Registration page for more information.
  • 25 January 2012: Added information on registration fees.
  • 23 January 2012: Updated the Travel page with travel and accommodation suggestions.
  • 15 January 2012: Submissions are now open! Please visit the Submissions section for instructions.
  • 21 December 2011: Updated Submissions section with Word abstract template and LaTeX abstract and paper templates.
  • 19 December 2011: Updated Submissions section; submissions open 15 January 2012, paper and abstract submission to be handled by EasyChair, Word paper template uploaded.
  • 16 December 2011: Updated the Call for papers and Submissions sections to reflect changes to submission format.
  • 7 December 2011: Website online.