5th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies

ACL Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies

Call for papers: SLPAT 2014

Submission deadline: 21 March (research papers and demo proposals)

We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for the fifth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), to be co-located with ACL 2014 in Baltimore in June, 2013. The deadline for submission of papers and demo proposals is 21 March. Full details on the workshop, topics of interest, timeline and formatting of regular papers is here:


This workshop will bring together researchers from all areas of speech and language technology with a common interest in making everyday life more accessible for people with physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional, or developmental disabilities. This workshop will provide an opportunity for individuals from both research communities, and the individuals with whom they are working, to assist to share research findings, and to discuss present and future challenges and the potential for collaboration and progress. General topics include but are not limited to:

  • Automated processing of sign language
  • Speech synthesis and speech recognition for physical or cognitive impairments
  • Speech transformation for improved intelligibility
  • Speech and Language Technologies for Assisted Living
  • Translation systems; to and from speech, text, symbols and sign language
  • Novel modeling and machine learning approaches for AAC/AT applications
  • Text processing for improved comprehension, e.g., sentence simplification or text-to-speech
  • Silent speech: speech technology based on sensors without audio
  • Symbol languages, sign languages, nonverbal communication
  • Dialogue systems and natural language generation for assistive technologies
  • Multimodal user interfaces and dialogue systems adapted to assistive technologies
  • NLP for cognitive assistance applications
  • Presentation of graphical information for people with visual impairments
  • Speech and NLP applied to typing interface applications
  • Brain-computer interfaces for language processing applications
  • Speech, natural language and multimodal interfaces to assistive technologies
  • Assessment of speech and language processing within the context of assistive technology
  • Web accessibility; text simplification, summarization, and adapted presentation modes such as speech, signs or symbols
  • Deployment of speech and NLP tools in the clinic or in the field
  • Linguistic resources; corpora and annotation schemes
  • Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology
  • Anything included in this year's special topic
  • Other topics in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

We look forward to your submissions!