Welcome to SSW9!

This workshop will bring together researchers in all areas of speech synthesis. This is the 9th such workshop on this theme, and the intention is to carry on the successful traditions of the previous ones. Papers involving any aspect of speech synthesis are encouraged, especially in the areas of:

  • Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for synthesis, pronunciation issues
  • Text processing for speech synthesis (text normalization, syntactic and semantic analysis)
  • Segmental-level and/or concatenative synthesis
  • Signal processing/statistical model for synthesis
  • Speech synthesis paradigms and methods: articulatory, concatenative and parametric statistic (including deep learning)
  • Prosody modeling and generation
  • Expression, emotion and personality generation
  • Voice conversion and modification, morphing
  • Concept-to-speech conversion speech synthesis in dialog systems
  • Avatars and talking faces
  • Cross-lingual and multilingual aspects for synthesis
  • Applications of synthesis technologies
  • TTS for embedded devices and computational issues
  • Tools and data for speech synthesis
  • Quality assessment/evaluation metrics in synthesis

The workshop, which will be a satellite workshop to INTERSPEECH 2016, follows on from previous workshops at Barcelona, Kyoto, Bonn, Pittsburgh, Blair Atholl, Jenolan Caves, Mohonk and Autrans. The workshop will be held in the Plug and Play Center In Sunnyvale, California, just a short distance from San Fransisco.

The format of the workshop will be similar to previous years, with plenary sessions of talks and poster sessions as well as show-and-tell demo sessions. The ISCA speech synthesis workshops are intended as a premier venue for presentation and discussion of the latest advances in speech synthesis and discussion of future research.


International Speech Communication Association.

SynSIG: promoting the study of Speech Synthesis