[Univ of Cambridge] UK Speech Conference 2017
11-12 September, Cambridge

The 2017 UK Speech Conference will take place in Cambridge on the 11th and 12th of September 2017. It aims to bring together researchers in the UK and Ireland Speech Science and Technology community, both in academia and industry to share information about ongoing research activities, to meet old friends and make new ones. The conference is organised by the CUED Speech Research Group, with collaboration from the UK Speech Community.

[ Important dates | Abstract submission | Registration | Accommodation | Programme | Location and directions | Sponsors | Contact Us ]

Important Dates

  • Accommodation reserved block ends: 21 July, 2017 (extended from 11th)
  • Abstract submission closes: 18 August, 2017
  • Registration: 20 June - 8 September, 2017
  • Conference: 11-12 September, 2017

Abstract submission

As per usual we encourage poster presentations from students and researchers. There are a few slots for oral presentation. The content presented at this meeting does not have to be entirely novel as long as it is recent.

  • To present a poster at the conference submit the following to Jeremy Wong at jhmw2(at)cam.ac.uk:
    • Title of Poster e.g. "Use of Graphemic Lexicons for Spoken Language Assessment"
    • Names of Author(s) e.g. K.Knill, M.J.F.Gales, K.Kyriakopoulos, A.Ragni, Y.Wang
    • Abstract - submit as one page pdf file containing: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) and abstract. Extended abstracts are encouraged (e.g. including pictures, key results tables/figures) but not required. There is no fixed template. See the abstracts from UK Speech 2016 for examples.
    • Poster/Oral - most papers will be presented as posters. If you'd like your paper to be considered for an oral presentation please note this with your abstract submission.
  • Deadline: 18th August




  • Sidney Sussex are holding 30 ensuite single rooms @ 84.00 (inc VAT) and 60 single rooms with shared bathroom @ 57.60 (inc VAT) for the nights of Sunday 10 and Monday 11 September. They will hold these until 11 July or fully booked.
    1. Go to the Sidney Sussex College website conference delegates page https://www.sid.cam.ac.uk/confer/accommodation/bookingconf
      (N.B. problems found using Safari, other browsers ok)
    2. Enter the unique promotional code UKSPEECH2017
    3. Enter the dates when accommodation is required. Click on CHECK AVAILABILITY
    4. Availability of reserved rooms (Single Ensuite Blundell Court/ Standard Single (shared facilities) will be shown. Please note that it may be necessary to scroll down to see all room options. If no rooms are shown please check that you have entered the promotional code.
    5. Enter number of rooms required.
    6. Follow instructions on screen to pay for the room. A credit or debit card is required.
    7. Payment will be taken and confirmation emailed at the time of booking
  • After 11 July College accommodation is best booked here http://www.visitcambridge.org/accommodation/college-rooms.


The conference will start from lunchtime on Monday 11th and finish around 3-3:30pm on Tuesday 12th.

Invited Speakers

[Christine Evers] [Vincent Wan]
Christine Evers
Acoustic Scene Mapping for Robot Audition
Vincent Wan
Tutorial on Sequence Models using TensorFlow

Location and directions

  • The conference will be held at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (map) (Trumpington Street CB2 1PZ)
    • There is no parking available at the department, see here for council parking information.
    • The department is 5-15 minutes by taxi (depending on traffic) or about 20 minutes walk from the railway station.
  • Lunch will be held at St Catherine's College, "Catz", which is 10 minutes walk from the department (map) (Trumpington Street, CB2 1RL).
  • A drinks reception and dinner will be held on Monday 11 September at Trinity Hall, the 5th oldest College in the University of Cambridge (map) (Trinity Lane, CB2 1TJ).



More details coming soon. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event please contact Andrey Malinin at am969(at)cam.ac.uk.


Contact Information

The local committee of the UK Speech Conference 2017 is composed of Andrey Malinin, Kate Knill, Mark Gales, Jeremy Wong.
  • Enquiries about abstract submission to Jeremy Wong at jhmw2(at)cam.ac.uk
  • Enquiries about sponsorship and the technical programme to Andrey Malinin at am969(at)cam.ac.uk.
  • All other enquiries should be directed to the workshop administrators at div-f(at)eng.cam.ac.uk

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