October 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020

First Workshop on Speech Technologies for Code-switching in Multilingual Communities 2020

Location: Virtual/Online



Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research India

Alan W Black, Carnegie Mellon University

Rupesh Kumar Mehta, Microsoft

Thamar Solorio, University of Houston

Victor Soto, Columbia University

Sunayana Sitaram, Microsoft Research India

Emre Yilmaz, National University of Singapore

Shared Task Committee:

Sanket Shah, Microsoft Research India

Sandeepkumar Satpal, Microsoft

Vinay Krishna, Microsoft

Technical Support:

Rashmi K Y, Microsoft

Naveen Kumar, Microsoft

Vyshak Jain, Microsoft

Nadeem Shaheer, Microsoft

Code-switching is the use of multiple languages in the same utterance and is common in multilingual communities across the world. Code-switching poses many challenges to speech and NLP systems and has gained widespread interest in academia and industry recently. We organized special sessions on code-switching at Interspeech 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2020, we will be organizing this as a virtual workshop immediately after Interspeech 2020.

We welcome papers related to, but not restricted to the following aspects of code-switching:

  1. Code-switched speech recognition and synthesis
  2. Language Modeling for code-switching
  3. Multilingual models for code-switching
  4. Data and resources for code-switching
  5. Code-switched chatbots and dialogue systems
  6. Code-switched speech analytics

*NEW* You can find the proceedings of the workshop here and view all pre-recorded talks in the Schedule tab.

*NEW* The workshop will be conducted on Microsoft Teams. All registered participants have been sent information about this by email.

Workshop timeline:

Shared task testing period: April 27-29 2020

First Paper submission deadline: June 5 2020

Paper acceptance notification: July 20 2020

1 page Abstract submission deadline for special track: Aug 9  2020

Abstract and paper acceptance notification (special track and second round): Sept 7 2020

Camera ready papers due (*Both Rounds*): Sept 20th 2020

Video submission deadline for accepted papers: 9th October 2020

Registration deadline: 15th October 2020

Workshop: 30 and 31 October 2020

Contact us:

Please write to sunayana.sitaram@microsoft.com