The INTERSPEECH2020 Organizers wish to announce that after closely monitoring the situation of COVID-19 and maintaining close communication with ISCA Board, we have decided to postpone IS2020 to October 26-29, 2020 (tutorial day Oct 25) but keep the location in Shanghai.  We will work with the organizers of satellite workshops and challenges based on these changes.  The NEW IMPORTANT DATES to watch are listed below.  We look forward to running IS2020 and related events in Shanghai as a well-attended conference, and will augment with remote participation by a fraction of the attendees.  Details related remote participation will be announced in due course.  Under all circumstances, the IS2020 Organizers will push forward and complete the process of conference proceedings publication.  Shanghai has very pleasant weather in October, and we sincerely hope that the COVID-19 threat will be over by then so we can welcome you all to Shanghai for IS2020!  In the meantime, please take care and stay healthy! 

Welcome to INTERSPEECH 2020

INTERSPEECH has grown into the world's largest technical conference focused on speech processing and application with over 1000 attendees and over 600 papers. The conferences emphasize interdisciplinary approaches addressing all aspects of speech science and technology, ranging from basic theories to advanced applications.

The 21st INTERSPEECH will be staged in Shanghai International Convention Center, from October 25-29, 2020. Widely regarded as the most important cultural, commercial centers of China, Shanghai will offer a great deal of history and culture to INTERSPEECH 2020 delegates.

It is widely believed that technologies are not the only factors that restrict the development of speech processing. The emotions and the cognitive abilities are also playing a vital role in friendly and harmonious man-machine speech communication and human-oriented intelligence technologies. INTERSPEECH 2020 will therefore be organized around the topic“Cognitive Intelligence for Speech Processing”. We hope to provide a broad approach to speech processing issues. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, this event will feature plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions, show & tell sessions, and exhibits. A number of satellite events will also take place before and after the conference. Please follow the details which will be published at the INTERSPEECH website


  • Tutorial proposals dueApril 3, 2020
  • Satellite workshops/events proposals dueApril 10, 2020
  • Paper submission deadlineMay 8, 2020 
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