2015 Leipzig

Satellite of Satellite of INTERSPEECH 2015, Leipzig, Germany, September 4, 2015
notice that links to technical program and more are located at the bottom of this page.

The SoS workshop intends to join researchers across countries on the topic of language teaching/learning. In contrast to SLaTE, papers submitted here do not have to employ any technology yet. We are looking for contributions from users that may not be aware of all the possibilities that the technologies have to offer to solve educational research problems. What these papers bring to the table are problem statements and data collections that the speech and text processing community may in turn not be aware of. Thus we are looking for symbioses between the two disciplines in research about learning/teaching language. It is important for both areas to get to know each other's research questions and potential application for technologies.

Key to this will be provided by the collocation of the event with SLaTE (focusing on technology for education) that allows you to meet people with similar interests, share your work and forge new interactions across disciplines. In doing so, we are looking for a broad range of contributions from didactics, psychology and pedagogy from researchers interested in bridging the current gap to automation. Demonstrations as well as samples of data collections and annotations are welcome.

In order to join the two communities of SLaTE (Spoken Language Technology for Education) and Education in discussions regarding the possibilities of applying this technology to educational questions and datasets, we invite SLaTE attendees to attend the discussions in our workshop and our attendees to attend talks on the first morning of SLaTE. We hope to thus foster new connections and gain access to innovative connections between technology and education.

See also SLaTE 2015 workshop as Satellite of Interspeech 2015.

This workshop is endorsed by ISCA and organized by the Special Interest Group for Children (SIG-CHILD) group that has regular WOCCI workshops.

Topics of Interest:

  • Data collection, methods, annotation, recognition, analysis, diagnostic, progression of skills, for example in:
    • Handwriting
    • Spoken interaction
    • Story telling
    • Text production
    • Spelling errors
  • Evaluation of L1/L2 teaching methods
  • Teaching L2 Kids in an L1 class environment
  • Models of learning
  • Applications for teaching, self-learning, classroom learning
  • Giving Feedback
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Games