Institut für Akustik und Sprachkommunikation

First International Workshop on the History of Speech Communication Research, Dresden, Germany, September 4-5, 2015


This workshop serves as the main event of the ISCA Special Interest Group on "The History of Speech Communication Sciences" that is also backed by the International Phonetic Association (IPA). The workshop will be a unique exchange forum for researchers with work on all kind of historical aspects of the research fields represented at the Interspeech conferences and the Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Topics may include work on pioneering (and possibly forgotten or ignored) important publications, the description of historical audio and video recordings, collections of historical instruments as well as the usage of speech technology in spoken document retrieval.

HSCR 2015 is a satellite event of the Interspeech 2015, Dresden, September 6-10, Dresden, Germany.


Rüdiger Hoffmann (TU Dresden)

Jürgen Trouvain (Saarland University)

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: finished
Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2015
Full paper submission deadline: July 11, 2015 (camera-ready paper)
Workshop: September 4 (evening) and September 5 (full day), 2015

Preliminary Program Structure / Locations

Day one: Friday, September 4, 2015

Location: Barkhausen Building at the main campus of TU Dresden, Helmholtzstraße 18

Conference office: opens at 14:00 in Room 172 of the Barkhausen Building


  • 15:30, Room 172: Welcome by the Director of the Custody and the Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  •  Invited opening lecture by John Ohala, University of California, Berkeley: "A brief history of Experimental Phonetics in the 18th and 19th centuries"
  •  Official re-opening of the reconstructed Historical Acoustic-Phonetic Collection (HAPS)
  •  Visit of the collection and welcome reception

Day two: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Location: Technical Collections of the City of Dresden, Ernemann Building, Junghansstr. 1-3


  • Presentation of the regular papers (morning session, starting 09:00)
  •  Visit of the Technical Collections of the City of Dresden
  •  Presentation of the regular papers (afternoon session)
  • Social evening in the tower restaurant of the historic Ernemann Building

 The complete program in pdf can be downloaded here.


A description of the ways to the locations in pdf can be downloaded here.

Conference fees / Sponsoring

ISCA Member120 EUR70 EUR
Non ISCA Member150 EUR100 EUR

Application for grants may be performed via the Grant Application System of the ISCA.

How to register

Please download the registration form from here, fill it completely and send it as attachment to the email address of the workshop: hscr_2015 [at] coli.uni-saarland.de

You will receive a confirmation email from the organizers and a separate bill with the payment instructions from the administration of the TU Dresden.


The proceedings of the workshop are published as a book by TUDpress, Dresden. It will be available at the workshop.

The papers will also be included in the ISCA Archive.

Instructions for Authors


The proceedings volume of the HSCR Workshop will appear as Volume 79 of the series „Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation“. All authors are kindly requested to read the following hints to enable a uniform appearance of the volume. The language of the paper should be English.

Your documents are used for reproduction without further processing, changing the size from A4 standard format to book size (royal octavo). Please watch the following details:

Paper size

A4 (corresponds to 21 cm x 29.7 cm)

All four margins

2.5 cm


Times New Roman

Top line (title)

16 pt bold / centred

Author and institution data

12 pt italic / centred


12 pt normal / grouped style / indent left and right 1 cm each / max. 20 lines

1st order headlines

14 pt bold / left bound

2nd order headlines

12 pt bold / left bound

Text body

12 pt normal / grouped style /

line space: single

Figures and Tables

Captions: see sample. No symbol or text must be less than 10 pt.


See sample

Total length of the paper

Preferably 8 … 10 pages. If you need more, please contact the editors.

Page numbering

Please do not include page numbers!


A sample in Word (which may be used as template) can be found here.

If you like to use LaTeX, you will find here a sample .tex file and the required .sty file. (The resulting .pdf is similar to the Word sample above.)

Please send the complete paper as Word or LaTeX file and as pdf file electronically to the following E-mail address: 

hscr_2015 [at] coli.uni-saarland.de

Your manuscript must arrive not later than July 11, 2015.



Stand: 01.09.2015 09:16
Autor: R. Hoffmann