The theme of INTERSPEECH 2017 is "Situated interaction". The overall goal of the conference is to provide a broad approach to speech communication issues integrating speech technology and pragmatic aspects of human conversational speech communication behaviour in different interaction contexts.

INTERSPEECH 2017 will be a forum where humanists and technicians meet in a friendly but scientifically demanding atmosphere, to discuss the interaction between basic research and technical innovations, like ”Siri”, ”Alexa” and”Furhat”.

Conference agenda

The official opening session takes place on Monday, August 21st, but there will be tutorials and workshops already on Sunday,  August 20th.  A number of satellite events takes place immediately before and after the conference. The closing ceremony will take place in in Aula Magna on the 24th. The conference programme is available here.


INTERSPEECH is an annual international conference organised by ISCA (International Speech Communication Association). This year's conference is co-organised by Stockholm University, KTH och Karolinska Institute (KI), located at Campus Frescati, Stockholm University.


Photo: Furhat Robotics
Photo: Furhat Robotics

Some of the main sponsors at this year's conference are international companies like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon Alexa, DiDi, Alibaba Group, IBM, Yahoo, Google, and Furhat Robotics, a Swedish company originating from KTH.


Professor Francisco Lacerda, Stockholm University eller tfn 070-6545799 alternatively


ISCA (International Speech Communication Association,