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Djuronaset, Stockholm, Sweden
August 25-26, 2017

Welcome to the Seventh ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2017).

THEME: Computers, robots & humans in SLaTE interaction

Speech and Language technology are becoming more and more prevalent both in classrooms and in online learning. Learners interact with peers and/or automated tutors, in more and more realistic virtual, computer-animated, settings, or in situated interaction with social robots. What new, pedagogical, phycological and technological, challenges do the new interaction settings create; and how can we address them?

Keynote presentation
Tony Belpaeme, Professor of Cognitive Systems and Robotics at Plymouth University will give a keynote on the use of robots in education in general and in the Second language tutoring using social robots (L2Tor) project in particular.

Special session 1: Educational robots
The keynote will be followed by a special session on social robots in education.

Special session 2: Spoken CALL challenge
A second special session will be focused on the Spoken CALL challenge.


SLaTE will be held at Djuronaset in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago directly after INTERSPEECH 2017.

Call for papers

The workshop welcomes all topics related to speech and language technology in education, e.g., speech technology for first and second language learning, intelligent tutoring systems using speech and natural language, assessment and user studies of SLaTE methods and applications and serious games in SLaTE.

Please refer to the Call for papers page for further details.

Submissions related to the special sessions on (1) the Spoken CALL challenge and (2) robots in education are particularly encouraged.

Call for demonstrations

A demonstration session will be organized to allow researchers, technologists, and practitioners from academia and industry the opportunity to demonstrate applications and discuss them with the conference attendees.

Please refer to the Call for papers page for further details.


SLaTE 2017 is organized for the ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Technologies in Education (SLaTE) by

the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden,
and it is supported by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)

Information flyer

All photos from and by Djuronaset.