Call for Papers

The 22nd Conference of the Oriental COCOSDA
International Committee for the Co-ordination and
Standardisation of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques
University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines

October 25-27, 2019

Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines – Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (CSP SIG-NLP), National University (NU), and University of San Carlos (USC)


COCOSDA, an acronym of the International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardisation of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques, was established in 1991 to promote international cooperation in developing speech corpora and coordinating assessment methods of speech input/output systems. In 1994 it was proposed that a sub-organization for the Oriental community should be established to share linguistic features unique to the region. After a preparatory meeting held by interested members in Hong Kong in 1997, annual meetings have been held since 1998. The community has enjoyed increasing participation from the community and enthusiastic interests to organize future meetings, thus ensuring promising prospect of sustained activities in the future. The purpose of Oriental COCOSDA is to exchange ideas, share information and discuss regional matters on creation, utilization, dissemination of spoken language corpora of oriental languages and also on the assessment methods of speech recognition/synthesis systems as well as to promote speech research on oriental languages.  The 22nd Conference of Oriental COCOSDA will be hosted by the University of San Carlos.  With the Philippines hosting Oriental COCOSDA for the first time, we turn a new leaf to continually help boost the research and development in the field of speech technology and for further enthusiasm towards speech technology in East and Southeast Asia.

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of speech databases, assessments and speech I/O, including, but not limited to:

  • Assessment of speech input and output technologies
  • Multilingual speech corpora
  • Phonetic/phonological systems for Oriental languages
  • Romanization of Non-Roman characters
  • Segmentation and labeling
  • Special topics on speech databases and assessments
  • Speech databases and text corpora
  • Speech processing models and systems
  • Speech prosody and labeling
  • Standardization
Nathaniel Oco,
May 6, 2018, 9:24 PM