Interspeech is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing. Interspeech conferences emphasize interdisciplinary approaches addressing all aspects of speech science and technology: fundamental theories, advanced applications including computational modeling and technology development inspired by recent advances in artiﬁcial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Speech processing is undeniably at the heart of multimodal AI and ML. In fact, advanced ML tools were ﬁrst conceived and successfully deployed towards building speech based applications. Recent rapid strides and advances in AI and ML have provided a further impetus and accelerated speech based system development and deployment. Contributions to all areas of speech science and technology are welcome. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, Interspeech 2018 featured plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions, show & tell sessions, and exhibits. A number of satellite events also took place around Interspeech 2018.
Interspeech 2018 was held during September 2-6, 2018 in Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana state in India. The theme of the conference was not only topical but also apt: "Speech Research for Emerging Markets in Multilingual Societies."