Speech and Music Workshop

Workshop Title:

Workshop on Speech and Music Processing 2021 (SMP2021)

About the Workshop:

The Workshop on Speech and Music Processing 2021 is co-located with ICON 2021 with proceedings published in the ACL anthology. The workshop will take place virtually on the 16th or 19th of December 2021. Speech and music are two prominent research areas in the domain of audio signal processing. This workshop will focus on both technological knowledge and comprehensive treatment of essential topics in speech and music processing.

Scope of the Workshop:

  • Fundamentals of speech/music processing
  • Segmentation and noise reduction
  • Language identification and verification
  • Dialect and accent recognition
  • Speech acquisition/Melody extraction
  • Speaker verification/Singer identification
  • Audio-visual speech recognition & analysis
  • Automated speech/music transcription
  • Speech/music classification
  • Music information retrieval
  • Indian classical/Bollywood music
  • Western classical/pop music
  • Machine learning for speech/music
  • Deep learning for speech/music

Important Dates and Submission Link:

Paper submission (full and short): 20 November, 2021  (Closed)
Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2021
Camera ready deadline: 5 December, 2021
Submission link: https://www.softconf.com/icon2021/SMP-2021/

Presentation Schedule: (16 December 2021,  2:00PM-4:30PM (IST))

SL No Paper Title Authors Affiliations
1 Capping accent classification with parallel capsules Karanjot Singh and Nupur Kapur Tatras Data, New Delhi, India
2 Dorabella Cipher as Musical Inspiration Bradley Hauer, Colin Choi, Abram Hindle, Scott Smallwood and Grzegorz Kondrak University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
3 Comparative Analysis of Melodia and Time-Domain Adaptive Filtering based Model for Melody Extraction from Polyphonic Music Ranjeet Kumar, Anupam Biswas, Pinki Roy and Yeshwant Singh National Institute of Technology Silchar, India
4 Classifying Emotional Utterances by Employing Multi-modal Speech Emotion Recognition Dipankar Das Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
5 Multitask Learning based Deep Learning Model for Music Artist and Language Recognition Yeshwant Singh and Anupam Biswas National Institute of Technology Silchar, India
6 Prosody Labelled Dataset for Hindi Esha Banerjee, Atul Kr. Ojha and Girish Jha  Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi India and National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland



Submission Guidelines:

  • We solicit original and unpublished work related to speech and music processing. Short papers can be up to 4 pages in length and long papers up to 8 pages. Both submission formats can have an unlimited number of pages for references. All submissions must follow the ACL stylesheet. We don’t accept submissions that consist of an abstract only.
  • The submissions must be anonymous and they will be peer-reviewed by our program committee. The peer review is double blinded. Please see “Paper Submission Information” on the main conference website for more information.
  • Papers must be submitted using SoftConf by the workshop deadline. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must register for the main conference and present the paper.


Accepted papers (short and long) will be published in the workshop proceedings that will appear in the ACL Anthology.  The length of a camera ready submission can then be 5 pages for a short paper and 9 for a long paper with an unlimited number of pages for references.


  • Dr. Anupam Biswas, Department of CSE, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India (Email: anupam@cse.nits.ac.in)
  • Dr. Rabul H. Laskar, Department of ECE, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India (Email: rhlaskar@ece.nits.ac.in)
  • Dr. Pinki Roy, Department of CSE, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India (Email: pinki@cse.nits.ac.in)