The third International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced languages (SLTU’12) will be held near Cape Town, South Africa on 7-9 May 2012.

The workshop will focus on spoken language processing for under-resourced languages and aims at gathering researchers working on:

ASR, synthesis and translation for under-resourced languages
Portability issues
Multilingual spoken language processing
Fast resource acquisition (speech, text, lexicons, parallel corpora)
Applications of spoken language technologies for under-resourced languages
Other related topics

Original research papers in any of these areas are hereby invited – details are available at
Previous Workshops on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages were held in 2008 at the Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam (see and in 2010 at University Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia ( SLTU’12 will continue the tradition of providing a forum for the presentation of research results related to under-resourced languages. For SLTU’12, the languages of Africa will receive particular attention, but papers on all under-resourced languages are invited.

Students are encouraged to participate in SLTU’12 – financial support for such participation is being sought, and will be announced on the workshop Web site.

Important dates :

Paper submission: 13 Jan 2012 27 Jan 2012
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 7 Feb 2012 21 Feb 2012
Camera ready papers due: 28 Feb 2012 14 Mar 2012
Author Registration Deadline: 28 Feb 2012 14 Mar 2012