DiSS 2021 will be held at Paris 8 University, on August 25-27, 2021.

Organized for the first time in Berkeley in 1999, then successively in Edinburgh (2001), Göteborg (2003), Aix-en-Provence (2005), Tokyo (2010), Stockholm (2013), Edinburgh (2015), Stockholm (2017), and Budapest (2019), the Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS) workshops gather specialists interested in questions linked with fluency and disfluencies.

In 2021, 16 years after its first French edition, DiSS returns to France. We are pleased to announce that the 10th edition of the DiSS workshop will be held in Paris Saint-Denis, on August 25-26, 2021. It will be followed by a special day on (dis)fluency in speech and language pathology on August 27, 2021

This 10th edition is co-organized by TransCrit (UR 1569, Université Paris 8), and Praxiling (CNRS UMR 5267, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3). 

What is most often called disfluency – i.e. pauses, hesitations, prolongations, truncations, repetitions, self‑repairs and similar – in normal spontaneous speech presents challenges for researchers in many different fields, ranging from speech production and perception in psychology, to conversational analysis and automatic speech recognition in speech technology.

DiSS 2021 will allow an opportunity for researchers from diverse backgrounds to present their research findings, to discuss common interests, to identify future directions and to establish new research collaborations. DiSS 2021 will be a two-day international workshop with an additional special day on (Dis)Fluency in Speech and Language Disorders. All accepted papers will be published.

The call for the special day on (Dis)fluency in Speech and Language Disorders is accessible on http://diss2021.fr/additional-special-day-on-disfluency-in-speech-and-language-disorders.

Submissions are encouraged within the following fields: disfluency in spontaneous speech, psychology, neuropsychology and neurocognition, psycholinguistics, linguistics, conversation analysis, computational linguistics, speech technology, gesture analysis, dialog systems, the specifics of pathological speech disfluency and evolutionary aspects on speech production and perception.

All accepted papers will be published and available in electronic proceedings versions and will be made available at the start of the workshop.