The official language of the event is English, however, papers on issues related to text and speech processing in languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic-oriented sessions. A preliminary conference program will be published at the conference web pages.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Pilsen will allow additional informal interactions. The detailed information about the social events can be found in the Social Events section of the SPECOM web.


Proceedings of the SPECOM conference form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Publication of the SPECOM 2013 in the LNCS/LNAI series was aproved by Springer-Verlag publishing house. It is included in a list of forthcoming proceedings for September 2013.


Important information for camera ready papers: It is highly recommended to submit LaTeX SOURCE files as requested by Springer in correct format. For converting of the files from other formats there is a fee of CZK 1500. There is also a limit for the length of a paper - 8 pages. However, if you need an extra page, there is a fee of CZK 1000 per extra page (exceeding the limit). We tried to lower the general fee for the conference, but converting of your papers and extra pages are additional expenses. We believe that you understand that it is a fair approach that allows to lower the fee for all that are able to follow the rules. At the same time we have to emphasize that papers that do not conform to the Springer specifications and for whose the fee for conversion or extra pages was not paid will unfortunately have to be excluded from publication. You can easily recognize the correct format since it covers only part of the A4 page (the real book is smaller). If you have any doubts, please feel free to contact us.

When preparing the camera ready papers, please take into account the reviewers' comments. We reserve the right NOT TO PUBLISH papers that were accepted with lower marks and reviewers' requests for modifications which were not taken into account.

Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. The decision about the presentation format will be based upon the recommendation of reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the on-line submission interface accessible from the SPECOM website (see the SUBMISSION PROCEDURE paragraph below).

Papers submitted to SPECOM 2013 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the SPECOM review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are subject to be rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final versions of the papers that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes series. Authors using a MS Word-compatible software for the final version must use the LNCS template for MS Word and within the submit process ask the Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to LaTeX format. For this service a service-and-license fee of CZK 1500 will be levied automatically.

The paper format for review has to be either PDF or PostScript file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, presenters will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed software or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The presenters of the demonstration should provide the abstract not exceeding one page. The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the conference proceedings.


How to submit a paper to the SPECOM conference? It's easy – just follow the few simple steps below:

  1. Register yourself as a conference participant – you can do so by clicking onto the "Registration" item from the menu on the left-hand side of the SPECOM web page.
  2. Fill in the registration form and click the green "Register" button below it. If everything goes okay you are registered for the conference now.
  3. During the registration your personal SPECOM account is created and you can log into it right away. Just click onto the "Login" menu item.
  4. When logged in, the menu on the left-hand side changes: Choose "My Papers" and there you can manage your submissions.
  5. You can see the papers you've already submitted (probably none yet) and right under the list there is a form from where you can upload a new submission (after filling in a few pieces of information).