Prosody Tools Workshop, Poznań 2019

An event at: 9th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (

May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland.

The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss tools for the analysis of speech prosody The workshop is intended in some ways to be a followup event from the Aix-en-Provence TRASP 2013 workshop ( The tools may be new developments or established tools, and they may be highly specialised for specific types of analysis, or of general interest. The focus will be on tools that are freely available and easily accessible for all interested researchers, and in some cases open source, including both online and offline tools. The workshop presentations will take the form of software demonstrations and discussions of the motivation for the software, or case studies featuring results obtained with the software. The organisers hope for a free exchange of ideas, with the aim of increasing awareness of available free software, and with the medium and long term aim of adding to the range of open source tools in international repositories.

We invite submissions on tools supporting prosodic investigation at all stages of speech data collection, processing, analysis, interpretation and practical uses (e.g. for the needs of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, speech therapy, speech technology, teaching practice). Consequently, the workshop contributions can for example (but not exclusively) provide reports on tools for:

• examining the production and perception of prosody;
• approaches to speech rhythm and timing analysis;
• approaches to speech tone, pitch accent and intonation analysis;
• study of individual prosodic variation;
• speech prosody studies from the perspective of:
– phonetic-acoustic phenomena;
– articulatory processes;
– perception-based studies;
• speech annotation and annotation mining;
• automatizing the procedures in prosodic analysis;
• advantages and disadvantages of different pitch trackers
• issues in interoperability, re-usability, and collaborative development of the tools for prosody.

Submissions should include a description of the tool, with specifications of use cases, types of data handled, the user interface, input and output, and the methods provided by the tool. If possible, a link for accessing the tool should be provided.

How to submit

We invite submissions of full papers and/or demo abstracts.
The required submission formats are the same as for LTC main conference:
The Word paper template (ELRA/LREC based format) is available here.
The Latex paper template (ELRA/LREC based format) is available here.
The PDF version of the full paper template: here
The demo-papers: 1-2 pages including references.

Submissions should be uploaded via the EasyChair account of the LTC main conference, here:
When submitting to Prosody Tools Workshop, please include the keyword: “Prosody Tools Workshop”.

Read more at:  LTC Call for papers and  LTC Call for demos.

In case of any doubts regarding submissions to the workshop, please kindly contact us at


Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 27, 2019 (extended)
Full paper acceptance/Rejection notification: April 15, 2019  (extended)
Submission of revised versions of accepted full papers: April 20, 2019  (extended)

Deadline for submission of demo abstracts for review: 12 April, 2019  (extended)
Submission of revised versions of demo abstracts: April 17, 2019

Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

Access to the program
The access to the program of both the main conference and all workshops (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/WORKSHOPS participants. Details will be provided at:

Programme Committee

Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Brigitte Bigi, Aix-Marseille Université
Anders Eriksson, Stockholm University
Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld University
Maciej Karpiński, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Mietta Lennes, FIN-CLARIN, University of Helsinki
Zofia Malisz, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm
Krzysztof Marasek, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw
Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Marcin Włodarczak, Stockholm University